Question Tuesday| NYX Avant Pop’

Hey everyone!

Hope your Monday wasn’t that bad! Today is another brand new day and I’m excited to share again another new products or not so new to some but in case you haven’t seen this palette before at NYX counter, I strongly recommend that you check them out.

This NYX new spring collection has very fun and bright colors that’s screaming for attention!

The shades from top to bottom are as follows:-

Art Throb

Surreal My Heart

Nouveau Chic

photo from pinterest
photo from pinterest

Q: Would you prefer an eyeshadow like this Avant Pop that has 10 color shades but there is a mix of matte, shimmer and even pearly finishes in each set? What do you think of that? Or do you think the L’oreal La Palette Nude is a better hits? 

A: This palette is selling for$17.00 at NYX website.

These palettes are currently only available at NYX website but I suspect they’ll be hitting Ulta, Target, FTB and other stores soon.

So, please keep all your comments coming. I love to hear from you.

Thank you for taking the time to read 🙂

Sharon xoxo

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NYX Mosaic Blush|Cruelty Free Makeup

 

 

Hey lovelies!

It’s such a beautiful day here and I’m in the mood for some awesome blush to doll up. It’s been along time since I’ve done a blush review and I’m excited to share this NYX Mosaic Powder with all of you. The mosaic tiles sort of reminds me of the puzzle game my son used to play. Anyways, let’s roll:-

nyx mosaic blush

I have here with me this 5 shades blushes in one pan. Yes, this product is cruelty free in case you want to know. Can you spot the bunny ears at the back of this packaging? Good job!

nyx shadow pan

On a more serious note, can you believe how insanely pretty this blusher is? The formula is highly pigmented and smooth.On top of that the color payoff is incredible with each shades portray different color hues in this pan. I chose the shade in 05 Silk this time and love it, love it, with a ❤ on it. The tone is of dark pink-gold with shimmers which is very nice. This blusher is selling for $10.99 at my local drugstore for a net wt: 0.2 oz. It’s available in ten magical shades to choose from. You can find them at drugstores, Target US and NYX Cosmetic online.

color swatches nyx

There is one thing I noticed which is less is more! Be gentle in application because these blushes can go on a bit heavy. Overall, it perform so nicely on the cheeks! I’m really happy with this mosaic powder blusher. This blusher is awesome and gives a great warm glow that’s simply gorgeous 😀

This mosaic powder can be used to highlight, enhance, bronze and brightening all in one pan. Perfect to bring for travelling or to your summer vacation. I confidently recommend my friends and family to get this blusher. Make no mistake I’m telling you – it’s that good!

So, what do you think of the NYX Mosaic Powder? Will you pick one and in which shade? Leave your comment below.

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Thanks for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

 

March 2015 Eyeliner Favorites

 

 

Hey lovelies,

It seems like March passes by so quickly that before I know it. It’s April already, huh! Well, it’s still cold out but let’s raise the temperature up a bit here. For my March favorites, I’m going to share my top 3 eyeliners with you all instead of the all my makeup favorites. I have been trying many new eyeshadow palettes and did many reviews in my previous posts and so instead of doing a repeat on my favorites I figured that I have not talk about my eyeliners yet. So, this is a good time to share three of my favorite eyeliners.

3 best liners

Annabelle Smoothliner in Brown with net wt: 0.04 oz. This is the smoothest eyeliner I have tried so far. It’s creamy and it glides so smoothly. The texture is soft and it gives a very beautiful dark bold line which I love. This smoothliner is waterproof and you guess it right …. it’s long lasting too. It comes with seven different shades to make your eyes looking elegant.

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Damsel with net wt: 0.01 oz. If you have been following my posts, then you have seen my reviews on the Stila EYESHADOW palette which I touched on surface reviews of the smudge sticks. I have been wearing this smudge stick everyday for the past weeks and I really enjoy the color and the long lasting power. I’m able to draw in precision with this it. It’s comes in a retractable pencil style packaging which in my opinion is a good thing. I don’t need a sharpener on this one for sure 🙂  Available in 28 different shades that will wow your eyes. This Damsel in black is soft and richly pigmented – it makes gliding so much easier.

NYX Retractable Eye Liner in 10 Gray with net wt: 0.01 oz. I have many favorites when it comes to waterproof eyeliner and this Nyx is of no exception. I got this gray shade from Target and I love it when I’m doing a smoky eyes look. I’m able to use it to blend and the formula is close to kohl pencil. There are 18 other intense colors that makes you want every one of them. I’m going to get Gypsy Blue and Brown for my summer collection. By the way, this eyeliner is cruelty free. Yay!!!

swatches

What do you think of my March favorite eyeliners? Have you any of what I have mentioned above? Love to hear your comments what you think.

I hope you find this interesting and helpful. Thumbs up if you like this post. Until next time, stay gorgeous!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon xoxo

 

Makeup Challenge|Rules To Break

 

Hey beauties,

I hope you remember that I posted a 5 Makeup Rules to Break previously and today. Last week, my beauty friend, Ingrid and I did a one eyeshadow makeup challenge and we have so much fun doing it. If you haven’t follow Ingrid from Curlyspringblossom beauty blog, please give her a follow. She has beautiful blog, funny and has good personality.

Did I mentioned fun? Okay … yes .that was a fun and interesting challenge we had on the one eyeshadow makeup look. We both have to try to break the 5 makeup rules and create the design look of our own. I did a post on it. Hit here to read more.

I have to confess that this one makeup rule is quite a challenge by itself. I’m so used of using 2-3 shades for my eye makeup and long story short, it’s not easy to apply one eyeshadow color and still looking like a drop-dead gorgeous runway model. In case you want to know – this is how I did mine.

nyx eyeshadow palette

I’m using my old time favorite NYX eyeshadow palette. I did a review on this palette a while ago and if you are interested to read more, here is the link. This palette has beautiful vibrant shades for spring & summer. Although I have to admit that summer is overdue, I still going to pull out this punchy orange for today’s eye look.

orange shade shadow

I love all the colors in this palette. The texture is smooth and nicely pigmented. Great color payoff, a little goes a long way, I tell you. This is a drugstore matte finish eyeshadows which is affordable and packed with bright colors.

one shadow look

Since this is a one eyeshadow makeup challenge – there is only one step of blending actually. I apply the Orange shadow for the lid, crease and under my eyes. I put more effort and time to blend them in order to decrease the hard lines. No highlighter nor eye primer used.

one eyeshadow look

Next, I finish it by using a kohl eyeliner from Annabelle and white liner from Essence to make my eyes more pop. Lastly, the finishing touch with Lash Blast mascara by Covergirl for lashes.

It’s fun to do beauty challenge and if you want to do my next challenge from the list, please leave your comments below.

So, what do you guys think of this one eyeshadow makeup challenge look? Will you try them too?

Thank you so much for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

Hunk by NYX|Review|Ipsy Bag

 

 

It’s review time!

You probably have seen many of this Butter Lipsticks by NYX but have your tried their spring color collection yet? Well, if you haven’t – please run to your nearest drugstore and pick one after reading this will ya!

nyx butter lipstick

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This Butter lipsticks comes in 22 amazing shades from Nude to Glam. I got mine in Hunk -blue violet tone which is more of cooler undertone. It’s a gorgeous shade that is not too dark on lips. I love how it glides and love the smooth buttery formula that moisturizes lips. I don’t smell any scents on Hunk.

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I notice that the lipstick in tube looks darker shade than on color swatch. Anyways, I prefer the color on lips better but I wouldn’t mind for warm-purple color tone either. Behold the color swatch and also the color transfer below.

lip swatches by nyxhunk lip butter by nyx

I love, love this beautiful shade that makes lips looks sweet as candy. It’s not sticky and you can feels like it melts on your lips. Excellent color payoff and rich buttery pigmentation. I have been wearing it everyday since I got it and have received many compliments on how pretty the shade was. It has a lovely satin finish, don’t you think?

Will I repurchase? I am 100% sure that I will. This is a winner in my book. Great value with excellent quality product. Hurrah for NYX! I recommend to anyone who is reading this.

What do you think of this lip shade? Will you wear them?

Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

5 Drugstore Makeup Beauty Haul + Review

 

Hey guys,

Remember me telling you guys that I was at Target and got a handful of makeup products?

beauty haul

Well, some of the products I did a review post already and today, I thought I’ll share some here in my beauty haul.

target beauty haul

So, here are my five favorite products. I got the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil for $5,99 Annabelle Smoothliner for $4.99, NYC BB Radiance Perfecting Powder for $4.99, Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation for $9.79 and Sonia Kashuk Creme Blush for $8.99.

nyx jumbo pencil

The first item is the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 619 Rust. Net wt: 0.18 oz and it’s cruelty free. Available in 22 vivid shades and formulated using mineral oil and powder. Thus, creating a creamy and voluptuous eyeliner that can be used as an eyeshadow. It’s very soft and smooth and it gives a slightly metallic shimmery finish. I picked this shade simply because that’s the last one standing. This color is of brown rustic warm-toned with some metallic shimmer to spare. Once I buffed it on my lids, it gives a very pretty brown-neutral finish. I wasn’t sure if I’ll like this color in the beginning but after trying it out I’m in love. Amazing color!

annabelle liner

Annabelle Smoothliner Waterproof + Long Lasting Eyeliner in Brownie. Net wt: 0.04 oz. I got this on sale price for $4.99 (regular price $6.50). Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!  I can tell you that this is the most creamiest and smoothest eyeliner so far. I have many types of eyeliners and yes, I’m still searching for that one to be my drugstore holy grail eyeliner and I proclaimed that I have found it here. Yeah!!! No tugging or scratching on lids. Effortless application. The texture is smooth as silk and it comes in seven shades in matte or metallic finish. That’s cool!

sonia blush

Next is this Sonia Kashuk Cream Blush in 03 Blossom. Net wt: 0.15 oz. You won’t believe if I told you that this creme blush is freakingly creamy and oh my gosh! It’s so smooth and it feels very moist on pan. It goes from cream to a smooth powdery feel (but doesn’t look powdery) on seconds. It’s not sticky at all and so easy to blend. This shade is a muted pink that is perfect for porcelain to fair skin. This shade I picked is a little bit too light for my skin tone. There are three available shades of Blossom, Petals and Rosey a Target. I’ll try to get another shade in “Rosey” since I really love the texture and how it’s not scented.

nyc bb cream powder

Okay, this NYC BB Radiance Perfecting Powder I believe was out last December and it was pretty new then. But I have to say that I haven’t seen them until lately at Target. So, out of curiosity, I just wanted to try and share what I think of this perfecting powder. The shade I picked is the 01 Naturally Beige with net wt: 0.20 oz. It arrives in a compact disc packaging with a semi-circle sponge applicator and a half size mirror. The texture is very soft and easy to buff with medium coverage. The price is so affordable for a drugstore brand that actually works.

sonia kashuk foundation

Last but not least is this Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation in 04 Buff. Net wt: 0.06 oz.  Available in six pretty shades from fair, medium to dark skin tone. The packaging is very hardy plastic container. It comes in a pump application format. This is a liquid foundation that is not thick. he consistency is lovely. I’ll put up a color swatch and full review once I have tried this bad boy. Hopefully, it’ll be ready by next week. I have several other products to review on. So, do say tuned and check in daily for your daily post 😀

Have you spotted any of this NYC face products, especially the BB Radiance in your area? Let me know on the comment below.

As usual thank you for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Christmas Red Eyeshadow Makeup Look

Hey friends!

Well, since the holiday season is just around the corner, I thought of experimenting some of the festive mood eye makeup looks which I’m sure many will love. Here is the first eye look which I came up with.

nyx eyeshadow

What do I need for this makeup look? Well, an eyeshadow from NYX, a pencil eyeliner or liquid or gel according to your preference and an eyeshadow brush.

makeup products for eyelook

NYX eyeshadow single in ES54 in Cherry.

Annabelle kohl eyeliner in Dark Grey.

red eyeshadow look

Okay, I did my eye primer and eye concealer before dapping eyeshadows on my lids. I started off by applying my eyeliner on the upper lid and followed by the bottom. Once it’s properly done I continued applying the NYX eyeshadow in red. It has some soft shimmery finish. The texture is soft and able to let me layered up a few notch to my liking.

eyeshadow look

I did my red eyeshadow on the lids, crease and under the lids. This look is a red eyeshadow look that I love to do.

red eyelook

Finishing touch by blending in with a highlighter and then curled up my lashes with a clear mascara and voila! A nice Christmas eye makeup look which I recommend you to try.

Would you wear a red burgundy eyeshadow? Leave comment below. I love to hear from you.

Thank you very much for reading.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

Wicked Lippies by NYX

Hey lovelies!

Okay, I come across this fairly new wicked lippies by NYX recently. It’s so wicked that you can get compliments for wearing it and it’s quite long lasting too. These colors are absolutely vibrant and opaque. It claims to give velvety smooth and metallic finish.

It’s selling for $6.00 online at NYX,. Ulta, Amazon and drugstores. There are 12 wacky shades to choose from and I’m gonna go for Wrath and Betrayal. See any you like? It was launched last October and it’s available now online.

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Color swatches : Betrayal                                      Trickery

nyx sinful

Sinful Color swatch

Yes, I remembered posting almost the same topic in my previous post on Coloured Raine which also has such wonderful and vibrant color lip paint but this one is from NYX and I thought it would be good alternative to choose a drugstore price lipstick if you are all about testing new colors.

Have any of you gotten these yet? Are you going to and if you do which is your favorite to pick?

Thanks for reading.

Sharon xoxo

 

Ipsy Bag Creme Lipstick by Forever 21

Hey everyone!

I’m back with the Ipsy November unboxing bag that has this nice creme lipstick Berry shade. It comes in a black plastic packaging and the great part of this lipstick is that it has a transparent bottom for easy pick me up color shade identification.

love and beauty berry lipstick

Okay, maybe I have high expectation on this brand but this creme lipstick really falls short. No doubt that it glides smoothly and actually it’s jut too moist for a creme lipstick in my opinion. It feels more like a lip gloss than a creme lipstick. The other downside is that this formula tasted strange (like kerosene). One thing that push me away from a lipstick is the strong smell and taste. I was really put off by the taste on this one.

color swatch color transfer

Color Swatch and color transfer 

It has some shimmer finish. This lipstick bleeds and color transfer very easily and my lips feels oily and I just have to rub them off immediately after trying. Sadly, this is a no no for me 😦

closed up lips

Lip color with lip liner (from NYX)

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Kissable lips (color transfer)

Any who, it has very good pigment formula coupled with a sheer finish. Overall I feel not comfortable wearing it on my lips because of the smell and taste. Frankly, I’m not impressed at all with this lipstick and will not repurchase it. This is my take and my opinion only and it may work for others but definitely not for me. I don’t plan to wear this Forever 21 lipstick again.

Have you tried any lipstick that doesn’t work on you? If yes, which brand? Let me know below. I love to hear your experience.

Thanks for reading.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beauty Haul – Target Makeup Haul!

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Hey beauties! Last Wednesday morning as I drove passed Target, I decided to check out some new makeup arrival and my just browsing always ended up with me picking up a few interesting items which I’m excited to share today.

beauty haul-pic Sonia Kashuk 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Fall Lip Palette (net wt: 0.21 oz)  for $22.99

Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition Brush Couture 4 pcs brush for $12.99 on special 

NYX Eyeshadow Single in ES54 Cherry for $5.99 

Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous in 220 Soft Honey (net wt: 1 fl oz) for 7.99

Maybelline Dream Wonder in Sun Beige (net wt: 20 ml) for $12.99 

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Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation was a very much requested makeup item that I received from friends to do a review on. So, I have to get down to business and try this little babe and see how it fairs out on me. It comes with 12 variety of shades and it smells wonderful. I just can’t wait to try it 😀

Next is the Maybelline Dream Wonder foundation which many beauty gurus have been raving about for sometime on youtube. It looks to me that practically all the beauty gurus I watched seems to be using it. Well, you guys know me that I’ll not miss out on a rave like this. So, I got this :-O

nyx eyeshadow

NYX eyeshadow Cherry is so pretty. Couldn’t resist to pick this cutie. The pigment is so rich and creamy. Love this dark pink Cherry and I’ll be trying it out soon for my Dark pink eye look tutorial and review.

sonia kashuk brush

Sonia Kashuk 4 pcs Brushes are amazing. I love the printed design on the brush. I opened up the packaging immediately as soon as I reached home. I don’t usually buy a lot of makeup brushes but this one looks pretty. OMG!!! It’s so soft and I simply love them. I know that I will be using these bad boys soon. It has a powder brush while the other 3 are for blending, smudging and angling eyeshadow. Pretty neat, huh?

sonia kashuk lip gloss palette

Sonia Kashuk Fall Lip Gloss Palette is my first time purchased. I usually browse through their counter but don’t seems to be able to pick up anything. But this time, this lip gloss palette seems to speak to me. Obviously, I have to get it because those are the colors of my dream. I wish to have an array of red to cherry lips and here I found what I have been missing. These deluxe gold palette houses 5 shades of red satin matte finish that’s perfect for every occasion.

So, there you have it, my beauty haul for this week. I’ll try them out and leave my review in my next post.

What is the NYX product that you are going to pick up today?

Thanks for reading.

Sharon xoxo

 

Beauty Haul – Awesome Drugstore makeup edition!

Good morning friends! It’s Friday and I’m back with my usual beauty haul. I love shopping and especially when it comes to buying makeup. Yes, I am still saving for getting more makeup but these beauties are hard to resists. Again, I ended picking up a few of these wonderful beauty products which I like to share my thoughts with you guys. So, here’s what I picked:-

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OPI Nail Lacquer Nagellack in NL908 Front Lawn (net wt: 0.5 fl oz) for $9.95
OPI Nail Lacquer Nagellack in NLT34 Uh-oh, Roll Down the window (net wt: 0.5 fl oz) for $9.95
NYX Extreme Lip Cream in 05 Bonfire (net wt: 0.23 oz) for $8.99
Vichy Liftactiv Retinol HA Concentrate (net wt: 0.17 fl oz) – Sample freebie with purchase 
L’oreal Glossy Balm in 250 Baby Berry (net wt: 0.09 oz)
Revlon Nail Art Neon in 12 Neon Light (net wt: 0.26 fl oz)
NYX Lipstick in 536 EROS (net wt: 0.14 oz) $5.99

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OPI Nail Lacquer Nagellack in NL908 Front Lawn / OPI Nail Lacquer Nagellack in NLT34 Uh-oh, Roll Down the window – why am I choosing a bright color shade of greens? Hmm… well, for one thing is that I love green.  From green sweater to green macha tea and same goes for nail polishes. So, I can’t turned away from these two evergreen colors. The darker shade of Uh-oh, reminds me of autumn and therefore it’s more like a treat for me. Review coming soon!
nyx lip cream vichy retinol sample
NYX Extreme Lip Cream in 05 Bonfire – first of all, I have to admit that this is the first time I picked up a lip cream from NYX. I’m at awe at this 2 in 1 combo, with lipstick and lip gloss combined. Added with this insanely pigmentation all in one. Oh my gosh! How awesome can it get? That’s a bonus point for this awesome lip cream. Love the sweet candy scents. The color choices are a little bit limited compared to the Extra Creamy lipstick. It has 11 shades in all. The price is reasonably priced and it’s great value for money.
Vichy Liftactiv Retinol HA Concentrate – well I got this as a freebie after purchasing some makeup products from my local drugstore. It’s a new generation wrinkle filler treatmentas stated at the back of the packaging. To be used daily in the morning on clean face and neck. One thing for sure is that the formula smell nice.
l'oreal glossy balm
L’oreal Glossy Balm in 250 Baby Berry – lovely color berry to keep chap lips away. The truth is that I was not really a lip gloss person but I have been recently since after trying the Smashbox Santigolden Hot Lava lip gloss, I’m hooked to lip gloss and lip balm. So, I have been picking up quite a bit of lip balms for the past few weeks where you will see in my other blogs. This l’oreal glossy balm looks very similar to Revlon Colorstay lip balm stains in crayon style packaging. I will be trying this out for review. It claims to have long lasting wear and gives a high dose of pigmented shine, smooth and conditioning to keep lips soft.
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Revlon Nail Art Neon in 12 Neon Light – oh wow! this is a nail polish that I must have. It has 10 bright funky shades. It’s like the starburst or skittles candy which is so yummy. So, that’s how I felt when I pick this up. I haven’t try this yet and so, I’ll post it on my next blog where I’ll do a mini home-manicure.
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NYX Extra Creamy Round  Lipstick in 536 EROS – bright coral red creamy lipstick. On the website it says that this lipstick is mineral-based emollient formula offers a beautiful velvety texture and it resists wear and smudging. It’s a go-to lipstick. They have a jaw-dropping color shade selections which will fit anyone’s color taste. I personally love the consistency of this creamy and velvety finish. It glides wonderfully and love the bright color of red. I’m sure by now, many of you know that I’m a real big fan of red lipsticks. So, NYX lipsticks are one of my favorite drugstore brand.

That’s it for this week’s beauty haul and I know that I will have a long backlogged of reviews, I’m trying to get done as much as I can. So, I’ll have a new post up tomorrow 🙂

What is your favorite color nail polish from OPI?

For now, will chat with you later, lovelies !

Thanks for reading.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

I dream of St Lucia! NYX Caribbean Collection ~Review

It’s Saturday morning and it’s raining outside. I wanted to share this post with you. Yesterday, as I stepped out from my house, there were autumn leaves everywhere on the ground. The color of golden and amber leaves baking under the soft bright sun. I felt inspired to do a review on this lovely “I dream of St Lucia” eyeshadow palette by NYX. I saw three colors of fall from this palette and I quicky started to use them for my autumn makeup look. I posted my beauty haul yesterday and feel free to check it out.

NYX brand is available at Target and also at some local Canadian drugstores. I picked up mine at a drugstore.

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NYX 5 Color Shadow “The Caribbean Collection” outside packaging

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“I Dream of St Lucia” 5 color eyeshadow palette

 These are the color swatch from the palette. Such gorgeous pigmented eyeshadows. I really love the orange one best out of the other 4. So, that is why I’m doing the amber eye look. The formula is soft and smooth and it blends so well. I noticed that the pink and yellow ones need more blending since the shades are a little bit lighter. Otherwise, the colors are all gorgeous and wearable.

 NYX orange shadowNYX Caribbean look

For this amber eyemakeup look, I just apply the eye primer and then I go ahead to blend the orange color shadow and the yellow as highlighter. I love the consistency of these shadows.

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I used the Prestige eyeliner in Granite color to outline just top of my lids. I also dap a bit of the yellow eyeshadow to the  centre of my eye lids (shown on the left) to make my eyes look more popped.

I’m impressed that for such an easy and simple steps, this color palette can gives such beautiful and vibrant color to the eyes. I will be playing more with these amazing colors since all 5 colors seems to work well together.

NYX eye makeup look

I have several eyeshadow palettes and this is one of my go-to palette of all time.  The value can’t be beat. Well, the packaging is simple and  it’s hand travel friendly. I’m very happy with my purchased and I will definitely go to pick up one more as backups. I do want to try the “I Dream of St Marteen” in a more neutral shades for everyday look.

If you’re interested in these products, please check them out, and if you already tried them let me know what you think icon wink BA STAR Eyeshadow Palette and Eyeshadow Base Review, Swatches

Thank you for reading. Hope it’s helpful.

Sharon xoxo