Huge cherryculture haul and review

I did a huge cherryculture haul a while back, and I haven’t had the chance to post about it. Actually, it’s alright, because now I’ve had some time to test most of the products out. Let’s get to it:

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First, we’ve got the NYX face products. I will have a more in depth review of them later. Just wanna mention that the medium is too dark for me, and I’m a NC42! So be careful out there if you’re ordering this online. As these are face products, I need to test them out more to come up with a conclusion.

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These are the LA Colors Jumbo eye pencils. They look very pretty on the arm, but too harsh to apply on the eyelids. And they’re not blending very well. Thumbs down from here.

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NYX Caribbean Collection in I Dream of St. Lucia. I wanted this for some fun. Although I haven’t had time to do any looks with this palette, I absolutely love it. They are creamy, and the colour payoff is great!

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More NYX blushes for me!!! As you might know, I already own several NYX blushes. These are in Mauve (left) and Spice (right). Mauve doesn’t really show off that much on my skin colour, and Spice didn’t really surprise me. Just another pink.

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Now, these are my first NYX single eyeshadows. Let me just say that they are not gonna be the last! I love love love them. I went a little crazy with the greens. The only brown I bought, I actually thought was matte(note to self: always read the description before pressing order). But this one has golden shimmers to it. Regardless, they are so buttery and pigmented, and I was just so surprised by the quality considering the low price. I use the brown all the time now. Just that one colour on the whole lid for an everyday look, or a subtle green under the eyes to make your look pop! Below, the colours on the arm are: Wildfire, Exotic Green, Ocean and Gypsy. I will be posting a look soon where I’m wearing Exotic Green.

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Everyone was talking about these, so I HAD to see what the all the fuss was about. Unfortunately, my lips have been extremely dry lately, so I’m not really doing them any justice when I tried them on. I must say that they are very pigmented, and actually look a little too much. What I like to do with these is simply pat my pout with a tissue after application, and then these just look faaab!!! From left to right: soft matte lip cream in Addis Ababa, Xtreme lip creme in Dolly Girl and Pinky Nude.

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Now, I must admit, I didn’t have a cream blush prior to this. I wanted to try and see if I like it. This colour, Glow is really cute. But I still need to work with the texture as I’m not use to it yet.

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I also wanted a decent setting powder, so I got this Mehron Loose mineral finishing powder. I’m still not good with fumbling around with loose powder. And this one is (believe it or not) quite yellow on my skin. And I thought I was yellow! This one is in medium/medium dark. The texture feels very good, but I find it a little hard to distribute evenly on the face. But that’s more my lack of skill. I also panic a little with all that powder flying around in the air.

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If you’re looking for an inexpensive eye primer, this is the thing! This Milani eyeshadow primer both feels and looks a lot like the Urban Decay primer potion, and does the job surprisingly well.

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The Milani lipsticks are supposed to be really good, and the one I’ve got in Red Label really is. But somehow, this one on Fruit Punch does not glide as beautifully on the lips. It also looks a little “cracked” when applied. Smells wonderful though… fruity chewing gum.

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This NYX lipstick must be the least as I expected. The colour Ceto is a very shimmery, pale, golden colour. And this really is not really my shade. Maybe if I try to do a kind of Arabic inspired look with a pretty green eyeshadow, this might match the look. Ignore the swatch on the right (it’s the Milani one)

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The pencils!!! First, the NYX Jumbo pencil in milk which I have been wanting for AGES! It’s as I expected. Using it as a base just gives the most amazing colour payoff of any eheshadow colour. And then I got one more LA girl glide pencil, this one in black. Love it. Glides on very easily and has a decent staying power. And then we have the NYX wonder pencil in Light. The thought was to use this to line my waterline. But what was I thinking? My eyes water like a waterfall anyway. So it disappears in no time on me. And then I got the NYX eyebrow pencil in Dark Brown. Sadly, this has a very reddish undertone which I don’t like.

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The Ardell lash glue: I thought that it must be good because Ardell makes false lashes right? Either, I don’t know how to use it, or it’s just bad. It just doesn’t stick around 🙂

Okay, this was a big one. Hope you’ve found at least some of it useful.

Have you tried any of the products before or any of it you wanna try out?

Maria xoxo

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15 comments

  1. Great haul! I’ve been wanting to try the soft matte lip cream for so long! I’ve tried Nyx eyeshadows and lipsticks. I agree with you too, eyeshadows go on like butter and blend beautifully. Lipsticks are very pigmented and apply pretty good, staying power is ok.

    1. The NYX lipsticks are okay… I’m thinking of getting some more eyeshadows and depot them to make my own palette! Any good ideas on how and what? I’ve been looking at the z-palettes….

      1. I was just going to say the z-palettes, too! I think that would be a great choice. I so far haven’t used NYX single shadows. I currently have 2 of NYX’s eye shadow palettes: 1) The Runaway Collection (10 colour eyeshadow palette – different shades of greys, steel blues and black 2) Bohemian Chic Nude Matte Collection (a two-tier palette with 18 colour eyeshadows in browns/taupes/beiges and 6 colour eyeshadows in teals, deep greens and burgundy and also 2 blushes.

  2. Omg that nyx jumbo eye pencil is the bomb. Com loll! Also please let me know how the hd primer and Foundation hold up im into the MUFE hd but its not as HD as they advertise it to be!

    1. Alright 😉 I’m working on the nyx face products. Try to wear them with and without primer. I’m actually not sure what HD does other than that it has a function when making videos which I never do anyway….

      1. Its supposedly good for photography and makes you skin look nice and defined lol. I like it but want to try out others too and ill try out the with/without primer tip Thanks! 😀

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