Sunday, August 29, 2010

NYX THE RUNWAY COLLECTION, CHAMPAGNE & CAVIAR


I'm back with another NYX review! I bought this palette a couple of months ago I'd say. I kept meaning to review it and today I finally got my act together! I have really been enjoying this palette alot--though not the most pigmented--for every day, neutral looks for work.

Take a peek at the inside:
So as you can see, really pretty every day colors! They are a bit soft, so watch out for fallout. They are really smooth though and easy to blend. I haven't really used the white or black, so swatching them last night was the first time I dipped into those. Cue the swatches...

My skin is really white, so they don't show up as well here. If your on a laptop though, tilt your screen back for a better view!! Sorry guys! So you can see there are mostly shimmer colors in here, with a few satin colors. But these are not overly shimmery, if you know what I mean. I don't want to look like a disco ball at work and all of the colors in here would work for me.

As you can tell I'm sure, the black (#10) is probably the worst color in this palette, with white (#6) being behind that. They are both not very pigmented, a little chalky, and were not easily blended on my skin. What went wrong there?? NYX's single shadow in Black is supposed to be a MAC Dupe for Carbon, so you might want to pick that one up instead. I don't use black too much, except to set liners, so it's not a big deal for me. Here's a few looks I've done with this palette:

This is a really light application for a really natural, but put together, look I did for work.

Another day where I took it a little bit darker. You really can make these more intense, I just chose not too! I'll have to do a dramatic look for you guys another time to show you.

Do you have any of the NYX palettes? Do you prefer the quality of the single shadows better? I want to hear your thoughts! Don't be shy! I <3 reading your comments!

Mary Kay give-a-way soon!

FTC Disclosure: I purchased this product with my own money. I am not affiliated with NYX, nor was I paid to write this review. This is my honest opinion.

9 comments:

Obsessed.Makup.Addict said...

I was soooooo close to purchasing this...but then I was like "NO!! I have to finish a few of my eyeshadows before I buy anything else!!" It looks like a lovely palette, but if you say it's a little chalky I'm glad i passed on it. I have one NYX single eyeshadow and it's great!

ndoodles said...

I have swatched those at Ulta and they aren't bad... although the NYX singles are just way better!

SilhouetteScreams said...

I have this and I love it :) #1 is my favourite, I don't have any other neutral quite like it

Miss♥Nikka said...

I own one of these and I love it! SO compact and affordable!

Nicole said...

It's just the black and white that is chalky. The rest of them are soft and blendable.

I love this palette! I use it at least three times a week!

SquishyAbs said...

I have the Runway Collection, which I rarely use, but I love! I also have the Caribbean collection, which is what I use on regular basis. They blend so well and are so pigmented. I love NYX!

*~ JuLiAnnE ~* said...

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