Here at NYX, we look forward to Christmas the MOST- especially when we get to share our favorite stocking stuffer ideas! We just love the idea of using a few key beauty items to gift our loved ones – after all, who doesn’t love cute new nail polish or lip gloss? This year, with many shoppers on a budget, these extremely pigmented and affordable products will make the perfect stocking stuffers without hurting anyone’s wallet!
Our absolute favorite for 2012 is the newly released Nail Polish Set with 18 beautiful holiday colors. This limited edition item is perfect for those nail polish-lovers!
We also love the eye shadow and lip combination kits: Smokey, Bronze Smokey, Purple Smokey, and Nude on Nude Natural Look Kit. With 9 beautiful shadows and 2 lip glosses, this compact yet portable palette is sure to please all beauty mavens. Check them out on our website NYXcosmetics.com!
Of course we have to include our sleek individual nail polishes- after all we carry a variety of 166 different shades from Red Wine to Stone Wash to Lux Green! If you want to include just a few shades with your gifts this year, stuff those stockings with these trendy holiday colors: Classic Red, Jewel Tones, Gold Glitter, Metallics and Oxblood (a vampy plum- our favorite!).
The classic red makes its debut again this season- perfect to wear with your little black dress!
Jewel tones go glamorous in deep dark blue and purple with just a hint of holiday shimmer. They’re a perfect accent to any winter outfit!
Everyone loves a little glitz and glamour! These two shades have tiny speckles of gold, perfect to use on top of your favorite holiday colors or all on its own.
Last season’s gold, silver, and bronze get a romantic makeover with these metal tones with a slight shimmery undertone.
This rich vampy plum is so wearable on your lips, eyes, and especially your nails this season. Match these colors to your outfit this season- monochromatic looks are the trend!
These are some of our favorites, but we’d love to see how you plan on rocking this season’s colors! Post your creative nail looks on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and make sure to tag us @NYXcosmetics!2 Comments
Ah yes… Calling ALL Twilight fanatics! Who’s excited about the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2? I know WE sure are and we’re excited to share that Twilight starlet Nikki Reed was embellished with NYX Cosmetics during the Los Angeles red carpet premiere!
Celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles dishes and tells us in US Magazine what she uses to create this luminous look -
“Using a foundation brush, Stiles swiped NYX HD Studio Photogenic Foundation in Warm Sand along the bridge of Reed’s nose, cheeks, chin and forehead.
For a sheer coverage, Stiles uses a wet applicator to blend the product in and then applied the NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand in Medium and set the foundation with NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder.
Stiles also did subtle cheek contouring using NYX Highlight and Contour Powder applying just a touch of product under the cheekbones. “The trick is using a very soft brush and just a touch of product,” Stiles tells Us. “It’s easier to build than take away!” Stiles then dabbed NYX Stick Blush in Hibiscus onto the apples of Reed’s cheeks.
The makeup pro next applied NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Slate from Reed’s lash line just above the crease and below the bottom lashes, pressing it in and blending with her fingers. She then swept a light coat of NYX Single Eye Shadow in Sensual over the lid and then added NYX Slim Eye Pencil in Taupe to the waterline. She added a few NYX Fabulous Lashes in Flare Lash Medium and several coats of NYX Fly With Me Mascara. To finish the look, Stiles filled in Reed’s brows with just a touch of the NYX Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown.”
Now it’s your turn! Show us your gleaming red carpet look on our Facebook and Twitter page! We’d love to see your creation.