NYX Single Eyeshadow in Shade #ES94 Luxor

NYX Single Eyeshadow in Shade #ES94 Luxor

NYX Cosmetics has some of the most pigmented eye shadows that I’ve ever used and today I’m going to be reviewing one of the not-so-pigmented eyeshadows that left me high and dry.

NYX Single Eyeshadow in Shade #ES94 Luxor

I recently purchased the NYX Single Eyeshadow in Shade #ES94 LUXOR and I’ve been using it for 2 weeks now. This is a pearlescent purple color that shines blue at certain angles. It is a duo-chrome. It shines a bluish-violet when applied on a black base.


When I bought this eyeshadow, I was super stoked to try new makeup looks with it. When I swatched it at the store, the pigmentation was brilliant, texture was smooth and the color looked beautiful! Sadly, when I got back home and tried applying it to my eyelids, the pigmentation was average. It is a light pink color when applied without a primer, which isn’t what I wanted. So, I primed my eyelids and applied it again. This time, it came off as pinkish purple shade. I tried to build the color by pressing on my eyeshadow, but it just stayed pinkish-purple, slightly darker. The blue shine was nowhere to be seen! Then, I used a white eyeshadow base. This is when the color was more visible and brighter and I absolutely loved it, but it was missing the blue shine that I so badly wanted. Finally, I used it on a black base and the color was beautiful! The blue shine that I wanted for so long was FINALLY there! This eyeshadow application drove me crazy. This is when I realized it was duo-chrome!


The pigmentation is average, but surprisingly, the staying power is real good! Also, the texture is soft and smooth and the eyeshadow blends really well too, not chalky one bit. I can’t use a black base all the time along with more eyeshadows on my eyelids, so I use this eyeshadow just above the crease for a pinkish touch (since this is how it appears without a black base).


I’m not a fan of pink shades, so this eyeshadow was a bummer for me! I really wish the purple was as brilliant on my eyelids as in the pot.

Overall, #ES94 Luxor is a pretty good shade if you’re into pinkish-purple shades, is it the best purple I’ve used? Hell no. However, the duo-chrome part is quite exciting.

In the photo, I’ve swatched the eyeshadow from left to right: directly on my skin, on a primer, on a white eyeshadow base and on a black eyeshadow base. (I had to go over two or three times to build that color on my skin without any primer, sigh.)

With flash:

with flash

In natural light

In natural light


Rs. 550 for 2.0 grams.

Pros of NYX Single Eyeshadow in Shade #ES94 Luxor:

  • Sturdy packaging (my NYX single eyeshadows have survived a lot of falls).
  • Long lasting when used with primer.
  • Duo-chrome.
  • Decently priced for the amazing quantity.
  • Smooth texture, blendable, and not chalky one bit.
  • Easily available in India and on online shopping websites.

Cons of NYX Single Eyeshadow in Shade #ES94 Luxor:

  • Average pigmentation; needs primer to show its real color.
  • Completely different shade on the skin and in the pot.

IMBB Rating:


Would I Repurchase NYX Single Eyeshadow in Shade #ES94 Luxor?

Nope, but if you are into such shades, then this would be the eyeshadow for you.

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22 thoughts on “NYX Single Eyeshadow in Shade #ES94 Luxor

        1. Hey Dipti! I’m wearing the Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in “Fatal Red”.

          And thanks a lot, babe! :))

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