Monday, July 8, 2013

NYX Cream Eyeshadow in Chocolate

Experience: I really like this NYX Cream Eyeshadow in Chocolate, but I did not like it in Copper at all. The Chocolate color is a deep, true neutral chocolate shade: Not too warm, not too cool. The finish is extremely metallic, which is why I like it so much :-) Even without flash/daylight, it looks very glowy. However, the Copper, for my fair skin tone, had too much red in it (it looked like it had pink undertones in the store). I'm already ruddy-skinned, so the red tones made that all the worse. I applied this over UDPP.
NYX Cream Eyeshadow in Chocolate (with flash)
Performance: I recently read a few reviews that said this product was hard to work with because it dried too fast to blend, and it flaked off the eyelids. Unfortunately, I didn't read the review closely enough to learn the skin type of the reviewers. I didn't have either of these problems, mainly because I don't blend, LOL, and I have well-behaving skin (not oily and not particularly overly dry). Sorry I can't tell you more on this particular subject.

However, I agree with the previous reviewers that there is a lot of product on the wand when you pull it out of the tube. I didn't have any problem with this: I just put a blop of the product on my lids and just mooshed it around for full coverage. However, it was a bit tricky to get good coverage near my lash line. That may be a result of the cream texture and my lack of skills/experience with applying cream eyeshadow. YMMV.

Just for a lark, I put on a swipe of Copper before I went to bed last night, I was that confident of the staying power. Well, it was still on the back of my hand, still perfectly pigmented, when I woke up this morning, and it didn't come off until I had washed my hands a couple times during the day. I may were this product while swimming and let you know how well it holds up to chlorinated water!

Where did I buy this product? I bought this item at Ulta.

Price: The tubes are $4.99 each, but I got them on a buy-one-get-one-half-off sale, so $7.50 for two tubes.

Packaging: Standard tube with doe-foot applicator.  

NYX Cream Eyeshadow in Chocolate (natural light, no flash)
If I ran out of or lost this product, would I buy it again? Yes, I would buy the Chocolat again: It truly is beautiful if you like a metallic finish. I would also try more colors when they go on sale again. The color range is fairly limited, I guess because it's a new product. However, it's worth tying and persisting in application because the pay-off is beautiful! I'd like to try the Pinky Beige color next, and I hope they come out with a medium violet shade. Both of the purples they have now are too dark/too bright for my taste.

Overall rating : 5 of 5 lippies [the traditional Makeup Alley manner of rating :-)] Have you tried any of these eyeshadows? If so, what was your experience? If not, will you try based on this review?

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