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Friday, November 30, 2012

My First Experience With NYX Single Shadows!

So along with the NYX 10 Color Palette that I showed and reviewed in this post, I also bought a bunch of other NYX products including some single eye shadows, crystal liners, blushes, ultra pearl pigment, and some lipstick. I have never used any of NYX single eye shadow before I have only ever used the eye shadows in the palettes. Those are usually hit or miss for me! Since there was a sale on NYX products I took the time to pick up some colors that I thought looked appealing to me. Onward with the reviewing....I am going to review them in parts since not all of these can be created equal
 The first four colors I picked up were from left to right : Wild Fire, Lagoon Sparkle, Luster, and Smokey Mountain! Apparently I was really into the blues and greens the day that I placed my order. Either that or for once I was going for colors that I don't have a million renditions of.
 On the left is Wild Fire which is a beautiful turquoise green with a gold undertone. On the right is Lagoon Sparkle which is a satin turquoise blue.
On the left is Luster which is a shimmer olive green color. On the right is Smokey Mountain which is a blackened olive green with golden sparkles!
The swatches above are swatched on bare skin without primer and in the same order as the first picture.

Wild Fire: Is gorgeous. It is almost a duo chrome. It applies pigmented and blends very well. I have used this a couple times and I love it. It is a very unique shade unlike any others that I have. I would recommend buying this one.

Lagoon Sparkle: This one was just okay for me. It was not nearly as pigmented as I expected. That swatch took a couple swipes to get! Not only that but on my skin it came off more of a light blue than it did turquoise! From the pan I expected a lot more from this. I would not repurchase this shade and I wish I hadn't to begin with.

Luster: Also one that I am glad I got. When swatched it is beautiful. It applied silky, smooth, and pigmented. It blends out really well and has the prettiest shimmer.

Smokey Mountain: By far my fav shade out of all the eye shadows that I bought. It is a unique shade. It applies as a really dark blackened green but has the most subtle gold sparkles! It is the perfect shade for a little twist on your typical smokey eye. It was pigmented and smooth upon application.
                       The shade on the left is Hot Yellow and the shade on the right is Pacific.
 
Hot Yellow: What a waste of money! Ugh this one makes me a little ticked! On the website it said it was a glitter eyeshadow which I interpreted as a very shimmery eye shadow which is not what it is at all. It is actually a very poorly pigmented eye shadow with huge chunks of yellow glitter. It applies uneven and the yellow barely shows up. It would have to be applied over another yellow shadow in order to really hold any grounds. I easily rubbed the glitter right off without any issue.
 
Pacific: Is a beautiful color. It is good for those who are experimenting with blue eye shadows or who do not like to wear blue to heavy. It is a soften silver/blue. It applies as a shimmer but is smooth and has good pigmentation!
 
NYX Single Shadows run for about $3-$5 depending on where you buy them. I purchased mine from www.cherryculture.com but I also know you can buy them at www.ulta.com or at Ulta stores! You can also get them directly from the NYX website!
 
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