NYX I Dream of St. Thomas 5-Color Eye Shadow Palette

NYX I Dream of St. Thomas 5-Color Eye Shadow Palette

NYX I Dream of St Thomas 5 Color Eye Shadow Palette

Like a sunset blazing over a tropical beach, these collections, each of five best-selling NYX eye shadow colors are undeniably dreamy. Each of the 10 different eye shadow palettes is inspired by an island getaway. Expect rich pigments, lasting payoff and jet-set glamour.


Mica, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Mineral Oil, 2-Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, B.H.T., Methylparaben, and Propylparaben. MAY CONTAIN: Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Brown Iron Oxide (CI 77491/2/9), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), FD&C Yellow No.5 (CI 19140:1), Chrome Oxide Green (CI 77288), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), D&C Black No.2 (CI 77266), FD&C Blue No.1 (CI 42090:2), Mica (CI 77019), or Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

I Dream of St. Thomas

NYX introduced these gorgeous palettes as part of their “Caribbean Collection” and each one is named after an island in the Caribbeans. I’ve never been a fan of pastel/bright eye shadows, but since these were available at throwaway prices online, I decided to grab a few to experiment with, one of which happens to be the palette christened “I dream of St Thomas.”

I Dream of St. Thomas

The palette consists of five nicely pigmented and vibrant shadows which are a bit soft textured; however, without being too powdery. The first is a charcoal grey, then a bright girly pink, a pretty silver, a warm beige and an effervescent green. All the shadows have a frosty finish and they blend beautifully. The green is one of the most gorgeous ones I’ve come across and so is the pink, both apt for a bright smokey eye. Though they show up well in swatches, they fail to show up much on my lids, so I use the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk over my primer which makes these colours pop.

I Dream of St. Thomas

Initially, I was quite apprehensive of wearing the bright shades outside and then an awesome tutorial by Sahar here gave me the courage to actually try different looks with these beauties.

I Dream of St. Thomas

Without a primer, they stay for barely three hours on my oily lids (even MAC shadows manage to crease on me within a few hours), but their longevity is quite impressive over a good primer.

The shadows come in a sturdy black case and are compact enough for travel, reminds me of Sleek Palettes. The case houses a mirror as well as two sponge applicators which apart from being ugly are useless too. Each shadow is slightly bigger than a standard MAC eye shadow (1.3 g) and you get 8 gm of product for USD 8.50.

I got this at USD 9.99 for two + USD 4.99 shipping from an ebay seller, quite a steal, huh!!

Other palettes in the collection are:

1) I dream of St. Marteen.
2) I dream of St. Kitt.
3) I dream of Antigua.
4) I dream of St. John.
5) I dream of Nevis.
6) I dream of Jamaica.
7) I dream of Barbados.
8) I dream of St. Lucia.
9) I dream of Aruba.

I Dream of St. Thomas

Pros of NYX I Dream of St. Thomas 5-Color Eye Shadow Palette:

  • You get five good quality shadows at a reasonable price.
  • Decent pigmentation as well as wear time.
  • Fading is minimal if used over a primer.
  • Sturdy packaging, great for travel.
  • Inexpensive if purchased from international sites stocking NYX products.

Cons of NYX I Dream of St. Thomas 5-Color Eye Shadow Palette:

  • Not easily available in India.
  • The price obviously is very steep considering that they retail for only USD 8.50 on the NYX site.
  • Sponge applicator is useless.

Would I Recommend NYX I Dream of St. Thomas 5-Color Eye Shadow Palette?

Yes, if you are a beginner or if you would like to experiment with bright shades without breaking the bank.

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27 thoughts on “NYX I Dream of St. Thomas 5-Color Eye Shadow Palette

    1. Yes NYX comes out with some unique shades……I soooo loved the pink & green in this palette that I had to get my hands on it….

  1. hey, very nice review..the swatches are beautiful…i love that green and pink.. :)) :))
    btw,, i have seen this online on our regular makeup shopping websites….they are easily available (online)….

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