Monday, 25 March 2013

NYC Spring 2013: Midtown, Prince St, Air Kiss & Blue Rose Review & Swatches


NYC has released gorgeous fuchsia and purple lipsticks and nail polishes for Spring 2013, which of course work beautifully together - provide welcome cheer to nails and lips in this transitional (snowy Spring!) weather!  At less than £2 each, these are an amazing way to inject a pop of colour into your make-up routine without breaking the bank and brilliant minimal risk option for the colour shy!

Nails: Midtown & Prince St


Adore this fuchsia nail polish with violet shimmer! How glossy? No top coat in the above pic (though a little bird told me the NYC top coat is very good if you’re on the lookout for one).  I thought I’d attempt an ombre look, which turned out to be a bit more complicated than expected, so this happened…


I did over-apply the purple as my experimenting unfolded (!!), so it could look a lot neater, but how gorgeous are these colours together?! I used Seche Vite top coat to finish off the two tone mani.

Lips: Air Kiss & Blue Rose


This is just one pass of the lipsticks, which are uber pigmented and really do have the wow factor - I’ll be wearing these a lot in the coming months.  Air Kiss is a gorgeous pinkie red and Blue Rose is a cool, almost purple fuchsia - magenta might be more accurate?  Both have great lasting power too and not overly drying if used with a touch of balm…. you can see me wearing the colour on the left over on Instagram and the full Spring nail collection here (can’t wait to try that yellow!).

I make no bones about my love for high end beauty products, but if I can get products of this quality for a great price, I’m all over it, especially for brights that I’m unlikely to wear every day of the week.

  • *NYC Nails In a New York Minute: Prince Street #247 (purple) & Midtown #240 (fuchsia)
  • *NYC Expert Last Lip Color: Air Kiss #404 (raspberry) Blue Rose #405 (fuchsia)

All available at Superdrug & some independent chemists for less than the loose change in your pocket!

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