Swatch Saturday: Maybelline stripped nudes

Today’s Swatch Saturday is Maybelline Stripped Nudes lipstick.

This Maybelline (color sensational) stripped nudes lipstick collection has been around since last year, but because ‘Nude’ lips seems to be a repeat trend for this Winter, I thought I would do a swatch post for them.

There are 6 shades in the collection, but I only have 5…I have slowly collected them over a few months haha.

maybelline stripped nudesLeft to Right: 710 Sultry Sand, 725 Tantalizing Taupe, 728 Honey Beige, 740 Coffee Craze, 757 Naked Brown. The Maybelline Stripped nudes are $16.95 each from Priceline (currently on sale for $12.71)

Maybelline Stripped Nudes swatches

Maybelline stripped nudesThe same order as the 1st photo, L to R. (sorry, Sultry Sand didn’t show up well)

I was going to post lip swatches too, but my skin is playing up ATM and I couldn’t be bothered redoing the swatches with foundation on. However, I will comment on which shades I liked the most for my skin-tone.

Sultry Sand was not working for me at all! Because it’s so pale, it went on pretty sheer and made it look like I had no lips. It might be good as a lip base, under another colour maybe?
Tantalizing Taupe was the perfect nude lip colour for me, it has a pink undertone and it’s not too light.
Honey Beige was too yellow toned for me (I am cool toned, so this doesn’t suit me at all).
Coffee craze seems like it would be suitable for both cool and warm toned complexions. It is a ‘warm’ looking brown, but it worked on me still.
Naked Brown is a great winter shade if you’re into dark lip colours during the cooler months. It’s a deep almost mahogany brown.


Swatch Saturday: NYX Illuminating Bronzer

A few months ago I picked up one of the NYX illuminating brozers (total impulse buy!) and going through my makeup I realised that it is still unopened, so I decided to revisit my ‘Swatch Saturday’ posts. Starting with the NYX illuminating bronzer in ‘Magnetic’

NYX illuminating bronzer

My packaging just says ‘NYX illuminator’ but it is definitely the same one as the Target site. I find it odd that it is listed as ‘born to glow liquid illuminator’ when the compact is clearly a powder (and going by the ingredients list)

Target Australia stocks 3 of the NYX illuminating bronzer shades (out of 5), including ‘Chaotic’, ‘Magnetic’ (in this post) and ‘Narcissistic’. They retail for $17.95.

NYX illuminating bronzer in ‘Magnetic’ swatch

NYX illuminating bronzer‘Magnetic’ is a peach shade with gold flecks through it, when I swatched it on my hand it seemed quite pigmented. (see below) The powder is smooth and easily bendable.

NYX illuminating bronzerI think it would work great as a peach blush or blended out as a regular illuminator. You could apply it under your foundation for a ‘glow from within’ effect.

Have you tried any of the NYX illuminating bronzer shades? If so, what did you think?


Come back tomorrow for post 11 in my 29 posts in 29 days series.