Today, I will be reviewing an eyeshadow palette from NYX. It’s the Love in Rio palette in the shade “Brazilian.”
- What it is: Astonishing 3 color eye shadow palette featuring natural and pulsating colors. Available in 22 color selections.
- What it does: Provides intense eye colors with a silky texture for seamless application for any eye look that you desire.
- Why we love it: Consists of 3 complementing eye shadows to wear together or alone. Carry your favorite trio with you and create any look on the go with the help of the dual applicator that allows you to apply, smudge and line your eyes effortlessly!
How To Use:
Use the New NYX dual ended custom designed eye shadow applicator or your favorite eye shadow brush to create a variety of eye expressions. One side of the applicator has a larger sponge applicator for covering more of the eye area easily while the narrow side of the applicator lines and defines smaller areas of the eye for finer details.
Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, EthylhexylPalmitate, Polybutene, Synthetic Wax, Mineral Oil / Paraffinum Liquidum/HuileMinérale, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, 77492, 77491), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Carmine (CI 75470), Black 2 (CI 77266) [nano],Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).
My Experience with NYX Love in Rio Eyeshadow Palette – Brazilian:
I have loved NYX products most of the time. I find their products to be very inexpensive but still one of the best quality products in the market. I have many of their round creamy lipsticks which are my favorite and I believe they kick the butt of my MAC lipsticks any day. Having been so impressed with their lipsticks, I can say that in comparison to that, I am not too pleased with this eyeshadow palette I have from them. Read on to know why.
I do find the packaging to be very cute. The plastic box is very sturdy and practical and the fact that you can see the shades from the outside is very helpful as NYX Love in Rio Eyeshadow Palette consists of 22 different shade pairings, all in the same type of packaging. Hence if you own a few of these, it might be very useful to know which one to reach out for. The cute bow on the front gives a touch of girly-ness to the product without going overboard.
These eyeshadows are very smooth and easy to blend. I cannot describe them as being creamy because they do feel powdery, but do not feel chalky. They are not very pigmented but using it over a primer helps remarkably and these shadows can be built up to the intensity to your liking easily.
I am a big fan of neutral eye. I tend to stay away from experimenting with bold colors in these aspects and prefer my browns/pinks over them. Therefore, when I first saw these colors, I was very excited as I thought this palette will be perfect for creating a beautiful natural/smokey eye. There are 3 shades in this palette. There is a beautiful brown/bronze color which is great as an all over lid color and a very light pink which can be used as a brow bone highlighter or as an inner corner brightener. Both of these shades have golden shimmer which is not too gritty and doesn’t cause much fall out too. The last color is a matte deep grey which can be great as a crease color or can be used to create a sultry smokey eye.
I am okay with the bronze and grey color, but I am disappointed with the light pink shade. The color doesn’t show up much on the skin and all you can see is lots of shimmer. It does provide some brightening, but not too much.
When worn alone, the staying power is not that impressive. It stays on my lids for 3-4 hours after which I notice that the intensity starts to fade away and my lids are not even oily. With a good primer, I can stretch the staying power up to 6 hours.
Overall, I am not pleased with the shade intensity, staying power and the amount of glitter in the shades though I do like the cute packaging and blendability of these shades. There are many other better eye shadows in the market hence I would not recommend this even though it is very inexpensive.
Pros of NYX Love in Rio Eyeshadow Palette – Brazilian:
- Affordable and easily available.
- Cute and sturdy packaging with a bow, very travel friendly.
- Many selection of shades, over 22 different combinations,
- Very easy to blend.
- Not chalky.
- Not too much fall out, even with the glitter.
- Two glittery and one matte shade, can create versatile looks.
- The sponge tip brush is handy and of good quality too.
Cons of NYX Love in Rio Eyeshadow Palette – Brazilian:
- Staying power is poor on its own, you will need to use a primer underneath.
- Pigmentation is poor. The pink shade doesn’t show up well on the skin. You can only see lots of glitter.
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