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nyx; the greek goddess and personification of the night. born of chaos, she and erebos (darkness) produced aether (light) and hemera (day). she is also the mother of moirae (the three fates), hypnos (sleep), and thanatos (death). she is often depicted riding a chariot, covered in a veil of mist, and, because she was older and more powerful than he, is the only goddess to be feared by zeus himself.

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HOW-TO: SUNSET OMBRE LIPS
By Kailey

I finally got my hands on three of the NYX Macaron lipsticks and I LOVE them! While playing around with the lipsticks, I noticed some wouldn’t stick to the center of my lips, making them look patchy. I thought I’d mask this slight problem by creating an ombre effect - one that also makes an unconventional color more wearable!

YOU WILL NEED:
- NYX Lavender Lipstick
- NYX Apple Streusel Butter Gloss
- Red Lipgloss (I’m using MAC’s Strawberry Malt)
- Translucent Powder

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Nyx

Nyx (Greek: Νύξ, “Night”) is the Greek goddess (or personification) of the night. A shadowy figure, Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation, and was the mother of other personified deities such as Hypnos (Sleep) and Thanatos (Death). Her appearances are sparse in surviving mythology, but reveal her as a figure of such exceptional power and beauty, that she is feared by Zeus himself. She is found in the shadows of the world and only ever seen in glimpses.

In Hesiod’s Theogony, Nyx is born of Chaos. With Erebus (Darkness), Nyx gives birth to Aether (Brightness) and Hemera (Day). Later, on her own, Nyx gives birth to Moros (Doom, Destiny), Ker (Fate, Destruction, Death), Thanatos (Death), Hypnos (Sleep), the Oneiroi (Dreams), Momus (Blame), Oizys (Woe, Pain, Distress), the Hesperides (Evening, Sunset), the Moirai (Fates), the Keres, Nemesis (Indignation, Retribution), Apate (Deceit), Philotes (Friendship, Love), Geras (Old Age), and Eris (Strife). In his description of Tartarus, Hesiod locates there the home of Nyx, and the homes of her children Hypnos and Thanatos. Hesiod says further that Hemera (Day), who is Nyx’s daughter, left Tartarus just as Nyx entered it; continuing cyclicly, when Hemera returned, Nyx left. This mirrors the portrayal of Ratri (night) in the Rigveda, where she works in close cooperation but also tension with her sister Ushas (dawn). Read More

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NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Diva Review
by Dejhana

For me, summer is prime ‘cream blush’ weather. I want my skin to glow and look dewy and so to achieve that, I use cream blushes. The NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Diva is an awesome way to achieve the glow without breaking the bank.

Diva is a deep maroon but can easily be blended out to a sheer lighter red. It is also extremely creamy but luckily enough doesn’t leave a sticky finish on the cheeks. Now be wary; this is very pigmented. Things can go from cute to clown really quick if you’re not careful. My favourite method of application is dotting a few small dabs on my cheeks and using a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to buff it in - I like to have a very sheer wash of colour.

Now if you do get a little heavy handed in application, it’s an easy enough problem to fix. Just take whichever foundation brush you used and gently pat it over the blush to blend it in. This trick has saved me more times than I can count.

These NYX Cream Blushes come in 10 different shades so there is definitely something there for everyone. I don’t reach for a cream blush every day but when I do, it’s this one by NYX.

Dejhana Waite is a barista by day and beauty/personal style blogger by night. See more of Dejhana’s posts for Powder Doom here or visit her blog, Waite A Little.

Here are some of my July favs! Check my YouTube video to see them all! theBalm Meet Matte Nude Palette, Too Faced Naked Eye Palette, NYX Eyeshadow Single in Coquette, Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer in 51, theBalm Hot Mama Blush, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Magic (LE), Illamasqua Blush in Intrigue, NYX Eyebrow Gel in Blonde; Brow Combo- NYX Proof It Waterproof Brow Primer, Maybelline Define A Brow in Dark Blonde, MAC Eyeshadow in Omega; MAC Patent Polish in Go For Girlie, Barry M Gelly Polish in Blueberry & Prickly Pear 

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