NYC: Thrifty Neons

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Hello, it’s make up novice Claire from again. Bringing you another selection of thrifty cosmetic picks, priced low enough to allow fellow amateurs to purchase to practice and play with. NYC is a super brand to turn to for the latest trends of neons. With Mono Eyeshadows in fuchsia, zingy lime & sky blue priced at £1.79, you can afford to try the daring colours even just for a one off night out, without being too out of pocket if you decide to bin it the next day in a hungover huff. They cost less than you pay for a Starbucks.

NYC also sent me a few classic, sleek,  black eyeliners to try out. Their Liquid Eyeliner (£2.49) goes on with a teeny tiny brush, and the High Definition Felt-tip Liner (£2.99) application is in pen form. Now I have very shaky hands, when I do use eyeliner it’s in the form of literally a stubby crayon. Faced with the NYC felt-tip I felt like a primary school child about to move from crayons to, well, felt-tips. Needless to say I made a complete balls up of it. Through no fault of NYC (the eyeliner is great), I ended up looking like dear old Amy Winehouse (God rest her soul) after a particularly ‘good’ night out. Mascara I’m not so cackhanded at, and out of the two products I had to
test, NYC Showtime Volumising Waterproof (£1.99), and NYC Skyrise
Lengthening (£2.49), I much preferred the latter. Showtime didn’t do
much to my lashes, but Skyrise is a nifty little mascara that I’d
definitely buy again those months I can’t afford my favourite Benefit

Nail varnish time, the most interesting makeup purchase in my book. NYC have three bright new shades that would put a peacock to shame (£1.79 each). High Line Green Minute Nail is a gorgeous Wimbledon Centre Court shade. Lexington Yellow has a high shine, strong colour meaning you CAN wear yellow on your nails without looking like you’ve had a terrible hand/combine harvester accident. Pastel yellow, or weak yellow shades just look a bit too fresh-from-A&E for me. Their Water Street Blue now is really the business. It’s what I’d call a
‘Jessie J Blue’. I don’t mean you’re suddenly going to start vocal
coaching scruffy looking whippersnappers and performing awkward live
numbers with, Tom Jones & that weird, little, enthusiastic
Rock Gnome every Saturday Night. You will however have a set of fashion
friendly glossy blue nails, complete with low Price Tag (see what I did

Available in Superdrug stores nationwide and online via their website.



  1. Hola Bambi
    August 3, 2012 / 11:09 am

    Their colours are sooo nice! 🙂

  2. Garen
    August 3, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    *makes grabby hands*These colour look lovely.Also, "that weird, little, enthusiastic Rock Gnome" is such a perfect description!

  3. Lauren
    August 4, 2012 / 7:16 am

    I'm going to get: The blue nail polish and some of the eye shadows!Lauren,

  4. London Beauty Queen
    August 4, 2012 / 9:52 am

    I think I'm gonna have to go and get some of these myself… She sold it to me!

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