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NYX Butter Lipsticks

Hi everyone! It was a few months back that I did an introduction post on NYX’s Butter lipsticks. You can see the complete color range of this line HERE. Today however, I’m reviewing four of the shades I’ve had my eye on since their release ;)

NYX Butter Lipsticks

Cotton Candy – Little Susie – Razzle – Big Cherry

There are so many colors within the Butter Lipstick line and as hard as it was to choose from the amazing shades available, I opted for the four colors above. I wanted to test out a shade from their different color families and these four seemed to be the most suitable candidate to represent each category.

NYX Butter LipsticksThe overall texture of these lipsticks live up to their name of Butter as they’re really creamy and apply quite smoothly. The lasting power is definitely better with the more vibrant shades and they also leave a bitten/rosy stain behind even after they wear off. I heard about the lighter/nude shades to apply quite poorly and patchy so I specifically steered clear of the nude shades.

Cotton Candy: Lets get the ‘not my absolute favorite’ out the way first. This color seemed nude enough but the hint of coral undertone made me think it would be a good natural lip option. Unfortunately it didn’t apply the same shade as it is in the tube. I was expecting a soft coral/nude but instead I got a very pasty and light pink. It just didn’t look flattering against my NC30 skin so this is not one I reach out for. Formula was slightly more dry as well compared to the other shades.

Little Susie: This color is truly beautiful! I applied a single coat and blended the color for a sheer coverage which gives off a hydrated natural look to the lips but it’s definitely buildable to achieve the vibrant shade that is in the tube. It also leaves a soft stain behind after it wears off. This is definitely an everyday favorite for me.

Razzle: Razzle was the first color that jumped out at me amongst the many shades available within the Butter Lipstick line. I just loved the blue undertone of the fuchsia pink and the color translates exactly the same on the lips as it is in the tube. Great pigmentation which can be sheered down or built up to a full opaque finish.

Big Cherry: I contemplated between this red shade and another named Mary Janes. In the end I picked Big Cherry as it had a slight more punch in color than Mary Janes and I’m very happy with it. It’s a beautiful classic red with just enough blue and orange undertone which would complement many different skin tones. Coupled with sharp black eyeliner, it’s a stunning color I highly recommend.

NYX Butter Lipsticks

Overall, NYX Butter Lipstick line is a great drugstore alternative if you’re looking for good color payoff, creamy texture and an amazing variety of shades. There really is a shade for everyone and for whatever look you’re trying to achieve. As mentioned in the beginning, I would stay away from the more nude range of colors as I know they apply uneven, a bit more on the dry side and emphasise lines and dryness on the lips.

The only problem I’ve found with this line – as with NYX’s other range of products is availability. I found these four shades in Target (US) and every drugstore I’ve been to had a different group of colors available. I haven’t seen the complete range of Butter Lipsticks anywhere so if you know any stores which stock the full line, please leave it in the comments below for those who are interested ;)

Until then, your best option would be the NYX website HERE or online. Butter Lipsticks retail at $6 each.

 

Have you got any Butter Lipsticks? What’s your favorite shade? xx

 
 

SJP – Sarah Jessica Parker Fall Collection 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker has just released the follow up to her SJP brand of shoes and handbags with her 2014 Fall Collection and going by some of the pieces I’ve been drooling over, it’s definitely worth a look…

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From her days on Sex and The City, I think the popularity of shoe fanatic Carrie was a natural progression for Sarah Jessica Parker to successfully venture into such a brand. I think she represents the epitome of shoe lovers everywhere :)

The fall collection features new design handbags in different hues of suede and of course there’s the shoe range. From simple elegant pumps, to casual booties, long boots to the mirror finish heels (she has on in the picture above), there’s a style for every occasion. Here’s a handful  of designs I’ve collated from the fall collection…

 

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The very first pair of side-lace gray booties are personal favorite! It’s just enough edge, just enough elegance and I’m loving the delicate lace-up on the side.

You can check out the full range of shoes and handbags within the SJP Collection HERE

 

What do you guys think of SJP’s new line of shoes and handbags? xx

 
 

Short and Sweet

I was happily designing away a comfortable casual mid week fashion set for today’s post…and then I ended up with this! Talk about getting side tracked :)) It was this amazingly tailored jumpsuit’s fault…I just love the cut and the asymmetrical bust which gives it such an edgy look. And then came the shoes, and the blingy clutch and here we are :)

When we think about evening wear, we automatically lean towards dresses or long skirts, maybe sequins or pretty flowing fabrics. This jumpsuit is a great example of a statement piece and how a perfectly tailored design can be just as effective as an elaborate gown. The clutch and the cuff earring is the only bling I’ve added to complete this look. I really love the cuff earring so I included a link for where you can find it below ;)

If you have any questions regarding the pieces in this set, please leave a message in the comments section below ;) xx

JUMPSUIT: Carousel – Acrobat playsuit

SHOES: Sergio Rossi – Point toe pumps

BAG: Alice + Olivia – Rhinestone clutch

EARRING:

Get this Ryan Storer Swarovski Crystal Ear Cuff HERE

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***All the fashion sets I publish are my own work from page layout to design, to styling. I create my sets to be of inspiration to carry into your own closets; whether you’re interested in the brands I feature or find alternatives to replicate the look.

You can find an archive of my previous sets HERE

 
 

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