Out of all of the NYX shadows I got from my last haul, I think Morocco is one of my favorites. It's just such a gorgeous, glowing iridescent bluish purple. Purples are warmer so they are easier for me to wear, but I feel like a lot of blues wash me out. Morocco is great for people who have a tough time wearing blues because it's a nice balance of depth and warmth for asian and deeper skin tones.
This was a look I actually did for New Years so it is perfect for going out for a festive night. Just a little smokey, just a little shimmery. Not TOO heavy, but sweet and sexy.
I used NYX Morocco for the lower lid/crease color and NYX Opal for highlight. NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Cottage Cheese was used for brightening the tear ducts, with MAC fluidline in Blacktrack for liner and false lashes to bring more impact to the eyes. Lips were NYX Circle round lipstick (nude color) with a clear gloss and Revlon Sugar Sugar lip topping to the center of the lower lips to add a bit of sparkle.
A close up to show how pretty this color is!
For my hair, I used Garnier Fructis Style Surf Hair Texture Paste on dry hair which I had previously posted about here. As before, I really love the beachy waves I get from using this product. It also smells really nice. I just need to wash my hair after using this for the day because the matte texture stays in there after the nice volume goes down from sleeping on it. Oh, and I had China Glaze OMG nails with this look. It was lovely together!
Speaking of China Glaze Holographic nail polishes, here are the pink holo swatches I promised.
Tickle My Triangle from the Kaleidoscope collection
I LOOOOVE this color! It has larger holo particles than the OMG collection but it still has the beautiful rainbow sheen and is totally smooth. Not chunky like glitter at all. Sadly, this chipped on me quicker than my OMG polishes but I've heard opposite reviews from other places so maybe this application was a fluke. This polish dries really fast too, so it's easy to apply. That's why I love China Glaze!
bright bathroom light
QT from the OMG collection
QT is a little darker than Tickle My Triangle and obviously has a smoother color. It's a sophisticated holo compared to some of the other colors. These are crappy pictures, but I wanted to capture the rainbow effect. Still quite pretty, right?
slightly brighter light
after Konadifying! only my second Konad attempt using plate M38 (or actually mine was a fauxnad B29.) I ordered more plates so hopefully they will come soon! Tips were NYX Girls Special Glitter Nail Polish in CN229. And I'm holding a Hello Kitty vinyl figure from Urban Outfitters. ;)
Until next time, let me know what your favorite smokey eye color or holo nail color is. I'm off to look for Lancome lipglosses from Marshall's now. Hope you all are having a great weekend!