Product Type: NYX makeup
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30 shades of nude
NYX Nude On Nude Eye Shadow & Lip Palette
Member Name: katyj10
NYX Nude On Nude Eye Shadow & Lip Palette
Advantages: A versatile pallette
Disadvantages: Doesn't stay new-looking for long!
This is a review of a NYX Nude On Nude Eye Shadow & Lip Palette I bought recently and have been using regularly. I love wearing make up and it makes me look and feel so much better but sometimes there just isn't the time in the day with an active nearly-two year old and being a tired 32 weeks pregnant, I have the choice of a quick brush of the hair and teeth before rushing out of the door but sometimes I like to just allow five minutes for a quick makeover and usually choose make up products that allow for a speedy application.
I have lusted over the NYX Nude On Nude Eye Shadow & Lip Palette online a few times but wondered how true the colours would be in real life compared to the picture. I usually wear neutral or brown shades on my eyes, not very adventurous but it seems to be what suits me.
To open the palette you have to really press your nail in to the compact to click open the fastening which I found awkward the first couple of times but it got easier once I knew I wasn't breaking the palette!
In the palette are 20 different eye shadow shades and ten lip colours. With eyes, there are a nice mix of shimmer and glitter and matte so you can choose your look however you like it to be. For lips there are all neutral pink and brown lip colour shades described as a nude on nude look and there is bound to be a few shades that tick your box. It comes with a couple of brushes that are not great quality but will do in a fix or on the move, I prefer to use my own brushes when at home but do with most of my make up.
There is a bit of a knack to opening the base of the compact to release the lip colours, which slide out from under the eye colour. This is good because you can leave it closed while you do your eyes and no powder fall out will go on to the lip colour whilst this section is closed.
The eye shadow squares are quite small and so difficult to use with my normal sized eye shadow brush. It's not impossible but a lot easier to use with fingertips than a brush as it doesn't knock the powder all over the place. I find the shades easy to use wet or dry (I tend to use them wet with a cotton bud for eyeliner and a more concentrated long lasting look). There are a couple of neutral shades which provide the perfect base and there are darker and more dramatic colours for definition.
The lip colours all come out quite sheer on me but you can build them up a bit if you want a deeper colour. They don't last long on my lips but I tend to use them as a base with a lip gloss over the top and I can re apply the lip gloss during the day when on the move. I don't like all of the lip colours and will probably not use some of them at all but I will at least try them in case they look better on the lip but for now I stick with the mid pinks where I feel safe. There is nothing in there that I would describe as truly awful colour wise for either the eyes or lips.
Removal is easy with both eye and lip colours I have had no problems in removing them from my skin using my normal cream cleanser on an evening.
As with all pallettes they are nice to use when new but after a while start to look a bit grotty, especially with the lip colours when they are getting used up and the mirror gets smudged, there's nothing like new! The palette is quite portable I think, in that it all slides closed and will fit in an average (but not small) sized handbag. It comes with a couple of brushes that are not great quality but will do in a fix.
Price and availability
I fell lucky with my purchase of the NYX Nude On Nude Eye Shadow & Lip Palette in that I found it in my local TK Maxx all boxed and brand new and not swatched or touched at all. It cost £14.99 which was discounted from the RRP of around £30. I have seen a lot of these online at ebay and amazon for around £20 which seems a reasonable price.
I didn't really need this palette as I have a lot of make up and especially in the brown shades this comes in but it did appeal to me as something that is all in one place and compact and can be slipped in a handbag if on the move. I think it provides excellent value for money and the quality of the make up is good with decent staying power. I like all the different looks you can create with the palette and I think most of the colours will get used by me as they are all quite neutral. The lip colours were all good although I bought it more for the eye colours. The opening mechanism is a bit stiff but it does mean it won't open in transit or spill in your bag. I can see that this palette will be popular amongst many due to the great assortment of colour based on a neutral nude on nude palette.
Summary: Good, affordable make up