The three eyeshadows above are my first experiment with NYX eyeshadows and I must say that this is just the beginning of my NYX eyeshadow collection. I absolutely loved the design, the shades, the quality and the price.
The eyeshadows come in pretty black cases with see-through window. Each of them looks a bit like a tile of coffer ceiling, very pretty and sophisticated.
The shades I chose are: True Taupe (matte), Taupe Pearl (metallic) and Root Beer (shimmer).
|NYX single eyeshadow in True Taupe|
True Taupe is a shade which looks kind of plain in the pan and when swatched. It's a matte and rather light taupe, which I'd never pick as my base colour. However, it makes my favourite shade to use above the crease as a transition colour. It's darker than any nude highlight colour but lighter than other light browns I have. It makes a perfect match for my fair complexion and combines well with a number of eyeshadows.
I really love the quality of the eye shadow. It's soft, but not powdery, applies in a smooth, almost creamy way. A big surprise, really, considering the price!
|NYX single eyeshadow in Taupe Pearl|
Taupe Pearl is softer and a little bit more powdery, but it applies really nicely on the lid. It's super pigmented and provides saturated colour. The shade is a very pretty metallic taupe. There are different taupes and this one belongs to a rather cool-toned family, which I happen to like very much. Again, this eyeshadow is a real winner.
|NYX single eyeshadow in Root Beer|
And finally, Root Beer. I have no idea how to describe the shade but I know it's exceptionally pretty and very unique. I've got dozens of neutrals but nothing quite like this. It's kind of greige and described as shimmer, though I see it more as satin cause the shimmer is not pronounced at all.
This eyeshadow is a bit harder and when swatched seemed to be lacking in the pigmentation department, but it performs surprisingly well. Root Beer makes a perfect crease/outer corner shade and looks beautiful applied all over the lid.
I love all the three shades equally well. They are gorgeous neutral colours for cool-toned, fair complexions. I'm desperate to get more!
Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.