I did one of these posts a little while back on my MAC eyeshadow collection, and since I also have quite a few NYX eyeshadows I thought I’d do a similar post on those too. NYX are an affordable brand with great quality products.
I have the regular single eyeshadows, which I depotted into a Z Palette – video on that here. The only real downside with NYX is that they are only available online in the UK, as far as I know. It would be nice if they came to the drugstore so we could swatch them, but then again my bank balance would probably hate me for that! You can find NYX on Amazon and Very, however I’ve found the best price is on NYX’s own website. The eyeshadows are £5 each and come in a range of colours.
Let’s get into the swatches!
Described as a Matte this actually has a bit of a sheen to it – not glittery at all, just glowy. Highlight is a pale yellow shade and I love wearing this in my inner corners in summertime. All these shades are so soft and easy to blend.
This is a shimmer. It has that same glowy sheen as Highlight but with a little bit of fine glittery shimmer in it. Aloha is another great neutral, this one is more on the cooler side of the palette with a hint of pinky taupe. I love using this as an inner corner highlight as well and it reminds me a little bit of MAC’s Naked Lunch.
This is another creamy matte shade, but again with that slight glowy sheen. It’s a warm yet pale apricot colour which works great over the lid, as a brow highlight, or even as a cheek highlight depending on your skin tone. It’s such a smooth creamy formula too.
Another glowy matte, this ones got quite a bit of sheen to it but is still not glittery. As the colour would suggest, it’s a brown taupe, quite light in shade, but makes a great all over the lid colour for every day and works well in the crease for something a little more natural, or as a transition colour for darker shades.
This is a close dupe for MAC’s All That Glitters. A light tan shade that is described as a Shimmer but has a similar finish to the Mattes, so again, more of that sheen going on. This is a tad more peachy and brighter than All That Glitters and looks great in the summer-time with a tan and works lovely with light eyes.
Mine is a little dirty just from the fall out of other shades it has been stored near. It’s a slightly off-white colour with a blue duo-chrome. This one doesn’t seem to be on the NYX website so I’m not sure if it’s just sold out or has been discontinued. Not one of my most reached for eyeshadows as I tend to reach for more neutral brown tones but it’s still very pretty.
NYX aren’t overly creative with their eyeshadow names.. Brown is a matte teddy bear brown shade. Another one that’s good in the crease or as a transition colour. I’d say it’s very similar to Taupe in shade, just without the taupiness if that makes any kind of sense! I tend to reach for Taupe more but this also looks really nice swept all over the lid and up into the crease a little bit if you want a simple makeup look.
Another one not on the NYX website, although Copper looks like a similar shade. I would say this is like a cross between MACs Woodwinked and Mulch. It’s a gorgeous coppery shade which would again being out light coloured eyes and look particularly lovely in the summertime and autumn.
Another imaginative name.. This is a cool toned dark matte grey without looking blue. Dark Grey is more matte than others from my collection but this is one of the worst out of the bunch I have. It’s not completely awful it’s just that the colour pay off isn’t great so this goes on a little sheer and needs to be built up.
This is one of my favourites. A lovely matte, dark brown colour with the slightest hint of red, that is perfect in the crease. I used to wear this ALL the time!! I actually have a tutorial of one of my go-to everyday makeup looks using some of these eyeshadows so I’ll put that below if you want to check that out.
A shimmery alternative to Dark Brown. This one is a lot like MAC’s Satin Taupe and another great colour for the crease or all over the lid if you wanted a darker, smokier look.
This one is actually the worst eyeshadow I have from NYX. It’s another matte shade but this one is quite sheer and needs some building up to get the intensity you see in the pan. It’s also quite chalky, kind of reminds me of soot, so you need to be careful of fallout when applying this. If you don’t want a super intense look and are careful when applying this might be a good shade for you to try.
Even though a couple of the shades aren’t as great as the rest I have still gotten wear out of all of them and love them for different reasons. Hopefully you liked this post and found it somewhat useful. If you would like me to do more posts like this in the future let me know in the comments and tell me what you would like to see next, ie my lipstick collection, blush collection etc.