May 24, 2012

Blanc to Noir Shop and NYX Blush, Jumbo Eye Pencil, Xtreme Lip Cream and Eyelash Adhesive Review and Swatches

Blanc to Noir is a online shop that sells NYX and Milani at discounted prices. They have a huge selection of products available on their website and also offer international shipping. Luckily, I got a chance to try NYX cosmetics from Blanc to Noir Shop. Every thing was nicely packaged and arrived on time. Here is what I got:

  1. NYX Powder Blush in Desert Rose $5
  2. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk  $4.50
  3. NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Bonfire $6
  4. NYX Stuck on You Eyelash Adhesive in Jet Black $6.50

*Prices in US$


I got the much raved about Jumbo Eye Pencil and in the most popular shade called Milk. This shade owes its popularity to its use as a primer, highlight and for lining the waterline. I really like how creamy and opaque this is. Its also long wearing, and works well as a primer. I did not like to use it on the browbone because it looked so white on me. Moreover, when I used it on my waterline, I looked weird, in person and on camera. It looked like I was trying to pull up a ghost look. LOL. So, its not for my medium complexion. I guess I shall only use it as a primer on lids.

This adhesive looks grey when wet and dries to a medium black. It is not so intensely black that would make it unnoticeable on lashes. I still have to use a black liner on top of it. None the less, this product felt heavy on lids, it was sticky, messy as the tube takes out too much product - therefore, I did not like the overall experience using it. Btw, I have rarely used fake lashes and whenever I do, I feel, I can't see properly..hehehe...I like my real lashes.

This blush is so so so very pigmented that I have to keep a soft hand with this one or I can look like a clown. Moreover, the formula is kinda hard to blend out, so if I have applied too much, its very difficult to make it sheer by blending out.
The shade is a gorgeous rosy pink and gives a beautiful flush to cheeks (if done right). If you are lighter than NC 30 than I would recommend staying away from this color because its very intense. The texture of this blush is slightly dry and gives a satin finish on my cheeks. Its a really beautiful shade, I only wish it was easier to blend this out.

This is a very pigmented and creamy liquid lipstick. It goes opaque on a single sweep and stays for hours and hours. The longest I noticed was 6 hours and is was still creamy and glossy on my lips. I found this to feather after about 3 hours. ITs sad to see lipstick travelling outside my lips and this was actually the first time, I experienced feathering of a lip color.

The shade Bonfire, is a hot pink color that looks amazing on my complexion. Its very bright and glossy. I love the color!


From Left to Right:

  1. Xtreme Lip Cream in Bonfire
  2. Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
  3. Eyelash Adhesive in Jet Black
  4. Powder Blush in Desert Rose

On my lips is NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Bonfire

Overall, I found NYX products to be very pigmented but lacked good texture. For the price point I feel they are a great way to experiment with these cosmetics. I would not recommend these products to a friend because none of them impressed me a one 100%.
If you like NYX and the gigantic range of color cosmetics they offer, then Blanc to Noir is a great place to shop from. You can visit them at

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