Thursday, 25 June 2015

Palette Appreciation- NYX "Sex Bomb"

I needed another eye shadow palette like I need a hole in my head, but hey, story of my life, really. I bought NYX "Sex Bomb" whilst on sale at Target, online. That red shadow was calling my name. Because red eye shadow is something I wear a lot. Oh well, it's in my hot little hands now, so it's really too late to try and justify it.

 Yes, I love the packaging! :)

There's that red matte eye shadow, quite good pigmentation. Also the matte black was a surprise, great for a matte.



Well, that red did not disappoint when applied to my lid. The shimmery taupe is pretty, but not easy to work with, there was a lot of fallout.





 Yep, the black applied as well with a brush as it did with my finger. Blended well, too. I don't normally do a full eye look with matte shadows, but I'm really liking this one!






I couldn't help myself, I had to dip into that red again! This time applying to my entire lid.




 To give the taupe shade more oomph, I applied over the shimmery charcoal to create a smoky look.

Really a fantastic palette. The shimmery taupe is the hardest to work with, but a little extra time and it's a beautiful shade for the lid. I am especially impressed with the mattes, such wonderful pigmentation without being chalky. They just blend so well. I'm so glad that I have this little addition.

What's your preference, shimmer or matte eye shadows?













11 comments:

  1. Hello!! That red looks delish!! You always do such pretty eye looks!! Great review, as always!!

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    1. Hey there, Christina! Isn't the red wonderful! Thank you for your encouragement and kind words, it means a lot xx

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  2. Hello!! That red looks delish!! You always do such pretty eye looks!! Great review, as always!!

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  3. I've wondered about this palette! Thanks for the review!

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    1. I'd seen it in the past, too, but when there was a sale, I just couldn't help myself, lol

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  4. Don't you just love a cosmetics sale!!! I do like a bit of shimmer but I probably wear mostly matte eyeshadows.

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    1. I do love a sale, a little too much, lol. I've begun to appreciate mattes. It was shimmer all the way for me and as much as I still love this finish, I'm beginning to really enjoy the look of matte eye shadows

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  5. I like to mix a little of both matte and shimmer. I don't think I could ever pull off that red though, however you have done a great job, I love how it just gives a little flirty pop of colour! ;)

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    1. Thanks Candy. I think using the red as an accent is very wearable, all over the lid is not something I'd wear out of the house, lol

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  6. I love shimmers too, I often wear a matte eye with a pale shimmer at the inner lid. I'm very keen on that red! The phrase "sex bomb" always strikes me as odd: who wants to be blown up when you're "at it"? & what's the shrapnel going to consist of? (Try not to get a mental picture)

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    1. Hahahaha, I'm trying NOT to get a mental picture of your Sex Bomb description :D

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