Monday, December 14, 2009

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - NYX Champagne & Caviar Palette

I bought this palette a long time ago thinking that I'd get a lot of use out of it because of the nice array of neutral colours, but that's not the case. Here's my opinion on this palette.

The Good:
- First off, there's a nice selection of neutral colours, from white, to pinks, golds and browns and black. All the colours compliment each other, so it would be easy to do a whole look based off of this palette.
- The colours have either a satin or matte finish.
- The colours are all pretty pigmented.

The Bad/Ugly:
- I don't like the texture of these shadows. They remind me of the Sally Girl Connecting Compact Eyeshadows. They crumble a bit when you use a brush, and they're pretty soft - which depending on your preferences can be a pro or con.

Overall, I'm not a big fan of this palette, cause the colours are kind of boring for me. And I feel I have to layer some of the lighter coloured shadows on for them to show up on me. On the other hand, I did try using them wet the other day and it helped a lot.

If you're a big fan of neutrals, this may be a nice addition to your collection.

Here are some swatches.

Natural Light

With Flash

Here's a look that I did using this palette. I used the last colour in the top row and the third colour in bottom row.

UDPP (as a primer)
MAC Soft Ochre p/p (as a base)
NYX Runway Palette - Champagne & Caviar
MAC Blacktrack f/l (as liner)
Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer palette (blue for bottom lashline)
L'Oreal Carbon Black Voluminous Mascara

NYX Powder Blush in Muave

MAC Baby Sparks d/g

I added a "Upcoming Posts" box on the sidebar, so you guys will have an idea of what's coming up, and hopefully it'll motivate me to stop being so lazy and post!


Msz Trin. ♥ said...

Really pretty look :]
I understand you on the palette though. I'm not much of a neutral girl - but it does look nice.

Rai said...

I want this palette, I wish I would had gotten it while I still had my Rep Discount! LMAO!


Shifa said...

Hmm I am planning of ordering this palette in catwalk. hope that turns out well!

Kym said...

i'm not very adventurous when it comes to make up so that neutral palette would be for someone boring like me. hahaha! ;P i LOVE the blue you put on for the bottom lashline... definitely makes the eyes pop out more. :)

Sofee said...

Very pretty..I am waiting for my NYX order I ordered the smokey eye palette..cant wait to see how I like it!! you look beautiful BTW!!

Askmewhats said...

the palette looks gorgeous! and your hair!! curly hair looks fab on you!!!!

Neeyuh said...

This palette would definitely be great for those days you need a quick look. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it. The look you did is gorgeous I love the pop of blue you added! :)

lindah said...

swatches don't look bad, but maybe because it's neutral that's why the colors don't show up as good? And maybe our skintone too, we're on the tanner side lol :) pretty neutral look though!

makeupbykatie said...

I love the pop of color on your lower lids!