This week I want to review a new product that I just bought last week; the NYX Prismatic Eye Shadows!
NYX Prismatic Shadows have a metallic finish and are claimed to “give eyes extra sparkle and dimension with a fully pigmented metallic texture” (according to the NYX website)
I bought mine from Ulta for $6 a piece in the shades in “Fireball” and “Liquid Gold”.
They have a gorgeous color selection I must say. I have a NYX eye shadow palette that I bought when I was first starting out that I did not like, so ever since then I swore off their eye shadows. But when I saw these metallic shadows in colors that are so me, I couldn’t help myself.
Packaging- The packaging is adorable. I mean there is a little silver bow where you would open and close the eye shadow so c’mon, it’s adorable.
Durability- I placed my little Ulta bag containing my few items in my purse and continued shopping for another 20 minutes at another store before leaving to go home. Somehow during that time, my pink shadow shattered and I’ve never had that happen before. However, the gold one is still intact so I’m not really sure what that means. Maybe I just got a faulty one?
Texture- The shadows are extremely soft, buttery and the swatches on my hand were very pigmented.
Color Payoff- When swatching the shadow on your hand, they are GORGEOUS. They are extremely pigmented! But unfortunately, I have to say that these shadows look better on the skin than they do on the eyes. I love metallic eyeshadows and when I want to wear them, I want them all over my lid and for them to be extremely pigmented/bright. But when I went to place the shadow on my lids, I noticed that I was continuously packing on the product while gaining little improvement in the payoff. Once you pack the shadow on the lid for the first time, that’s basically as bright as it is going to get.
Would I buy them again? For $6 a piece, I don’t think I would re-purchase these eye shadows. $6 is a lot for a single eye shadow that is quite small, especially if the shadow is susceptible to shattering easily. I think the colors are beautiful and I’m sure that if you wet the brush, the shadow will probably come out more pigmented (I haven’t tried it yet). But I can’t keep myself from thinking that I could buy three metallic Morphe Brushes shadows for the price of one NYX shadow or one amazing metallic (not the $10 foiled ones) Makeup Geek eyeshadow for the same price but bigger! Here is a breakdown of how much more product you get and how much money you can save with other “drug store” brand eyeshadows-
$6= NYX Prismatic= .043 oz/1.24 g
$2= Morphe Brushes= .05 oz/1.5 g
$6= Makeup Geek= .064 oz/ 1.8 g
My overall opinion is that these are good shadows, but they’re just not enough to get me to buy more of them. If you can get your hands on them during one of Ulta’s sales on NYX (buy one, get one half off) that would be ideal because they really are decent buttery metallic eye shadows. But personally, I just think it comes down to the fact that I’d rather save my money and purchase shadows from Makeup Geek or Morphe instead of re-purchasing these NYX ones. I don’t really want to have to wet my brush to make the shadow pop, but this is all just my opinion!
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