Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Yummy411- Drugstore Paparazzi NYX

On my recent trip to the drugstore (Rite Aid), I found some new goodies on the shelves:

This isn't new, but since forever, this image of this chick has made me aspire to be a bronze beauty goddess. Isn't she just gorgeous?! We know that companies and pics lie, so I've never picked up a PP bronzer. I've heard all the raves of the shimmer/bronze strips, but I have enough already for a lifetime!
Here's more from Jesse's Girl, though these shades aren't new and are found in the regular lineup. However, the eye shadow transformer is. Hmm, I'll pass on the $5.99 price tag with my glycerin at home. Anyone have experience with this or packaged transformers and how they compare with DIY transformers? (Kris, check the Jean Nate' bubble bath to the right, in HUGE bottles LOL!)

Maite presents NYX! Finally, on shelves near me! Pictured- glitter pencil sticks. I picked up the green and white pencils. I love glitter. Not for all over shimmer, but as accents with makeup for more dimension. Black glitter on a smokey eye.. yum! I wish they would have sold a black glitter =/ Reatil $3.49. The stick spreads the glitter evenly without the color of the actul stick being prominent. Staying power? Hmmm, a lot left to be desired. UDPP opens a world of possibilites, so we shall see.


Blusher and bronzer oh my! I swatched the darkest bronzer mosaic pot and it seemed a bit light. I think it would work well on me, but I'm not so certain for darker skintones. The pinker blush may work.. try it for yourself! I got a small drugstore haul. I would like to use some of the items for a bit longer before reviewing.

Tried any of this stuff? What's new in your neck of the woods and what should I look out for at my drugstore?

16 comments:

MakeupByRenRen said...

check out milani color brillance pencils...talk about gorgeous...the purple looks like stars n rockets, or pink pearl pigment in liner form...droolllingggg

yummy411 said...

ohhh ren! i've seen them. i picked up the green pencil, but didn't fall in love. now i'll have to get the purple. i've been lemming the pink pearl pigment just for cute accents, esp. since i have a ben nye powder as a dupe. so i WILL be picking that up. thanks!!

Lakia said...

Rite Aid tends to get me in trouble. I have not seen those new displays, but I am going to go check out the Rite Aid down the street from my job after work.

Afrodite said...

I need to hit up my local Rite Aid to get some NYX. I hear it's a great brand.

MandyPandy said...

The Mosaic Powders are alright; my favorite is 'Highlighter 01'. Personally, I much prefer Nyx's cream blushes; they're very highly pigmented.

I haven't seen those Mosaic powders in a drugstore for a very long time; Eckerds used to carry them, but once it was bought out by Riteaid, it was 'bye-bye Nyx'. Hopefully this means that Riteaid will bring back the Nyx (especially to my neck of the woods!).

ilurvemakeup said...

HOLY BOOBIES!!! I need to hit up rite aid, like soon!!! Thank you sweets :)

slvrlips said...

OK. I so need to hit up Rite Aid for another make-up fix. Thanks for sharing

yummy411 said...

@ lakia: can we say any drugstore is a danger zone! hahaha! no need to rush for this, but it's there if you are curious.

@ afrodite: nyx is fun for a decent price. the blush was running about $7... they are getting a little big for their britches like loreal hip.

@ mandypandy: hey there! i've been skeptical about any of their blushes. is there any shade you recommend? well, we are behind i guess and boy was i pissed when rite aid took over eckerds! no more rimmel =(

@ lurve: hehe! i'm doing a post about how YOU made me go to Target. stay tuned!

@ slvrlips: yeh and if you choose this rite aid over this way, don't try to be incognito. come visit us and say hi! better yet, i just may bump into you!

Diana said...

Hey, Kia! Just wanted to say how much I like your blog and the new goodies they've got at the drugstore. I really want to try NYX but it's not sold here where I live. Plus, I love Maite Perroni <3 she's from my favorite band RBD :)Thanks for an awesome post!

MandyPandy said...

Actually, as you're a NW (your skin has pink undertones) and all of NYX's cream blushes are warm toned, I'd say: go to town. Of the shades that I've tried, orange and Fuschia are my absolute favorites, but Red is nice as well, I suppose. The cream blushes are on par with MAC's, just as pigmented and smooth in texture.

As for the Mosaic Powders, they're not very pigmented and similar in texture to Benefit's Dandelion or Thrrrob powders (so if you apply too many layers, they can look powdery/chalky/obvious).

juvenescent said...

I have the NYX mosaic powder in champagne #05. I love it. I wear it every day. It's shimmery and the perfect pink. I'm much darker than you Yummy so it would definitely work on you. It goes on well. just a dab and swirl in the pot and sweep the apples.

couturesista said...

I can't visit my local beauty supply store without buying NYX I need to find a store that sells NYX brushes can anyone help I'm in Pikesville MD

yummy411 said...

@ mandypandy: thanks! you know, i'm actually NC (which i use for foundations at MAC), but i use nw for concealers ha! i'll check out the colors that you recommended! thanks for the heads up on the products.

@ juvenescent: ooh sounds great! thanks!

@ couturesista: i know. i at least have to browse through. let me see what i can find for you. i know of one beauty supply closer to me, but it's not worth it as they don't sell the entire set of brushes, maybe two or three.. have you ever visited cherryculture.com for the whole selection? many ppl buy from there if visiting an actual store isn't an option. thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Connie said...

I got an NYX mosaic powder in champagne and I don't think I really like it that much because the different colors have different color intensity so I can't help but get too much of one color on my face. I tried to swirl my brush and I was just picking up too much product. Just not user friendly to me although the colors are nice :(

yummy411 said...

connie, great review. i swatched it and didn't know what to make of it as the powder seemed loose and grainy as if it wouldn't adhere properly to my skin.. interesting. thanks for the feedback!

Connie said...

Exactly! I don't think I'll buy it again. I like the shimmer but it's just too loose! It adheres well though. just that it's hard to control the colors