Category Archives: NYX Cosmetics

Product Review: NYX Eyebrow Gel

I found a new eyebrow product I love! I saw this product originally on Instagram. Immediately I wanted to get my hands on this product. Everyone has been ranting and raving about Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow products lately, although I’ve wanted to try those products for myself, I just couldn’t part with my money to jump on the band wagon. I know, it’s not that expensive, but I’ve been operating on a budget I must maintain for several reasons. I have used several different brow products in the past, but the NYX Eyebrow Gel may just be the winner of all the products I’ve used previously.

Currently I am using Espresso on my brows. Esspresso was the only one they had available in my local Ulta. I was desperate to give it a try, although I would like to try a Chocolate (Because my hair is a reddish brow), Espresso works well for me at this moment. The NYX Eyebrow Gel is water proof, long lasting, and smudge proof. It reminds me of the Makeup Forever Aqua Brow. I haven’t used it necessarily (I can’t bash it or compare it), but the idea is the same. It (MUFE Aqua Brow) also claims to be waterproof, long lasting, and smudge proof. Considering my budget, MUFE Aqua Brow couldn’t make it into my personal makeup collection. The good news is NYX Eyebrow Gel made the cut.

Since using this product, I have learned a little goes a long way. You only need a small amount of this product for your eyebrows. I don’t use this gel to start the sculpting of my brows. I use my brow pencil. I use the NYX Eyebrow Gel to fill in my brows. Using my angled brush (it needs to be stiff), I start on the tail end of my eyebrows. I apply the product in the direction of hair growth. Whatever is left on my angled brush I apply to the front of my brows using upward strokes (the direction of hair growth). I use my spoolie brush to brush the product through and finalize the eyebrow. Don’t worry, I’m headed back to YouTube, there will be a tutorial. The product dries quickly, there is no time for being slow with this process.

I love the NYX Eyebrow Gel because it’s true to its claim as a product. It’s water proof, long lasting, and smudge proof. I don’t have to worry about my eyebrow becoming “greasy” at the end of the day, and if it rains, they stay intact. Okay, so I’ve never been caught in a rain storm to prove that much, but it does take a good rub down to clean my eyebrow product off at the end of the night. The product is super affordable and fits my budget! No overspending and No buyers remorse.

I would suggest you pick up this product and give it a try! It’s great for your personal use and your makeup kit ladies. They have an array of shades to choose from to match your hair color. You won’t be subjected to choosing from a limited number of shades. You can purchase this product in store or online via the company website.  In the picture below, I used the NYX Eyebrow Gel to fill in my brows.

Need to know more about eyebrow sculpting? Check out these posts and video!

How to fill in your Eyebrows
How to arch your Eyebrows
The Perfect Eyebrow
Oldie but Goodie: Eyebrow Tutorial 

Peace and Blessings


Late Post: A Very Elegant Christmas: Holiday Gift Guide for the Beauty Connoisseur

It’s one of my favorite times of the year! Christmas is just right around the corner and I hope you’re just as excited as I am. If you haven’t picked up any Christmas Gifts as of yet and are planning to do so this weekend. Here is a last minute gift guide! I have put together six items for my readers to help point them in to the right direction for gift giving this Holiday Season. These items are popular beauty items and well liked by the masses.  There are plenty of items to choose from, but these made the top of the list.

Holiday Gift Guide

1. The most talked about and most wanted Naked Palette 3. It features 12 new rose-hued neutral shades and comes with a double ended shadow/blending brush.  Let’s not forget the bonus four samples of their infamous Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original, Sin, Eden, and their new Anti-Aging Formula (Approximate a weeks worth in each sample). This is $52.00 and you can purchase it here
2. Sigma Essential Brush Set. I have this set and it’s AMAZING!! You get everything from their fluffy dome blending brush, face brush, and much more it’s worth the purchase price and it lasts for a long time if taken care of properly. This set is $155.00 and can be purchased here
3. RiRi Hearts Mac Holiday Collection Lipstick in Pleasure Bomb. Buy the whole collection and You will be loved throughout the entire year of 2014. This little tube of lipstick is $14.50 and can be purchased here.
4. Philosphy Homemade honeybuns Shower Gel (Smells Delish) This yummy bottle of deliciousness can be purchased at zappos.com for just $15.00.
5. NYX Butter Gloss (Any Shade will do). They are creamy and you can build the lipgloss to your desired shade. This has got to be least expensive product on the list. Makes for a great stocking stuffer. Pick these cute glosses up at your local Ulta retailer or purchase it online at Ulta.com for just $4.99. Can’t beat that!! There are a total of 12 shades to choose from and of course at this very moment they are buy one get one half off..so go a head and get all 12. She will thank you for it later. Creme Brule is my Favorite!!
6. Clinique 3 Step Skincare Kit. Okay, so I know you are probably thinking why would anyone want this for Christmas?? It’s an awesome product and who wouldn’t want a great skin care product during these harsh winter day. This set is $26.00 at Nordstroms. Great Deal!!!

There are plenty of great gifts to choose from this Holiday Season. I just wanted to point you in the right direction. Most of these I already own and others are on my Must Have and will buy list.  I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!! Great Things are to come for myself here at Elegant Edge!! I thank you for all rocking with me this long and I hope that will rock with me even longer in the future because I have tons of more good stuff to offer!!

Merry Christmas Loves!! Peace and Blessings -XO 


Make-up Wednesdays: Natural Eye Series ft. Urban Decay Naked Palette

Hello Blog Lovers!! I know it’s been a while but I wanted to share this Makeup look that I just recently created using the Urban Decay Naked Palette. If you haven’t subscribed to the YT Channel then what on earth are you waiting for?? There is some fun things happening over there. Check out the Video Below and tell me what you think!!

Products Used:

Face:
Smash box Foundation Primer
Mac Studio Fix Fluid NC50

Eyebrows:
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Taupe
NYC colors Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown
Mac Concealer NC50

Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Eye shadow Base in Natural
Urban Decay Naked Palette
-Naked
-Hustle
-Creep
-Virgin
-Sin
Mac Blush Blunt
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
NYX Eye pencil (Black)
Elf Cream Liner in Black

Face:
Coastal Scents Camouflage Palette
-Honey Toned Concealer (eye highlight)
Mac Highlight Powder (Honey Nectar)
Mac Mineralized Skin Finish (Dark)

Cheeks:
Mac Blush Razin
Mac Blush Ambering Rose
Mac Blush Blunt (Contour)

Lips:
NYX Lip gloss Smokey Look

Disclaimer: Please do not take my pics with out asking permission first..Please and Thank You.

Thanks for Watching!! Tell a Friend!! and Leave Comments!! ~♥ Peace and Blessings ♥~


>I dream of Jamaica NYX Carribbean Palette Make-up Tutorial

>Hello Blog Lovers!! This is quick make-up tutorial that I posted to my YTChannel about the NYX Caribbean Palette that I purchased in my HauteLook.com haul. Check it out and tell me what you think!! The video is fast so hopefully you can get everything. The final look is posted below.

Products used:

Face:
Smash Box Photo Finish Primer
Revlon Color Stay Foundation
Iman Second to None Loose Mineral Face Powder in Earth Medium
Mac Studio Finish Concealer NC50
Mary-K Full Coverage Concealer

Eyes:
Eyebrows: NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder Taupe Ash
Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Caribbean Palette I dream of Jamaica
NYX Liquid Eyeliner
NYX Volumizing Mascara
NYX Eyeliner Pencil Black

Cheeks:
NYX Powder Blush (Silky Rose)
Mac Powder Blush (Blunt)

Lips:
NYX Lip gloss Smokey Look

Eyelashes (I would have used couldn’t find glue) Ardell #114

Thanks for Watching!! Peace and Blessings ~♥ Miss Nic ♥~