August 10, 2011

NYX Champagne and Caviar FOTD

At the beginning of the year I purchased two NYX 10 color palettes from Ebay. It is difficult to find NYX cosmetics where I live and I had been wanting to try a few things from their line. Judging by the online photos (which is always a gamble) I purchased Champagne and Caviar and Bohemian Rhapsody.

I shortly thereafter purchased my Urban Decay Naked palette so obviously my NYX palettes (and pretty much every other eyeshadow I own) were left very much ignored. This week I dug out the Champagne and Caviar palette (I gave the Bohemian Rhapsody palette to my sister) to give it a chance to prove itself. I am actually really happy with it's offering. The palette consists of shades of brown, taupe, champagne with a white, black and a little pop of pink. They are decently pigmented yet I do find a few of the shades to be a bit chalky but nothing that a good primer can't handle.

Swatches are in the same order as the palette above. I took them in direct sunlight and see now that they are a little washed out. I hope you get an idea of the shades and the beautiful shimmer.

I did a FOTD using the color on the top row, second one in, all over my moving lid. I used the shadow on the bottom row, third one in, in my crease and blended upwards. I used the white in the inner corners of my eye and under the brow as a highlight. I finished off the eye with MAC fluidline gel liner in Blacktrack and heavy mascara.

I used my UDPP and the color lasted all day without any shifting or fading. I am impressed with this little palette and feel like with the shades provided a lot of different looks can be created. I don't think it's a dupe by any means but if you don't want to shell out the moola for the Naked palette I think this could satisfy the need for a great neutral eye palette. I say give it a try!

What NYX products have you tried?

1 comment:

  1. love it! I am so happy you put it on your blog!


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