NYX Face Awards 2013

You all know how I feel about NYX (*insert synonym for beyond obsessed here*). For the past few years they have hosted the FACE Awards (Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites) which is a competition among youtube beauty vloggers to find the Best Beauty Vlogger of the Year. The competition was inspired by the growing number of beauty videos surfacing on Youtube. The FACE Awards allows NYX to shine a light on these talented people and give them a chance to showcase their artistry. The winner receives $25,000, a year’s supply of NYX cosmetics, consultations with professional make up artists, and the chance to begin their career as a make up artist.

The competition began with 1000 contestants and had 3 video challenges which resulted in elimination periods. The themes were Vintage Beauty, Secret Agent, and Futuristic. The top contestants were narrowed down and the chosen ones were allowed to advance to the following rounds. I was especially impressed by the Futuristic category, all of the looks required difficult drawing and blending skills. The final round was held live in Los Angeles on August 24 and streamed on www.nyxfaceawards.com. The top 6 contestants were given 30 minutes and a model to create a Modern Goddess look.  All of the interpretations were amazing, it was exciting to watch the competition live.

In the end Missy Lynn aka start2finishmua won the Best Beauty Vlogger of the Year. Her Goddess of the Night was dark and yet still completely beautiful. I’m so happy she won! Congrats!

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The top 6 contestants

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The winner: Missy and her model via Ulta Beauty

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NYX Parallel Worlds

I love NYX for so many reasons. Aside from making the best and only concealer that works for me, they make amazing make-up kits. Not to mention the fact that they are extremely affordable, that is –if you can find their products. New York doesn’t have an Ulta and before moving here that was my go-to place to find the brand. Now living in NYC, Ricky’s has just started carrying NYX and occasionally you can find a few things at Urban Outfitters. Urban was where I found and regrettably did not purchase the Dark Shadows palette.

NYX just announced a new palette inspired by the upcoming movie The Mortal Instrument: City of Bones staring Lily Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jamie Campbell Bower. Here is a look at the kit and the products it comes with:

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Available at Ulta for $24.99

-6 color Smoky Eye Palatte 

-Volumizing Mascara

-Pink Blush 

-Pink Matte Lip Creme

-Black Liquid Liner 

-Vibrant Jumbo Eye Pencil (white)

Dark Shadows Palette

Nyx cosmetics, one of my favorite brands, has come out with a Dark Shadows palette to go along with the highly anticipated Tim Burton film! I am dying to get my hands on this palette, there is so much included and it’s such a great price.

purchase here 

The Beauty Post

I’ve never considered myself to be a beauty expert but I definitely have a “beauty regiment” as far as make-up is concerned. Lately I’ve seen some great blog posts where amazing bloggers share their beauty products and routines. So I’ve been inspired and have created for you all, a post completely dedicated to my Going All Out make up look –I definitely don’t do this everyday. I think I use a pretty good combination of high-end to drugstore products, plus I also feel that your make-up collection is something that you can build over time. I want to note that all the pictures below are the exact colors of the products I use, and that my skin color is very pale (think of the lightest foundation color).

Disclaimer: I haven’t found the perfect combination of products and I’m always open to trying new things, so anything can change. And sometimes I do more, sometimes less.

  1. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
  2. CoverBlend Multi-Function Concealer
  3. a. Bare Minerals Foundation or b. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
  4. Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara
  5. Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes
  6. Elf Liquid Eyeliner
  7. Ardell lashes
  8. NARS Orgasm Blush
  9. NYX Mood Lipgloss

If you have any questions or want more details on anything, ask and I’ll be more than happy to help.

NYX Mood Lip Gloss

During my weekly trip to Ulta I came across this fun, girly lipgloss by NYX cosmetics. It’s called Mood Lip Gloss, what a cool idea! It goes on clear and adjusts in color based on your “mood.” There are 3 shades, I bought “Romantic Love” because it’s super pinky and that’s what I was looking for. The fourth lip gloss is a “smile brightener,” not sure how that works but it’s worth looking into. The glosses are a great price ($4.50) and it’s pretty cool to see the change in color from application to your “mood.”  I’ve used it twice and it’s come out in different colors both times. Once the gloss wears off it acts as a lip stain, still leaving your lips tinted. You can get them here or at Ulta.