Hello Beauty Babes!
Happy September! Not only is September my birthday month and Sickle Cell Awareness month (which i’ll get into in another post), AND Beyonce’s Birthday, BUT it also lines up with some of the hottest makeup releases for the upcoming Fall season!
NYX cosmetics is a BIG favorite of mine. They always come out with such amazing products for an affordable price!
On Labor Day/Bey Day (9/4), NYX is dropping their new Elements collection on their website! (in Ulta Stores 9/24) This collection, based on 6 different elements, Fire, Earth, Water, Air, Wind, & Metal. Each element has a coinciding palette with 12 shades in a variety of finishes. Also, each element will have 3 lipsticks. All in all, that’s 6 new palettes, and 12 new lipstick shades!
Personally, I love the entire concept and product idea. Each element gives a different feel, and there is seriously something for everybody. Warm to cool, matte to metallic, soft to bold, bright to dark, NYX definitely covered their bases!
I’m not sure how much these will be, but I expect them to be in the $20-25 range, and I also expect the lipsticks to be no more than $10 each.
Let me show you guys each Elements palette, swatches, and some looks created by some of our favorite beauty influencers!
The Fire Palette is probably the palette I’m most excited for. We saw a quick glimpse of this palette on their IG story a few weeks back, and I instantly was drawn to the warm tones. With all the warm toned palettes coming out, NYX really picked great shades for their Fire palette. from yellows, reds, browns, etc. It really stands out on its own.
NYX decided to partner with 6 influencers, one for each element. @ILuvSarahii is #TeamFire, and she has been giving us serious FOMO with how she’s been slaying in this palette.
DO YOU SEE THESE SWATCHES??? I love how the color scheme of this palette. You can really do so much with this palette.
Next, is the Earth palette. As a Virgo (earth sign) I was also really excited about this palette. Especially for the upcoming fall season!
This palette is full of earthy fall tones. I love that bold green shade! The influencer for #TeamEarth is @Ssssamantha
Next up is Air. This shade is a colorful pastel dream!
I was kind of worried that some of these shades are too light for women of color, and that it might not allow for alot of use out of this palette. However, the #TeamAir influencer is a favorite of mine, @AlissaAshley! She has the same skintone as me, and this palette looks amazing on her!
She even did a makeup look on her Youtube channel using the Air palette, and wore two of the #TeamAir lipsticks as well.
Alissa created this gorgeous cotton candy themed eye look with the Air palette. You get to see how pigmented the shadows are, but they don’t have crazy amounts of fallout.
Up next, Metals! This palette is straight up METALLIC. You get 12 metallic shadows in a range of neutral true metal shades. There are bronzes, silvers, coppers, etc. Again, I love how well they paired the shadows for each palette. It goes with the theme, but it’s a unique pairing.
The #TeamMetal Influencer is @JaimeGenevieve, who is known not only for her adorable accent, but for her ability to slay edgy looks. Look at how she pulls off this metallic look! From the bronze eye and bold brows, to the matching metallic lip! (BTW, I haven’t seen the lipsticks for #TeamMetal yet, but I really hope they’re in a metallic finish. I mean, wouldn’t that make sense?)
Next up, is Water! This palette is full of a range of blue and green shades, from sky blue, to turquoise and navy.
The face of #TeamWater is @Chrisspy! who is a big favorite of mine. She did this amazing winged out blue eye look using this palette, and swatched the shades!
The shadows look so much brighter in the swatches. I don’t wear a lot of cool tones or blues, but I do like this palette and would think about buying it.
Last but not least is the Wind palette! If you love smokey cool toned looks, this Elements palette is for you!
I never knew there were so many different grays! This would be a good dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Smokey palette.
The face of #TeamWind is @PromiseTamang, who is a makeup master. Have you seen all her transformation videos??
These palettes launch TODAY on Bey Day (aka Labor Day) Sept. 4th
I’m not sure on the time specifically, but I expect it would be sometime in the afternoon around 12-1pm. There also isn’t any info. on pricing, but I’m gonna assume it’s $20-25, like their other palettes.
NYX is also having a HUGE sale on their website that brings a lot of their popular products down in price, so if you are planning to order the Elements palettes, make sure to check out the items on sale!
These aren’t the only new products from NYX coming!
A few days ago, NYX cosmetics gave us a sneak peak on their IG story showing us their Holographic Shimmer Sticks, that will be coming soon (not sure exactly when though). These look like holographic highlighter sticks that are really in right now. Very Unicorn, Mermaid Fantasy like.
They come in 3 shades.
NYX also dropped some other sneak peeks! We can expect new shades of their Liquid Suede Liquid Lipsticks, which are one of my favorite liquid lipstick formulas.
Also, new shades of the Soft Matte Lip Creams! These will be launching on September 5th, according to their IG story.
That’s not all! They also showed us swatches of a mystery product that hasn’t been fully revealed yet. It looks like a glitter lip (or possibly eyelid) gloss product that comes in a variety of fun shades.
Alright you guys! That’s all for this post!
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Stay Fierce, & Stay Elemental! (Get it? Because of the new palettes?)
XOXO, Sage Slays