With Target unfortunately closing all their stores in Canada (after just 2 years 😥), I grabbed what I thought could be fun from NYX, Sonia Kashuk and my beloved e.l.f … well what was left on the shelf; not much actually!!!
When I saw the NYX palette Love in Paris in “Merci Beaucoup”, I was sold on the warm tones (awwww!), the lovely peach and cranberry shades, … I could see endless possibilities; could it be possible that I found a drugstore palette that I love? Could it be? Could it ??? NOPE
The Good :
♥ You all know that I’m a sucker for cute girly packaging and NYX delivered with this one; just take a look at the lid shaped like a bow! ADORABLE🎀 (The plastic transparent case is very sturdy so it won’t break that easy).
♥ Every shade in this palette is easily wearable and you can create either a day or night look using it.
♥ I paid around 10$CND for it but my US girls can have it for less than 6$US when on sale (or BOGO), so very affordable!
♥ There’s a good mix of mattes (3) and shimmers (6) shades that coordinate nicely with one another.
♥ This palette is Cruelty-Free (like all NYX products)
♥ I had very little fallout using it.
The NOT so Good :
♥ The pigmentation or should I say the lack of, is very disappointing. Most of the shades need to be built up a lot (3 coats in my case) so they can look exactly like in the palette.
♥ Without a good primer, the product will disappear after a very short period (2 hours max)!
♥ The colours don’t blend well at all; it’s so frustrated to pass 15 minutes applying a couple of shades and ending up with what looks like a unique colour !!!
Bottom line :
I love NYX, especially their lip products and God knows I’ve seen worst palettes, but I cannot recommend this one! I’ve tried it for a whole week and everyday was like I almost wasn’t wearing any eye makeup at all. In fact, it really was all messy and barely noticeable! The only way to make this palette works a little bit better is to put NYX jumbo pencil in “Milk” all over the mobile lid and just apply one or two shades max.
Since we are all different, you can still try this one since the cost is on the cheaper side and maybe you will love it! I don’t like to compare but I paid 10$ for Love in Paris in “Merci Beaucoup” and 19$ for the Stila “In the light” palette and for 9$ more, I have what I would consider one of my top 5 (if not my top 1) all time favourite eyeshadow palette, just saying!!!!
Since I bought this one on finale sale, I will mainly use it when I just want a really simple look using one shade and an eyeliner … quite frankly, that’s saying I won’t ever use it again! 😉
True story : Upon my first application, the beard man AKA my better half said and I quote : ” It’s rare that you don’t put on eye makeup!”, and that, after I spent 15 minutes trying to do a full smoky nude eye using this palette!😞
Disclaimer: I pay for my stuff !!!
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