NYC Midnight Beauty Makeup Collection
As promised (like forever ago), today I have swatches of the NYC Midnight Beauty Collection…
Dark Rebirth is a semi-pigmented black. Immortal Vixen is a semi pigmented deep burgundy with a red base. Red or Alive is pigmented bright blue based red. These all have a soft waxy formula that’s easy to apply but not extremely pigmented. While they are soft they aren’t very creamy and may take several passes to get the color fully opaque. Since these do contain fragrances I couldn’t swatch them on my lips =(
Vampiress contains a nude (for me) shimmer, a deep burgundy, a deep plum and a soft black, plus the primer and illuminator (creams). The shadows are soft and easy to apply but not highly pigmented so they take several application to get a rich color payoff, with the exception of the black which was more pigmented. I used this palette to create the pirate eye look I did for Halloween.
Hate the Light contains a shimmery beige nude, a light taupe, a charcoal grey, and a soft black, plus the primer and illuminator. The shadows have a similar texture and wear the Vampiress palette, they are slightly more pigmented because they are darker colors but go on soft and blend easily.
The Big Curl wand is fairly large which can make it difficult to reach the inner and outer corners of the eye and offers decent thickening/lengthening but not very impressive. I didn’t notice any curling effect, my lashes will only stay curled with waterproof mascaras, which this is not, so after two coats I noticed my lashes begging to uncurl slightly. The formula is nice and easy to apply, it’s not thick or runny and doesn’t clump even after several coats. It dries fairly quick but doesn’t get “crunchy”, it stays soft yet dry, unlike most non-waterproof mascaras which don’t seem to dry and stay tacky (which I HATE!). Overall this is a decent mascara, but I’m not a fan.
Liquid Eyeliner is a standard black liner with a brush applicator. I already owned this liner, and use it everyday to make a subtle wing just to extended the look of the outer lashes. It’s a nice liner, the brush isn’t my favorite though, it has a blunt tip which can make precision wings difficult. The formula goes on kind of streaky and it’s not intensely black but it dries quickly and lasts decently throughout the day, if you run it or tear it will come off.
Overall: This is a nice makeup collection for the price. The shadows and lipsticks have pretty good pigmentation and last well throughout the day. The liner and mascara are nice and great for the price.