12/14/2010 / 7 Comments

Review: NYX Smokey Eye Kit

NYX Smokey Look Kit. Available at Centerpoint stores, 49 dhs


 (obviously pre-swatched. I couldn't wait to try it out!)

Nyx Says:
For that perfect smokey look. All-in-one convenience case for easy and beautiful makeup application whether at home or jet-setting across the world! 9 eyeshadows, 2 colors. Comes with applicators, mirror, and step-by-step instructions. 

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I say:
I really like this kit. I had read about it online before and, as a fan of Nyx eyeshadows, I was really excited to find it stocked in Dubai. Like most Nyx shadows, these ones are strongly pigmented, smooth to apply and easily blendable.

The kit is really small, it could literally fit in the palm of your hand. This makes it perfect for travelling, keeping in your desk drawer at work, or just keeping in your purse. For the price, you could actually buy a few and just keep them everywhere! I wouldn't really recommend just shoving it in your purse every day though, because the lip color drawer seems like it might not stand up to lots of abuse and might come loose. If you do store it in your purse, you may want to keep the box to protect the palette.

I like the fact that the shades work really well with each other. It takes a lot of the guess-work out of a look, especially helpful if you're heading out straight from work or are on holiday.

The only things I am not really a fan of are the lip colors. The peachy shade is a pretty, shimmmery nude color on me, but on my strongly pigmented lips, the pink one looks a little too did-you-just-eat-a-powdered-doughnut-y. However, I think they would both work on someone with lighter skin and less pigmented lips.

All in all, I'm really pleased with this kit and I think it would make an excellent addition to any makeup kit. It's a great way to introduce yourself to Nyx products and a great starter kit if you are just getting into smokey looks.
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7 comments:

  1. oh this looks gorgeous! wish we had NYX in the uk!!xxx

    http://putonyourta-ta.blogspot.com/

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  2. Actually, I think they do! My friend says she's seen them in the UK...(I wanna say in Boots?) but I think you can order their stuff online http://www.nyxcosmeticsstore.co.uk/

    Let me know if you try some of the stuff, it's brilliant! Thank you for following, you have a new follower too! :)

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  3. This looks like a great palette! Love the neutral smokes. I never thought much about NYX until I did some test swatches at a store and it is indeed very pigmented! And so affordable too.

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  4. Yes, this really is a great one, especially for the price. I've been meaning to try it for a night out, but haven't really been going out much lately! hehe Thank you for stopping by! :)

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  5. looks like a great palette ill deff have to get my hands on it..
    new follower here and for someone who doesnt wear alot of make up you deff have me inspired to try alot of new things...

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  6. Aww thanks! I went through a phase where I stopped wearing makeup, but I'm really getting back into it! Thank you so much for following :)

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  7. oh this looks gorgeous! wish we had NYX in the uk!!xxx

    http://putonyourta-ta.blogspot.com/

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