NYX Trio in Sahara/Suede/Chocolate: Swatches & Review

by Sub Editor Akanksha on May 21, 2013

in A- Grade, Eye Products, eyeshadow, Nyx, Reviews

Nyx Trio Sahara (4)


NYX Trio in Sahara/Suede/Chocolate: Swatches & Review

Guest Review By Nia

This is a review of the NYX Trio in TS22. This trio has three eyeshadows, namely Sahara, Suede, and Chocolate. If you have read my previous NYX Trio review of Lake Moss, you can skip ahead to My Take on this particular trio :)

Size:  The pan’s diameter is 1 inch or ~2.6 cm. You get 0.162 ounces (3 x 0.054) or 4.6 (3 x 1.533) grams. This is the average amount of product as far as eyeshadows go for this price range. They come in a pretty little shiny black palette with a see through pane for the upper halves of the eyeshadows. The palette also comes with a dual tip sponge applicator (I threw mine out when I first got it) and a little mirror strip on the inner top part of the palette. I love simple designs and this is no exception. Very functional and it is sturdy enough to where I’m not too worried about the eyeshadows.


My Take on the NYX Trio in Sahara/Suede/Chocolate:

Being a neutral lover is not an easy job. There are always so many neutrals to pick out of. I justify buying so many neutrals by telling myself that working in a corporate environment, I need to look presentable at all times :) :P and anything that helps with it, is okay to buy! :)

This trio is absolutely gorgeous. It is plain and neutral but so chic. The finish is sophisticated and buttery and I couldn’t believe this was a NYX product! This particular trio reminds me of Chanel and Urban Decay’s eyeshadows.These are co-ordinated to be the base, lid, and crease colour. The following is a description of the three colours:

  1. Sahara– DUPE alert!! This shade is remarkably similar to MAC’s Ricepaper, a cult favourite. If you’ve always wanted to give a try but did not want to shell out $15 for an eyeshadow, this is a wonderful alternative. This colour is a beautiful warm off white with micro shimmer. It is super buttery and so very pigmented!
  2. Suede – An absolutely gorgeous shade of pale brownish gold with a satin finish. Super buttery and pigmented like Sahara. If you’re in hurry, just use your fingertip and apply Suede to your eyelids and you’ll be ready to roll. The pale-ness of the colour really opens up the eyes.
  3. Chocolate – Yet another fantastic colour in the trio. I personally think it looks like a golden bronze and not quite like chocolate. It’s dark but not that dark. Another satin finish, buttery to touch, and awesome pigmentation.


Nyx Trio Sahara


Nyx Trio Sahara (5)


Nyx Trio Sahara (3)


Nyx Trio Sahara (2)


Here are things I LOVE about the NYX Trio in Suede/Sahara/Chocolate:

  • Amazing colour payoff with all colours being true to pan
  • Almost zero fallout
  • Amazing buttery smooth texture (I thought of  Chanel and Urban Decay’s eyeshadows)
  • Beautifully pigmented
  • Not powdery
  • Easy to blend

Things I’m not in love withabout the NYX Trio in Suede/Sahara/Chocolate:

  • Availability is always an issue with brands like NYX
  • Lasting power, if worn without a primer is not too good only about 2 hours


Rating: A-

Price : These are around 600 Rs in India i think

Recommendation: The Nyx Eyeshadow Trio in Suede/Sahara/Chocolate will be a welcome addition into any neutral lovers stash. These have nice textures, and great pigmentation. If only they were a tad bit better in the longevity department!

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Vipra S May 21, 2013 at 9:55 am

Nice detailed review Nia :) All the shades look lovely – Chocolate is my personal favorite for the pigmentation on offer <3


Nia May 21, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Thank you Vipra! :) I’m definitely in love with the trio too!


Shikha May 21, 2013 at 10:02 am

wow…. UD and Chanel like texture for 600 nice reviews.. I like Suede


Nia May 21, 2013 at 8:20 pm

With this particular trio YES!


Lancy May 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm

The pigmentation of these shades is good :) I love NYX products!


Sukanya May 21, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Very wearable shades. Just wish NYX wasn’t this over priced in India :(
nice review btw , Nia :)


Karishma May 21, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Nice review Nia


deepti May 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Perfect for everyday shades


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