Sample Sunday – Nyx Eyeshadow Beauty Review

Where does the week go?  Before I know it Sunday is here and I haven’t pulled my Sample Sunday post together yet! Thankfully I took my product pictures last week with my Bare Minerals Lipstick review so this should pull together quickly.

The Nyx Eyeshadow that I tried this week arrived in my March Ipsy Glam Bag – another drug store brand – which I am always interested in trying.  If you can find a lower priced eyeshadow that works well you can spend your beauty bucks on other pricier more coveted items.

Nyx Eyeshadow - Love in RioThe colors in the Nyx palette were very pretty and neutral so this sample was immediately looking like a nice daytime color combo to me.   The name on the palette is Love in Rio (soft pink, taupe and brown) – so pretty to look at in the packaging.  I usually wear 2-3 shades of eyeshadow and blend to a smoky eye so I used all three colors in my application.

The taupe went onto the inside corner of the lid and to highlight the browbone, the pink on the middle of the lid and the brown was the outer corner color with a blending of the pink and brown on the outer corner.  So here is my problem with this shadow….it’s not very blendable (as you can see in the image).  The shadow as an individual color goes onto the lid as expected and the color looks great – it’s when I tried to smooth or blend the two colors together that I had a little difficulty.  Once the shadow was on my lid it didn’t really want to play with any other shadow colors.  I did get some blending but not to the effect that I would normally like to achieve.


Nyx Eyeshadow - Love in Rio collage










If you are looking for a shadow that you use an individual color only in your application this Nyx eyeshadow is a reasonable pick.  I have used each individual shadow color and just worn it as it’s own and all was good – however when I see a palette I want to play with them all together.



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