Saturday, July 16, 2011

NYX single eyeshadows

 Haha seems like I am a slave for NYX, but I really like these products- can't beat the price for this quality!
So first of all, here is information from their website:
Here’s a real collector’s item: You’ll be tempted to amass your own sensational color library of our richly pigmented eye shadows. Choose from over 160 individual NYX Single Eye Shadow shades in shimmer, sheer, glitter, frosty, metallic or matte. Our pressed mineral eye shadows pack a color punch, are easy to blend and last for many hours.

INGREDIENTS: Mica, Talc, Zinc Stearate , Methyl Methacrylate Cross Polymer, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate(And)Boron Nitride, Mineral Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Tridecyl  Trimellitate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba)Seed Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polybutene, B.H.T., Methylparaben, and Propylparaben. MAY CONTAIN: Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), or Manganese Violet (CI 77742).
So you'll have plenty of colors to choose from, it was really difficult to choose just 6 colors. 

Where to get them and how much they cost?
I bought mine off ebay, as usual. I paid 19.99$ + shipping for them, total of 24.45$ So that is a little bit over 4$ per shadow. On NYX website they are sold 5.50$ a piece. Another great place to buy NYX is
So how much shadow are you getting for your money? 
You'll get 2,9 grams/0.09oz of product. Which is realitively big amount. For instance MAC eyeshadow costs 14.50$ (or 16€ in Estonia) and you will get 1.5grams of product. So as you can see you will get twice as much for 1/3 of the price- can't beat that. 
What about pigmentation ("color payoff")?
The ones that I ordered have great pigmentation. Least pigmented one is kiwi in the swatches but on the lid I had no problems with it.
Is the texture smooth?
Most shadows are really smooth and buttery. Peach bronze is a little bit of chalky. 
Can I buy shadows with different finishes?
Yes you can, but there is one problem- most NYX shadows have frost or metallic finishes. Unfortunately they don't carry a lot of mattes. Great mattes they have are white and black. I defenitely reccomend them!
Can I see more swatches?
Yes, Satansdatter from youtube has a great video with all the names and finishes! Check it out here: All NYX single eyeshadow colors. She has even swatched 162 colors! (I guess that 2 are dicontinued ?)

What colors did you order?
I ordered:
Iced mocha- 
it is supposed to be MAC's Satin taupe dupe. I have swatched MAC one on my hand once and as I recall they do have some similarities. Here you can see the comparison: MAC satin taupe and NYX Iced mocha side by side
Eggplant- warm reddish-purple brown color.
Peach bronze- bronze color with golden undertones. It is supposed to be a great dupe for Urban Decay's Half baked. Here you can see a swatch.
Black- standard matte black eyeshadow with decent pigmentation. Great dupe for MAC carbon- they are both matte.
Kiwi- light green shimmer eyeshadow.
Mermaid green- dark green eyeshadow, cool toned, really pretty!

Here are my photos & swatches:

 On swatches:
From left to right:
1. Peach bronze 2. Iced mocha 3. Eggplant 4. Kiwi 5. Mermaid green 6. Black
MUS= make up store
Just one swipe in the product!

Here you can see the eyeshadow size compared to other NYX products. Eyeshadow palette contains 14g of product and costs around 15$ on ebay. 
I have a review on smokey eyes palette here: click here! and velvet rope here: click here!

Thank you for reading!

In Estonian:
Täna räägin siis NYX üksikutest lauvärvidest. Otsustasin need tellida, sest olen igalt poolt kuulnud ja ka teiste blogidest lugenud, et kvaliteedilt nad MACile väga alla ei jää. Ausõna, NYX ei maksa mulle eurosentigi, et neid kiidan siin pidevalt- nende tooted lihtsalt on selle raha eest suurepärased! Valisin välja 3 neutraalsemat tooni, 1 standard musta ja 2 rohelist, sest mu rohelise lauvärvi vaimustus ei ole ikka veel kuskile kadunud. Lauvärvidega olen väga rahul ja tellisin nad nagu ikka ebayst- ühe lauvärvi hinnaks tuli veidi üle 4$ ehk no umbes 3 eurot. Eks lasen piltidel enda eest rääkida ;) Mis millele nö duplikaat on, seda vaadake inglise keelsest tekstist, sest postitust olen kirjutanud juba 1,5h ja tõesti ei jaksa kõike ka eesti keeles ümber kirjutada :) Loodan, et mõistate!  :)
Suur aitäh lugemise eest!


  1. Oh kuidas mulle meeldivad su arvustused! Great job!

  2. Grete- suur aitäh! :) Ma ikka üritan põhjalikult teha, pilte on ju terve internet täis!