Wait, what? .3 oz of silica powder over .35? Really, MUFE? Really?
NYX offers .21 oz of silica in a bigger, shallower jar. Since I decided against it, because as much as I love HD powder, that wasn't going to fly. It looked like it had as much powder as my MUFE one currently has! Not okay. Instead I decided I would get the Twin Cake Powder, because one layer goes one without becoming powdery but two layers does. Since its meant to set my foundation and later on my BB cream, I just don't want a powdery look. With no Twin Cake in site, I opted instead for the HD Studio Photogenic "Stay Matte but Not Flat" powder. It was dreamily soft, blended nicely and didn't look powdery on the back of my hand. YAY!
The difference with this
While I was there, since Ulta was doing a "Buy One, Get One 50%" for NYX, I tested some eyeliners and shadow. I also grabbed one of their new gel liners, but not in the shade that shares my name (its teal! I love teal!). I'll do a post for the gel liner later. I swatched their Aqua Luxe liquid liners that I believe came out last year. Some shades are sheerer, such as the purple, but the two I swatched were AMAZING!
|Dry, rubbed. Top: Glam Azure (GLA01), Bottom: Glam Nude (GLA07)|
|Water, rubbed. Included: NYX Gel Liner & Smudger in Samantha (GLAS04)|
|Water + soap. Glam Azure lost its glitter and sheen, leaving a stain. Glam Nude obviously is gone!|
NYX's regular line of shadow and the Nude Mattes tend to be better, with some of the Nude Mattes being a bit difficult to work with.
Full reviews & swatches of my new products will be done shortly.