Friday, March 6, 2015

Beauty Products I'm Loving: Drugstore Finds

Sonia Kashuk cream bronzer in warm tan
NYX soft matte lip cream in Stockholm
e.l.f studio stippling brush

This week, I was finally able to try the Sonia kashuk cream bronzer in warm tan, and the NYX soft matte cream in Stockholm. I have been wanting to try a cream bronzer for some time now, so I picked it up at my local Target. To be honest, I wasn't a big fan of the color because it was a bit too warm/orange for me. I did like the formulation and applied it with the elf studio stippling brush. It is pretty challenging for me to apply bronzer correctly, but I like how easy and foolproof the cream bronzer and stippling brush are together. They are two items I would recommend for bronzer/contour beginners!

I have been really into liquid lipsticks lately (although I only own one, since they're pretty pricey), so I was so happy to learn that NYX created some new liquid lipsticks, called the soft matte lip creams.  I had been wanting to buy a few colors, but unfortunately, was only able to pick up the Stockholm color at my local drugstore.  I believe it was around $9 for the lip product, which is a bit pricey for drugstore, BUT much more affordable than the high end ones (the only one I have is from girlatik and it was roughly $25 if I remember correctly). I've used the NYX Stockholm color twice now, and so far, I really, really like it! It dries to a matte finish really quickly, and the color stays on for a decent amount of time (and lasts through lunch).  I really like the Stockholm color, which is a nude/peach/brown color, and I like how it makes my teeth appear whiter than it really is! The only downside to the lip cream is that it looks a bit patchy on the lips up close, but then again, my lips have always been unusually dry/flakey. I'd recommend exfoliating and moisturizing lightly before applying the lip cream.  All in all, I think it's a great product, and I do look forward to applying it in the mornings! I can't wait to get my hands on the other colors in the collection!

Do you like cream bronzers and liquid lipsticks? Which ones are your favorite!?


  1. You look so beautiful!! The products look amazing! :)

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  2. Thanks, Nicole! You're so sweet! The products are great AND affordable!!

  3. Love NYX products! You look great!

    xo, Jen

  4. I don't have too many NYX products, but I'm excited to try out some things! Thanks so much for your comment :)