On today’s Budget Monday feature, I’ll be talking about super affordable pigment from NYX – Ultra Pearl Mania in shade (LP21) Oro.
Price : $3.00 | Available online for $2.50 HERE.
NYX says : A potent bullet of colors! The loose powder is everything the single shadow is; super pigmented, easy to blend, long lasting, plus its packed with shimmer! Glisten the windows to your soul with these beautiful powders.
My take on the Product
NYX Ultra Pearl Mania is basically a pigment, a loose eye shadow that you can use dry or wet. It comes in a tiny bottle with a screw on cap. Its not the most convenient packaging – the mouth of the bottle is really small and there is no sifter or stopper of any kind. But the cap screws on tightly so there is no danger of the pigment spilling out. At this price, the packaging could have been worse (and I have used NYX products with flimsier packaging in the past!). I generally take out a tiny bit of product in the lid and then use my brush for application.
Considering how affordable it is, the powder is surprisingly silky and finely milled. It applies quite smoothly and adheres well to the skin without needing to use a sticky base or water to bind the pigment. The color pay off is great as well and a little goes a long way. The powder doesn’t fly all over the place as you apply it nor does it fall out under the eyes during the course of its wear. The only downside is that it can start creasing in a few hours (3-4 hours) on oily lids if you’ve not used a primer underneath. Using any primer or cream eye shadow under it solves that problem so its not a big issue! Overall, its a pretty good product for $3 and I don’t mind the extra step to ensure long wear!
Oro is beautiful warm gold with a touch of copper. Its got a high metallic shine and looks really beautiful and rich on the eyes. I think it’ll be beautiful with Indian ethnic wear and is lovely for brides as well! If you like warm metallics, definitely check this out!
Rating : 4/5
Worn all over the lid here –