A Closer Look: NYX Cosmetics Concealers

I am so in love with the concealers from NYX Cosmetics. These have been my go to concealers as of recent. It’s always a bonus to find a beauty product that’s not only affordable but of great quality too.

I’ve had these concealers for a while now.

Here are the shades I purchased:

NYX Above & Beyond ConcealerAbove & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer (L-R) Glow, Tan, Nutmeg

These concealers blended nicely and felt lightweight.

NYX Above & Beyond Concealer Swatch(L-R) Glow, Tan, Nutmeg

Before Face Concealer

After Face ConcealerI used the shade in Nutmeg to cover the hyperpigmentation on my chin.

NYX Dark Circle Concealer

I purchased Deep in the in the Dark Circle Concealer.

NYX Dark Circle Concealer Swatch

Before Dark Circle Concealer

After Dark Circle ConcealerThis concealer really does cover the dark circles

Whenever I use a powder foundation I prefer to apply the concealer first. I prefer to apply the concealer after I have applied liquid foundation though.

The Dark Circle Concealer is $5.99 and the Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer is $4.99 at ULTA

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #11

Here in my eleventh look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink.

Pink Look 11

Cheeks

Pink Look Cheeks 11

  • Be a Bombshell Blush – Beach Please
  • NYX Cosmetics Mosaic Powder (cheek highlight) – Paradise

Lips

Pink Look Lips 11MAC Lipstick – Chic

Eyeshadow

Eyeshadow for Pink Look11BH Cosmetics 120 Colors Eyeshadow Palette 4th Edition

Eyeshadow for Pink Look7Urban Decay Naked Palette

Colors Used

  • Buck – used as a blending color on the crease
  • Naked – used as a blending color on the brow bone

Rest of Eye Makeup

Rest of Eye Makeup for Pink Look11

  • BH Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner (upper lash line) – Onyx
  • NYX Cosmetics Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (upper and lower lashes)
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (lower lash line) – Lionfish

Face Makeup

Face Makeup for Pink Look11

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder – Transparency 05
  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • NYX Cosmetics Dark Circle Concealer – Deep
  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Tan

Pink Look 11 Again

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #10

Here is my tenth look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink.

Pink Look 10

Lips and Cheeks

Pink Look 10 lips and cheeks

  • Sephora Lip Gloss – Pin-Up Pink
  • BH Cosmetics Blush Duo – Iris

Eyeshadow

theBalm Nude’tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Rest of Eye shadow Pink Look 10 Colors used

  • Sleek – used on outer half of the crease
  • Sultry – used as a blending color for crease and brow bone

BH Cosmetics 120 Colors Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition

Pink Look 10 Eyeshadow

Rest of Eye Makeup

Pink Look 10 Eye Makeup

  • BH Cosmetics Gel Eye Liner (applied to upper lash line) – Onyx
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (upper and lower lashes)
  • NYX Cosmetics Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil (used as a base on the lid) – Milk
  • NYX Cosmetics Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner (used on waterline) – Silky Cashmere

Face Makeup

Pink Look 10 Face Makeup

  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Tan
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5

Pink Look 10 Again

Style Week Pittsburgh 2014

Style Week Pittsburgh was back for another week of fun and style. Style Week Pittsburgh took place August between the 11th and the 17th with different events happening each day.

Style Week Pittsburgh

I attended the Jewelry Showcase that was held on Wednesday August 13th. This showcase was presented by the Macy’s Department Store located in downtown Pittsburgh.

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Style Week Mehndi by Soma  Mehndi by Soma

Some very expensive pieces were on display.

Style Week Michael Kors  Michael Kors

Style Week Bulova  Bulova

Style Week Jewelry  An assortment of jewelry on display

Style Week more watches  An assortment of watches

August ipsy Bag

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The contents of my August ipsy Bag are:

  • Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
  • Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil
  • Absolute Lip Balm – Green Apple
  • Coastal Scents Forever Blush Duo

August ipsy Blush Swatch

Coastal Scents Forever Blush Duo

August ipsy Eyeline Swatch

Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #9

Here is my ninth look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink.

Pink Look 9

Lips and Cheeks

Pink Lips and Cheeks for Look9

  • Be a Bombshell Blush – Beach Please
  • NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream – Addis Ababa

Eyes

Pink Eye makeup for Look9

  • Black Radiance Loose Shimmer Shadow –Hot Pink
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (used as a base on lid and on inner corner) – Woodstock

Eyeshadow

Eyeshadow for Pink Look9

Urban Decay Theodora Palette

  • Eyeshadow used
  • Spell (outer V)
  • Beware (crease)
  • Broken (browbone)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (waterline and lower lash line) – Zero

Rest of Eye Makeup

Eye Makeup for Pink Look9

  • Jesse’s Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – Black
  • NYX Cosmetics Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara

Face Makeup

Face makeup for Pink Look9

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • Maybelline Fit Me ™ Concealer – Café
  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5

Pink Look 9 Again

Summer Makeup Tutorial: Featuring the BH Malibu Eyeshadow & Blush Palette

When I first received my Malibu Eyeshadow & Blush Palette from BH Cosmetics, I immediately thought this is a great summertime palette.

BH Malibu Palette

Here is the look I created using this palette

Malibu Face

Malibu MilkApplied the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk as a base to the lids

Malibu YellowApplied the yellow shade to the inner third of the lid

Malibu GreenApplied the lime green shade to the center of the lid

Malibu TealApplied the matte teal shade to the outer third of the lid

Malibu Blending ColorUsed the tan shade as a blending color for the crease and brow bone

Malibu CreaseApplied the dark brown shade to the outer half of the crease

Malibu Brow BoneUsed the beige shade as a brow bone highlight

Malibu Blue LinerApplied the Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Navy to the upper lash line

Malibu Brown LinerApplied the Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Lionfish to the lower lash line

Malibu MascaraApplied Benefit they’re real! Mascara to the upper lashes

Malibu blushApplied the coral blush to the cheekbones

Malibu HighlightApplied the bronzer to highlight my cheekbones

Malibu Lip GlazeFinished the look with Stila Lip Glaze in Orchard

Malibu Face MakeupFace Makeup

  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • NYX Cosmetics Dark Circle Concealer – Deep
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder – WD5

Malibu Face Again

August Birchbox

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The contents of my August Birchbox are:

  • Neil George Conditioner
  • nugg Beauty Revitalizing Mask
  • Neil George Shampoo
  • Laura Geller Beauty Cool Lids Cream Eyeshadow
  • Harvey Price Ageless Body Crème

August Birchbox SwatchLaura Geller Beauty Cool Lids Cream Eyeshadow

Summer Makeup Tutorial: Featuring Bora Bora Quad from Be a Bombshell

When August rolls along we all know Summer is coming to an end. My cousin lives in Georgia and her children started back to school this week. Yikes. Fall doesn’t officially begin until September 22nd. I’m trying to squeeze out as much Summer as I possibly can. LOL!

Bora Bora Face

Bora Bora Risky BusinessRisky Business applied to first half of the lid

Bora Bora Rock BottomRock Bottom applied to second half of the lid

Bora Bora StarletStarlet applied to the crease

Bora Bora Brow BoneTanorexic Blush used as a brow bone highlight

Bora Bora FlipsideFlipside 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil applied to upper and lower lash line

Bora Bora TealSmudged Bora Bora on top of Flipside

Bora Bora WaterlineApplied Zero 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil to the waterline

Bora Bora MascaraApplied Benefit they’re real! Mascara to upper and lower lashes

Bora Bora ContourUsed NYX Blush in Cocoa as a contour

Bora  Bora CheeksApplied Tanorexic Blush to the cheek bones

Bora Bora LipglossFinished with Summer Lovin lip gloss

Bora Bora Face Makeup

Rest of the face

  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • NYX Cosmetics Dark Circle Concealer – Deep
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder – WD5

Bora Bora Face Again

 

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #8

Here is my eighth look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink

Pink Look 8

Lips

Pink Look 8 Lips

  • Starlooks Lip Pencil – Tickle Me Pink
  • Almay Liquid Lip Balm – Pink

Eyeshadow

Pink Look 8 Pink EyeshadowBe a Bombshell Eyeshadow (applied to center of lid) – Southern Sass

Eye Shadow Palette

Eyeshadow for Pink Look

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

  • Busted applied to inner and outer third of eyelid
  • Tease applied to crease
  • Foxy applied to brow bone

Rest of Eye Makeup

Pink Look 8 Eye Makeup

  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (used as a base on eyelid and applied to upper & lower lash line) – Rockstar
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (applied to waterline) – Zero
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara
  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Cheeks

Pink Look 8 Cheeks

  • NYX Blush – Desert Rose
  • NYX Blush – Cocoa

Face

Pink Look 8 Face Makeup

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder – WD5
  • Maybelline Fit Me ™ Concealer – Cafe

Pink Look 8 Again