I own this in the shade Lime Green.
I really enjoy the way that these eyeshadows look. Their square shape and bevelled texture give them a unique look and allow them to stand out in a sea of single eyeshadows. Having said that, I do find that the pigmentation is a little hit or miss with the shades. Upon swatching them in store, it became clear to me that they are not formulated equally, and that while some of them are very smooth with colours deeply saturated, others are simply dry and patchy.
When you do hit on a good one, I do have to say that they're excellent. The quality easily rivals that of a high-end brand. The blendability is smooth and seamless, and the powder is buttery soft. It's just a shame that they are not all like this. I have to knock a few points off in my rating to reflect the fact that they are inconsistent.
This is why NYX has catapulted into the mainstream as one of the best inexpensive substitutes to MAC out there. The black and highlight matte eye shadows are highly pigmented, long wearing (especially with primer), and have no fall out. They look natural and can be buildable. The price is great - and offers plenty of product. Worth the hype.
this review is about nyx eyeshadow's in general, not just a specific shade. but for those who are wondering, here are the colors i have:
- Charcoal Brown
- Dark Brown
- Palette in Mysterious Brown Eyes
these shadows are awesome! they're richly pigmented and easy to work with. one of the best eyeshadows i've ever tried, i like these even better than MAC. plus you can't beat the price.
here's a swatch of charcoal brown (with no base):
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