Friday, May 23, 2014

NYC Cosmetics Review | Contest + Coupon!

**This post was sponsored by Lunchbox, however all thoughts and opinions are my own! I believe in being honest with you, and wont recommend something I myself would not purchase!

Hello beauty babes, and welcome back to my blog! I am always happy to have you here, and excited to share something new with you each day. Now today I am thrilled to tell you about New York Color Cosmetics! NYC is all about affordable makeup that makes a statement! With NYC Cosmetics its easy to create a full look with under $20! As a momma on a budget, that is music to my ears! So, I was more than happy to try a few of their products, to let you know what I think. Keep reading to see swatches, read about the products I got to try, and enter the WIN an NYC Prize Pack! When you are done, check out this link to see a few $20 makeovers, as well as download a $1 off coupon!

Up first, NYC's Big Bold Curl Mascara $4.99.

Description: No more games, it's time to get noticed!
Skyscraper high, outrageously thick and super sexy. NYC's Big Bold Curl mascara gives your lashes up to 12 times more volume and up to 99% more lift. One stroke multiplies your lashes by up to 147%. There are no clumps , just full-on drama and turned-right-up impact. Lashes get curled from corner to corner.

Up to 12 x more volume
Up to 99% more lift
Up to 147% lash multiplying effect after just one stroke
Oversized mega curved brush
No flaking, no smudging, no clumping
Ophthalmologist tested
Key Ingredients
Volumising formula with hydra keratin

My Thoughts: This wand is MASSIVE! (Be sure to follow me in IG, as I have a video clip of the wand in action). When they say "Over-sized wand" they are not exaggerating. It really doesn't take much to coat and elongate your lashes with this mascara! With the wand being so BIG, literally about the size of my eye, it will take some getting used to. So far, though I am liking it. I DO really like that it has a nice curve, to fit the natural curve of your lashes. It does give nice lift and separation for long and defined lashes. Though, as of right now, I dont think my lashes look much thicker with this mascara, as it claims. But I personally prefer the look of longer defined lashes rather than majorly thick lashes. So that does not bother me at all.

Lastly, this mascara did hold up really well for me throughout the day, without flaking, smudging or clumping as it claims. And for the great price of only $4.99, I definitely worth a try. Especially for those of you looking for a great mascara, that's quick and easy for days you may be in a rush out the door. Since the wand IS so big, it only takes 1 or 2 quick swipes... In the photos below I only did 2 swipes! The only negative I have is that, again with the big wand, it does make getting the lower lashes a little more tricky. I have found that just using the tip of the want to get the lower lash line works best.
Next I got to try NYC City Prood Twistable Intense Lip Color $2.99

Description: Just twist, glide and go! NYC New York Color City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color is here to give your lips a modern and fresh touch. Treat yourself to intense colors for hours with its wide range of amazing shades. With its shiny, stay-put finish, this lip color will become your go-to for an instant twist of color. You will love its beyond-cool pen format for an easy application. Feel the touch of silk on your lips!
My thoughts: These beautiful shades actually come off a little more sheer than I originally thought they would with the word "intense" in the name. Still I think they are absolutely gorgeous colors. I thought I would like Fulton St Fuchsia best, but I actually ended up loving Gramercy Park Plum, which was the most pigmented. 
 Each shade gives a nice, sheer wash of color, that looks glossy and feel lovely on the lips. And the twistable crayon like design makes application easy and precise. Perfect to stick in your bag for easy access on the go! (See more photos below the giveaway widget showing each shade in natural light and with flash)

Lastly I got to try the NYC Expert Last Lipstick $1.99

Description: Time for a COLOR SHOCK THERAPY! The New NYC Expert Last Lipstick is moisturizing, comfortable and longwearing, it stays on up to 6 hours. Discover the wide range of shades developed to match your every mood and style! You’ll find perfect plummy shades standing alongside true reds, next to creamy peaches. There’s one here for every look, outfit and situation you could dream of. The all-new Expert Last Lipstick . Who knew you could feel this way about a lipstick?

My Thoughts: Ok, confession time... I must admit to something here, at first glance of these lipsticks I didn't think they would be any kind of impressive at all! At a glance they look sort of waxy and cheap. And I was a little skeptical of how well these would look or even wear.... However, as you can see from the photos below, these colors really pack a punch! I sort of think these should have INTENSE color in their name, cause WOW. I had to tell you MY confession, cause I would imagine many of you would be like me, and not give these lipsticks a second glance, especially considering they are only $1.99 you might think "cheap price, cheap product", but NO... These lipsticks are VERY impressive!

I mean, just look at this color! They are gorgeous, creamy and long lasting. Just look how shiny and pigmented they are. And no, I am not wearing a lip balm under or gloss over them! This is the lipstick alone. Very stunning, I am SUPER IMPRESSED. And at only $1.99 I HIGHLY recommend! Now, as you can see, of the 3 that I tried, Coralista is the most sheer. Its not as intense as it looks in the tube, which I actually like. Not only that, but it was the only one that seemed to have a glittery shimmer to it. (See more photos below the giveaway widget showing each shade in natural light and with flash)
Alright friends, now for the giveaway! I know this widget is different from the one I typically use,
but its super easy, and I encourage you to enter for your chance to win 1 of 5 awesome Prize pack!
And dont forget to download your $1 off coupon code here!
#NewYorkColorMakeover (Week Two)

And for your convenience, here is a look at each lip swatch in natural light and with a camera flash!

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  1. Love the look of these lip products! So many lovely shades :) xo's

  2. Amazing pics! Your eyes seriously look gorgeous and I need to step out of my comfort zone and try some color on my lip! I will add this to my list!


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