Hey all! Today’s look/first impression is all about NYX Toronto Gift Set. We will post a more in depth review once we’ve used it more.
Christmas is always so exciting because brands release some fun gift sets. Last Christmas NYX wasn’t so readily available where we live and we only have a small Boots so we don’t always get the cool releases. Recently we went to visit a friend in Norwich and had a cheeky look at the Boots there and found the gift sets. I’m not sure if Boots has all 11 of the City Sets but on the NYX website they are all there. I wanted to try any of the Elements Palette but they are £25 😫. They seem beautiful but just waaaay out of our price range. The City Set was £15 and it has 4 eyeshadows, a highlight and a blush – which, personally, is a better value.
Our First Impression
- Love the colour combination! It was the grey lipstick that attracted us to this set AND it’s a new shade which made it extra special.
- The eyeshadows are pigmented – there is a peachy shade for the crease and the magenta and grey to deepen and darken the lid. The peach shade next to the grey actually is a shimmer shade with pink reflects on it. Really pretty but not a smooth texture. The glitters are a bit chunky so we just used fixing spray to keep it on the lid.
- The highlight is pretty – our picture doesn’t give it enough justice!
- The blush is also very pretty – not usually into bright pink blushes because it’s just so easy to go overboard with it. But as long as you use a light hand, it is good.
Overall, this set has inspired us to get more of them. Considering the Soft Matte Lip Cream is usually £6 and NYX single highlighters retails for at least £7, the sets are really good value for money. Again, we will post a full review soon. We just want to try it out some more before definitively giving you a verdict on it.
For a full list of items we used, see below. If you want to see more from us, check out our IG here.
F A C E
Barry M Flawless Original Primer
Barry M Flawless Matte Finish Foundation in Nude 2
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair
Natural Collection Loose Powder in Neutral Translucent
Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops Beam Me Up
E Y E S
Makeup Revolution Brow Pomade in Graphite
Lottie London Wing Woman Eye Liner
Freedom Pro Eye Primer
NYX Toronto City Set
L I P S
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Toronto