NYX Prismatic Shadows Review, Swatches and Makeup Look

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NYX Prismatic Shadows – Shown from left to right: PS 04 Girl Talk, PS 09 Fireball, PS 02 Punk Heart, and PS 06 Smoke & Mirrors

I am like a magpie of the makeup world, I love anything shiny and sparkly. Enter NYX Prismatic Shadows.  This new line of eye shadow comes in 12 shades, ranging from light silver to a deep aubergine and are priced at $6.00 a pot. They are advertised as an eye shadow that possesses extra sparkle and dimension with a fully pigmented metallic texture.

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A close-up view of NYX Prismatic Shadows cute packaging <3

I purchased four colors from the range. In the pots they appeared sparkly and beautiful (minus Punk Heart which arrived broken to pieces…grrrr). However, I have to say when I swatched them, they weren’t near as shimmery/sparkly as I had thought or wanted them to be, especially the colors Girl Talk and Punk Heart.

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Swatches (no flash used) – Left to Right: PS 04 Girl Talk, PS 09 Fireball, PS 02 Punk Heart, and PS 06 Smoke & Mirrors

 

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Swatches (flash used) – Left to Right: PS 04 Girl Talk, PS 09 Fireball, PS 02 Punk Heart, and PS 06 Smoke & Mirrors

Also, I found the consistency to change from shade to shade. Fireball was extremely buttery and pigmented, it’s formula is by far my favorite of the four I picked up. While Girl Talk and Smoke & Mirrors formula is quite dusty and dry. The pigment of Girl Talk was also a let down, it is very sheer and took a lot of layers to get the shade as it appeared in the pot (that is why my swatch of this shade is so much larger, it took several applications to get it to show up), I would definitely suggest using this shade with a damp brush (as I did in my look) to get the best results from this shade.

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For this eye look, I applied Girl Talk from my lash lash to crease (I later went in and reapplied this shadow with a damp brush, since using it dry, I wasn’t achieving the desired intensity and shimmer that I had wanted) and all along my lower lash line. Next, I applied Punk Heart to the outer V of my eye and blended into the crease. For added definition and to keep the eye liner in my water line from moving, I used a flat liner brush to place Punk Heart all along my lower lash line. To add more depth to the look I applied Smoke and Mirrors with a small eye detailer brush to the very outer corner of my upper eyelid and the outer third of lower lash line.

 

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I didn’t want a total shimmery eye look, so I applied a matte mauve eye shadow above my crease and blended well. For my brow bone highlight, I added a matte white eye shadow with pink undertones. To highlight and open up my eyes, I applied a shimmery champagne eye shadow to the inner corner of my eyes. To add more definition to my eye, I applied a black gel liner to my upper lash line and smudged it out using the Smoke & Mirrors shade.

Pros:

  • Super cute packaging
  • Price
  • Staying Power

Cons:

  • Inconsistent formulation of shadows
  • Differing pigment from shade to shade
  • NYX line not widely available in stores
  • Only 12 shades in line
  • Fallout from shadows

Bottom Line:

I find these shadows to be okay. Maybe I have been spoiled by my Colour Pop eye shadows with their awesome pigmentation, super creamy formulation and no fallout. All in all, I am happy with the colors I have purchased, but I don’t see myself purchasing any more shadows from this line, they are way to hit and miss.

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My finished makeup look.

 

Products Used:

YBF Perfect Prep Face Primer, Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + in Shade 30, NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Alaska (mixed these 2 products together to create my base), Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 10 and 20, NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Light, Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder in 011 Creamy Natural, Sephora Bronzer in 3 Los Cabos, wet n wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Shimmer Palette in To Reflect, Marvin Westmore blush in Blush and Mocha, Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original, wet n wild Creme Eye Pencil n 130 Pixie, NYX Prismatic Shadows in 04 Girl Talk, 02 Punk Heart and 06 Smoke & Mirrors, Lancome Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Sultry Mauve and Daylight, wet n wild Color Icon palette in Walking on Eggshells (used browbone shade), Sephora Flash Liner in 10 Deep Black, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Crash, Dior Show Mascara in 090 Noir, Sephora Atomic Volume Mascara in Black, Make Up Professional eyebrow pencil in Dark Brown, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in Medium Brown, Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel, Jordana Easyliner for Lips in Rock N’ Rose and Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Review, Swatches and Photos

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks in their beautiful packaging.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks in their beautiful packaging.

 

Let’s just say I wanted these all over my lips, from the minute I was introduced to them on Anastasia’s Instagram feed. All 20 shades are beautiful, and range from pale nudes (Milkshake, Pure Hollywood) to full-on vamp (Sad Girl, Potion) But, at $20 a pop, I knew I would have to limit myself to only two. I immediately knew one of those colors would be Pure Hollywood (luckily I was able to snag it before it was on back order)…the other shade I debated on, but finally decided on Sad Girl, since lately I have been loving rocking a dark lip.

The fine tip of the wand helps make for easy application and even disbursement of product.

The fine tip of the wand helps make for easy application and even disbursement of product.

These are touted as having a full coverage matte color, being highly pigmented, long wearing and easy to apply. I would say for the most part all these claims are true. More so, in my case, with the Pure Hollywood shade. It lasted me through an entire work day, which is saying a lot because I drink a ton of tea and water throughout the day (it did transfer a bit onto the rim of my cup). Sad Girl lasts an extremely long time too, however, I found out the hard way that if you eat any sort of greasy food, this lipstick will smear like no other (nothing sexier than having dark red lipstick smeared all over your chin :( ) For a long wearing lipstick, these are extremely comfortable on the lips and I haven’t noticed them drying my lips out in the slightest (even after wearing Pure Hollywood for three days in a row).

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On Left: Pure Hollywood On Right: Sad Girl

 

Another thing I love about these lipsticks is you don’t need to use a lip liner. It is very easy to line you lips using the sponge tip applicator because of it’s sleek design. However, an added bonus that I have found with Pure Hollywood, is that it is easily transformed by using a lip liner. If I want a more pinky nude, I fill my entire lip in with a pink lip liner (I have been using Ulta Contour Lip Liner in Rose) and for a peachy nude I have been filling in my lip with a nude lip liner with peach undertones (I have been using NYX retractable lip liner in Nude).

Me wearing Pure Hollywood (I have no lip liner on).

Me wearing Pure Hollywood (I have no lip liner on).

 

Me "vamping" it up in Sad  Girl (again, I am not wearing lip liner).

Me “vamping” it up in Sad Girl (again, I am not wearing lip liner).

 

Pros:

  • Does not transfer to your teeth (I have never found a dark lip product that does not do this).
  • Long-wearing and non-drying formula.
  • One step application, unlike other long-wearing formulas.
  • Beautiful packaging, makes you feel posh when you use it.
  • No weird scents.
  • Excellent color selection.

Cons:

  • Must be careful while eating.
  • Not exactly inexpensive, but for the quality, the price seems reasonable.
  • Only available at AnastasiaBeverlyHills.com and Macy’s

Bottom Line:

I would definitely recommend trying out this line of liquid lipsticks. There is a color for everyone! I plan on picking up more in the future. Also, an added bonus, if you sign up for Anastasia’s newsletter you get 10% off your first order and there is free shipping once you spend $30.