NYX Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigments Swatches & Review – Blues: Hard Core, Lagoon, Bayou, Ocean Blue, Blue Eyes, Piggy Back, Chaotic & Space

Image of NYX Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigments ** This post was written by Fiona. She no longer blogs for Swatch And Learn. However, Mary still continues to blog and will be happy to reply to your comment. **

A little while back I shamelessly did a haul post on my NYX haul from HauteLook. I wanted to do swatches on them right away, but I couldn’t really do a review unless I actually tested the products themselves. I knew the pigments would work basically the same across each one, but I needed to make sure.

So now, here is the first group of NYX Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigments – The Blue Shadow Group. This includes Hard Core, Lagoon, Bayou, Ocean Blue, Blue Eyes, Piggy Back, Chaotic and Space.

Duh, right! Fiona jumping on the blue shadows first before any other color. Surprise, surprise. Well, you know what? Sue me! I just love blues the most, alright! :P I adore the color, and I love almost all the blues pigments that I got. Almost all. There are eight blues in total, and I love seven of them. Which one’s the ugly duckling that, in my opinion, won’t be a beautiful swan? Come see!

NYX Dramatic Chromatic Hard Core, Lagoon, Bayou, Ocean Blue, Blue Eyes, Piggy Back, Chaotic & Space Swatches & Pictures

Image of NYX Dramatic Chromatic Hard Core, Lagoon, Bayou, Ocean Blue, Blue Eyes, Piggy Back, Chaotic & Space

l-r: Chaotic, Space, Bayou, Ocean Blue, Blue Eyes, Piggy Back, Hard Core & Lagoon

Image of NYX Dramatic Chromatic Hard Core, Lagoon, Bayou, Ocean Blue, Blue Eyes, Piggy Back, Chaotic & Space

l-r: Chaotic, Space, Bayou, Ocean Blue, Blue Eyes, Piggy Back, Hard Core & Lagoon

Image of NYX Chaotic & Space Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigment

l-r: Chaotic & Space

Image of NYX Bayou, Ocean Blue, Blue Eyes & Piggy Back Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigment

l-r: Bayou, Ocean Blue, Blue Eyes & Piggy Back

Image of NYX Hard Core & Lagoon Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigment

l-r: Hard Core & Lagoon

 

Image of NYX Chaotic Dramatic Chromatic EyeshadowNYX Chaotic Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigment

Chaotic is a dark blue with shimmer. I don’t really know how Chaotic relates to the shade! I think it’s lovely because it’s a sophisticated blue, yet you get a sparkling twinkle.

Image of NYX Space Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigment NYX Space Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigment

Another one of my faves, Space is a blue with a hint of dark purple mixed it. Gorgeous!



Image of NYX Bayou Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow PigmentNYX Bayou Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigment

Bayou is a true blue with glitter. Aside from the glitter, it’s kind of flat and matte. Not very interesting.



Image of NYX Ocean Blue Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow PigmentNYX Ocean Blue Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigment

Ocean Blue has a tinge of purple with high shimmer. Love it.




Image of NYX Blue Eyes Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow PigmentNYX Blue Eyes Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigment

Another one of my faves! Hahah. This soft icy blue shimmers for attention.




Image of NYX Piggy Back Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow PigmentNYX Piggy Back Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigment

Piggy Back is a powder blue with shimmer. It’s pretty, just not my fave.




Image of NYX Hard Core Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow PigmentNYX Hard Core Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigment

This shade reminds me of denim. It looks more like a blue turquoise with a slight golden shimmer on top. It’s very pretty, and I love it!



Image of NYX Lagoon Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow PigmentNYX Lagoon Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigment

It looks a little like a lighter version of Hard Core, but with more golden undertone. I don’t know which I like more. :P



Claims: TRUSTED

    Highly pigmented
    Metallic finish
    Intense effect

Key Notes

  • Name: NYX Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigments in Blue: Hard Core, Lagoon, Bayou, Ocean Blue, Blue Eyes, Piggy Back, Chaotic & Space
  • Amount: 0.07 oz or 2 g
  • What I Paid: <$2 USD/pigment (HauteLook sale)
  • Other Colors Available: Platinum, Piggyback, Olive, Misty, Hard Core, Goddess, Exquisite, Embellish, Canary, Seclude, Panic, Nymph, Mink, Charcoal, Orange, Baby Pink, Penny, Oro, Black, Lilac, Pearl White, Space, Mocha, Ocean Blue, Dust, Silver, Queen, Yellow, Princess, White, Amethy, Lagoon, Bayou, Apricot,, Sunny Day, Sunshine, Green, Golden Pink, Light Pink, Beanie, Violet, Golden Peach, Herb, Keylime, Antique, Fuschia, Java, Barely There, Red
  • Where to Buy: NYX US, NYX CA, Cherry Culture, HauteLook (when they have a NYX sale), some drugstores

NYX Hard Core, Lagoon, Bayou, Ocean Blue, Blue Eyes, Piggy Back, Chaotic & Space Pigment Review

Pigmentation

I find these blue NYX Chromatic Dramatic Eyeshadow Pigments to be quite pigmented. You really don’t need a lot of product to get the maximum shade. Plus, you can also wear them wet to intensify the pigmentation even more.

Application & Consistency

It’s really a breeze to apply NYX Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigments. Hard Core, Lagoon, Ocean Blue, Blue Eyes, Piggy Back, Chaotic & Space all are finely milled for a velvety texture that goes on silky smooth. Bayou’s the only one that’s slightly clumped, but you can easily break up the clusters using your brush. Also, this is the only color that I suffered fallouts from. Probably because it’s the only one with glitter. Out of all eight, Bayou’s my least favorite.

Staying Put

I always wear a primer with these because I’ve had not-so-happy experiences with unprimed lids and pigments. With a primer on, these last me the entire day and night.

Packaging

Just a warning though: NYX Eyeshadow Pigments all come with a cap and a lid. The lid comes tightly on; it might be hard to pry it open with your fingers. Be careful because if you use too much force, shadow can get everywhere. You can discard the lid if you want. I like to keep it on because it makes the powder slightly staticky. That way, I don’t have to dip my brush into the container to get the powder out. I just use whatever pigment’s stuck on this lid.

    Pros 

  • Pigmented
  • Easy application & smooth consistency
  • Pretty colors!
  • Stays put all day if worn with primer
    Cons 

  • Slight glitter fallout with Bayou
  • Lid can be hard to open; can get messy

Final Verdict: 9.7/10

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee these colors. I can’t choose which one I like the most. It might be Blue Eyes… or Hard Core… or Space. I’m glad I have them all because I don’t actually have to choose! :P

Which of these blues is your favorite? Do you have the same issue with the lid being hard to open? Have you created eye looks using NYX pigments?

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4 thoughts on “NYX Dramatic Chromatic Eyeshadow Pigments Swatches & Review – Blues: Hard Core, Lagoon, Bayou, Ocean Blue, Blue Eyes, Piggy Back, Chaotic & Space

    1. Fiona Post author

      Hi Susan!

      I have brown eyes, so I love blue eyeshadows. For blue eyes, I would suggest wearing golden and bronzy colors to pick the golden flecks in your eyes. I also love seeing silvery shades paired with blues because I personally love the icy look, but that’s just me. I think you can do a simple lid-and-contour eye or a smokey eye using these colors, and it would look awesome!

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