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Review: NYX Makeup Remover w/Green Tea

Product: 3 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5
Price: $10,
Would I re-purchase? No

What it is: Makeup remover and cleansing oil in one infused with green tea extract, mineral oils, Vitamin A, Vitamin E to moisturize and condition skin while removing the heaviest and most resistant makeup. 

Poe(30) sorbitol tetraoleate, Isopropyl myristate, 2-ethylhexyl palmitate, Mineral oil, Melaleuca alternifolia, D&C green 6, BHA, Propylparaben.

– I like the bottle, it doesn’t leak, has a screwed on cap and has a normal hole stopper on top of the bottle so you can easily pour it on a makeup pad for easy removal.
– Has a nice soft scent of green tea 
– Does remove makeup, even waterproof makeup

– I found it to be quite oily for my taste, where you can still feel it on your skin afterwards. Even though no additional rinse or wipe off is required after you remove your makeup, you can feel an oily residue left behind.
– Even though it does remove makeup, including some waterproof makeup, I felt like it was more of a struggle to make sure it really removed every last trace of makeup (had to constantly put more of the product on another makeup pad).

Overall: I currently use Neutrogena’s Eye Makeup Remover Pads and I prefer that because it’s less mess and you don’t need to always carry the makeup remover and pads, it’s an all-in-one and easy to use since it’s already on each pad, just wipe and toss. And the best part is that it does not have an oily feel and you do not have to rinse anything off after. With the NYX remover, I just found it to be a tad but too oily for me and felt the need to wash my face or hands after because of that oily feel. I did like the soft scent of green tea and that the bottle wasn’t overly huge, but I would not re-purchase this for myself. And the fact that it’s $10, there are tons of other makeup removers out there that are cheaper and probably aren’t as oily.

NYX Eyeshadow Palette in Velvet Rose

***CherryCulture has this listed as “Velvet Rose” but it’s really “Velvet Rope” thanks to Galen UK for pointing that out and sorry for any confusion!***

Karen from did a wonderful review on the NYX Velvet Rose eyeshadow palette ($8) and was squealing with delight when sent me one for a review. I love purple, it’s one of my favorite colors, so imagine my face when I saw this palette that was pretty much all purple!

NYX always has a wide array of colors and they are nicely pigmented not to mention affordable (10 eyeshadows for $8!). Even a MAC eyeshadow refill costs more than that! I love that this eyeshadow palette is compact, has a mirror and a nice range of purples from a lilac to a deep plum, and even some darker shades to add depth and create a smokey look. Also has a nice cream shimmery shade which is great to highlight the brow bone and comes with a duel end sponge-tip applicator. Each shade itself I found to be pretty pigmented, the swatches below were done dry, no primer whatsoever.

For the eye look below, I used the NYX Eyeshadow Base in White to brighten up the light pink (the second light pink color from the left on the bottom row of the swatches) because by itself or even over Painterly paint pot it was so faint and pale on my lids, and using the white base definitely brightened it up a bit. (By the way, the base stayed on pretty well for a few hours!) and then I used two of the purples, the 4th e/s from the left on the top row, and the 3rd eyeshadow from the left on the bottom row.

In other news, I’ve been counting the amount of times my eye flashes happen to see if it’s getting better or worse and today it didn’t happen that much, i’d say probably around 10 which is good for the entire day. And I made an appointment with the ophthalmologist for this Friday so we will see what he says! :)

Product Review: NYX Carry All Beauty Bag

Product: 5 out of 5
Quality: 5 out of 5
Functionality: 5 out of 5
Price: $25,
Would I recommend? Yes
As Beauty Editor for’s Insider Picks, they were graciously kind to let me do a review on some of NYX’s newest products! So I will be posting about each product separately, but here is a sneak peek of product reviews to look forward to: NYX Makeup Remover with Green Tea Extract and NYX The Runway Collection Eyeshadow Palette in “Velvet Rose”.

But for this post, I will focus and review the nifty NYX Carry All Beauty Bag. I love a good makeup/travel bag that is multi functional with many compartments, as well as being light enough to tote around, whether you are doing a weekend getaway or getting on an airplane, it’s nice to have something that isn’t bulky or heavy, but can hold all your essential items.

Meet the NYX Carry All Beauty Bag.

It’s such a cute sturdy little black bag with a handle and can hold a lot of your makeup and travel goodies. The material feels nice and smooth, like faux leather and it has 7 brush holder compartments covered by a flap to hold your essential makeup brushes or mascara, and the flap that covers it is great for protecting your brushes from getting dirty or ruined. The flap itself has a deep zippered pocket to store things such as eyeshadow applicators or Q-tips, and also has a little pocket to store business cards for makeup artists on the go.

It also has 2 removable zippered pouches, each having one mesh side and one clear side so you can easily identify your items; they are held in the beauty bag by two snap-on buttons so you can easily remove and attach as you please. I think these removable pouches are great to store travel items such as a toothbrush/toothpaste, Q-tips, so you can easily take with you to the bathroom, or ideal great for holding blushes, pigments, and more. The other end of this nifty beauty bag is a large mesh zippered pocket which I use to store my NYX Green Tea Oil makeup remover, as well as other items such as my primer and moisturizer. It’s also a great sidekick for your current makeup bag or case, or for makeup artists who can use this bag to carry extra items such as bobby pins, makeup wipes, etc.

This will definitely come in handy when I go to Washington for Christmas to visit my parents and sisters!


Has a handle:
The bag zips opens from the bottom: Product Review: Eyeko Tinted Cream

I had the opportunity to try the Eyeko Tinted Cream which I was really excited about because I love tinted moisturizers, especially when you are trying to go for the “no-makeup” look or the glowy bronze look which is perfect during the summer. On days you don’t want to wear full on foundation a tinted moisturizer covers your flaws or discolorations while moisturizing your face at the same time and you don’t feel like you have anything on.

The Eyeko Tinted Cream is a three in one cream: Tinted moisturizer, eye cream, and a highlighter which creates a flawless base., making it a great makeup primer. It has an antioxidant boost and Vitamins C, A, and E for radiant skin with a sun kissed glow. It comes in a small tub, the same size as a normal moisturizer, and it has a soft mousse like texture that isn’t thick but feels a little thinner than your normal everyday moisturizer. It is pretty easy to apply, as a moisturizer or as an eye cream, you would just apply it as you would any other moisturizer or eye cream, and as a highlighter you can apply it on places you wish to highlight such as the cheekbones, or the collarbone because the Eyeko Tinted Cream provides a nice natural sheen which again, creates that subtle glow.

It’s a dark brownish copper colored cream in the tub, but it does not go on that dark, so don’t worry about it being too dark for your skin tone because once you rub it into your skin, it disappears and all you have left on your skin is a subtle golden shimmer which can really bring out your features; especially when used as a makeup primer. You can apply your foundation on top if the Eyeko Tinted Cream (once it dries), and it can really enhance your look and give you a nice natural glow. You can probably even use it on your legs or arms as well, or to even enhance your summer tan. It doesn’t have a strong fragrance or an overpowering smell, it’s kind of hard to describe, but it’s a light scent similar to that of a neutral moisturizer and sunblock lotion.

It’s a great tinted moisturizer for the face and body, or anywhere you want a little shimmer. It only comes in one color and the tub is big enough to last you a really long time! And it’s only $12 on!

Cherry Culture Product Review: Styli-Style 24 Eyeshadow Pencils

Who doesn’t love an easier way to apply eyeshadow? Take it from me, I am always in a rush traveling from point A to point B every time, that I love time-savers, especially when it comes to makeup. Any product that makes applying makeup a cinch in a short amount of time catches my attention; and by default I love Styli-Style products which is why I was excited to try the Styli-Style Shadow 24 because I am always looking for innovative makeup products, especially eye shadows or eye makeup that’s designed to make life a lot easier!

It is described as a cream-to-powder formula that comes in a pen-like wand and has a soft, velvety sponge-tip for easy application that lasts 24 hours. The eye shadow color itself is located inside the actual cap of the wand, you just twist with the cap each time, and you have finely milled powder on the sponge tip. I tried out the “Sand” color, since I figured it would make a great highlighter on the brow bone. The color was great I just didn’t really like this particular product from Styli-Style, I personally thought it was hard to apply with, and it didn’t last 24 hours on me like it claims and I even have dry eyelids. Also because the sponge is pointed and tiny, it’s hard to get color all over your eyelid and seems like the way it was designed is similar to that of an eyeliner where you have a pointed tip to work with. However it is easy to apply in general as the powder itself is pretty pigmented and finely milled for best results.

However, I do think this is perfect for lining your eyes if you are looking for a pop of color on your eyes to make your peepers stand out; especially on the lower lash line since it gives you perfect control and precision and the sponged tip part allows you to smudge the color in for a more smoky look. It’s also in a nice pen-like packaging which makes it easy to just travel with or carry with you in your purse for touch-ups throughout the day, and is mess free since the powder is located deep inside the cap. These pencils come in a wide range of colors to suit everyone’s style and are available for only $8 each, if you planning on nabbing one of these definitely check out the other Styli-Style products to compliment your look as their eyeliner and lip pencils are awesome! Haul

Man I am glad this month is over! Everyone’s birthday was this month for me, there were deadlines and projects, I was so insanely exhausted and busy this month I am happy that it’s going to slow down for a bit, then before I know it I will be spending the holidays with my fambam. So I apologize I was unable to do some more Halloween looks in time, (fairy, etc) but I will do them anyway so people can refer to it next year…

I bought a few things from using the gift card that Anastasia was kind enough to give me. I really wanted to try the NYX Cream Blush in “Glow” after Pursebuzz raved about it and I actually like it. I was always wary of cream blush, if it would be to sticky on my cheeks, hard to blend, etc. But it was really easy, just dab a dot on the apples of your cheeks and blend out with a brush, and it gives a nice flush. I was actually wearing it in my Halloween post below.

I also got a few things from Sinful Colors, their powder blush in “Tangerine Rose”, a brown lipliner, and their lipstick in “Soft Angel”. Then I got a blending brush from NYX as well which I thought was bigger since it looked bigger on their site, but ah well, I could use it for smaller areas…

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