Nyx Smokey Eye Palette Review, Swatches

by mehak on February 5, 2012

in Eye Products, eyeshadow, Nyx, Reviews

Nyx 10 Colors Eyeshadow Palette Smokey Eye

Guest Review by Devlish Angel

I’m not really an eye makeup person , Infact I hardly ever apply eye make-up. First reason is because I‘m not so fond of playing with my eyes and second reason is therefore I never really learnt about it other than the basics. But now with so many easy smokey eye tutorials, I too wanted to try one and therefore got the Nyx Smokeye Eye Palette. I’m strictly against bright colors on my eyes so therefore chose these dark colors in combination with highlighted colors given in this palette.

The colors in the Nyx Smokey Eye Palette  are beautiful as you can see and just what I wanted- perfect to create that sultry, smokey eye on a budget. The colors range from pure matte black to metallic grays, from a brownish black to light colors for highlighting.  They are all very nicely pigmented  with solid color payoff and though there’s a some fall out but nothing like you can’t take care off. I make sure to tap my brush everytime before I apply these eyeshadows on my eyes. The textures are nice and soft, though they may not imitate the buttery-ness of higher end brands. At first glance, you may find 3-4 colors in the palette to be similar but they are slightly different from each other once applied on the eyes.  I do have one slight problem which is that the lighter colors of the pallette are slightly harder to blend, but apart from that i think this palette is quite a steal. I make sure that I apply my base and primer everytime I am wearing these eyeshadows. This way they also last for 6-7 hours easily. I haven’t worn them for more than this time.

The packaging is quite sturdy. The sponge tip applicator is of no use to me since I use my eye brushes for applications. I also tried these on my waterline and i didnt have any problems on that front either



Overall Verdict :A-


Price: Depends on where you get it from. From Cherry Culture you would pay 9$ , from indian websites like Urban Touch its much more expensive!

Recommendation: For the price of this palette, this Nyx Smokey eye palette is a steal! If you want a range of dark colors to create gorgeous sultry smokeye eyes from blacks to metallic grays to  browns, then this Palette definitely wont dissapoint. It is nicely pigmented and the colors work well together, though  not all of them mimic the blendability and buttery-ness of high end brands. I would definitely suggest you get your hands on this one though!

About the Guest Writer

Devlish Angel claims to be a photoshop buff and a Master chef Asutralia Fan (Me too!!!). She says she is trying her hand at cooking and makeup both at the same time !! Careful Angel, dont mix up the blending brush with the coffee blender!!  Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Milan : Swatches, Review  Always a pleasure to have you here DA!


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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Kejal February 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Nice review DA!


DevilishAngel February 6, 2012 at 7:17 am

Thnku ! :D


Lans February 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Great review :) Lovely shades


DevilishAngel February 9, 2012 at 4:24 am

Thnks Lans! :D


Kritika February 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Nice review DA ! I totally get what you mean. I just can’t make myself wear eyeshadows. Somebody will need to tape my hands and put some on my eyelids pretty soon if I don’t try them myself.

I’,m friendly with liners though. Its only the shadows I’m afraid of. Need help in this department :(


DevilishAngel February 6, 2012 at 7:19 am

I too was friendly with liners only be4 but now ‘m comfartable in eyeshadows dept too :D
Hope u too get soon :P


Pooja@IBC February 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Nice review DA! I like this palette


DevilishAngel February 6, 2012 at 7:20 am

Thnks Pooja!:)
Yeah..get it~ :D


pavani reddy February 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm

nice palette..i love smokey eyes…


DevilishAngel February 6, 2012 at 7:22 am

Thnku Pavani!:)
And, I really like your blog ..God Bless You!:)


AMN January 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm

I been going through some eye make up tutorials myself, especially the smokey eye ones. Since I’m a beginner with make-up, I’ve been wondering what colours and brands to buy. Your post has really helped me here :) Thank you!


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