I was wandering through Vaughan Mills yesterday, and I found this little hole-in-the-wall store called Designer Cosmetics Warehouse. It’s not really “designer” per se, but they carry a bunch of discount cosmetics/accessories from pretty random brands. They even sell NYX!
It’s so hard to find NYX in Toronto (besides some Pharma Plus stores which have limited selection & are kinda pricey!) so I told the salesgirl I was really happy to find her store. She told me that they only just started receiving NYX products, so they will soon be expanding the products they carry from that brand! From what I recall, they had all the single shadows, powder blushes, glitter liners (the one with the tassel on the lid), loose glitter dust, glitter cream shadow palettes, concealers (jar & tube), and all the NYX brushes. I hope they start carrying the Jumbo Pencils, the liquid pen liner, and their Doll Eye mascaras.
Anyway, I wasn’t interested in getting any more brushes (I recently just bought 5) or their blushes/single shadows (because Makeup Masala does sell them @ better prices, even with the exchange rate). But I did dig through their dirt cheap discount makeup bins…you never know what you’ll find!
They mostly had stuff from discontinued products from drug store brands, or products from the States (some had Rite Aid stickers on them…?). After some digging, I found the Revlon Skinlights Color Lighting for Eyes/Cheeks. They had them in a bunch of colours, but I chose 3 in Mocha, Sunny, and Berry.
I’m pretty sure the SkinLights collection has been discontinued for a while now, but I’m so glad I found these! They were a great deal too: all 3 for $5 (CDN)! I think that they’re great for those “no-makeup days” when you still feel like having some type of sheen or sparkle. It’s a 1-2 punch as well, since it functions as both a cream eyeshadow/base and a cream blush in one tiny compact.
The mocha reminds me a lot of the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Iced Mocha (obviously…), but when swatched, the NYX Jumbo Pencil is a lot more on the brown/taupe-y side, whereas the Revlon Mocha is slightly more skin toned & subtle. I bought the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Iced Mocha hoping that I could use it as a natural look on days where eyeshadow is just too much, but it is way too dark for me. So I’m hoping that this Revlon shade can replace that!
The other 2 shades (Sunny & Berry) are verrrry pretty blush shades. Especially Sunny – I looove peachy blushes. I can’t wait to use them!