Budget Monday | NYX Ultra Pearl Loose eye shadow (Oro) : Review, Swatch, FOTD


Hey everyone!

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 Ultra Pearl Mania - Oro

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania – Oro


NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Loose Eye shadow (LP21) Oro

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania ย Oro



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.ย 





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



NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Loose Eye shadow (LP21) Oro

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Loose Eye shadow (LP21) Oro


NYX Ultra Pearl Mania - Oro

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania – Oro



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NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Loose Eye shadow (LP21) Oro

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Loose Eye shadow (LP21) Oro




  1. March 31, 2014 / 3:19 pm

    I don’t really use pigments that often, but this one is so damn gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Corallista
      April 1, 2014 / 6:25 pm

      yes it is! And I like how its got a slight orangey-copper touch!

  2. March 31, 2014 / 3:26 pm

    You are GLOWING!! nice EOTD!

  3. March 31, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    it looks so beautiful. what is the lip color u r wearing?

    • Corallista
      April 1, 2014 / 6:15 pm

      Hi Nisha, I am wearing NYX Butter gloss – Peach Cobbler!

  4. March 31, 2014 / 3:33 pm

    SUCH a pretty shade! i love such eyeshadows that are standalone shades and yet can look great when paired with other shadows too ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. March 31, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    I love such warm golds. You look stunning darling!

  6. March 31, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    Oh wow such a gorgeous shade, wish NYX products were easily available here in India, we get dhabba here on budget products ke naam pe and in abroad, budget products are also amazing!!

    • Corallista
      April 1, 2014 / 6:26 pm

      True! I wish brands like NYX, Milani, Wet n Wild come to India. NYX is available but not as widely.

  7. March 31, 2014 / 3:53 pm

    Ohh, this looks so gorgrous. I’m not a huge pigment person – they scare me to no end. But you can’t beat the colours.

  8. March 31, 2014 / 4:27 pm

    gorgeous pigment..!!!! great for brides or indian festive functions!

  9. March 31, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    Looking fab…Which lipcolor u r wearing???????

    • Corallista
      April 1, 2014 / 6:15 pm

      Thanks Radhika ๐Ÿ™‚ I am wearing NYX Butter gloss – Peach Cobbler!

  10. March 31, 2014 / 5:39 pm

    I should try NYX, this shade is gorgeous on you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. March 31, 2014 / 6:06 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous shade for dramatic eye makeup…

  12. March 31, 2014 / 6:36 pm

    Hey does this need a primer?

    • Corallista
      April 1, 2014 / 6:18 pm

      If you have oily lids then yes. Otherwise it begins to crease in a few hours.

  13. March 31, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    Looks very bridal appropriate ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice review and FOTD

    • Corallista
      April 1, 2014 / 6:27 pm

      Thanks Priyanka!

  14. deeptika
    March 31, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    looking nice !

  15. March 31, 2014 / 10:41 pm

    It looks really pretty! Must buy for the upcoming summer wedding season.

  16. March 31, 2014 / 10:59 pm

    That’s such a lovely shade. Would look gorgeous with Indian wear too.

    • Corallista
      April 1, 2014 / 6:25 pm

      I think so too ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. April 1, 2014 / 12:36 am

    what a gorgeous shade….loelyyyy ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Swati
    April 1, 2014 / 12:41 am

    beautiful eyes…gorgeous gold pigment

  19. Aparajita
    April 1, 2014 / 1:09 am

    Its such a beauty.I am not a huge fan of eye shadows but its lovely and wanna try.You look stunning with this shade.Suits you well.

  20. mangali
    April 1, 2014 / 8:37 am

    wow…love the metallic glow ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. April 1, 2014 / 9:31 am

    I have the same shade in VOV I love this shade and your FOTD is beautiful <3

  22. April 1, 2014 / 10:51 am

    u look very pretty ankita and the shade looks fab!

  23. April 1, 2014 / 10:56 am

    The shade itself is gorgeous! Rich and beautiful…..looks awesome in bridal makeup looks!

    • Corallista
      April 1, 2014 / 6:24 pm

      Thanks Ramya!

  24. April 1, 2014 / 11:55 am

    Does this need primer also..this shade is so nice and it looks amazing on you..

  25. April 1, 2014 / 1:24 pm

    I Love The Intense Metallic Shine!
    You Look Gorgeous As Always! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. April 1, 2014 / 1:58 pm

    Pretty colour! I buy these things just because they look so artistic and never use them!

    • Corallista
      April 1, 2014 / 6:23 pm

      I also end up using pigments very rarely but I really like the effect whenever I do!

  27. April 1, 2014 / 2:23 pm

    I am in love with the color.. Very pretty EOTD Ankita.. I have Barry M’s gold pigments which I really love, would love to try this one..

  28. April 1, 2014 / 6:07 pm

    Could you do a tutorial using this in different looks? Or maybe a collage of pictures of how this can be used in different ways?

    • Corallista
      April 1, 2014 / 6:23 pm

      Hey Krupa, I think the best way to wear such a color is a wash all over the lid so that it takes center stage. You could smoke out gel liner or kohl along the lash lines to add some definition and maybe use a matte brown in the crease and along the lower lash line. I'll try to do a post on 3-4 different looks with this but in my personal opinion, its best to wear it in a simple look that I've described.

  29. April 3, 2014 / 12:16 am

    wow .. this is an amazing gold.. ๐Ÿ™‚ you look lovely as always <3

  30. Swati Chinky
    April 3, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    Eye popping gold!!
    u look so cute <3

  31. Joo
    August 29, 2014 / 10:56 am

    this loose pigment looks awesome on ur eyes. .plz do a video tutorial of this look

  32. Joo
    September 15, 2014 / 6:56 pm

    I like loose pigments

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