NYX Champagne & Caviar Palette
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Don't look at me like that. It was an impulse buy. It had neutrals. It was also on sale at Ulta for $7.49 so I couldn't help myself. Let me start out by saying that:
-If you like bright colors and candy colored eyeshadow, this palette is not for you.
-If you want a palette that is dramatic and great for nights out, this palette is not for you.
-If you already have a ton of neutrals, this palette is not for you.
I think you get the point. I just can't stress enough that if you aren't looking for this sort of thing, then of course you won't find it palatable.
1. Frosty champagne, slightly peachy
2. White matte
3. Satin light taupe
4. Shimmer medium golden taupe
5. Matte medium rose brown
6. Matte ashy dark brown.
7. Frosty champagne (similar to #1 but more golden)
8. Pearly pink
9. Shimmery taupe with a touch of plum
10. Matte black
Well, what is this palette actually good for? I think that if you're new to neutrals (is there such a thing?) and need a decent array of eyeshadows to play with. These light brown shades are pretty good as all over the colors.
I'll be honest though, some of these shades aren't the awesome buttery NYX texture that I'm accustomed to. The shimmery/pearly shades are pretty decent but the matte shades (2, 6, 8) are not as good as the NYX singles. Shade number 2, a matte white is in fact a little chalky (Is there even a non-chalky matte out there?).
This is the kind of palette you leave in your desk at work for the days you get there late and realize you forgot to look in the mirror.
You can do a near complete eye look with just this palette. In fact, for some reason the black in this palette (while far from the best black I have ever used) is remarkably amazing as a liner. You can highlight, contour your crease and line your eyes all in one, so I think it's a great value. But it just doesn't cut it for everyday use because so many of the shades are very similar.
I do however want to check out the rest of the palettes, perhaps the colors will draw me in more.
Have any of the NYX palettes?
Edit: After a few weeks, this shadows in this palette became utterly crumbled due to the soft, airy nature of the shadows. I didn't even travel with it or anything, it just crumbled while being with other palettes in a drawer!