Monday, 5 August 2013

NYX La Amoureux Mascara + Love in Rio - Cabana Boy

I want to first share some very exciting news.. I was picked, well my blog 'Miss Holly' was picked to be NYX Blogger of the month for August 2013.. I am thrilled about this and when i received the email letting me know i was literally jumping up and down! I have only tried out a couple of there lip products and loved them all so was dying to get my hands on more from their collection.
So one the perks of being picked was that i could try more of their products, the first 2 items i wanted to share with you are the NYX Love in Rio eyeshadow trio and this is in the shade Cabana Boy.
This little compact comes in a fair few shades and comes complete with 3 eyeshadows.. Cabana Boy has a gold shimmer eyeshadow, a deep gold with a hint of shimmer and then a matte brown.
They eyeshadows are fairly pigmented, i wouldn't quite say they are 'in your face pigmented' but they do give off quite a good colour when applied.
I like that it comes with a matte shade to, this shade is not only perfect for my brows but also good for contouring and i like to use this just under my eyeliner..
In this look i applied the gold shimmer eyeshadow all over the lids, then took the deep gold shade and applied that on the outer half and blending into the crease a little, after that i took the matte brown shade into the crease to give more definition to my eyes, i also took the matte brown shade under my eyes to line my lash line.. 
I normally don't do many looks like this because i have lined my lash line with a brown eye pencil  (shown in next NYX post) instead of a black but i really like the overall look and like how the colours of the eyeshadows blended out nicely together.  The Love in Rio Cabana Boy eyeshadow trio retails for £6 and comes in over 20 different shades, i think another online purchase is necessary..
Onto the La Amoureux Mascara which i also used in this look comes from the Boudoir Mascara Collection.. 
I tend to only stick to one mascara so it was nice to try a new and different one.. The La Amoureux Mascara has a curved spiral want which is meant to curl and lengthen lashes.  The brush is a lot thicker than the one i normally use on a day to day basis but i found myself to love it. 
It really gives length to your eyelashes while separating them and giving them more volume at the same time.. I applied 2 coats and managed to achieve this look with it.. However during the day i did find that my lashes had slightly dropped, however still holding a decent enough curl in them, i hope they bring these out in a waterproof version..
I personally love this look as it's natural and feels very light weight, i like the brown on my eyes and under my eyes to instead of wearing black i may start to wear brown more often..
I love both the eyeshadow trio and mascara especially together, like how i've done with this look it gives me more of a everyday natural look.
The La Amoureux Mascara retails for £6.50 and if this mascara isn't for you there are 6 other choices to choose from the Boudoir Mascara Collection.

-Both of these products can be found online on the NYX Cosmetics UK website.

Have you tried the NYX La Amoureux Mascara or Love in Rio eyeshadow in Cabana Boy?
*pr sample


  1. The eyeshadows look lovely, especially for people that like a lighter look on the lid.

  2. The eyeshadow trio looks gorgeous *-*

  3. Those eyeshadows look lovely! x

  4. Those eyeshadows look brilliant. I've just checked them out online and they do a few nice looking neutral ones so think I might invest in a couple. X


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