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?

xo Shannon


  1. Beautiful!! =)

  2. you look soooooo pretty i have two of these palette i have yet to review like yourself i judged them for a long time before i bought them what blush are you wearing in the photo

  3. love the outcome ,so stunning
    amazing palette
    keep intouch

  4. Very pretty! Love the look you made with this cheap palette! I love drugstore products!
    Kallie - But First, Coffee

  5. Great post and great review. Love the outcome Shannon, you look gorgeous as always. I'll take a look at their products next time that's for sure.

  6. Awesome review I need to step up my make up game xo!

  7. Nice make up! haven't tried that brand, but will definite do! :)

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  8. Perfectly done!


  9. So cute!

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  10. It looks amazing on you! xx

  11. Such rich, warm colors! They look great on you! It's the perfect date night palette!

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  12. Looks fabulous!! We've not tried the NYC shadows before. Love that top you are wearing too!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  13. Love your lacy top, looks gorgeous!

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  15. Looking great! I love what you're wearing, is it a top or a dress? :) Kisses!

  16. perfectly done

  17. It looks amazing on you Shannon! I totally agree with the name of this post :)
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  18. Amazing palette!! :) and I agree with you!



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  21. Perfect review and amazing make-up!!!
    Have a great end of the week darling!!!

  22. Sounds like a drugstore gem. This is a great find. I've only tried lipsticks from NYC though.

    Jae // a nest of quiet

  23. Great post lovely!

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  24. carinissima questa palette!! e il make-up mi piace molto ^_^

  25. Whoa, you did a great job with this palette---the finished result reminds me of my Naked palette, but the NYX stuff is definitely cheaper. Also, what blush are you wearing in these photos; it's gorgeous!


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  26. You look so pretty! Great make up

  27. Beautiful makeup! Thanks for stopping by my blog Shannon, your comment was lovely!

    E from Helsinki, Finland

  28. ...very pretty makeup!!! I love eyeshadow palettes, I never tried products of this brand!!!!!!

  29. Lovely palette.