So I participated in the Reddit Makeup and Nail Polish Exchange and today was the ship date, I stalked my match on Pintrest, Reddit, and Facebook and I decided on a matte topcoat from Orly, a red lipstick from NYX (sorry I didn’t take note of the color name) the NYX Smokey Eye Palette (which I’ve been meaning to get for myself, it’s so pretty!) and I also re-gifted some black glitter that I know will never get use if it’s stuck in my makeup box. I hope she’ll love everything!
So I got home after being miserable and sick at the boyfriends house and I had 2 packages!! One was my order from NYX and the other was from my exchange match! It works like secret santa so the person I got gifts for was matched with someone else, so I didn’t buy gifts for the person who bought gifts for me, and vice versa.
They got me:
-Smashbox Always Sharp 3D liner in ‘Pacific’
-Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in ‘Melondrama’
-Zoya Polish in ‘Thandie’
I got me from NYX:
-NYX Powder blush in ‘Taupe’ (this was because of THIS wonderful woman)
-NYX Macaron Lippie in ‘Violet’ because…well…have you fricken seen them!?
-NYX Lip Liner Pencil in ‘Nectar’ (this was a free gift!)
I got me from CVS:
-Milani Power Lip Gloss in ‘Pink Lemonade’ (because of THIS also wonderful woman)
-Milani Power Lip Gloss in ‘Macaroon’
Left to right- NYX ‘Violet’, NYX ‘Taupe’, NYX ‘Nectar’, Smashbox ‘Melondrama’, Smashbox ‘Pacific’
Left to right- Milani ‘Pink Lemonade’, ‘Macaroon’
Here’s Melondrama on:
Bad picture, but it’s a gorgeous soft coral orangey thing and this is definitely going to be my go-to spring lipstick. It feels super soft and it’s nice and glossy, but not too shiny.
Here’s Violet on:
Oh. My. Glob. This is the most insane color I have ever worn on my lips and I love it!!! My mom HATES it, so that’s how you know it’s a keeper. It went on SO opaque, I am really really impressed!
Ignore my floppy terrible hair.
Also, when I saw that my match sent me a blue eyeliner I was like “OH NO I JUST BOUGHT BLUE EYELINER” but then I swatched them side-by-side and Pacific is way more green guys, crisis averted!