Gift Guide for the Shy Girl Express

WILL WE BE FASHIONABLE?  I absolutely love receiving makeup for Christmas.  It’s sort of like an Ipsy or Birchbox–you may often get things you wouldn’t have chosen for yourself.  Buttttttttttttt it’s one better than subscription boxes because you didn’t have to pay for it. Uhhh…Winning!

I will generally try anything with makeup–I love bold colors, odd colors, neutrals, about anything matte and everything else in between.  However, understandably, everyone is not like that.



I was recently sent some products for my honest, unbiased review, and it occurred to me that these items together would be the perfect Christmas box for the timid makeup wearer.  Or maybe even for us non-timid folks who occasionally like to rock some natural looks!  Here are some great, collective items for the fresh-faced beauty by New York Color!

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Sun ‘N’ Bronze Bronzing Powder  I personally use this as highlighter. The color is very pretty, and not at all too glittery which I’ve encountered with other similar products. I wondered if this bronzer would work well with my skin tone since I’m dark and from cocoa descent, lol, but I was pleasantly surprised. It soaked into my skin well and didn’t sit on top. It didn’t convey a particular color, just a natural bronze shimmer which is why I think it would be of good use with various skin tones.


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Cheek Glow Blush in NoLita Pink is such a pretty, natural color.  Instead of pink, this reminds me of a member of the “peachy” crew. The great thing about this blush is that it can be worn with a wide array of various lip shades–it drops just the right amount of pigment without being overpowering.  I wore this and really enjoyed the look!


beige lipstickExpert Last Lip Color Smooth Beige was a fail for my skin tone. But, If your friend is not a dark chocolate girl like moi, then this color is a win. It would be a great nude, and it has a smooth application which is always a bonus during these dry winter months.





turtleExpert Last Lip Lacquer in Turtle Bay Toffee This here was the shocker!  I had no idea that this would provide so much rich coverage and be so creamy!  It’s like melted down lipstick in a lip gloss container!   The color itself is soooooo pretty.  It’s like a deep mauve with some tan and rosey undertones. This would also look great paired with the nude lipstick mentioned above.  Additionally, it had a great smell to it!


This is a great starter-kit for someone who may not be comfortable with a completely beat face! And even for those that are, it’s not always about the works: foundation, coverstick, mascara, eyeshadow, powder, lashes and so on….sometimes a girl just requires a day of simplicity. CUTE, of course, but simple.  NYC has some great, affordable cosmetics, and I can’t wait to experiment with more.


What’s your fave from the New York Color Collection?  Did you buy anyone something from this collection for the holidays?


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