Greens really add oomph to brown eyes and make them pop! I have more greens in my eye-shadow stash than any other color.
Today I’ll be treating you to NYX Eyeshadow. I’ll be reviewing these delicious greens: Mermaid Green, Hunter Green, and Kiwi. And since I have Ocean lying around, I added it just for the hell of it. Why not, right?
I’m ecstatic to review these because I’m a huge NYX cosmetics fan – this company puts out a lot of affordable makeup options that are right up there in quality when compared to higher-end brands. And the NYX Eye Shadows are no exception.
NYX Eyeshadow Pictures:
√ Stay-put formula
√ Brilliant color payoff
- Name: NYX Eyeshadow
- Amount: 2.5g
- What I Paid: $3.50 USD
- Price Per Unit: $1.40 USD per gram
- Colors Available: Due to the extremely long list, please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see it in full
- Where to Buy: Cherry Culture, NYX (Canadian site / US site), Rexall, Pharma Plus & drugstores
NYX Eyeshadow Review
I always check the ingredients first because I’m allergic to bismuth oxychloride – a common ingredient in lots of eye shadows. If I wear an eye shadow that has it, my eyelids become dry, scaly, and red. That ain’t sexy! Plus I sulk around with a frown on my face, which also doesn’t make me a runner-up for Miss Universe.
The day I found out exactly what was causing my allergic reaction was the day when I discovered a whole new world filled with pretty eye shadows. And the NYX Eyeshadow was among them. Oh, there were trumpets playing and David Beckham look-a-likes fanning me and feeding me grapes! Okay, maybe not…but it was a good day.
These shadows don’t contain bismuth oxychloride, they’re silky smooth, easy-to-blend, highly pigmented, and so affordable that I literally want to buy every single color! And if you frequent other beauty blogs like I do, you’ll know that NYX has quite a few MAC eye-shadow dupes. (By the way, MAC eye shadows have bismuth oxychloride. Boo!)
- Kiwi – A light, shimmery yellowish green that reminds me of the spring & of Kermit the Frog
- Mermaid Green – A shimmery medium gray-green with a hint of blue
- Hunter Green – A deep mossy forest green with shimmer
- Ocean – A shimmery blue with some silver that definitely makes me think of the water
When worn alone, these are absolutely gorgeous. But if you have the money to invest in a quality eye-shadow primer (like the Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion (Eden) that I reviewed in a previous post), you’ll be blown away by how rich, velvety, and long-lasting they are.
Final Verdict: 10/10
The NYX Single Eye Shadows are heavenly. If you’re a frugal beautista, you’ll love how you can get the quality you deserve without paying dearly through the nose. And they come in so many different colors (from pinks to golds) and a variety of finishes (from mattes to frosts), so even the seasoned eye-shadow connoisseur will find that special shade.
Which ones do you like the most? Have you tried NYX Eyeshadows? Do you have any recommendations for brown eyes?
Remember that long list I promised near the top of the list? Here it is!
NYX Eyeshadow Colors Available: Black, White, Nude, Taupe, Brown, Dark Brown, High Light, Deep Bronze, Champagne, Iced Mocha, Golden, Root Beer, Blondie, Rust, Copper, Walnut, Sahara, Flamingo, Baby Pink, Frosted Lilac, Baby Blue, Pacific, Herb, Silver, Golden Bronze, White Pearl, Green Tea, Deep Charcoal, Lime Green, Purple, Frosted Flake, Suede, Platinum Pink, Cotton Candy, Tropical, Yellow, Black Sparkle, Opal, Kiwi, Violet, Antique Gold, Deep Purple, Cherry, Spring Flower, Ocean, Barely There, Hot Pink, Yellow Pearl, Jungle Fever, Luster, Golden Orange, Orange, Princess Pink, Aloha, Red Head, Cool Blue, Prune, Chic, Lime Juice, Golden Sky, Sweet Pink, Geisha, Atlantic, Luxor, Hot Crystal, Hot Pink, Hot Orange, Hot Green, Hot Yellow, Dallas, Mermaid Green, Hawaiian Coffee, Hollywood, Star, Rock, Golden Dune, Vanilla Sky, Golden Poppy, Sunrise, Gypsy, Irises, Fahrenheit, Cork, Oro, Yellow Marigold, Wild Fire, Nutmeg, Maui, Seafoam Green, Morocco, Beauty Queen, Red Bean Pie, Deep Brown, Eucalyptus, Almond, Ray, Pine Nut, Odyssey, Asphalt, Dune, Eggplant, Daffodil, Daisy, My Favorite Color, Latte Foam, Volcano, Burgundy Pearl, Midnight, Africa, Autumn Sky, Taupe Pearl, Hunter Green, Charcoal Brown, Lagoon Sparkle, Fantasy, Frosted Ocean, Dark Gray, Navy Blue, Skin Tight, Summer Green, Velvet Suede, Peach Bronze, Yellow Funk, Deep Space, Cryptonite, Red Pink, Vanilla Shimmer, Light Green, Jazzy Pink, Blue Marine, Sensual, Deep Purple, True Taupe, Exotic Green, Pure Skin, Toffee Shimmer, Sunset Ray, Lake Algae, Extreme Apricot, Greyish Brown, Mellow Yellow, Dark Navy, Azur Sky, Pure Gold, Golden Amber, Dust Sparkle, Gunmetal, Bright Green, Sparkle Cedar, Snow Candy, Smokie Mountain, Sparkle White, Sweet Oleader, Utopia Gold, Earthy Shimmer, Ballerina Dream, Ultimatum, Super Creamy, Kiss in Casablanca, Violetta, and Matte Turquoise