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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

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.

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

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

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

NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadow

Eight of the 88 shades

NYX Asphyxiation




NYX Sex Kitten

Sex Kitten

NYX Pink Lady

Pink Lady

NYX Maneater


NYX Vixen


NYX Whipped Cream

Whipped Cream

NYX 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

The $7.50 NYX Adorable Shadow Palette Is Darling, Dahhhling

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NYX Adorable Palette

Cray-cray adorbs! The new NYX Adorable Palette.

“This palette is just darling, dahhhhling.

Why, yes, I have been watching too much Bravo.

What gave it away? Was it the way I said “dahhhling” like Lisa Vanderpump from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Because that’s how this new spring eyeshadow palette makes me feel.

NYX Adorable Palette

Hey there, cutie!

With its cute crop of neutral browns, beiges and a dreamy pinkish peach, this palette has adorable written all over it.

No, really, it does. Right there on the front of the packaging. “Adorable.” Says it right there. :)

NYX Adorable Palette

The $7.50 NYX Adorable Palette

Anywho, don’t these six powder shadows look great together? I can see them working in a bunch of neutral looks.

Like this here pinkish brown smokey eye I’m sporting today…

That’s Bobbi Brown’s Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Antigua on the apples of my cheeks and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Light on my upper cheekbones.

NYX Adorable Palette

I’m also wearing MAC Smolder Eye Khol on my water lines and upper lash lines, MAC Brun Eye Shadow in my brows and MAC Extended Play Gigablack Mascara on my lashes.

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