Christmas is nearly over, which means the next step is preparing for boxing day sales! One of the great value Christmas packs that I HIGHLY recommend checking out (and hasn't yet sold out) is the vaults by NYX.
NYX has brought out an advent calendar ($99), a NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault ($79) and the NYX Liquid Suede Vault ($79) and you can buy them from Priceline or Target. These are great value packs full priced, but they are starting to pop up on sale which makes them even more amazing value! I have seen these on sale for 40% off Target in the past week or so.
|photo from nyxcosmetics.com - my box arrived crumpled in the mail|
I have the Liquid Suede Vault and I am really impressed with the value. The pack contains 24 mini tubes of the Liquid Suedes and the top row are the permanent shades and the bottom row are unreleased in Australia/limited edition shades. These mini tubes contain 1.6ml of product (compared to the large permanent tubes that contain 4ml each) and that means you get a total of 38.4ml of product in the pack for $79. If you were to buy 38.4ml worth of product of the larger shades you would be paying $143.52... so the full priced vault is great value but even better value if you can pick it up on sale!
You can see from the swatches that there is a really wide variety of shades from nudes and pinks to blues and greys. This range allows you to not only test all the shades in a really affordable way, but also have a sample of some really unique shades that you normally wouldn't buy in a full size tube.
I also love the formula of the Liquid Suedes and I have bought a few full size shades previously. They are a long wearing lipstick that settles down to a demi-matte finish, that isn't a completely transfer proof dry powdery matte but it gives a matte look. These are nicely pigmented and require only one layer to get an opaque finish and they wear a long time, with each shade wearing differently - some lasting almost all day. The only tip you need to know is they take a while to set and can feel a little sticky (and may transfer onto your teeth) in the first 5 min of wearing them.
I love this vault and if you want to try the Liquid Suede formula or you want to expand your liquid lipstick collection and try out some fun colours, then I definitely recommend tracking this down in your boxing day sales. If you prefer the Soft Matte Lip Cream formula then they also have a vault containing 36 minis for the same price.
I hope you have a happy and safe Christmas xoxo
Note: this was given to me as a press sample. My review is 100% my own opinion