NYX has always been my favourite drugstore brand and it always comes up with classic yet affordable products. I have always felt NYX to be always updating on my needs. This time, I needed an eye palette which included all the basic eye shadow shades, some nude matte, some shimmer and some bright. I wanted something which would be compact enough to travel with so that I don’t have to carry all the separate eye shadow boxes for different looks. That’s when I looked up and found this product. Let me get to the product itself.
Product description and clamis:
From NYX cosmetics site: Sometimes naughty, but always nice! These shadows create a variety of looks that rock the night from shimmering nude and natural to Smokey brown. These 6 pigment-packed eye shadows were hand selected to work together in one easy-to-use palette.
• What it is: A set of 6 eye shadows.
• What it does: Creates a variety of eye makeup looks.
• Why we love it: Makeup can be as subtle or dramatic as desired.
• How to use: Smooth primer over eyes. Apply base color all over lids with shadow brush. Then use a crease brush to apply the darkest color into crease of lids. Blend well. Apply lightest shade just beneath brow bones.
Ingredients: Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Synthetic Wax, Mineral Oil/ Paraffinum Liquidum/ Huile minérale, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-):, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Carmine (CI 75470) , Black 2 (CI 77266) (nano), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).
Price: $7.99 on Target store.
My experience with NYX Adorable Eye Shadow Palette:
Packaging: Product comes in a plastic sturdy black case with front transparent to show all the colors and front has ADORABLE written over it which in my opinion is very cute. The packaging is very classy and adorable itself. On the back of the case, it has ingredient list and two suggestion for the day and night looks.
Inside the pack it has 6 eye shadows with a black dual sided sponge applicator. Applicator is of good quality and I use it to highlight inner corner of eye. Now to the shades, it has 6 shades which can be used for creating both day and night looks. I got this palette to create daily subtle day look, not so much for the night.
This palette comes in 3 varieties:
Natural, Smokey and Adorable. While natural one looked more apt according to my need(all the natural subtle matte nudes), but this palette caught my eye because it does not only have nude matte exactly in the shades I wanted but it also have a white and pink included in it which I absolutely love. Overall, the collection of shades is super awesome and gets full point from me.
First shade is a deep brown matte, which is one of the darkest shade in this palette and the most favourite shade for me. I use it most often to create brown smokey eye look which goes perfectly with my brown eyes. It has the best pigmentation among all other shades and fall out is negligible. It stays on my lid almost for 6-8 hours with primer.
Second shade is nude brown matte. It is a beautiful color to use all over the lid as a base color. Pigmentation is moderate and fall out is minimum too. I use it as a base to top it over with first shade.
Third shade is beige color with fine shimmer in it. Because of the shimmer I think may be this can be used to create night look but let me tell you shimmer particles are almost invisible in this. And the color itself is very light and doesn’t show up very well on lids. This is the most underused color in my palette.
Fourth shade is dark brown with shimmer. Second dark shade here. But on eye it has less pigmentation than the first one. Still, shimmer particles are fine and it looks beautiful when worn alone with primer underneath at night. Fall out of shimmer particles is there but not too much. Still, I will suggest doing eye makeup before face.
Fifth shade is a beautiful matte pink. It’s my second favourite here and second most used too. It looks beautiful on eyes, brighten up my eyes and I just adore this pink shade. I have to wear primer under it to make the color show up most beautifully and to stay longer. Fall out is not so much. Staying power is less than the dark ones, may be because of the light shade.
Sixth shade is white in color and I use it to highlight my inner eye area and brow bone. Nothing special about this one. It just does what it is supposed to do.
Pros of NYX Adorable Eye Shadow Palette:
• Beautiful shades collection.
• Reasonable price
• Nude and brown matte color which can be used to create brown Smokey eyes.
• Bright pink and white color to brighten up your eyes
• Minimum fall out
• Cute and classy packaging
Cons of NYX Adorable Eye Shadow Palette:
• Always have to wear primer underneath in most of the shades.
• Shimmer/night shades are not too pigmented.
• Staying power could be better.
IMBB rating: 4/5
Conclusion: Overall, I love this palette. I got it to use while I am travelling but now I find myself reaching for it more often because it is so convenient to have just the right shades in one place only. Staying time is ok for me because it stays at least until my office hours are over. I am going to get the smokey palette too because I love this one so much.
Would I recommend you to purchase this?
Yes, definitely yes if you are looking for nude mattes and brown and one or two bright color to complete your daily looks.
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