As soon as I posted my review yesterday of some of the Prismatic Eye Shadow singles from Nyx, what should hit my inbox but news of three brand-new eye shadow palettes from the same company.
They look interesting but I’m going to wait for swatches and reviews before I seriously consider getting one, because past experience has made me wary. Nyx has indeed become my favorite drugstore aka cheaper brand of makeup, but some of their products have been duds. Specifically eye shadow palettes. I’ve been baffled and saddened that while their singles (Prismatic, Matte, and others) are fantastic, their palettes I’ve tried have been terribly lacking in pigmentation. Last year’s Dream Catcher palettes were horrible in that regard, at least the one I bought, tried, and eventually tossed.
But while everything’s new and fresh, let’s see what’s up. There are three ten-shade palettes.
Top to bottom: Art Throb, Surreal My Heart, Nouveau Chic
What caught my eye first is that these are not the same all-neutral palettes that the makeup world has been drowning in for the last several years. Don’t get me wrong — neutrals are my favorite and most-used colors for my brown eyes, but c’mon! How many shades of brown can one person buy and use?
Even the most neutral of these three, Nouveau Chic, is not completely monochromatic. Nyx describes these palettes thusly:
Art Throb — True blue, green with silver shimmer, pale gold, matte baby pink, white with shimmer, carrot orange with gold shimmer, metallic silver, lime green with iridescence, black with shimmer, fuchsia with pearl.
Surreal My Heart — Shimmery white, mint with pearl, electric lime green, light brown, taupe, opalescent light grey, cobalt blue with pearl, true matte grey, matte pale peach, matte black.
Nouveau Chic — Pale pink with shimmer, matte terracotta, plum with gold shimmer, opalescent lavender, gunmetal grey with shimmer, matte light beige, rose gold, matte dark brown, deep taupe, black with gold shimmer.
As you can read, there is a mix of matte, pearl, and shimmer shades in each set; one isn’t all matte with another all shimmer, etc. Doesn’t look like there’s any heavy glitter.
These are currently only available on Nyx’s web site but I suspect they’ll be hitting Ulta, Target, and other stores soon.