NYX • Nude Matte • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||86%|
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: Normal, 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!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
These work well in creating a soft, contoured eye. If you want that look, then definitely look at these. There are tons of colors appropriate for the crease, a nice handful for the lid, and maybe a couple for the brow. I bought two, a crease color and a lid color, and I will buy more.
I bought Blame it on Midnight (medium tone, peachy beige) and Leather & Lace (very light tone, soft peachy pink, seems a bit rose), and I like them both. This line doesn't apply like Nyx's single eyeshadows, which are much softer. Yet these are well-pigmented and seem to be on par with Mac's matte contemporaries in tone, such as Soft Brown and Orb. Leather & Lace is a bit dusty, but so Orb. I think these blend well. They last all day on me with TSFI and a good 8 hours if I use ELF's dollar primer. I don't think these would apply well without primer given that they aren't very soft. It would be difficult to load up a brush up enough for it to stick.
I've worn and liked Leather and Lace with neutral browns and plums. I like Blame it on Midnight with neutral/peachy lids.
Also, I love Cover Girl Mink for the color but hate the frosty finish. I'd be willing to pay $$$ on a pretty exact dupe that wasn't frosty. Blame it on Midnight pairs really well with Mink, and if I use it as a light base, Mink's frostiness is cut down. Perhaps this line of shadows can help downplay too-shimmery shadows in your stash without breaking the bank.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I have this in Lap Dance and it nearly matches my complexion spot on. I use this allover my lid in place of using my concealer, so not only do I get the coverage I want, I don't have the creasing issue I would if I had used my concealer. Lap Dance is most certainly matte, and is a slightly yellow-toned nude (though the yellow doesn't transfer obviously) which is good for covering up any purple-ness that might around the eye area. A very soft and finely milled eyeshadow, essentially a perfectly matte nude at a very reasonable price. I will definitely buy this color again and more from this range.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have one in Birthday Suit and nice highlighter pink. Its true its not quite totally matte but that is okay with me. I cannot do total shimmer but sometimes straight matte shades can look drying if its on my lid/crease area.
Texture is very soft but the shimmer what there is of it is not really noticeable--which is good for daytime wear. Goes on very soft and buttery. Nice. I only wish there were more medium . It seems to be very light highligher or dark crease shades. I would like to see more of a range.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
HG shadows. I had been looking for something to replace my beloved Paula's Choice Soft Matte shadows, and these fit the bill. Great texture. I have Kiss the Day (replacement for PC Cream), which is a skin shade for me, and Betrayal (replacement for PC Charcoal Brown), which I use as liner. I originally tried Haywire for that purpose, but it was too purple-y. It took me a long time to find neutral matte eyeshadow singles, so now I'm considering buying backups of these.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Alright, So I have several of these, "I have a headache" which is a creamy yellowish skin tone highlight on me. "Leather and Lace" which is a pinky nude. "underneath it all" which is a wonderful crease color. I combine these three when I am going for a more natural "No makeup" look. My Favorite color is "skinny dip". I think it blends beautifully. I find these are creamer and softer to touch than other matte shadows I have used, Namely Mac. And my Favorite I personally am in love with these, and I think they are better than MAC.
Why do I think this? They seem almost (maybe just a smidgen less) as pigmented in my opinion, or at least the colors I have tried. They blend smoothly for me. They are Much, Much cheaper, but the cost in my opinion does not affect the product or the durability. I always wear a eyeshadow primer, and these last all day. They do NOT contain bismuth oxychloride, which is a big deal for me. This ingredient has irritated my eyes so badly, it causes itching, burning, and even made my eyes lashes fall out when pushed up against the lash line. Every single Mac shadow contains this ingredient. Which makes me sad since Mac has so many colors. I now it probably isn't fair to judge NYX to Mac considering one is considered much higher grade. But honestly I have found a lot of Mac colors more difficult to blend.
NYX doesn't have nearly as many colors. But the ones they do have, and the ones I have purchased have simply been lovely.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
These are not the worst shadows ever but they also aren't the best. Matte shadows are hard to find for cheap with good quality. Granted I only have one shade which is tryst. The color appears in the pan as a neutral light brown color. I thought I could use it for my brows since it is matte.
When applied to the brows, since it is not super pigmented it doesn't make a dramatic difference. It does help to fill in the gaps but I could probably find other things that do the same thing.
I do like it quite a bit on my eyes, because it is not SUPER pigmented it can lightly define my crease and a bit under my eyes for a subtle definition.
I'll come back later with an update when I have used it a few more times as I just bought this today :) For now, it gets a neutral review
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
NC25 here. I picked up my first & probably only NYX eye shadow shade in Skinny Dip which looks like that picture posted. Sort of a brown-ish maroon?? Anyway I wasnt impressed. I thought this was a matte eye shadow as stated on the packaging but it definitely has some shimmer. I used it as an accent color along with other shades from my TF Summer Eye palette. It looks similar to many other eye shadows I already had so I wasnt wowed by this like I was hoping to be.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I got these in Kiss the Day (a pale yellow) and Craving (medium light grey) I use Kiss the Day for browbone highlight or to blend out eyeshadows. For reference, Wet n Wild Brulee is darker and more beige to Kiss the Day's light yellow. The formula for the ivory is slightly powdery/chalky with some fallout, but very workable. The gray, "Craving", is a medium dark concrete gray. It's rather unpigmented and needs to be built up, but once it's built up it is okay. Again there is slight powderiness here
I do love that I can open these singles easily without risking a nick or chip in my thumbnail polish. I ended up depotting them anyway though (and it was such a pain... 2 layers of plastic to melt through!). Overall I would say they are just fine for their price. It may be hit-or-miss with some of the shades.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
UPDATE: I am bumping these up. I have been using Lap Dance every day. It has become my HG highlight/ wash color on my NW20 deep set eyes with purpley tones in the skin around them. I have never used a matte shadow that completely rocked my world the way better textures can (like MAC Veluxe Pearls) but for a matte shadow and for this price...I will say HG. Yes, not all the colors are as good as Lap Dance. But Lap Dance is a miracle worker for me....and dirt cheap!
ORIGINAL REVIEW: These are "ok", if they cost more, I would say not worth it. But they are always on sale, so we will stick with "ok". They are kind of useless without a primer. And even with a primer, they seem to fade quickly. All that said though, there are a few shades that when I apply them to my lids they give my eyes a cashmere feel. I have tried tons of shades, but my faves are some boring basics: Maybe Later (a tobacco color - a tannish brown w/a yellow/gold undertone - no red in this brown), Lap Dance ( a nudeish peach shade) and Leather and Lace (a very soft muted pink). These 3 shades give my eyes that soft cashmere, pinup girl look. I purchases the dark green shade which looked like mud on me and a few other nude colors that didn't do anything for me. Bottom line: Not HG, but cheap and fun to play with.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I chose Blame It On Midnight, Haywire, and Bare My Soul. These are quite buttery for an NYX eyeshadow, but they are not 100% matte. They have this luminous quality which makes them more satin in my opinion, and they are not extremely pigmented like most old school matte shadows. I do love the three shades I got, but they are not what I was expecting. Blame It On Midnight is a camel shade of tan/soft brown, or a muted peach. Haywire is an interesting purple toned gray taupe. It's my favorite so far because it's a smokey taupe. Bare My Soul is a mushroom taupe, so it's a brown with gray. Update: At first I hated these and threw them in a drawer never to be seen again... but I got them out and like them now. I'm into more subtle and effortless makeup, and I think these can complete with many high end brands. They're soft and pigmented enough. I don't think I'd buy more, but I will use what I have.