the body shop down to earth eye palettes

the new body shop down to earth eye palettes came out in finland last week. these palettes replace the old shimmer cubes eye shadow palettes. if you own some shimmer cubes, these shades are quite close the old ones, so you may want to skip. there comes 5 options with 4 shades (26,50€), and one bigger palette with 8 shades (39€). i would say the shadows are quite pigmented and easy to blend, good for any basic user. the shadows can be moved, so you can switch colors if you own several palettes. the palette also has a mirror.

down to earth eye palette 01 gold (inspired by 2014's spring bronze)

down to earth eye palette 02 brown (replaces shimmer cubes 06)

down to earth eye palette 03 grey (replaces shimmer cubes 21)

down to earth eye palette 04 plum (replaces shimmer cubes 23)

down to earth eye palette 05 black (replaces shimmer cubes 20)

down to earth eye shadow glow palette

as you can see, the big palette has 5 shades that are also in the smaller palettes, and 3 unique shades.


nyx haul

in april nyx finally landed in finland! i was excited to try their products since i don't have so much experience of them and the prices are very affordable. 

nyx full coverage concealer "orange"

i wanted to try the youtube trend of putting orange concealer to under eyes, but it just didn't work for me. no matter how little amount i did put, it always started creasing. and to be honest i didn't see any difference on using only normal concealer. this one i actually bought from ebay already before, i think it's not sold in finland.

nyx extra creamy round lipstick "power"

the formula is as the name says, extra creamy. comfortable in the lips, but because of that it doesn't last very well. the color is not very easy to pull off - but nyx is all about crazy colors. and as you know, i absolutely love lilac and grey lipsticks!

nyx wonder stick "light/medium"

i'm always looking compact options for contour&highlight since my smashit palette is too big to carry around. the wonder stick has been a great and easy solution. the packaging comes with good instructions so it's easy for a beginner to start. only negative thing is that sometimes i struggle with the right amount of product. you need to be careful with blending since the product moves quite a bit and kind of "disappears". the wonder stick comes in 4 different shades. i will do a youtube tutorial of this product later, so come back to visit my page!

nyx lip lingerie "satin ribbon" 

this one i bought a little later so it's not in the other pictures. it would be a good reference to try the darker shades as well since lighter shades are always harder to formulate. the nude shade is nice, but it cracks a little bit. i wouldn't say the lipstick is 100% transfer proof, but a good budget option, since it costs under 10€.