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Thursday, February 3, 2011

NYX Runway Collection 10 Eyeshadows Color Palette Review

My sister and I had an online shopping spree end of last year during the holiday season sales and we got a little carried away buying makeup stuff on sale. My sister bought a NYX Soho Glam Palette (will do swatches later) from Cherry Culture and I decided to try out their Runway Collection 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette in Romance and also Champagne & Caviar since I prefer natural and neutral colours.

Packaging: The Runway Collection 10 Color Eyeshadow Palettes come in a sleek plastic casing in black, packaged in sleek black boxes. The palettes are very sturdy and looks very chic. The top lid is stamped with NYX's logo and the name of the collection. The bottom of the palette is pasted with a label consisting the choice of palette colour and ingredients. The mirror on the inside of the top lid is very big which is very convenient to use. The palettes comes with a double ended sponge tips. The palette weighs 0.49 oz (14 g) each and they are cruelty free & hypoallergenic.
Chic looking palettes.
Satisfyingly big mirrors.

Ingredients:
Champagne & Caviar: Mica, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Mineral Oil, 2-Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, BHT, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: Red Iron Oxide/CI77491, Yellow Iron Oxide/CI77492, Black Iron Oxide/CI77499, Titanium Dioxide/CI77891, Fd&c Red No. 40/CI16035:1, Carbon Black/CI77266.

Romance: Mica, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Mineral Oil, 2-Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, BHT, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: CI77491/2/9, CI77891, CI77019, CI16035:1, CI77491, CI77492, CI77499, CI77742, CI42090:2, CI19140:1, CI77007, CI77288.
List of ingredients listed on the back of the palettes.

Texture: The eyeshadows from these palettes are soft and a bit powdery, easy to pick up with a brush and  easy to blend. They tend to be a bit crumbly as well because there's a bit of a fallout when applied due to the soft texture of the eyeshadows. Some of the colours are very pigmented but some comes off as very sheer.

Swatches:
Champagne & Caviar: The colours from the first row are very sheer and needed a lot of layering to get the colour to show on my skin. The second row is a little bit more pigmented. Some of the finishing is matte but most of them are satin and a bit shimmery.
1. Very sheer golden champagne. Slightly frosty finishing.
2. Light brown taupe. Satin finishing.
3. Nude beige. Satin finishing.
4. Light golden beige. Frosty finishing.
5. Warm light brown. Satin finishing.
6. White. Matte finishing.
7. Warm cinnamon brown. Satin finishing.
8. Dark chocolate brown. Matte finishing. Very pigmented.
9. Light pink. Frosty finishing.
10. Black. Matte finishing. Very pigmented.

Romance: Most of the colours in this palette are frosty and a few of them have chunky glitters. The top row consists of sheer shimmery hues and the bottom row are more pigmented frosty bronzes and copper-ish hues.

1. White. Frosty finishing. Has chunky glitter in it.
2. Light golden copper. Satin finishing.
3. Light pink. Satin finishing with a hint of frostiness. Has chunky glitter in it.
4. Dark brown. Satin finishing.
5. Light golden beige. Frosty finishing. Has chunky glitter in it.
6. Terracotta red. Satin bordering to frosty finishing.
7. Smoked topaz. Satin bordering to frosty finishing.
8. Copper. Satin bordering to frosty finishing.
9. Bronze. Satin bordering to frosty finishing.
10. Light ivory. Frosty finishing.

My verdict: The colours from the Champagne & Caviar palette are mostly sheer and very neutral whereas the Romance palette holds a more shimmery hues. In my opinion, the colour payoff is quite minimal on my pasty skin and had to be layered to get a hint of colour to show but I kind of liked them sheer since I prefer neutral and nude looks. I think the intensity of each colour would be better if it is worn over an eyeshadow primer. The eyeshadow do crease at the end of the day unfortunately especially on oily lids. I am on the fence about these eyeshadows. I am not sure when I'll be able to repurchase because right now I have quite a lot of palettes to finish off, but once I do, I just might repurchase them or I might not.

Price: $11 (I got mine for about RM26 during a CherryCulture sale spree via a spreer).
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