6 March 2016

Drugstore FOTD #2 | Using NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Morocco

Don't get me wrong, I love the feeling you get when you purchase a gorgeously packaged, high quality, luxurious makeup product, but my wallet does quiver with fear. So today I thought I would do a full face using only "Drugstore" makeup, to show that you don't need to spend a fortune to find high quality beauty products, you can just pop to your local Boots.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Morocco
First of all I've got to apologize for my ghostly visage, I'm not used to taking pictures of my face, clearly haha, even after all these years it's still a challenge.

For my base, which I actually think is the hardest thing to find in the drugstore. I mixed a bit of the Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm with a dollop of L'Oreal True Match Foundation and blended them in with my Real Techniques Miracle Sponge (aka: my new love). Together they create a light, weightless glowy base. I'm still testing out the Balm, but so far it's pretty good.

My under eye concealer duo consisted of the Seventeen Phwoarr Paint which brings the coverage and the Maybelline Eraser Eye Treatment in "Brightener" for a bit of added glow.
Though I will say that the staying power wasn't as good as it would have been, if I'd mixed in some of my usual eye primer. If you're unsure what I'm talking about, this post will get you up to speed. I used this very old (they've now changed the packaging) Maybelline Dream Matte Powder to set everything down.

If you're after an inexpensive contour/bronzer, look no further than the Barry M Flawless Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit. It has two bronzer shades, one cool toned the other warm toned and one yellow under eye setting powder. You can see this palette in more detail "in this post".

I'll be honest and say that I own very few drugstore blushers, with the Bourjois Aqua Blush in Cocoricorail being an exception. It has a very thin consistency, if you're looking for a big hit of colour this one isn't gonna be for you. It just gives a nice, wash of natural colour.

On the other hand if you're after #Highlightonfleek kind of cheekbones or fancy "Strobing" you definitely need to try the Seventeen Skin Wow Primer. Now it does say "primer" but I don't use it that way, I like to dot it along my cheekbones and the inner corners of my eyes to really make them pop!

Seventeen Doll'd Up Mascara
For my eyes I used my favourite everyday combination, Makeup Geek "Creme Brule" Eyeshadow in my crease for definition (not that it shows up in pictures, damn hooded lids) and Makeup Geek "Shimma Shimma" Eyeshadow
on my inner corner. I did two coats of my all-time favourite, Seventeen Doll'd Up Mascara, if you want long, separated lashes, try this baby!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Morocco
The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Morocco is obviously the star of the show, I mentioned it in my most recent "Favourites Post" and I just had to show you how gorgeous this shade is when applied, it's even brighter in real life. I've tried a few of the NYX Lip Creams, which you can read about "here", but this shade is without a doubt my favourite. It's so creamy and comfortable on the lips, but the best part is the price, it's just £5. There are very few liquid lipstick that are this high quality, for such a low price! I can definitely see my collection growing because of that, you can't really beat it can you?

If you fancy having a nosy at my last "Drugstore FOTD" you can see how they compare, and if I used any of the same products (quite possible).

Have you tried any of the NYX Matte Lip Creams? What are a few of your favourite shades, go on enable me.

XOXO Claire


  1. Such a gorgeous shade - it really suits you x


  2. Aww thank you, it's so comfortable on my the lips, I love it!

  3. That shade looks absolutely stunning on you!


  4. Aww thank you Lindsey, that's so sweet of you to say :)

  5. I can't believe that lip cream is only £5 - it looks amazing! I've never dipped my toe into NYX before but you have just persuaded me! Great round-up - I need to try more drugstore make-up, and I think I'm going to start with that Barry M Palette...

    Becky xo bkyrouncefield.co.uk

  6. It is isn't it, now I want to pick up more colours, you can never have enough liquid lipsticks! :)

  7. They are so inexpensive I couldn't believe the price either, now I have more shades on my wishlist haha :)

  8. I love the NYX lip cream on you! I've never tried their products before so this is tempting me!
    Leah x


  9. Thank you, you definitely need to give them a go, they are such amazing quality, especially this shade, though the Butter Glosses are fantastic too :)

  10. Beautiful shade! NYX has some really awesome products!

  11. They certainly do, I may have just ordered a few more shades myself (oops) haha :)

  12. I love the NYX lip creams but surprisingly haven't seen this shade, I need to pick it up I think, its such a lovely vibrant red ♥


  13. It's definitely my favourite shade I've ought so far, though I do have a few other shades coming so only time will tell haha :)

  14. That lip color looks wonderful.


  15. Thank you, I'm in love with it! :)

  16. That lip color though, looks stunning on you.


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