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NYX Blogger Challenge (and Giveaway!)

In celebration of NYX being available in NEXT stores, I'm here creating a Christmas Party Look. If you'd like to replicate something similar, NEXT NYX stands should have the essentials for you with a greater variety available online at next.co.uk. It's quite amazing being able to swatch and swipe NYX products in a store as shades can sometimes be difficult to interpret online. Plus a big YAY to no more atrocious shipping fees from the US when ordering NYX!

Any how, regarding my Christmas Party Look, I decided to keep it heavy on the eyes with your usual bling and shimmer going strong, whilst keeping the cheeks, lips and the skin base soft. I create a taupey-silver smoky eye with a hint of midnight blue swiped across the lower lashline and waterline. The blinding shimmer you see on the eyes actually looks much more stunning in real life! Plus, it's the easiest and the most foolproof way to add some glitz and glamour on the eyes minus the fall out. NYX Roll on Shimmer in Platinum - you need this for the festive season.

The base of the eyes is all thanks to the versatile Love in Paris Palette in A La Mode. It comes housed in a dinky compact with a good few brown, grey, black and taupe staples in an assorted matte, satin and shimmer textures. Would make a lovely stocking filler. For the lashes I used Propel My Eyes Mascara and and smudged some Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cobalt on the lower lash line. It's extremely wearable but so gorgeous!

A special mention goes out to NYX The Curve liquid eye liner. All you shaky hand peeps, this is to die for. I myself have a shaky hand when it comes to liner even after 10 years of applying make-up almost daily. But this sucker is worth every penny. It comes in a nice box too and would make a fab stocking filler on it's own.

Coming to the cheeks, NYX Power Blush in Pinched is what took care of that. It's a gorgeous pick-me-shade containing a good neutral mix of pink and peach. It's quite summery but as I said, perfect to banish winter blues this season. It's such superb quality, it makes me doubt my high end purchases.

NYX Illuminator is a flattering pinkish silver power highlighter with looks so beautiful on the cheekbones. I found it looks great on the forehead and the bridge of the nose if buffed in properly to create that dewy look. Finally, a slap of NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss and I'm ready to party! Well not quite in my bright blue snowflake and penguin Christmas jumper but you get the gist eh?

One lucky winner win will all of the products I used to create the look so keep your fingers crossed and enter below.

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Sharlynn said...

What a smokey, sultry and wearable look! I love the blue on the lower lash line!

Unknown said...

Love Love Love! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your amazing contest :) Been a long time follower <3

Rahima said...

Hey, What foundation and concealer did you use? X

Rahima said...

Oh sorry, and camera? : p x

Sheefa F said...

@Rahima - The camera is an old Sony Cyber shot digital cam, quite old! The Foundation is MAC Face & Body I believe and the concealer is NARS Radiant Cream Concealer. Hope that helps :)




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Sheefa. 29. London. Spamming the web with ramblings on hair, eye shadow, skincare & cosmetic hoarding in general since 2008. Grab a cuppa and kick back!
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