NYX • Smokey Eyes Eyeshadow Palette • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This was my first smokey eyeshadow palette kit. I was just getting started into makeup back then. i got this palette because of the price as well as the Nyx brand being called a decent brand. After using this palette for several years, I would not buy it again. But I am still going to try to finish using this first palette.
Pros: I do like the packaging, simple, slim and comes with a mirror. I like the amount of shades given in the palette (10). I like the color selection provided. It has white, black, grey, browns, purple and silver tones. I basically just use this palette whenever I travel because it has all the colors I would use.
Cons: Fallout, some have a very powdery texture, muddy on some colors. Even with a primer, sometimes the color seems to fade throughout the day. It doesn't blend well, and the shadows end up looking blotchy sometimes.
I don't regret getting this shadow for a starter smokey kit. Good for color selection and price... But after knowing what I prefer (better quality performance), I think I would get a different smokey eye palette next time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've been spoiled on NYX's old single eyeshadow pots. The NYX palettes just don't compare. They feel rough and gritty and have poor pigmentation. Even over Too Faced Shadow Insurance I couldn't get the colors to look different or show up more vibrantly. I tried applying them wet and the color was more intense but applied streaky. If you've tried higher end eyeshadows you will be disappointed.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium Brown Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
My holy grail for smokey eye! After applying Tarte primer this $7 shadow goes on as well as a $40 brand.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love this palette! It contains a variety of smokey shades for you to creat a soft or full-on smokey eye. I keep this at the office because the palette includes a large mirror (the whole of the inside lid is a mirror) and also a duo-ended sponge applicator, so you can basically create an entire look just using this palette.
There are 4 dark shades, 4 medium-dark ones, and 2 shimmery highlighting shades. I like to use one of the dark ones for lining, a medium one for contouring, and the hightlight just to, uh, highlight. It wouldn't stay on my lids if it weren't for my UDPP, but then, no eyeshadows stay on my lids without it, so I wouldn't say this palette is especially bad.
The colours are rich so you only need a little at a time, so this palette will last a really really long time. The colour variety is not as great as other palettes (like UD Naked), but since the palette itself is also smaller, that's a big plus, and I can see myself bringing it on a trip and just toting it in my makeup bag.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I had such high hopes for this, but it didn't work for me. The colors turn into one big, muddy mess within a couple of hours (even with UDPP). They are so dull as well! Also, I feel like all the grays and browns look exactly the same when applied. There's not much variation with the colors. The silvers are very gritty and barely usable and the 'black' is not pigmented at all. I didn't even bother with the white and the cream colors - too light for my NW 50 skin. The pros are that the packaging is nice and sleek, and it's cheap. That's it. You can find a ton of better palettes out there. I would say skip.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Overall I really love this palette. I got mine at Ulta for CHEAP! NYX has great prices for the quality. The medium brown shade in the top center I use every single day for my eyebrow color. All the colors in the pan are HIGHLY PIGMENTED like crazy. They are all beautiful for a smokey eye look. However, the main downfall of this product is it has a lot of fallout and the shadows break really easily!! I mean super easily. I never take mine out of my drawer except when I use it and then I put it back but somehow all of the shadows seem to break up or just fly everywhere. They're still usable though and I do love these eyeshadows!! I would def. repurchase (I have once already). I will forever love NYX.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I got this from Hautelook for $7, and it was my first time using NYX eyeshadows. I used it 4 times and then threw it out. The shadows were very chalky and unflattering on me. The pigmentation was also poor. The colors were so cool that they made me look sick - I am a very warm-toned NC15. I usually love greys but I will avoid this brand in the future. I think you usually get what you pay for and I will stick with my favorite eyeshadow brand in the future - Urban Decay, Stila, TheBalm and Makeup Geek.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
in order to prevent the fallout with some shadows in this palette i spray water on the brush before using the eyeshadows. it works and the pigmentation is great ! its a good palette for daytime smokey eye and i like the matte and satiny colors in it. no ugly shimmers
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love the range it gives me for smokey looks but i have a problem with the eye shadow itself. the colors are pigmented but they are not easily blendable, release tons of fallout and fades throughout the day even with an eye shadow base. in orders for these colors to be worth it, you have to pack it on (or tap over your lid) as apposed to blending it and smokey eyes are all about blending.
people focus on the color selection instead of looking at the quality!
this pallet is beneficial because you will never run out of eyeliner (in powder form that is)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I love this palette! I use it nearly every day. I got it on sale, so I have no complaints about the price, but if/when I run out, I'd be happy to buy it again at the normal price.
You can do so many looks with this one palette. The shadows are very blendable and buildable, and each one goes well with the others. You can go for bedroom eyes, dramatic smokey eyes, cute accented creases, or even just use the highlighter colors during the daytime and add the smokey colors at night before you go out.
The mirror is also very handy. :) This product is always in my bag.