Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Eyes, Lips, NYX, Product Reviews | Posted on 23-01-2012
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NYX Eye shadow kits and palettes are one of my favorites. Not only are they wonderfully priced, they also come in a variety of color combinations! Today I’m reviewing NYX Bronze Smokey eye kit , a sneak peek of which I’d shown a while back HERE.
Price : $13.00. Currently on sale at cherryculture.com for $9.99 = approx. Rs 500
What NYX says about the product :
Create smokey eyes with a caramel twist. The Bronze Smokey Look Kit contains 9 eye shadows and 2 lip colors. A slide-out compartment makes this palette portable. Mirror and applicators included.
My take on the product
NYX Bronze Smokey look kit comes in a compact black kit with 9 eye shadows and 2 lip glosses in a slide out compartment. It also contains a mirror and applicators which aren’t of much use except for emergencies. The packaging is quite small, I was initially a little surprised to see the tiny eye shadows, I’d expected a larger kit. But its small size makes it very portable and travel friendly! This is the only eye shadow (kit) I carried on my Malaysia/Singapore trip and it was quite useful!
The eye shadows are soft and smooth in texture. The first row contains 3 matte light brown eye shadows which show up pretty similar on my skin. The second row contains 3 warm metallic shades – a pearl finish medium brown , a gold, a bronze – all are soft shimmer (pearl) finish, very soft, smooth and pigmented. The bottom row contains 3 shades – a matte dark taupe, a deep shimmery brown and a bronzy gold.
The bottom 2 rows have better texture and pigmentation than the first row of eye shadows. These are a dream to blend and have amazing staying power! Most drugstore eye shadows stay on for about 3-4 hours without a primer on my oily lids but these stayed for a good 6 hours without creasing! With a primer underneath, you can wear these for 9-10 hours easily. Formula-wise, its an excellent kit!
The eye shadows are a good mix of warm golds, bronze and brown shades. The dark matte taupe comes in handy for creating a smoldering look while the light brown mattes are great for an all over lid shade or for blending out in the crease. Overall, its a wonderful palette for creating everyday as well as festive looks! The lighter gold shades can be used for cheek highlighting too (I’ve used it on cheekbones in the FOTD)
The kit also contains 2 lip glosses – a silvery pink and golden bronze. While the eye shadows are great, the glosses are not flattering on my skin tone at all. The light pink is too light and frosty while the bronze shade does not do anything for my complexion. Duskier ladies might like to use the bronze shade over lipstick for some added gloss.
For warm skin tones, browns, bronze and golds are the easiest shades to start with. The shades in this kit are not overly shimmery and can be used as a light wash for everyday and built up in intensity for a festive look. The kit is good value for money and very handy for travel! Highly recommended!
ROW 1 : Left-Right
ROW 2 : Left-Right
ROW 3 : Left-Right
EOTD : I have used the Matte taupe (1st, row 3) to smudge kohl on the lash line, followed by 1st shade, row one on lid and crease blended out with the light gold – 2nd shade, row 2.
FOTD : With light gold (2nd shade, row 2) on cheekbones and bronze lip gloss on lips :
NYX Bronze Smokey look Kit is a travel friendly compact kit containing 9 eye shadows and 2 lip glosses. The eye shadows are a good mix of gold, bronze and browns with an added dark taupe, in a mix of matte and pearl finishes. Its a very versatile palette – can be used for subtle as well as festive looks. The eye shadows are smooth in texture, well pigmented, blend well and stay on for a good 6+ hours without a primer. The downsides- the lipglosses however are not in very flattering shades but can be put to good use for highlighting, available through online ordering only.
If you’re starting out with eye makeup or wear neutrals often, this is a MUST-HAVE!
Highly recommended! Currently on offer price $9.99 = approx. Rs 500 on cherryculture.com.
Rating : 4.5/5
Have you tried NYX Smokey kits?