NYX COSMETICS Faux Black & Faux White Eyeliner Review!

NYX Cosmetics Faux Black Faux White Collection

HOLY CATS! I haven’t seen any information about these anywhere so I’m super excited to share my haul, review and mini tutorial of the new at the drugstore NYX Faux Black and Faux White eyeliner collections! I picked these up last week at Ulta, and I’ve spent a few days playing around with them and I can now say I ADORE THEM! At $8 dollars a pop these are a great deal. The deeper colors are elegant and easy to wear but are definitely not boring, while the pastels are a great alternative to white in your inner rim or to give your inner corner a little boost.  Most exciting- There’s both a RED and a BROWN-BURGUNDY!!! *jumping up and down with excitement* These types of colors are common from expensive luxury and artistry driven brands, so it’s encouraging to see this launch available from an affordable brand! A few of the pastel colors have Colourpop dupes, but the CP liners dried up on me really fast, and I tend to prefer a liner I can sharpen. In addition to swatched of these liners, I decided to also try layering the Kat Von D Alchemist powders over top just for fun! Wow- awesome combo! Bust out those Ulta point, use a coupon and check out these liners!


NYX faux Black Liner swatch ^ Faux Black collection, one swipe^

NYX Faux Black Faux White Liner Swatch^two swipes^

Faux Black & Faux White: Onyx, White Smoke, Obsidian, Seashell, Burnt Sienna, Baby Powder, Black Berry, Black Olive, Linen, Oxblood, Mint Cream & Black Hole
NYX faux Black swatches review ^Faux Black Collection one swipe & zigzags^

L-R: Onyx, Obsidian, Burnt Sienna,Black Berry, Black Olive, Oxblood, and Black Hole

^Faux White Collection, two swipes^

NYX faux white swatches and review^Faux White Collection, one swipe & zigzags^

L-R: White Smoke, Seashell, Baby Powder, Linen, Mint Cream^

Kat Von D Alchemist Palette Layered over various liners:

So what do you think? Are you excited about these liners? What color are you the most interested in? Join the discussion below!


IS IT A DUPE? Urban Decay Perversion Black Eyeliner Comparison, Dupes & Swatches


The never-ending quest for the perfect black eyeliner. When I was at Ulta the other day I noticed the “Perversion” display and it gave me an idea to review & compare the Urban Decay Perversion liner lineup with other popular, classic or inexpensive liners. While this video isn’t an all-emcompassing look at every type of black liner on the market, I hope this overview will help you on your quest!

Gel/Cream Liners

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Pen-Style Liners

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Pencil Type Liners

Liquid Liners

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Hello Guys & Dolls!

I love my night-time moisturizer, CeraVe PM; It’s Cruelty Free, hydrating without feeling greasy, it is cheap for such great quality and available at convenient places like CVS, and Ulta. My Dermatologist even recommended it. However the one thing the formula is lacking is antioxidants.  Insert my favorite Antioxidant serum, RESIST ULTRA-LIGHT SUPER ANTIOXIDANT CONCENTRATE SERUM

I’ve tried several antioxidant serums/boosters over the years; Two MAC serums which are also excellent but push the $40 price point, and others from Paula’s choice which didn’t earn “fave status” due to silicone textures that didn’t mesh well with the rest of my routine. This one is my favorite. It has a super thin watery texture that soaks into my clean skin before I apply my nighttime moisturizer. I’ve found that in the summer months it’s often enough for me so I skip the moisturizer all together then. One tube lasts me about 6 months, so at $30 a tube it’s not too hard on the wallet. Also it’a available in sample sizes for just $1.50 if you wanna try it out. I still recommend buying 3-4 so you can use it for a few weeks. These sample sizes are ideal for traveling as well- I seriously love the brand for offering samples of nearly everything!

The one caveat of this serum is it has a very obvious yellow tint and on my pale skin it makes my skin look sallow. It’s not a huge problem for me to just use it at night, but I do wish I could wear it during the day.

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My Fave Antioxidant Serums




IS IT A DUPE? Makeup Remover Smackdown!

Today I’m comparing two of my most-used makeup removers, MAC Pro Makeup Remover ($21 for 3.4 oz) and Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-Up Remover ($7.99 for 4.2 oz).

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To be clear, these are not your typical makeup removers; Unlike dual-phase or oil based makeup removers, these are not the best for removing long-wearing, waterproof makeup and I wouldn’t recommend either of these for end-of the day complete removal. Which at first makes them sounds like a waste of time, but hear me out: These removers easily remove freshly applied makeup and they leave the skin feeling fresh and ready to apply makeup again with zero oily feeling. I love both The MAC and the Simple remover to fixing makeup boo-boos: When you get over zealous with your eyeliner, removing fall out, or worst case scenario, have to take it all off and start over. They are similar to cleansing waters and are safe for the eye area.

These both do about the same job with the MAC one coming out slightly on top because it does a better job of removing long-wearing products and a little goes a long way compared to the Simple Remover which can take a little more product & pressure to remove long wearing products. But I do love a bargain so I tend to use the MAC one for clients to give them the best experience possible as well as use it on myself sparingly, and use the Simple one as my daily boo-boo fixer.

The biggest difference between these is cost, and availability. The MAC products are sold at MAC counters, department stores, MAC freestanding stores and maccosmetics.com, in two sizes 3.4 oz for $21 and 1oz for $10.  The Simple remover is sold at easier to access mass-retailers like Target and Ulta 4.2 oz for $7.99 (though prices may vary depending on location and sales).

Have you tried either of these products? I’d love to hear about your experiences with them!

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Emerald Noir Eyes With Peach or Purple Lips

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Hey Guys & Doll!

Do you ever go to town with your eye makeup and then can’t decide where to go with lips?  Are you the type who  finds comfort in rules and have “Smoky eyes + Nude Lips 4Eva!” etched on your makeup-heart? Or are you the Queen of Bold and think that makeup rules are for sissies and meant to be broken? I’m about 6 of one and half a dozen of the other 😛 So I wanted to share a look with alternative lippie options to satisfy both my need for speed and my desire to create harmony. Let me know which look your prefer in the comment section below ^_^

My fave is probably the peachier lips, but I’ve been on a nude-ish kick lately. I think the Purple Lips bring out the intensity of the green more, which is also so gorgeous!

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Purple Bright

I want to take the time to share with you a new playlist I made of my favorite Green-themed tutorials I’ve done over the years. It’s neat to walk down memory lane and see my progression as an artist, and it even includes my very first YouTube tutorial at the end of playlist!

I’ve made is easier for you to find the products I use in a video! Below you’ll find not only the product list, but also a link to each item. These are Affiliate links so I earn a small commission if you decided to purchase the items- I just want to be upfront about that!

List of Products With Shopping Links





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