08 September 2015

..::Product Review::.. NYX Glam Shadow Sticks & Incredible Waterproof Concealer


My Review of NYX Glam Shadow Sticks & Incredible Waterproof Concealer

What is it exactly?

     From the website. . .
"Beauty mavens rejoice. Why stick with one great color when you can have 5 instead? This pretty set of 5 Glam Shadow Sticks from NYX Cosmetics will make you feel like a makeup artist with five dynamic colors that include: Illuminating Topaz, Elegant Marble, Glistening Emerald, Vibrant Amethyst and Yellow Diamond. 

They're sized just right making them easy to pop into your purse or makeup bag for quick touch ups anytime. Wear solo to punctuate the corners of your eyes, or as a highlighter for your brow bone. If you're a little more adventurous, go ahead and blend the creamy colors together to switch up your look in a flash. With bold, saturated color and a hint of shimmer, you can create multiple looks to suit any occasion. 

How to use: Apply the glam stick directly to your lids and blend with your fingers or an eyeshadow brush. To extend your wearing time and minimize creasing, apply a makeup primer to your bare lids first. Whether it's a special occasion, a night on the town or everyday glam, this set of 5 NYX Cosmetics Glam Shadow Sticks are a great way to shake up your makeup giving you the power to create endless looks with head-turning results."

Review…


I was sent a set of (5) Glam Shadow Sticks and an Incredible Waterproof Concealer stick from the Papya store to review.  

The price for the set of (5) Glam Shadow Sticks is $12.99, and the Incredible Waterproof Concealer stick is $5.99.  Shipping is free with Amazon Prime.


Packaging & Presentation of NYX Glam Shadow Sticks & Incredible Waterproof Concealer

All of these makeup sticks arrived in perfect condition.  I was a little scared considering it is so hot outside, and I wasn't sure how they were going to hold up being shipped in the heat.  Well, as it turns out-- they were just fine.  The concealer stick arrived in a zipped plastic bag, and the shadow sticks came in a box.  Each stick measures approximately 4.0" x 0.5".  The shadow sticks were in black packaging, and the concealer in blue.


The front of both products labels the brand, product, and sizing information.


The opposite side of the label (on both products) provides the shade name, UPC, product name, list of ingredients, distribution information, and contact information.  NYX is cruelty-free and labels these with a 12-month PAO.



Each of the products has a number and a shade name.  You can find these right at the top of the label.


The caps are clear so you can see directly through to the product.  The caps fit snugly, but are not tight enough to destroy the product.


My Personal Experience with NYX Glam Shadow Sticks & Incredible Waterproof Concealer

NYX products have always been very high quality for an affordable price.  I have never tried these before, but they offer a whole new way to apply eyeshadow and concealer.  All you have to do is twist and apply!  I received the concealer stick in the shade 'tan', and there are (16) different shades of Glam Shadow sticks. This set has (5) of them:


+ Elegant Marble
+ Yellow Diamond
+ Vibrant Amethyst
+ Glistening Emerald
+ Illuminating Topaz



Each Glam Shadow Stick is soft, creamy, and sparkly.  These will work with all skin tones.



The concealer stick is full-coverage, but not-so-waterproof.  I love the way it works, and it does stay in light-mist, just not full-blown water.



Pros of NYX Glam Shadow Sticks & Incredible Waterproof Concealer
  • Well made.
  • Easy to apply.
  • Soft and easily blended.
  • Variety of shades to match any look.
  • You get a lot of product, here.

Cons of NYX Glam Shadow Sticks & Incredible Waterproof Concealer
  • The Incredible Waterproof Concealer stick isn't really waterproof if you submerge yourself in water (shower, swim, etc.).  It'll hold well in a light rain or mist.
        Summary

        I have loved makeup ever since I was young. However, I started REALLY getting into makeup a little over a year ago. I mean—tutorials, all that fancy talk with contouring—you name it. I have spent a LOT of money on makeup (shh… my husband can’t know!), but there ARE brands that are inexpensive that pack a powerful, intense color and formula. One of those brands is NYX. I was stoked to try this set—my eyes are my definite focus point as I have the baby blues that I love showin’ off! Before even trying these, I was immediately impressed with the amount of product that is in each stick. I mean, there’s NO extra space. If you twist it all the way up, it goes really high. I love that!

        Now, these are the cream shadow sticks, and each one has a little shimmer to it. It’s not like New Year’s Eve glamour, but it’s definitely a fun and exciting set. I’m more of a neutral girl, but I have been playing with colors for the past few months, so my FAVE out of all of these is the ‘Illuminating Topaz’ (Blue). It’s so bold…so beautiful!

        I start with an eyeshadow primer, and then I put a base blending shadow…I actually use the MAC Mineralized Powdered Foundation as a blending base! Once you get that on there, you can play around with these! There are so many colors and you can do so many looks. BUT don’t forget about that base, or you may have a hard time blending these out on bare skin. I find that your finger works the best to blend these because your natural body heat kind of warms the cream shadow up to get a good and even spread.

        Overall, these are incredibly affordable and worth every penny. I have used these as both a shadow and eyeliner, so be as bold as you want. Don’t be scared, try something new. I mean, it’s just makeup right? Have fun with it! I definitely recommend checking these out! Great buy!

        Are you wanting to try the NYX Glam Shadow Sticks & Incredible Waterproof Concealer, too?  Click the link below, and order away!  

        Click here to order the NYX Glam Shadow Sticks (5-pc Set)

        Click here to order the NYX Incredible Waterproof Concealer Stick



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        DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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