Wow that Cherry Culture haul has lasted us a while hasn’t it! This is the last instalment of the NYX products I bought then (though I have bought some more since in the UK!). I think these little pigments were $1something making them rather barginous. Rust is a deep, warm red bronze. Penny is similar but cooler toned. Nude is a pale yellow cream. All three are shimmery but Nude less so.
You get which is less that most loose shadows buts let’s face it I’ve never used up a shadow in my life so any more would be a waste. The packaging is kind of awkward. The labels also seal the shadows so you need to peel them off to get in them. I didn’t want to do this as I like having the colour name to refer to so I trimmed them down instead. The narrow neck of the pot makes spillage less of a problem but also makes it difficult to get at the product. The pots are plastic instead of glass making them a bit more travel friendly than most pigments.
These are all swatched dry with no primer (Penny on the left then Rust and Nude). They are incredibly pigmented. They benefit from a sticky base just to give them something to grab to and prevent fallout. The powder is finely milled and glides on easily but as always when working with loose shadows/ pigments I like to do my eyes first and foundation after in case of fallout. MY favourite way to wear Rust and Penny is wet as a liner. Nude makes a fab highlight and is also useful for blending out edges.
Despite the awkward packaging I do like these. I’m not sure I’l be buying any more though as they are so difficult to get too. Most morning I cannot be bothered faffing about trying to get some on my brush so they just don’t get used as much as they deserve to be. I could depot them I suppose... maybe I will! What do you think, is the packaging a deal breaker for you? X
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