Monday, 7 October 2019

That Blogtober Charm - NYX Vivid Brights Liner & Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Crayon

Blogtober Day Five
Hey lovelies!

Hopefully this Blogtober numbering isn't too confusing for you - I'm numbering each day according to which number post it will be rather than by date. If you haven't read my first Blogtober post then I highly suggest you do so that things make more sense for you. Long story short, my Blogtober schedule differs to what I did last year (i.e. posting everyday) and most likely to a lot of other bloggers that you're following during this blogging season! The important thing however is that you are here and you are ready for my new post, so welcome back!


That Blogtober charm that I'm referring to in the title is based on that idea of stepping out of my comfort zone. Lately I have felt that so many things in my life are different right now and that is due to a new or possibly not so new way of thinking, i.e. more positively. I've found myself trying out new styles when it comes to fashion, new ways to do my hair and as you can see right here: new ways to do my makeup.

Now I know that I'm not one to shy away from glitter, dark colours, light colours or just more makeup in general but having the opportunity to use the NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner was a challenge to say the least. If you're an avid user of liner then you will be aware of how many types there are from gel to liquid and from eyeliner pen to eyeliner pencil, it can be quite overwhelming!


So I have to admit that creating this look was not an easy feat and not because I was on the struggle bus that ALWAYS stops off at 'Your-Eyeliner-Is-A-Mess-City' but more so because working with such a bright liner like this one right here is like trying to create a masterpiece...extremely stressful with a really pretty end result! Seriously I love eyeliner and the power it has in making my eyes look super feline but when it comes to liquid liner, you have to be used to just how "liquidy" it can be and I was NOT ready.

In other words, if you're a pro at using liquid liner then this oh so beautiful product will be the right one for you, plus it comes in so many incredible shades that even I could be tempted to grab myself a couple more for those bold, eccentric looks that you see on Not Vicarious from time to time - afterall, you can never have too many options!


Now, the other key part of this look is the lips and boy do I have a new lip product that I'm loving at the moment: Maybelline Superstay Ink Crayon in Lead The Way! When these crayons first came out, you bet your bottom dollar that I was straight on Superdrug ordering myself some of my most loved shades, 'Lead The Way' being one of them. There is just something about the deep pink that screams "everyday lip product" no matter how intense the rest of your makeup is, especially on the eyes.

Maybelline always get it right with their products and although not every single thing they create will be completely my vibe, I love that they aim to conjure up something new and affordable on a regular basis. These lip crayons are perfect for those on the go days where you can only carry a small bag and can't afford to be slotting in your favourite lipliner and lipstick in addition to your other essentials. The 2-in-1 feature is a godsend and I will be using these crayons for weeks to come!


I hope that you loved this post as much as I do! Be sure to let me know in the comment section down below, if you've tried out any of these products! I'd love to know what you think of them and if you have any Autumn makeup recommendations for me in return because I adore trying new things!

XOXO
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