NYX Sensual Eyeshadow Review

NYX Sensual Eyeshadow Review

Hello People!

What color do you think of when you hear the word “Sensual?” – Red? โ€“ Wrong! I used to think so too until I saw NYXโ€™s eyeshadow called โ€˜Sensualโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜€ ย Now, I only think of this gorgeous sparkly-purple-black whenever I think “Sensual” ๐Ÿ˜€


This was my first purchase from Sephora Delhi and therefore I hold it close to my heart: D Letโ€™s look at some swatches and an EOTD that I have tried for the very first time โ€“ so would rely heavily on your comments and thoughts to venture out wearing this look.


Rs. 450


Well, letโ€™s just sum it up in a few lines, okay?

Brown Eyeshadow 1

  • Smoky black โ€“ check.
  • Purplish โ€“ check.
  • Glittery โ€“ check.
  • Instant love โ€“ check.
  • Totally rocking my world โ€“ check.

So, I can safely conclude that this has become one of my most used and favorite eye shadows. The blackish purple shade has just the right amount of glitter and purple undertones to it for creating a nice smokey eye. ย The glitter doesnโ€™t show prominently when applied on the lids โ€“ which is another plus! Looks great as an outer-V color โ€“ you may want to refrain from using this as an overall lid color if Goth Barbie is not your thing!

Brown Eyeshadow 2

If you want less purple undertones, then apply with a blackish primer underneath โ€“ like MAC’s Paintpot in Blackground, or simple kajal. ย Oh, and this is also the closest dupe for MAC’s Beauty Marked at half the price โ€“ so whatโ€™s not to love?


After MAC and Inglot, NYX is probably my most-trusted brand for eyeshadows โ€“ they are super blendable, soft, smooth, and buttery in texture. This one is extremely easy to pick up with a flat brush with very minimal fallout and is easy to apply without uneven patches. The color is deep, pigmented, and shows up even with one swipe.

It stays on for 6-7 hours without creasing when used with a primer and fades just a wee bit after that.

Do you see the glittery purply smoky gorgeousness in the picture?


Eyeshadow 1

Eyeshadow 2

Okay, coming on to my EOTD โ€“ if you guys have seen my previous EOTDs, you must know that I like working with bright bold shades, mostly dark colors, and smokey eyes. I have tried to experiment a little with a shimmery white shade in this look and have never ventured outside with this eye makeup โ€“ so would look forward to your comments to decide if this looks good on me.

Here it is:

Eyeshadow 3

Eyeshadow 7

Eyeshadow 8

I have used a shimmery white eyeshadow on the entire lid and as a highlighter and NYX Sensual to smoke it out and the usual kajal, mascara โ€“ the shimmery white shadow to define the outer corner. Thatโ€™s it!

Eyeshadow 9

So, how do you find this EOTD?

NYX Single Eyeshadow Black
NYX Eyeshadow Base in White
NYX Eye Shadow Single: ES54 Cherry
NYX Eyeshadow Trio in Copper/ Rust/ Bronze
NYX Eyeshadow Trio TS24 Shimmer/Peach/Copper
NYX Eyeshadow in Irises
NYX Single Eyeshadow โ€“ Silver
NYX Triple Eyeshadows in Purple/Deep Purple/Prune (TS06)
Bath and Body Works Sensual Amber Triple Moisture Body Cream
Palmolive Aroma Sensual Shower Gel
Paco Rabanne Black XS Sensual Body Lotion
Bath & Body Works Sensual Amber Body Lotion


31 thoughts on “NYX Sensual Eyeshadow Review

  1. Sure, I will share a tute for this look, its quite easy actually. I wasnt sure how it would turn out, so didn’t take pics while doing it ๐Ÿ˜€
    Thanks a ton Shilpa!

  2. 6-7 hours of wear without creasing?!!! I really need to get on board the NYX train ๐Ÿ˜€
    Waiting for the tutorial, Aarbee, love the review and look on you ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. amazing abee.. totally mu kinds shade.. loved it on ur innocent eyez.. so very pretty thry are .. loved the base shade too .. purruuuttttyyyy ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. awesome aarbee.. ๐Ÿ™‚ loved ur eye make up and pics.. hw u clisk these pics they look so nice.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. You always have the sweetest things to say Neetu! Thanks so much! I just use my camera and make sure they are taken in daylight ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Oh yes you must Rene! They have some gorgeous shades and the texture is great too ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thanks a ton for the compliment ๐Ÿ™‚

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