Hello loves! How are you doing today? 😊
Last weekend was bursting with fun because I was in Vancouver celebrating my friends birthday. Not only did we indulge in fun birthday activities, but we all took a well-deserved visit to the NYX Professional Makeup store downtown.
As soon as we walked in we were greeted with the most fun/helpful/upbeat staff ever, AND it was their 1 year anniversary for the location so they had an amazing little gift with every purchase. NYX is just killin’ it in my opinion and the staff at that location are out of this world.
So I left with my very own hand-selected palette. As a makeup artist (in training) and being a bit of a newbie, this was so dang fun and I can’t wait to go back. That store is an MUA’s paradise! ❤️
The first thing I loved was that each eyeshadow came in its own adorable envelope with the names on the front.
I was trying to really plan my palette responsibly and pick colours I need and knew I’d love for sure. Also some colours I just thought were too fun to pass up.
I had so much fun swatching every colour and chatting with the lovely gals. They told me all of their favourite colours so I was sure to grab some of their recommendations too.
After swatching the shadows I was thoroughly impressed. The matte/light shadows are not chalky and are very soft. I found that finding a good wash for the eyelid is essential to a great look so I splurged on 2 great colours called ‘Immaculate’ and ‘Sin’.
Next, I was overwhelmed by the glorious shimmers. The first one that caught my eye was ‘Liquid Gold’. Boy, is that true to its name. It’s so pigmented but has minimal fallout. I felt my jaw actually drop as I swatched it in the store. The only shadow that has a slightly different formula is the bright green one called ‘Venom’. This one is still pigmented and glittery, it just seems to come off in a chunk when you swatch it like the formula was made a bit softer.
All the colours follow true with their amazing standards. There is a big difference between swatching on your hand and actual application, so I will have a full look and review up soon ❤️ I’m very excited for my gold/orange and green colours… ok I’m excited for all of them!
I have to say it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in a makeup store, with or without the perks. I haven’t been this excited about a palette in a long time! 😊
Has anyone else ever been into a NYX Professional Makeup store?
Thanks for stopping by!