This post was sponsored by Walmart, all opinions are my own.
I love finding drugstore cosmetics at great prices that also deliver on performance. Today’s post is all about a few favorites I’ve discovered from NYX and a quick lesson on how to layer eyeshadow shades for a multi-dimensional eye look.
NYX Professional Makeup is a large line of cosmetics that you can find at Walmart. They have everything you need(and more!) and over the years NYX has established itself as a great brand to find drugstore makeup options. The NYX Micro Brow pencil in blonde is great, and perhaps one of the best shades of pencil that isn’t too warm for my brow color. I also really love their translucent setting powder(it’s pressed, not loose!) for setting makeup in place!
I picked up their Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals and had fun building an eye makeup look from the shades. I’m new to using warm shades on my eyes, but I find that the warm browns look really nice against light blue eyes. I’ll walk you through the steps I took to create this eye look here, but even if you don’t have these shades you can still duplicate it with whatever you do have!
Below is the order that I applied the shadows!
After applying eyeshadow primer, I dusted my lids with shade 1, then followed right on top of that with shade 2 for a slightly darker wash of color.
Next I picked up shade 3 and pressed in into my crease and outer corner, sweeping back and forth until the shadows blended together nicely. Sometimes drugstore eye shadow can feel dry and is hard to blend, but I found these shadows to blend beautifully!
I picked up shade 4 to apply to the inner corner of my lids for some brightness and lightness! This is a great way to make your eyes appear a bit larger too.
Finally, with shade 5, I blended around the“edges” of the darker shadow onto my brow bone so everything looked soft and balanced.
With a smaller brush I picked up shade 3 and applied a bit onto my lower lashline. I love using a shadow for liner instead of actual eyeliner because it makes my eyes look a bit bigger and more round, and also doesn’t require a bunch of blending and smudging to soften up a strong line.
A setting spray, like the NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray, when applied correctly, may be the quickest and easiest thing to try if your makeup tends to fade or melt during the day. I like to spray it at quite a distance and then push my face into it versus spraying it too close to my face. It should just feel like a light veil of mist to cover your face. A little goes a long way!
The NYX Lip Lingerie DID NOT MOVE. I had to WORK to get it off, which is exactly what I want in long–wear lipstick! The finish is matte and the shade I’m wearing is Bedtime Flirt. It’s a nice soft rosy shade and the matte finish makes my lips look a bit bigger than they actually are! If you are a more of a satin finish kind of person, just top this Lip Lingerie with a gloss like the NYX Butter Gloss. You’ll still get the long wear performance, but you’ll have a little extra moisture and shine on top!