NYX Black


193 reviews

89% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $


Mica, Diisostearyl Malate, Talc, Mineral Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Butylparaben. May Contain: Polymethyl Methacrylate, Methylparaben, Zinc Stearate, CI 19140 Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake)

on 1/4/2013 4:53:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is the best black eyeshadow I have tried so far. It is truly matte and super pigmented. It makes my eyeliner last longer and doesn't smudge at all. Packaging is cute and it is dirty cheap! A true bargain.

on 12/28/2012 7:57:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I have this product and use it frequently to deepen color in my creases (going through a smoky eye phase). It is well-priced for what it does, and I find with a primer it lasts a long time without creasing or fading from my allergic eyes (they water often).

I am not sure what the color of a person's skin has to do with their handling of color fallout (the review below mine), but I find the fallout with this product to be minimal, as it is not as powdery as others (NYX glittery shadows have more fallout but still tolerable). With any dark, matte color one will have to watch out for that and do their makeup accordingly and carefully. I would repurchase and have repurchased.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Black is a completely matte black. It has a bit of fallout, but that's fine. I'm not in love with the packaging. Like, it's just, meh. Boring and a bit bulky. The shadow is okay. It smears when I try to use it to set eyeliner though. Even if I use UDPP. But UDPP didn't work so great for me anyways. It's nice and pigmented, but it smears around my eyes. It's probably just because of my monolids, but I don't like my shadows to smear to the bottom of my eyes. If you're a white or negro you might like this, but it just doesn't work the best for me. I'll continue to use it, and then go on a hunt for something better.

on 11/24/2012 6:40:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Very pigmented true matte black color! I was impressed when I first used it. I use this all the time for smokey looks. It does fall out if you donít tap your brush before application. I tried to use it with a wet angled brush as an eyeliner but experienced too much fall out so I stick to just using it as an eyeshadow. Awesome will repurchase

on 8/22/2012 10:26:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have been very happy with this eyeshadow. I use it to set my black eyeliner and it works very well. I haven't had the fallout problem that a lot of reviewers have mentioned. The color is a very dark black with no shimmer or sparkles. I had originally wanted to buy MAC Carbon, but decided to try this first and I'm glad I did. Much cheaper and does the job.

on 8/5/2012 11:04:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

UPDATE: So I have this eyeshadow for like what 5 years now, which is way too old, specially considering I use it everyday. So I went and look for a replacement, you think its easy, but pigmented matte blacks are hard to find, more of them are chalky, unpigement or/and hard to work with. Mac carbon was definetely not a good replacement. So I kept looking, and many brands later I found one just as pigement, if not more, as a really small price point: Annabelle #58 so glad I found it. Its made in canada and its super cheap too.

UPDATE: This product is now discontinued. They have hot singles and the reformulation is nothing like what I describe below.

I really love this eye shadow. I use it as a eyeliner, I use a really fine brush and draw a line right along the lash line. It doesn't fade, fall out or smudges by the end of the day, and I use it dry. It must be the most pigmented black eyeshadow I've tried.

Reading other's reviews, I think there is 2 or 3 batch of this eyeshadow. I'm happy I purchased the good batch.
Since I started to buy NYX, I noticed there is 5 generation. The first batch on the market was made in usa, the second was made in Korea, the newer shadows are now made in China ( p.r.o.c. ). My eye shadow is made in Korea. So if you want a good batch, look for ones made in Korea?

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I really wanted to love this shadow. I line my eyes on a daily basis with black eye shadow and I was really hoping this shadow would become my daily product. I had heard about this shadow and its greatness from several of my friends but I was disappointed. I don't know if I got a bad shadow but its extremely powdery. When I dip a brush into it, it flakes and there's a great amount of fall out. It has a weird texture. Not happy at all even though the pigmentation and colour are great

on 7/30/2012 9:43:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Other

I really wanted to love this, especially since it was so difficult for me to find a store that sells NYX in Toronto. Yes, it is the darkest, most pigmented black eyeshadow I've ever used, and it applies smoothly to boot. Unfortunately it has the most insane amount of fallout; I have tried various primers under it, including UDPP and TFSI, and I still get black specks of eyeshadow all over my cheeks by the end of the day. It has more fallout than some of my chunky glitter eyeshadows, and those are notorious for ending up on my face. A shame.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 7/22/2012 7:18:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Black was my first shadow from this brand, and its smooth texture combined with rich, pigmented color started my love affair with NYX Single Eyeshadows. Black is my most used shade, as I used it to fill in my brows and to create smokey eye looks. It will last a long time because it is so pigmented, you only need a little bit. I don't wear eyeshadow regularly, and I refuse to spend big bucks on high end colors that will get little use, so the quality for the price is perfect for me. I have been collecting more of these and will continue to do so. I highly recommend!

on 7/12/2012 4:11:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

UPDATE: I have since purchased this same eyeshadow 3 more times hoping it would be the same as what I remembered, but all of them left me disappointed. I have since moved on the Makeup Geek's Corrupt black eyeshadow and suggest that to anyone else who is in the same boat as me.

This WAS my HG black eyeshadow. I have probably purchased it 5 times in the past. It was always a heavily pigmented matte black. The black eyeshadow I got this time is not nearly as pigmented and has sparkles in it. It is absolutely not what I wanted. I hope this is just a fluke and that NYX didn't reformulate it. If it continues to be this way I will probably switch back to MAC's Carbon.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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