Monday, March 11, 2013

Hautelook Heads Up: NYX Cosmetics

Hey everyone! 
Several people on Twitter let me know that NYX is on Hautelook today! In case you're not familiar with the site, it features various brands (beauty, fashion, home stuff, etc.) with discounted prices. The sales for various brands tend to last a few days- but some things tend to sell out quickly... the discounts are usually very good- sometimes on products that have been discontinued, but often, the products are currently being sold in stores (which is the case with a lot of things in the NYX sale). I thought it might be useful for me to do some blog posts when a brand is featured on Hautelook that I'm very familiar with, giving a few recommendations of things I've already tried. Even if you see this later and you've missed the sale- hopefully the reviews can still be helpful. There's also much more on the site beyond my suggestions, so to browse everything, go to Hautelook.com. (All photos in this post are courtesy of Hautelook.com)

What I've tried & would recommend...

I have all three of these glosses and they're great! I'm a fan of NYX Mega Shines because of their opaque color and beautiful, non-sticky shine. The colors in this set are Frosted Beige (a great alternative to Revlon's Foiled in case you haven't been able to find it... good for spotlighting the center of your lower lip), also Sweetheart and Pink Frost. 

The website calls this the "Caviar" palette, but it's actually called "Caviar & Bubbles" and is a great neutral palette- I've heard more than a few people rave about it (including myself). Nice and compact, and great for an everyday eye look. I also have that particular shade of Soft Matte Lip Cream (Milan)- and it's great-- a beautiful pink. The one thing I haven't tried is the Mechanical Eye Pencil- but even if that turns out to be a dud- I think the lip cream and eyeshadow palette are great for the price. 

This folds down to be a super travel-friendly palette. This is the only palette in this family that I've tried, and I think it gives a great glowy bronze look that makes my brown eyes look a bit more golden. Beautiful for summer, and comes with a couple of glosses. Shadows are highly pigmented, and a mix of metallic, shimmer, and matte. It's sometimes hard to determine the size of products online- but be aware-- this is a small kit and the individual shadows are rather small. 

I think it's so great to have a wardrobe of lip liners! I have only tried the lip liner in Red (included in this kit)- but I was very impressed with the quality of the formula and the pigmentation. Easy to fill in your entire lips with, and it's great that it's retractable. Love that you get a nice range that appear to work with a lot of lip color shades. I'm actually thinking about getting this kit-- doesn't hurt to have another backup of Red. 

I know these colors are kind of crazy, but I have a bunch of NYX Slide-On Liners and can vouch for the fact that they are very smooth, pigmented, and long wearing. They remind me a lot of the Urban Decay 24/7 liners. They glide on well enough that you could easily use these as long-wearing bases for other eyeshadows (or alone). Staying power is really impressive!!


What I'm interested in getting...

I've heard good things about NYX's matte lipsticks, and these colors look GREAT. Excellent price as well. Love that it ranges from nude, to orangey red, to plum, and berry. 

I do NOT need another eyeshadow palette... I do not need another eyeshadow palette... but this one is tempting to me. It looks like a nice range of matte neutrals. 


I'd also like to mention that I LOVE the NYX HD Eyeshadow base (with the wand applicator)- and noticed it was being sold in a set with a couple of others that I haven't tried. I also have had pretty good luck with most NYX blushes, and I noticed that Mocha and Pinched (a couple of great ones) were being sold in sets with others I hadn't tried. The NYX Jumbo Shadow Sticks are great as well- but keep in mind that they really need to be set with eyeshadow in order to last... otherwise they are very prone to creasing. I have tried a couple of Glam Shadows (you'll see them in an upcoming haul/review), and the quality was hit & miss. The shades I have are not being sold in this sale, but just wanted to give you a heads up. Sorry if I glossed over the nitty gritty details in this post- trying to get it up fast because I know how quickly things can sell out. FYI: shipping can take awhile from Hautelook!

Daily Nuggets...
  • Cupcake is having fun diving under Tyler's putting mat!
  • Had a great weekend catching up with Kalee! Then this coming weekend is her shower/bachelorette party!
  • Scrambled eggs & salsa= good stuff!
  • Shot a video, getting ready to edit.
  • I've been moving so fast this morning- I still haven't finished my coffee! Guess I didn't need it that bad! 
  • Took 3 phone calls while writing this post- sorry for errors LOL

41 comments:

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  2. I love the quality of most of NYX's produts :) I'm trying so hard to tell myself that I don't need any new make-up products...but it's so hard with great deals like these!

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  3. Saw your FB post about the sale and have to say way to go getting this up so fast! I have 5 items in my basket from the NYX sale and am having the same "I do not need another eye shadow pallet" conversation with myself before letting myself check out...

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  4. Thanks for this post, Emily! You answered my questions about the jumbo eye shadows and the Glam shadows, so thank you! Keep up the great work. :)

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  5. For anyone who loves neutral eye shadow palettes, you should definitely snatch up NYX's Butt Naked. It's fabulous!

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  6. I want to try the new butter shine lip glosses from NYX! It would be awesome if you could review some of their new stuff!

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  7. To your point Emily Haute shipping does take a long time. My last order took 2 weeks just get a ship confirmation! If you need it in a hurry forget it.

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  8. Go to laugh,,,,''I do NOT need another eyeshadow palette... I do not need another eyeshadow palette''.....

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  10. Thanks for the reminder about this sale. I just place my order. I too do. not. need. any. more. makeup. except that red lipstick set, the lip liners, the eyeliner pencils and those cream blushes and and and.....help!

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  11. Hi Emily, I have 8 matte lipsticks and I love them. You really sould try them! They're not so dring and they last very well!

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  12. I find your posts to be so practical! Thanks Emily!

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  13. Thanks for the post Emily. I was hesitant to order again from Hautelook because my last order took a whole month to ship to me. However, when I saw the NYX blushes I couldn't resist. Had to really use restraint to not order some of those luscious lipsticks.

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  14. I am crazy about NYX I have the matte palette and LOVE IT! wrote a review on it a while ago! NYX Mega Shines is a must try and I LOVE the matte lipsticks!

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  15. I saw your FB post. I went to the site. I looked, I considered, and I clicked out of it. Trying to be really good with the finances and use what I have. Sometimes you have to shop your stash, you'd be surprised at the great finds you always forget about!

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  16. I was about to check out with a couple of items on Hautelook, but I changed my mind. I think that just going to Ulta when Nyx is BOGO 50% off, and stacking that sale with one of their coupons, would be much cheaper than these deals on Hautelook. Thanks for the mini reviews, though, Emily!

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  17. I followed your link, but it says I need a referral from a from a friend. Does someone have a referral code I could use?

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    1. http://www.hautelook.com/short/3KT4a

      Try this link. It should work. If not, existing members can invite you using your email address. Let me know if it works :)

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    2. Yes, that worked. Thanks!!

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  18. How do you get onto Hautelook? It looks like I need a recommendation.

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    1. Hello Carly, try this link:
      http://www.hautelook.com/short/3KT4a

      When I first signed up, all I had to do was sign up as a new member. Not sure if it changed, but like I mentioned in another comment, this link works as an invitation to the site. Hope it helps! :)

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  19. "I do not need another eye shadow palette", I said this several times. Did not stop me from purchasing two sets of blushes and two sets of eye liners sets. LOL! I am laughing at myself.

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  20. Hello Emily. I have to try the nyx lipglosses. They seems super nice, plus you like them. Lots of love,
    xoxo Nika

    http://makeupbysparkle.blogspot.com/

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  21. CHECK OUT MY BLOG & FOLLOW IF YOU LIKE :)

    XX http://rorolovesbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  22. I forgot to tell you Emily. I got a email from Hautelook telling me there is a Laura Geller sale on 3/25. I know this is one of your favorite products. Because of your suggestions from the 2012 Emily list I did get a few of their products the last time the sale happened on Hautelook. Can you share with me, what product are must have or tries from the Laura Geller line??

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  23. Thanks for the heads up about the NYX cosmetics on Hautelook, Emily! I have learned so much from you! You are so flippin' awesome! You have turned me on to many of my now favorite beauty products. I love reading your blog posts and watching your YouTube videos and vlogs. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

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  24. A sale?! I better get over there :) thank you for letting us know

    Lauren
    Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.com

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  25. This post is great! It's so helpful to see what you would pick, or what you love for these flash sales! I hope you do more of them for Hautelook... I love the website! Thanks Emily :) I love your blog.

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  27. hello
    i like and need this eyeshadow palette... how call this brand?

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  28. hello
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  29. I actually have the NYX one night in Morocco matte palette and it is amazing. Its perfect for travel it has a decent size mirror inside. All of the shades are very pigmented including the lip colors. I've used and abused this palette.. lol

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  31. I'm a wedding photographer and I always take some extra makeup with me when I do a wedding.

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  32. I have the One Night in Morocco kit and really like it, except that I got shadow fall out in the cream base so I don't use that but the colors are awesome!

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  33. I have the One Night in Morocco kit and really like it, except that I got shadow fall out in the cream base so I don't use that but the colors are awesome!

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  34. I don't see any of the eyeshadow kits you posted on hautelook. Sweetie pie, bronze smoky eye, or the morocco one. How am I missing those?

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  35. I don't see any of the eyeshadow kits you posted on hautelook. Sweetie pie, bronze smoky eye, or the morocco one. How am I missing those?

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  36. Never mind. I totally missed the fact that this post was a few months old!

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