NYX • Black • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||89%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
What can I say about this product except that it is fantastic. I have been searching for a highly pigmented black eyeshadow that I can double as an eyeliner. I originally was going to get carbon from MAC but after the reviews on MUA I decided to get this one. First off NYX is known fo being an exceptionally good drugstore brand. The price is also fairly affordable compared to MAC. So onto the actualy product review. It is a deep black colored eyeshadow that can be added to your eyes to create a perfect smokey eye effect or you can wet an angled brush and turn it into a stunning eyeliner. I use this black for everything and it will seriously last me forever. If you are searching for a simple blach eyeshadow, you cannot go wrong with this product. I promise you will fall in love with it just as much as I have.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Pros: Dark black, matte.
Cons: FALL OUT galore! UGH! Hate it! I have a L'oreal Black that was probably just about the same price and has WAYYYY less fall out. Its a little less black, but has way less fall out. I even got an LA Girls single from Dollar Tree (glitter in pan, not on eyes) that is better. Grrr. Wasted of $4 + tax.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
it is a matte black eyeshadow color..
i use this to deepen my outer V area everytime i want to achieve a smoky eye look..
it is very easy to blend so it won't leave like a harsh edges on to your eyes.. as a lot of ppl know, the key to achieve smoky look is to keep blending and has a nice gradient from light to dark.. all you need is just a very little, it is pigmanted enough.. the texture is sooo soft.. i am going to buy another for my back up.. lol :D
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
i'm really impressed by the quality of this shadow ..very intense blackest black ....blends easily ..i do use it to set my black eyeliner to keep it from budging ...i use it with angle brush as eyeliner too ..very finely milled ...of course a staple in my makeup bag ..love it
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought it because it's a true black, and I like that of it. I wanted it to set my eyeliner... and it did look wonderful after I applied it. Nevertheless, a couple of hours after, marvelous black was gone!!! It's staying power is really bad, and since it's one of the most importart issues for me, I think I will not be buying it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
To be honest, i'm not a big fan of this eye shadow. Yes it is a true black colour and yes it does blend quite well. But it doesn't have the greatest staying power. I use it to line my waterline after I applied my eyeliner pencil. And it makes my eyeliner really smudgy and muddy and it runs down. Doesn't stay on matte. But it is good for the lids like a smokey eye.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Let me tell you a story before we get down to business. Once upon a time, 2years ago, I bought my first NYX Eyeshadow in the shade "Black." It was love at first swatch, this eyeshadow was so black, so intensely pigmented, with a smooth texture and minimal fallout. This eyeshadow quickly became my go to eyeliner for my upper lash line. Over a year or so, I used it on a daily basis, and finished roughly 60% of the eyeshadow before it randomly shattered for no reason. I went right out and repurchased it and...I can't believe the difference. On to the review..
NYX's Black Eyeshadow is one of over 160 shades in the Eyeshadow Singles line. NYX claims that their eyeshadows are "richly pigmented, easy to blend, and last many hours." NYX is a very proud cruelty free brand, but be aware that not all of their products are vegan. I bought my 2.5g single shadow at Ulta for $4.50. NYX products can be found at a variety of retailers ranging from the brand's website, to Ulta, to Hot Topic, to Cherry Culture. If you're lucky, you might even find some NYX products are your local drugstore. NYX products are made in China.
I almost always rave about NYX's packaging. Their Eyeshadow Single Packaging is particularly great. A small, black, plastic, square compact with a clear window on the top, allowing you to the see the color within. The NYX logo can be found on the transparent window. There is a label affixed to the back of the compact, offering the shade name and number, company info, and a full ingredient list. This eyeshadow's packaging is recyclable. Like I said, I really like NYX's packaging, its always cute, sleek, and functional. Plus, they're sturdy too, I've had a NYX Eyeshadow survive a 5ft fall, unscathed!
This new NYX Black Eyeshadow is barely even comparable to the old one. This eyeshadow is pretty loosely pressed, a problem that is visible just from looking at it in the pan. This eyeshadow lacks the smooth texture I've come to expect from NYX singles. NYX's Black is quite powdery, resulting in a significant amount of fallout and a ton of residual powder in the pan. Its easy to pick up way too much product on your brush, be sure to tap it off multiple times before using it on the eye. Don't let your loaded brush fool you into thinking that NYX's Black Eyeshadow is pigmented, unfortunately it is not. My old pan of NYX Black was pure, intense, matte black. This new one is more of a sheer, charcoal color with some dark shimmery flecks.
Is this just one of those eyeshadows that swatches poorly but performs well on the eyelid? In a way. This eyeshadow is nice if you want to add just a little bit of depth to a look with a "soft black" shade. It blends nicely at first, but its very easy to overblend it, diluting the color and making your whole eye look muddy. Unlike it's predecessor, this black eyeshadow doesn't make a very good eyeliner at all. NYX's Black Eyeshadow does not crease on me, but it does fade significantly throughout the day.
I'm so, so disappointed by my new NYX Black Eyeshadow. Did they reformulate? Did I get get a bad pan? I don't know, but I'm not happy. NYX's Black Eyeshadow used to be one of my all time most used and loved products, it was the best black eyeshadow I had ever used, I raved about it and recommended it to everyone. Now its been reduced to a powdery, poorly pigmented dark grey. WHY NYX? I can only how that this Black came from a bad batch, even so I'll be hesitant to buy more NYX Singles in the future.
[Rated a 2 because I loved my old one <3]
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brunette, Coarse Eyes: Grey
OMG HANDS DOWN THE BEST BLACK SHADOW OUT THERE!! Really goes on black...not a dark grey like some "black"blendable shadows!! Lasts all day,very smooth and pigmented,inexpensive,and multi purpose. I highly recommend as a staple black shadow achieve the smokey look, as well as doubling as a liner non creasing texture is soft, satiny, sheer and buildable.Amazing, amazing eyeshadow! Those are just some of positives I have noticed I'm sure others have more to say about this wonderful product.THE BAD-there is fallout so some type of primer of some sort whatever you prefer is needed and perfecto
wow be careful I only had it a few days it droppped and broke everywhere.This stuff is dark,no lie, Now I'm going to look like Joan Crawford scrubbing the bathroom tile.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
Great matte black eye shadow - a true black. Very pigmented. This is my first nyx shadow and I'm very impressed with the quality.Finally I can seal my black liner with a true black - not a grey black or a blue black or a sparkly black but a true matte black.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love this eyeshadow! I needed a good pigmented black eyeshadow to set my eyeliner and this was perfect! It's smooth, cheap, and goes on very dark. Comparing it to other eyeshadows you get plenty of product. This is going to last you a long time! I definitely recommend this, it's a must have! (:
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I needed a new matte black having lost my old one, so I picked this up with my last order on Cherry Culture. The pigmentation is really intense and is matte. Absolutely no shimmer at all which is fantastic. I agree with the other reviewers that this has a fair bit of fallout when applied dry. When wet, it doesn't have any and is great to use for lining eyes as well. I use it to set my black pencil eyeliner to help it last throughout the day and occasionally with smokey eyes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
An excellent matte black eyeshadow for its price. Very pigmented, blendability is pretty good, and it's affordable (I paid $5 USD for mine). However, I get a bit of fallout if I'm not careful applying it. I have to carefully pat, not swipe, it on my lid. And the fallout doesn't only happen while applying--after a few hours, I'll find a few black specks underneath my eyes that I know was from the eyeshadow. This happens even when I've applied primer.
Despite that, I would purchase again if I ever ran out or somehow lost or damaged it. The fallout isn't a crazy amount, and this is one of the few, rare makeup items that is both good quality and dirt cheap.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I am on the fence with this eyeshadow. on the one hand, it's very black and matte, which is hard to find in a drugstore brand. On the other, I got a ton of fallout which made applying this a big old mess, and I didn't feel like it blended out very well. the staying power is fine with primer, since I don't wear shadow w/o primer, I can't really speak to that. Overall, I was just not impressed with this particular nyx product. If you really want a matte black shadow and don't want to spend a lot of money, this is fine. However, I think I will move on to something else.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm an eyeshadow newbie. Went searching for NYX after hearing about it, figured it would be a good brand to try. Lots of the NYX colors have glitter in them and I wanted a matte one...finally decided on Black, so was happy to come home and check out MUA and see all the RAVE reviews about this color!
I love the little containers that the singles come in, nice and small. And I love the quality of the shadow...SUPER pigmented. I barely have to touch my eyeshadow brush to the color...seriously. I haven't tried the shadow on its own, so can't really say anything about how it lasts by itself. However I CAN say that, with UD's Primer Potion as a base, it does last a long time without creasing.
I recommend NYX Black if you want a black shadow...it's very black!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love how this is creamy and pigmented. STAYS ON. Can be used wet, too! But I use it as eyeliner, and I have a lot of fallout. Even when I shake off excess and have switched brushes. I love the packaging, sturdy and easy to travel with.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I <3 this eyeshadow. It's very dark and it has no fallout. The texture is soft and creamy. :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was in Ulta and swatched this and UD Perversion. I couldn't tell the difference except for UD being about $11 more money. Now, don't get me wrong, I do love UD shadows but with the black matte shade, save your money and get NYX! This shadow is insanely pigmented and smooth.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
for me, this eyeshadow was one of those pleasant surprises. i'm a huge fan of carbon by mac & this eyeshadow really impressed me. it has the depth of carbon, but is sooo much softer/smoother when applying. and for the price, it is an outstanding substitute for those who want great quality & an even better price. the only thing i don't like, is the raised sections NYX eyeshadows have.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
After hearing how this was an exact dupe for MAC's Carbon, I rushed out and bought this, since my Maybelline Night Sky was a horrendous disappointment. And holy crap, to say I was shocked was an understatement! I was a little put off at first because it depotted itself right when I opened it, but I fixed it up with some guerilla glue and it's stuck ever since. But anyways, I couldn't believe how richly pigmented this stuff was! It reminds me a lot of the charcoal I use in my art classes. Very smooth and velvety with the richest pigmentation of any eyeshadow I've ever used. Definitely buying again!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
best matte black ever, very pigmented, very cheap. One of the better shadows fm NYX!