I’m back today with a haul! Who doesn’t love a good haul? This haul is from cherryculture.com and it’s mainly NYX stuff with a little Milani thrown in. NYX is tough to find in Canada and I don’t think Milani is available at all, so I decided I would order some to test these brands out. There are mixed reviews on this site, so I’ll give you my experience at the end.
I got a lot of lip products during this haul. I realized that this area was seriously lacking in my collection and with spring apparently here, I decided I needed some fresh lip colours. I have heard so much about the products I chose so I had to test them out for myself.
I knew for sure that I was going to pick up some of the NYX Butter Lipsticks and Butter Glosses. They have been pretty hyped up for a few months and I just couldn’t wait any longer.
I chose 3 shades out of the ones that Cherry Culture had, which was not the whole line. I picked bright, springy colours and steered away from reds and darks because I’m not into those at the moment. I want spring to come, so I’m trying to encourage it 🙂 The colours I picked are called, Little Suzie, Razzle and Candy Buttons. I just got the package today so I haven’t worn these yet, but from swatching I can tell that they are pigmented, creamy and do have a stain effect. Candy Buttons is a medium peach shade and is the lightest of the shades I chose. Razzle is a fushia with a little purple undertone. Lastly, Little Suzie is a pinky-orangey coral. I think I made good shade choices, they are all pretty different and not like what I already own. I’ll see how these do on, but I can see myself with more of these.
Next I got 3 of the butter glosses. The site had quite a few of these, but I had to limit myself slightly. I picked Maple Blondie, Strawberry Parfait and Apple Strudel. First off these smell amazing. It’s a sweet, sugary vanilla smell, but it’s not sickeningly sweet. I appreciate a company that didn’t choose mint because that’s not my favourite. They are pigmented and from swatching, they don’t seem sticky. In the picture Maple Blondie and Apple Strudel look similar, but Apple Strudel is more orange in person. I think on the lips they’ll probably be fairly similar. Maple Blondie is pinky coral, Strawberry Parfait is a cool toned pink and Apple Strudel is almost a light coral.
NYX Black Label Lipstick- India
The last lip product from Nyx I got was a Black Label Lipstick in the colour India. I really like Shaaanxo and she recommended this as a great nude style lip. I have already worn this and I really like it. It doesn’t wash me out and it’s not frosted.
Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color
I decided to pick up 2 of the Milani Liquid Lipsticks. They have 4 shades available, but I picked 2. These were created to be EXTREMELY bright and they delivered. I picked up Pink Rave, which is bright fuchsia and Fiery Coral which is a florescent coral, almost highlighter like. I wore Pink Rave yesterday and it is so long lasting! These are super-duper pigmented and do have a staining effect. After washing my hand 3 times with rubbing alcohol and soap, I still have pigment on my hand. I think these are absolutely perfect for spring. I know I can rock Pink Rave for sure, but I may mix Fiery Coral with something to tone it down. I picture it being so stunning with a summer tan.
Lastly for lips, I got a free lip balm from Cherry Culture for spending over $25. They have a ton of flavours and I chose lime. It’s decent.
Next I picked up some eye products.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils
I have been eying the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils for a long time, so I picked up 3 of those. I chose Strawberry Milk, which is a Glittery, light pink. I think this will be a great base with the Naked 3 palette. The second shade I picked is called Purple Velvet and it’s a deep plum shade. I want to experiement with a purple smoky eye and this will be perfect. Lastly I picked up Milk, which is pure white. I got this because anything I put over it will look brighter and I have eyeshadows that would look really vibrant over this.
NYX Cream Eyeshadow
I decided to try out a cream eyeshadow as well (can you tell I love eye bases?). The shade I picked is called Pinky Beige and I’m pretty obsessed with it. It is shimmery rose gold that dries to a powder finish. I will get so much use out of this with the Naked 3 palette. I think rose gold is really flattering for my hazel eyes. It looks coppery in the picture, but it’s much more pink in person.
I decided to pick up some eyeliners because I actually didn’t own a black pencil (so weird). And the bronze eyeliner looked awesome.
I also decided to try out a new liquid liner since I haven’t used one in a while and I have to say this is awesome. It is so smooth and makes for easy, easy winged liner. The brush is really fine so it makes for a neat, smooth line. I love it. I know I will buy this again and again.
Although I got so many lip and eye products, I picked up a couple face products.
I decided to get a couple of blushes because I heard they are pigmented and they are inexpensive, so win, win 🙂 Two of the shades I picked ended up being similar which was surprising, but they’re still nice.
The first two are both NYX and they’re just basic pinks. Mocha is matte and darker, while Pinched has a little shimmer and it lighter. Mocha has a little more red or orange in it. And lastly I picked up Luminoso, the popular Milani blush, just to give it a try. It is shimmery peach. I usually like matte blushes, but I am looking to add more glow to my face, so I’m hoping this will do that.
The last thing I picked up is the Dewy Finish Setting Spray. I have an ELF setting spray, but the mist is not fine at all, so it literally blasts me in the face. Since my skin is normal/dry I thought the dewy feature would be a good thing to have around.
That’s the haul! All of this stuff is $3-$7 USD each, so not expensive. The pricing is right in the middle of super cheap and more high end prices.
Since this website has mixed reviews I thought I would share my experiences, in hopes that it’s helpful. While I was going through the site I was googling swatches of shades and finding that they looked nothing like the pictures on the site. I would definitely reccommend googling the shades to get a more accurate picture, the ones on the site are not even close. I placed my order (shipping is determined by weight, no flat rate) and then it came up saying I needed to verify my account by sending them my ID with any details covered. I FREAKED. It really scared me that something was going to go wrong. Of course this was a Friday so I couldn’t sort out the problem then and there was no way in hell that I was sending them my ID. I waited until Monday and called to figure what options I had. I just verified my payment info over the phone and I was all set, it shipped the next day. My shipping option didn’t have a tracking number, so I assumed it would be a fairly slow delivery. I was so surprised when it came 10 days after placing my order. I was really impressed by that. Everything was packed tightly and everything came in tact. I would definitely order from this site again.
Overall I’m super happy with my haul! Let me know in the comments below if there is something from my haul that you’re dying to try, I’d love to know 🙂
Bye for now,
P.S. Stay tuned for a tutorial coming soon!