NYX Purple Smokey Look Eyeshadow Kit

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.

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  • July 26, 2010

    pretty! i love me some purples! i bet these look good on you VV!

    • July 26, 2010

      Hi kelliegonzo,

      I love purple too, prob my fav eyeshadow color :)

  • July 26, 2010

    I love purple too! It’s funny that you posted this, because I was wearing eyeshadow this weekend, looked through my stash and thought, “No purple???” I will probably buy this palette. I tend to like NYX cosmetics. Have you tried their nailpolish? They have some great colours.

    • July 26, 2010

      Hi melli,

      I have had about 10 of their polishes sitting in my “to be swatched” cabinet for over a year!!!! I NEED to try them!!

  • July 26, 2010

    I really love NYX cosmetics…this is a great pallete, a definite must have!

    • July 26, 2010

      Hi Elysia,

      Yeah and I think the price is really good for all this also!

  • July 26, 2010

    I just LOVE NYX shadows. I have a small pile of them! Their purples are really pretty.

    • July 26, 2010

      Hi Niki,

      I have some more to review also, really liking them!

  • July 26, 2010

    This compact is adorable! The purples are great. Doesn’t seem like the glosses really “go” with the eyeshadows, though. I would have expected more pink or plum. Still, it seems like a good value for the shadows nonetheless.

    • July 26, 2010

      Hi SB_Sweetie,

      I would have preferred pink. These are so nude on me though they barely showed up at all.

  • July 26, 2010

    That looks like a really good deal for the price and I love purple eyeshadow!
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    • July 26, 2010

      Hi Serena,

      Purple eyeshadow rocks!

  • July 26, 2010

    Looks really good for the price!
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  • July 26, 2010

    Man I love those purples! I’ve been looking for more colors to use in eyeshadows… I’ve gotten bored of the golds, browns, and other neutrals I’ve used for the past million years. I think I need to get this kit!
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  • July 26, 2010

    I love purple eyeshadow, and I love the price of this kit!
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  • July 27, 2010

    Love the look of these shadows, they look very pretty :)

  • July 27, 2010

    My second favorite eye shadow shade. My first is olive green. This is a nice kit. I just wish glosses weren’t in it. Even the wonderful Bobbi Brown has lip glosses mixed with shadows. I like them separate. I can’t stand when the powder gets into the gloss. I have enough makeup to last a few lifetimes. It’s nice to know how good the shadows are. They are lovely purples and very tempting. I do have a bunch of palettes from NYX when they had an awesome sale two years ago.

  • July 27, 2010

    Sorry, Im new to this, how do I go about purchasing this?

    • July 27, 2010

      Hi Kristabell,

      You can find it on NYX’s website.

  • July 30, 2010

    Ok, so…you have to run (not walk but run…seriously) to the nearest Walgreens. They have some ridiculously cheap Jordana eyeshadows (2.49). Now I generally see Jordana at the Dollar Tree but somehow they made these AMAZING baked eyeshadows. They come in these awesome colors that are super bright and flashy and sparkly and and and! They have a bright yellow, orange, blue, pretty flashy pink, a purple with blue flash, and my favorite a green that on my skin flashes orange. Not only do they have the baked shadows but they also have matching eyeliners that I’m not adventurous enough to try even though I did buy the yellow eyeshadow.

    • July 30, 2010

      Hi Cindi,

      Ok you have convinced me to check them out :)