Lately I have been on an NYX kick. I guess it’s because I never really used their stuff until recently, and I didn’t realize how nice a lot of it is!

They have this new eyeshadow kit called Purple Smokey Look, and it’s pretty awesome.

Open up this baby and you get nine gorgeous colors.

These purples are right up my alley.

But not only do you get nine eyeshadows, you also get two lip glosses! They are hidden away in a little drawer under the shadow. I love the idea of this because it makes everything all cool and compact, and easy to carry.

The eyeshadows themselves are pretty nice. Most of them have a really good color payoff and texture, and don’t feel chalky or weird, like some more inexpensive shadows can feel. I was very happy that the glitter in the first color actually showed up on my skin, rather than just being for “show”.

The shadow squares themselves are actually pretty small, but I don’t really think that’s an issue, since I rarely go through a whole shadow anyway. The one thing I do with this palette contained was a vanilla highlight color for the brown bone area. That would make it seem more complete to me, but it’s not a biggie.

As for the glosses I didn’t love them. The texture was nice and creamy, but they were very sheer and didn’t do a whole lot for me. The first one is a sheer peachy pink, and the second is a shimmery golden peach.

Swatches of the top row and 1st color of 2nd row

Swatches of 2nd & 3rd middle and bottom rows

Swatches of lip glosses (sorry the pic is BAD I could NOT get these to photograph correctly)

This kit can be found on their website and for $11.00, I think it’s a pretty good deal.

How are you feeling about this purple-y goodness?


Written by Kelly
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