As if that doesn't already prove that she's the greatest best friend in the world, she did her best to try and find things that we can't get in Australia -- she pulled it off, too. Here are the things she bought for me.
NYX Eyeshadow in "Exotic Green" || I haven't actually asked her this, but I'm confident that Amy bought this because my favourite colour is green. It is possible to get NYX in Australia, but our local Target counters are very poorly stocked and it costs twice the price as it does in the US. Exotic Green is a dark, black-toned camo green. It looks slightly shimmery in the pan but it comes off as matte when applied. Even when put over the top of NYX Milk, I found that I needed to touch it up after I'd finished my makeup because it looked like it had faded a little.
Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner in "Gold-iation" || If you know my blog, you know that the Hyper Glossy liner is my favourite liner in the whole wide world. I'm in love with it. We are soul mates. You simply cannot imagine how my brain short-circuited with excitement when Amy presented me with this, a gold version! It is the most incredibly gold liner that I've ever come across (especially if we ignore the fact that I've never come across a gold liner before). It looks like someone painted my eye with liquid gold -- and it lasts all day. It is definitely my favourite product in the pack!
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in "Candy Coral" || Ahh! I've seen the occasional review pop up on YouTube, but I haven't really paid much attention -- I guess because we can't get them here! To my absolute amazement and surprise, it is totally bouncy! I hadn't thought of it as a literal thing, I just figured it might make your cheeks look plumper, but Amy poked it and it bounced back! (She also poked it a bit too hard, hence the dent.) This is a cream blush, and so it's not a kind of product that I'm familiar with. I tried using a brush when I put it on and the results seemed so-so; I think I might actually have better luck using my fingers! This is something I'll definitely have to play around on.
NYX Butter Gloss in "Apple Strudel" || This is a semi-opaque creamy peach-pink gloss. It does have a slight "makeup" scent to it, but it's really not too noticeable once it's applied. I already love this lip gloss -- I can see myself staring adoringly at it for minutes on end! It looks very natural on my lips, so it's the perfect summer shade; I've also found it super comfortable to wear.
Have you seen any of these products?