NYX • Nude Matte Shadow (all) • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Most of the reviews so far seem to be concentrating on trying to describe the colours, their personal techniques and what colour combinations they use. Well, makeup is like perfume - nothing is the same on any two women (which is why I don't buy multiple eyeshadow kits). Prefabricated makeup looks may work for some people, but trying to emulate someone else's look only works on the very young. Even there, if your basics aren't up to par it's just going to end up looking tacky. If the colour fades and changes over good primers and bases, don't wear 'em.
At 54 I'm still trying experimenting with adjusting my makeup from the bold colours and extreme makeup looks I used to adore. Mac and Nars were always my mainstays for basics, then Dior, Chanel, Lancome, etc. for their more specialised bold colours. Yes, I'm terribly picky and, considering how expensive makeup is in Australia ($45+ for a single eyeshadow in the mid to higher end brands), I've tried to do it on the cheap by splurging online over the past couple of years. Ultimately, I've come to the conclusion that all of those cheap brands I wanted to try out are exactly that: cheap.
I've had 3 of these (Skinny Dip, Leather and Lace, Haywire) since early in the year and have barely made a dent in any of them. The 2 crease colours don't hold true and look like bruising within a couple of hours of application over Nars Smudge Proof base or Too Faced Shadow Insurance with paint pot Painterly or Camel Coat. No chop. They both fade to grey. Yes, the colours are fine and have some subtlety to them initially, but it doesn't last and I'm not in a position to keep freshening up my lipstick every couple of hours, much less eyeshadow!
As regards the Leather and Lace as a base over primer: chalky. Again, a great colour to offset sallow skin, but if you have even a hint of crepey eyelid it will ensure that no one can miss that fact.
- Good basic colours;
- Some sense of behaving like Mac sheers so they don't look like dead, flat mattes;
- Would probably/possibly be cheap and reasonably wearable for young girls/women as an alternative to frosts and metallics or to give definition to the eye as matte contrast to really kick up the colour of bold eyeshadows.
- Too much fallout when building;
- Subtlety in colours fades to the base colour rapidly (that is, Haywire only retains the grey notes; Skinny Dip only retains the blue-purple bruised note; Leather and Lace only retains the whitish notes)
- Personally, as much as I'd love to like them because they're cheap and sort of okay-ish, I can't even bring myself to use them because I like reliable, 'work every time' eyeshadows. The last thing I want to have to do is fuss around trying to repair uneven coverage or fallout or horrible colour fading. My pots won't ever see the metal base showing through, much less be repurchased.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
'I have a headache' is this yellow tone cream shade that makes an excellent cover up of any discoloration on the lids or even veins. I generally use it when I need to fix a clean up stain around the eyes & I also use it as a base shadow when I'm going neutral on the lids. Longevity isn't noticeable but I'm fairly sure it last over two hours as I tend to wipe my eyes after mascara irritation and they are on the wipes. Tad chalky but doesn't show up chalky on the skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This review is of the shade Maybe Later NMS04. It's a neutral light brown color that works great as a transition shade for any natural look, it works really great on it's own as well. Like many others, I was sad when Wet n Wild discontinued their 6 pans, the 2nd on the left in the Vanity palette was my all time HG everyday crease shade. It worked for every look I was doing & it's a color that works for almost all skintones. For the price it had the best texture of any eyeshadow I own, even my MAC ones tbh. Then I saw someone on Youtube use this NYX eyeshadow and I was reminded of the Vanity palette shade, so I hunted for it. It was on sale at Sears of all places! The texture of the eyeshadow isn't as soft as the WnW in all honesty, but it works just as well with all kinds of colors, warm or cool. I find that it does match my skintone too well at times, so I use a much lighter base from my lashline to browbone, and then I use this. I don't even have to add a lid color or brow highlight & I'm done. So if you're looking for a pre crease blending transition shade, try this one out. The packaging makes me think of a poor man's MAC but it is affordable & you can see the shade easily.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I was recently introduced to NYX products (see my other reviews) and so far I'm really impressed. I purchase at Ulta when its BOGO. I have 2 colors of the Matte Nude eye shadow and the pigment is amazing, a little goes along way! Matte (no shimmer) eye shadow is hard to find in many colors, and NYX did it!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I purchased this in Betrayal, which looks really dark in the pot but is quite nice and buildable. I would call this sort of a raisin color; kind of a purply brown and it seems to have a little teeny bit of gold in it. It's very nice on green eyes but I'm not over the moon for it. It's similar in color to the Almay eyeliner for green eyes in the color "Raisin" (sidebar: great color but the pencil is too dry). I mainly use the Betrayal shadow as a liner along the upper lash line and I apply it wet for better staying power. I find that the NYX shadows don't have great staying power so I always use a primer underneath. I would not purchase again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought Dance the Tides and Skinny Dip. Dance the Tides is a warm brown. It makes a wonderful transition color. Skinny Dip is a muted purple. I like to use it as an outer corner color along with Dance the Tides in the crease. I find these shades very smooth and easily blendable.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought the shade Dance The Tides and it is the perfect transitioning color for ladies NC45 and above.
This smokes out almost any color and works as a warming color to any neutral smoky eye.
I love it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have this in Lap Dance. I use it as a base to even out the skin tone on my eyes, and it matches pretty well. It feels really nice and lasts a long time. I wear it everyday to work and it creates a great professional look.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I wish there were a "Maybe" option. I have found it hard to find matte shadows. This has a nice consistency, little fall out, and held up well over a primer. I have this in Skinny Dip, a mid-toned purplish, and the color is pretty much what I expected for something called "Nude Matte." I do think they are a bit overpriced and belong in the Wet and Wild singles price range, but I would consider repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I swatched all the shades at my local ULTA. I have to admit a lot of them were chalky, but the two shades that I got, I absolutely love! I got Maybe Later which is an awesome matte medium brown shade. I also got Bare My Soul which is an awesome matte light medium charcoal shade. It looks very similar to MAC's Copperplate. All in all, I would suggest that you swatch the shades before buying them as there are gems and duds in this range of eyeshadows. Great product for the price though!