Monday, September 10, 2012

NYX Nude Matte Shadows!

I can confidently say I have more shimmery and frosty eyeshadows than I need! Sometimes it's really nice to have matte shadows to balance out a shimmery eye. Unfortunately most colors and eyeshadow kits come with more frosty/shimmery finishes than mattes one. That's why I'm LOVING the Nude Matte collection NYX came out with this year. The collection includes 21 soft and neutral colors in a smooth and silky matte finish. I picked up six colors at my local Ulta not too long ago. Check them out!















Top row: Confession, Haywire, Voyeur 
Bottom row: Skinny Dip, Craving, Underneath It All 


Top row: Confession, Haywire, Voyeur 
Bottom row: Skinny Dip, Craving, Underneath It All 

OK so these eyeshadow are not meant to be bright and in your face. They're meant to be soft with a toned down finish, making them PERFECT for the crease or smudging along your lower lash line. The natural colors can even be used to fill in your eyebrows or to contour areas of your face. 

So let's talk quality. I've been using these for a month now and I must say, I can't tell the difference between them and my matte MAC shadows. These stay on all day and don't move or fade a bit (paired with eyeshadow primer of course). The application is also very easy. The shadows easily pick up with a blending brush and blend out quite simply. 

For only $5 per shadow, I think these are a must have if you're really into eye makeup. I know many people like to work with a few key shades from their favorite palette. I feel adding a few matte finishes to your eye look can really take your eye makeup to the next level and give it a more professional look! The matte shade you choose will definitely help balance out the shimmer and give your face a more polished look. 

As for purchasing, Ulta is the only store that I frequently shop at that sells NYX cosmetics. Of course you can find NYX cosmetics online at other boutiques. 


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