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Today Only, Get 30% Off Everything Site-Wide at nyxcosmetics.com

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NYX Infinite Shadow Sticks

Four of the nine NYX Infinite Shadow Sticks ($9 each)

Friends, makeup fiends, bargain hunters, lend me your bunny ears! How does this sound: 30% off everything at nyxcosmetics.com?

It’s one day only, though (the rest of today), good on everything site-wide.

That’s everything, as in evvrthang.

Not sure where to start?

May I recommend the new Infinite Shadow Sticks?

Regularly $9 a pop, they’re only $6.30 each during the sale.

These convenient and oh-so-lovely sticks of waterproof, smudge-proof cream shadow goodness came out with the spring collection a couple months back. I think they’re wonderful all by themselves, or as bases for powder shadows.

Almond, the shimmery taupe, is my favorite one. I’ll grab it sometimes when I’m totally running behind for something, and apply it all over my lids, concentrating the color along my lash lines. Then, I blend out the edges, and pat MAC’s golden taupe Patina Eye Shadow on top.

Together, they’re taupe-rific! (Yes, I’m on a kick inventing words.)

Oh, I also like shimmery white Crystal. I use it as a base for brights — like greens, blues and purples — where it brightens and intensifies products layered on top.

One thing, though, you have to work quickly with these, as they dry in a minute or two.

Happy shopping! Let me know if you get yourself a treat.

NYX Infinite Shadow Sticks from the left: Sweet Pink, Crystal, Almond and Chocolate

NYX Infinite Shadow Sticks from the left: Sweet Pink, Crystal, Almond and Chocolate

NYX Infinite Shadow Stick Swatches from the left: Crystal, Sweet Pink, Almond and Chocolate

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NYX Infinite Shadow Stick Swatches from the left: Crystal, Sweet Pink, Almond and Chocolate

NYX Infinite Shadow Stick Swatches from the left: Crystal, Sweet Pink, Almond and Chocolate

NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel Orders Brows Around, But Do They Listen?

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NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel

NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel, $6

This clear NYX eyebrow gel and I have a lot in common… Like, both of us enjoy long walks on the beach, drinking piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.

OK, that, and we’re both also Control Freaks. :)

Released a bit ago with the rest of the NYX spring collection, Control Freak works like most brow gels. Just brush the wand through your brows after you fill them in, and the clear gel is supposed to hold the hairs in place — you know, keep them under control?

Get it? Control?

It’s $6 and available now at drugstores, Ulta stores and nyxcosmetics.com.

Performance-wise, I think it’s OK. It doesn’t have the hold of my ride-or-die Anastasia Clear Brow Gel, but c’est la vie. After a few hours wearing Control Freak, the longer hairs at the tail end of my brows start moving, shifting and flappin’ in the breeze.

Not what I’m usually going for…

I guess my brows are just too much jelly for this, LOL! But if you only need light hold, it should do you just fine.

At least it’s only $6. Gotta love that.

NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel

NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel

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NYX Gives Lashes More To Love With $7 Lush Lashes Mascara in More To Love

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NYX More to Love Lush Lashes Mascara

NYX’s new More to Love Lush Lashes Mascara ($7)

Seven lash-loving mascaras. Seven lush lash looks. Seven bucks each.

With NYX’s new Lush Lashes Mascaras, you could literally do a different lash look every day of the week.

That’s actually the idea. There are seven different mascaras in the line, which was recently released for spring, each one designed to create a different full-fringed effect.

The whole NYX Lush Lashes Mascara fam

  • XXL (LL01) — This hefty mascara really packs it on! XXL’s volumizing formula and va va va voom brush offer the ultimate tools needed to lift, define and curl even those hard to reach lashes.
  • BADUNKADUNK (LL02) — Bigger is better, and this full-sized formula has it all. The vitamin-enriched formula deepens, darkens and makes lashes look thicker. The full-sized brush reaches from root to tip while perfectly building beautiful, fuller-looking lashes
  • STACKED (LL03) — The sky’s the limit with our clump-free, voluminous formula. The unique combination of brushes build volume from the roots with the short teaser bristles and coat lashes easily from root to tip with the sky-high length bristles.
  • VOLUPTUOUS (LL04) — Have them guessing if they’re real or not with this well endowed formula. The thick tapered brush builds volume and is also ideal for reaching even the tiniest lashes.
  • FULL FIGURED (LL05) — Be big and be proud with our unforgettable waterproof formula. The straight brush shape easily grabs and coats each lash from root to tip to boost length.
  • CURVACEOUS (LL06) — For the ultimate volume and definition, this classic shaped brush is perfect for separating lashes and making them look thicker, bigger, more curvaceous.
  • MORE TO LOVE (LL07) — Love to love the look of your lashes. More to Love’s curved, super-sized bristles coat each and every lash with rich, deep color from root to tip while curling.

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More to Love, the one I’ve been wearing, is great if you like lifted lash curls and extra long lashes.

It’s not the most volumizing mascara on the block — XXL or Badunkadunk would probably better for that — and I do get some flakes when I forget to follow the “Don’t rub your eyes, Karen!” rule, but I think it’s a solid performer.

I don’t notice any smudges or clumping, and I like the criss-cross way it arranges my lashes.

Is it holy grail? Well, this one, More to Love, probably not. I do crave more volume, but with crazy curl hold and lush lengthening power like this for only $7, it gets a thumbs up.

The entire Lush Lashes Mascara collection is available now at drugstores, Ulta and nyxcosmetics.com.

NYX More to Love Lush Lashes Mascara

NYX More to Love Lush Lashes Mascara

Wearing two coats of NYX More to Love Lush Lashes Mascara on my upper lashes

NYX More to Love Lush Lashes Mascara

$6 NYX Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippies: For a Quick Hit of Hydrating Color That Won’t Break the Bank

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NYX Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippie in Sex on the Beach

Wearing NYX Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippies in Sex on the Beach ($6)

Hey, you, buddy. Yeah, you, the person who invented these bunny stunna shades.

Thank you. :)

I can’t even begin to tell you much joy these things have brought me over the past few days. You couldn’t possibly understand, but then I am incredibly easily amused (it’s a lifestyle).

Like the stunna shades, these new NYX Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippies are also packaged in plastic. They’re $6 a pop, new for spring, and come in 12 unscented, unflavored shades that are shiny, moisturizing and sheer, although adding more layers does ramp up the intensity.

Unfortunately, they only last about an hour for me…which isn’t great, but my lips are always dry, and I’ve got a thing for sheer pencil-type lipsticks, balms and glosses like these (that don’t require sharpening, as these are twist-ups. Gooooo laziness!), so right now I’ve got two of them in my purse, a reddish shade called Sex on the Beach and a brown nude named Happy Buddha.

Good for weekends and other casual lip looks.

They remind me of the Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Sticks, but are slightly more pigmented and slightly less moisturizing (not that they aren’t hydrating; just not as much as Neutrogena’s).

Dry-lipped gals, first off, I feel ya pain! Second, with these, you might need a little extra help from a balm.

All 12 shades are sitting pretty at Ulta stores and online at nyxcosmetics.com.

NYX Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippie in Sex on the Beach

NYX Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippie in Sex on the Beach (left) and Happy Buddha (right)

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These 88 Singles Are Ready To Mingle: The NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadows Line

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NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadow

A few of the new NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadows, $4.49 each

She’s single and ready to mingle!

No, I am not referring to my personal mantra circa 2001. :) I’m referring to NYX’s new monumental permanent line of Hot Singles Eye Shadows powder shadow singles.

Monumental as in 88 shades — wow! — and the pots are only $4.50 each.

Whether you’re looking for shimmers, mattes, brights or neutrals, there’s a very, very good chance you’ll find something interesting nestled among the seven dozen shades.

These hot singles are also highly pigmented, something I did not expect the first time I swatched them on my arm. The eight shades I’ve tried didn’t exactly “arm swatch” well.

Arm swatch… There I go inventing verbs.

In fact, they appeared downright patchy and sheer, and I had to build them up with 2-3 layers to reach the level of intensity in the pictures here.

Ah, but introduce them to an eye brush, and the story changes. When I use a flat eyeshadow brush and pat them on my lids, they’re surprisingly pigmented.

I should point out that some of the lighter beige and white mattes do appear slightly chalky on my skin, but for $4.50 each, I can deal.

Of the eight I’ve tried, shimmery golden pink Sex Kitten and matte beige Vixen are probably my definitely my faves. Lovely basics, the both of them.

Shimmery purple Maneater is right up there, too. Patted on the lids with black or plum liner on the lash and/or water lines, it’s mesmerizing. I can’t wait to see it on someone with green or hazel eyes (I love it on my eyes, which are brown).

Thanks to NYX, makeup lovers like us have 88 new reasons to visit the drugstore (they’re also available at Ulta and online at nyxcosmetics.com).

NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadow

Eight of the 88 shades

NYX Asphyxiation

Asphyxiation

NYX STFU

STFU

NYX Sex Kitten

Sex Kitten

NYX Pink Lady

Pink Lady

NYX Maneater

Maneater

NYX Vixen

Vixen

NYX Whipped Cream

Whipped Cream

NYX Lolita

Lolita

NYX Hot Singles Swatches from the left: Pink Lady, Lolita, Asphyxiation and Whipped Cream

Swatches from the left: Pink Lady, Lolita, Asphyxiation and Whipped Cream

NYX Hot Singles Swatches from the left: Vixen, STFU, Maneater and Sex Kitten

Swatches from the left: Vixen, STFU, Maneater and Sex Kitten

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