December 14, 2010

NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette in 'Champagne & Caviar'

I don't own a lot of palettes. I have mostly singles, a few duos and quads. I never end up liking all the colors in a palette and find singles a better option. But, I love NYX and everyone raves about this palette. So, I decided I should try it out. Its a pretty decent palette for the price. Not the best, but I honestly don't mind. So, here's the review. I'm going to keep this short.

Price: $8 / Rs. 360, for 14g (0.49 oz)

You can buy it here: 

For the price they sell at, I think the palette is a real steal. I have the neutral palette. The color selection is decent. But nothing impressive. Like if you noticed, #1 and #4 kind of look alike. But all the colors (except the white one) are quite wearable. They're pretty well pigmented (not as much as the singles though). They're really soft, and apply smoothly on the lids. Because they are so soft, they kind of crumble a little. Not enough to worry about. They don't crease and fades a little by the end of the day (after maybe 7-8 hours), but not much. With a primer, they look even better. Since a lot of the colors are quite close to my skintone, I need to use a primer to make them show, which is not a problem for me since I use a primer all the time anyways.

They have a good collection of palettes. There are, I think, about 12. I've seen swatches of the other palettes and I actually like the other ones. The Velvet Rose, Secret World, Versus, Casting Call all look quite nice. But I've noticed that some of the neutrals are repeated in most of the palettes. So, if you have a few of these palettes, you'll end up with a few copies.

The packaging is very sleek and quite sturdy. It has a good size mirror inside which is quite useful. If I were travelling, this is the palette I'd carry. It has all the colors I'd need, unless of course I have parties or functions to attend. Then, maybe the Haute Model one would help. Two of these and you're ready.

Overall, I think this is a great buy and I don't regret buying it. My only crib is that I wish there were more matte shades. Only the #6,  #8 and #10 are matte, and the glitter from the others kind of transfers to the mattes. Not a good thing. I would definitely buy a few more of these. I think it's a great investment, especially for those just starting out and looking to experiment.

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Do you own any of these palettes? What was your experience?


shoppingaholic said...

Wow, you are so much in to makeup. I came to about it now... I love the palette. And shades are so me!!
Are they creamy?


indianmakeupways said...

I dont any of nyx palettes as such. but u definitely got some amazing colors! looks like a great palette.

Anshita said...

so u slowly gonna post ur nyx haul in parts n make me zeealous!! love d shades. n those glosses too. ebay or wat?

sandhyaa said...

this is a great buy !!!
palette looks gud.. and those r nice shades 4 a subtle look !
show us how it looks on u...

ladylavendersays said...

@shoppingaholic.. i have a lot of stuff, but i don't use it as much.. very lazy on most days... but this palette is really nice.. and not creamy, but very soft..

@anju.. it's a really nice palette. you should definitely try it..

@anshita.. lol. maybe. still got a lot of nyx stuff left :P. i got it from cherryculture. but you can get it from joy's cosmetics on ebay. Her prices are really good, especially when you buy in multiples. I'll update with the link.

@sandhya.. ya. its more of a daily look kind of palette. Next time I use, I'll definitely remember to take pics..

bollywoodstylediaries said...

I dont buy palettes becoz in the end there are only a couple of colors you will use. I perfer buying quads in the same color family. But this one looks good since all the shades are nice..

Maria said...

the colors aren't very pigmented, it's a pity :(

ladylavendersays said...

@BSD. i normally stay away from palettes as well. But this one looked really good and i love NYX. And since this is a neutral palette, i'm pretty sure i'll end up using all of them.

@Maria.. really? I've used this a couple of times and I seriously haven't faced pigmentation problems.

sandhyaa said...

ITS WORKING !!!!!!freakin cool !!
i was tryin to disable dis drag n drop.... but poor me have no idea ... HTML, programming etc...
u teach me !!!

bhumika said...

dis looks gud..n ya as u sd similar colors..

ladylavendersays said...

@bhumika..i know the similar color things isn't impressive. but it's a pretty good palette for 400 bucks.

Rotsin said...

I think I had a problem with the previous comment. So, I'll let it again :
I don't have one like yours,I only have a trio eyeshadow "Rock&Roll" and I'm very pleased with
the colours.
I like the colours from your "Champagne&Caviar" palette.

ladylavendersays said...

@Rotsin... I actually want to buy some of the trios. I've heard the quality is better than the palettes..

Nilcha's Fashion Chronicles said...

nice pick! the colors are natural and i think can blend in any skin color . thanks for visiting my blog ^^

ladylavendersays said...

thanks nilcha..

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