Glam Morena: Review: NYX For Smokey Eyes Palette.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review: NYX For Smokey Eyes Palette.

I wanted to do a review on the NYX 10-Color Eyeshadow Palette in For Smokey Eyes. I purchased this in a set from HauteLook during a NYX Cosmetics sale. The set included this palette, an eyeliner, and an eyeshadow base.

Description: Craving purple peepers? New takes on neutral? Or shades handpicked to flatter your eye color? You asked—and we delivered. After so many NYX fans requested an eye palette containing 10 eye shadows, we designed this version.

Look no further than these scintillating eye shadow palettes inspired by runway trends and modern style. Available in 16 different color combinations, and sleek enough to fit into a clutch, you’ll likely want more than one. The shades are wearable, covetable and fashionable. Expect rich, lasting pigments and glamour.

Retail Price: $11.00

  • Inexpensive
  • Sleek packaging
  • Includes a mirror
  • Great for travelling
  • Includes 10 eyeshadows
  • Perfect for smokey eyes lovers

  • CONS:
  • Powdery eyeshadows
  • Some shades apply sheer
  • Not a good variety in colors

  • Overall Thoughts: I'm a huge fan of NYX products, but I think this is probably my least favorite product from them. It's not bad, but it's not great either. I would consider this to be an okay palette to have. This is not  something I would repurchase.

    The price for the palette isn't too bad, but I do think it's rather pricey for a drugstore palette. But you have to consider that an individual NYX eyeshadow retails for $5.50. You're getting your money's worth when you look at it from that part of view.

    At first glance you would think this was the perfect smokey eye palette, but in person you might change your mind. All the colors are really similar and they all look alike. There's not a huge difference between all 10 shades. I find the texture to be rather powdery and not smooth. After using the eyeshadows there is noticeable excess powder on the colors. I was a bit disappointed to see how sheer a lot of the shades apply. Another thing I disliked about the color selection is that there isn't a true black.

    If you're looking to get the same eyeshadow quality that you're use to from the NYX Single Eyeshadows then I don't recommend purchasing this palette. The other 10-Color Eyeshadow Palettes seem to have better shades and quality than this one. The quality and pigmentation seem to vary with every palette.

    Swatches of the NYX For Smokey Eyes Palette!

    Do you own this palette? Thoughts?


    Anonymous said...

    Great review!

    GlamourMe said...

    Great palette! The colours are so vibrant and at such a low cost. It is a must have. I am very tempted!

    Wifezilla Hekela said...

    I agree with some of your Cons, I love this palette but some come off to powdery, and they could have included more of a variety of color options. other than that I love it and use it frequently :)

    Nikki said...

    I love this palette! The colors are so pigmented and soft so it's easy to blend. It's my favorite to-go palette for a night out :).

    aisyah De Cullen said...

    I have one but I haven't used it yet..XD aww, your review dampen my spirit a little.. but thanks for being honest anyway. It's always a hit and miss with a lot of NYX products.

    Courtney said...

    I haven't tried any of their 10 shade palettes yet. The price seems reasonable, so I may check out another one. Thanks for the review! :]

    Alpha Blonde said...

    I HATE how all the colors look the same in most of their palettes, it would be nice if we had Sleek here!

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