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The NYX Dream Catcher Palette in Golden Horizons Hopes To Broaden Your Horizons on Baked Neutral Eyeshadow

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NYX Dream Catcher Palette in Golden Horizons

Wearing the NYX Dream Catcher Palette in Golden Horizons ($15) on my eyes

Technically, Mercury doesn’t enter retrograde until June 7 (I know this because I’m all over Susan Miller’s Astrology Zone like sweat on Daryl Dixon’s biceps), but man, oh man! — it feels like Mercury is already retrograding all over mah face!

I don’t know why, but for the past couple days, Murphy’s Law has ruled my makeup life with an iron fist. Anything that can go wrong with my eye makeup has gone wrong with my eye makeup. Uneven liner, botched blending, cray-cray clumpy lashes — you name it. It’s been a hot mess, so I’ve decided to stick to nudes and neutrals until whatever this is passes.

Until then, I’ll just chill with neutral palettes like the NYX Dream Catcher Palette in Golden Horizons.

NYX Golden Horizons

NYX Golden Horizons

This $15 cutie is one of three limited edition NYX Dream Catcher palettes released earlier this year. Each one comes with 10 baked eyeshadows and its own personal outlook on neutrals.

NYX Golden Horizons

Compared to Dusk Til Dawn, the other Dream Catcher palette in my collection, Golden Horizons is heavier in the matte and satin departments, as opposed to shimmer.

NYX Golden Horizons

NYX Golden Horizons Swatches

I think it’s a little tamer because its shadows aren’t as pigmented as the ones in Dusk Til Dawn, but that could be a good thing if you don’t want to deal with blending drama, and/or have a legitimate fear of your lids looking like an unfinished painting from Picasso’s Cubism period (#thestruggleisreal).

NYX Dream Catcher Palette in Golden Horizons

Playing it safe with mellow neutrals today…

NYX Dream Catcher Palette in Golden Horizons

That’s Hourglass Ambient Blush in Diffused Heat on my cheeks, and Hourglass Panoramic Lip Pencil in Muse topped with Benefit Chachabalm on my lips

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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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