Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Review: NYX Butt "Naked" Eyes Palette

Hi there! How has the week been for everyone? Just one more day to go til the weekend. I am sure we're all looking forward to that. 

Anyway, today I'm gonna review a palette that I bought at Sephora sometime before Christmas. Everyone knows that Christmas is the absolute best time of the year to go shopping for palettes and gift sets. Since I had lost almost all of my makeup collection due to an unfortunate event in September, it was just opportune that Christmas was around the corner so I wouldn't have to spend too much to replace my stuff. 

I was introduced to the NYX brand early in 2012 when my youngest brother's girlfriend came back from the US and brought back a lot of NYX stuff. She is as much a makeup junkie as I am and was raving about their products. I think Sephora brought NYX in somewhere in October 2012 and I was extremely eager to see what the hype was all about. 

At first, I was all starry-eyed, much like a kid in a candy store when I was in Sephora early December 2012 because they had all the Christmas palettes out and I really didn't know which one to buy! Finally I decided that I wanted neutrals that I could wear daily, day or night. Even then it was a tough choice but the NYX Butt "Naked" Eyes Palette won because of its value for money. 15 neutral matte and shimmery shades, 4 blushers, 2 cheek illuminators and a bronzer in a double layer, pull-out case all for only RM 99!! One could not ask for more. Do note that it isn't a limited edition Christmas palette but actually one of their many palettes actually. So you can still find it in Sephora right now. 

All that for RM 99!

Can you see 7 colour swatches?

Gorgeous mattes & shimmers!

Rosy cheek colours

This is indeed one of the best palettes I've bought in a very long time. For something so reasonably-priced, NYX delivered exactly what it promised: professional quality makeup. The eyeshadows have a lovely, fine powder texture and are very pigmented. You can make them as light or as intense as you want, with none or minimal fallout. I've never really been into nude nor matte eyeshadows, but Butt "Naked" Eyes made me change my mind! 

I created so many day to night looks with the 15 colours. The 4 blushers are lovely too! Just a little bit on my makeup brushes goes a long way (obviously I chucked out the 2 eyeshadow applicators that came with the palette :P). I must say the cheek illuminators gave my Guerlain Meteorites Perles du Dragon quite a bit of a challenge! ;) I don't usually use bronzer except around my hairline and sometimes to contour my nose but I definitely had no complaints about the one in this palette. 

I chose to demonstrate a smoky day look for this review. 

Eyes up close

With my favourite eye primer, the eyeshadows last a whole day without creasing or combining into an oily mess! And my job constantly requires me to be outdoors quite a bit, sometimes getting really sweaty. You could say I use the Butt "Naked" Eyes palette maybe 4 to 5 out of 7 days a week. I have a few palettes in my collection but if I absolutely had to chose 1 palette to live with for the rest of my life it would definitely be this one

Have you tried anything from NYX before? 

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