Wednesday, June 11, 2014
the best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.
There are certain products I've passed over time and time again. It's true in Sephora and it's true in my local drugstore. For whatever reason, they just never caught my eye. Or maybe I assumed they wouldn't be any good. That happened to me with the NYC Individual Eyes eyeshadow palettes. I never even gave them a second glance. Then I heard a few beauty bloggers and gurus talking about how good they were. I was definitely surprised to hear it! So, I went to the drugstore and picked up one of the palettes.
I was a hesitant at first. I did my best to keep my expectations low....but there was no reason to. The colours were quite nice and I found the texture to be smooth. The set that I picked up was made for brown eyes. Now, I don't have brown eyes, but I do have a major love affair with brown eyeshadow shades. I just thought it looked nicer than the other two palettes they had for sale!
This NYC palette came with four eyeshadows, one eyeshadow primer, and a cream highlight. Here is a closer look at the set - and the swatches!
As you can see from the picture above, this set comes with: an off-white eyeshadow, a light brown, a deeper shimmery brown, and a maroon shade. I found the pigmentation to be pretty good. It's certainly not comparable to a high-end product but you can get quite a good colour payoff...especially if you use the primer that came with the set. It was super handy that the primer was right there in the set. I always find those little extras come in handy - especially when you're in a rush or you're travelling somewhere.
My favourite part of this whole NYC eyeshadow palette? That cream highlight. Shockingly enough, it works wonders! It's white and shimmery and adds a total pop to the inner corner. Layer on the lightest eyeshadow shade and you're good to go. I absolutely love it! In fact, I find myself using it even when I'm not creating a look with this eyeshadow palette. Definitely the stand out for me.
Want to see the palette in action? Here is the finished product:
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by how good this NYC Individual Eyes palette was. The colours were good quality and blended well, the extras were wonderful, and it created a nice finished product. I would definitely recommend picking up one of these sets and adding it to your makeup collection!
What do you think of this NYC palette? Do you own anything from this brand?