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Nyx Nude Matte and Glam Eyeshadows Review

Nyx Eyeshadows Review

Quite a while ago I picked up several Nyx eyeshadows. Most were in the new formula, but I picked up one old trio too. I believe the old trios have been discontinued.

Nyx is cruelty free and PETA approved.

Nude Mattes – $4.50
Blame it on Midnight
Kiss the Day

Glam Shadows – $4.50
Golden Chamber

Old Trio – $8.00
Aloha/mink brown/deep bronze

NyxCosmetics.com, Ulta.com, Amazon.com

All swatches on Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Primer.

Nyx Eyeshadow Swatches

Nyx Haywire

deep grey-brown
My Take
Deep cool brown with grey undertones, sort of taupe-like

Nyx Blame It On Midnight

Blame it on Midnight
Deep peachy beige
My Take
midtone brown with peachy tones

Nyx Kiss the Day

Kiss the Day
light beige
My Take
pale creamy beige

Nyx Haywire, Blame it On Midnight, Kiss the Day, Boost, Golden Chamber, Aloha, Mink Brown, Deep Bronze, Swatches, Review

Nyx Boost

light bronze with gold glitter
My Take
shimmery bronze with gold microglitter, little bit of fallout

Nyx Golden Chamber

Golden Chamber
pearl gold with silver glitter
My Take
yellow-toned gold with gold and silver microglitter

Nyx Nude Mattes, Glam Shadows, Eyeshadow Trio, Review, Swatches

My Take
pale beige with slight pink and gold tones

Mink Brown
light milky brown shimmer

Deep Bronze
midtone brown with bronze shimmer

My Thoughts
Ok, the bad first. The old trio was disappointing to me and I found it lacking pigmentation. So I’m really glad that Nyx came out with an updated eyeshadow formula. Aloha is really pretty but the pigmentation makes it hard to see. Mink Brown is really pale, too. Deep Bronze shows up ok. But overall, this trio is not one I would recommend.

I LOVE the Nude Mattes. I picked up Haywire hoping it would be a cruelty free dupe for MAC Copperplate, a favorite of mine. It’s not a dupe but it’s definitely a nice shade. Blame it on Midnight reminds me of a less orange version of MAC Samoa Silk. Kiss the Day reminds me of MAC Blanc Type. I thought the pigmentation was best in Blame it on Midnight. Haywire and Kiss the Day were less pigmented.

The Glam shadows are a lot of fun, though they do have a bit of fall out during the initial application. I especially love Golden Chamber. It’s so pretty.

Overall, I think as long as you use primer, you’ll be happy with the Glam and Nude Matte eyeshadows and can expect 8 to 10 hours of wear.

Have you tried the Nude Mattes or Glam Eyeshadows? Any shades you recommend?


  • Budget friendly
  • Cruelty free
  • Good shade range (21 shades available in the Nude Mattes & 22 shades available in the Glam)


  • Skip the old trio, weak pigmentation
  • Glam shades have a bit of fallout. If you don’t like glitter and don’t like cleaning up fallout during application you’ll dislike this line.
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    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      I LOOOVE Boost and blame it on midnight

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        They are pretty fabulous :)

    • http://www.baroque-in-babylon.blogspot.com/ Baroque In Babylon

      Boost is gorgeous. I love that you always pick items that I haven’t seen yet. I just appreciate all the work you put into your blog.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you so much for letting me know!

    • Peaches & Pearls

      I haven’t tried and NYX shadows before (love their lipsticks!) and I definitely have to now! Love the matte shades!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I really like the mattes too!

    • beautybabbling

      I have one of the Nude Matte shadows (Tryst), and I like it quite a bit. I haven’t picked up any of the Glam Eye Shadows because I was worried about fallout. Although they look gorgeous, I’ll continue to skip those. In general, NYX singles seem to be better quality than their palettes. I have a few different small NYX palettes, and I’m not really impressed with any of them.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        The new trios have been nice. I have a few of those.

    • Jenny T

      How would you compare the quality of the Nude Matte shadows with the Bohemian Chic palette?

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I don’t believe I have the bohemian chic palette, so I can’t really say.

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      That is good to know about the new formula. I wasn’t really impressed with the old formula.

      Also, I didn’t know they were cruelty free so that was a pleasant surprise. :)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yes! Nyx is a great company for cruelty free beauty products :)

    • http://cinseven13.blogspot.com/ Cin Seven

      I also have that old trio (same colors) and was disappointed, so good to hear about the new formula.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Glad I’m not alone with it.

    • Cosmetic Sanctuary

      Golden Chamber looks amazing!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It’s pretty great!

    • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

      Lovely colors!! I particularly like Blame it on Midnight and Boost!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I specifically bought those colors because I though they would be great shades for those who shy away from bright color :)

    • Anastasia

      I’m really liking all of these colors, they’re perfect for less adventurous ladies like myself :)

    • Nidia Doherty

      I’ve had similar experiences with the NYX trios not being as pigmented. I bought some of the Love in Rio and Paris ones, though, and they are really nice. Ulta or Cherry Culture is usually having a sale on them, so it’s worth it for me to wait.

    • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

      I’m obsessed with Haywire and Golden Chamber! Going on the list!

    • BooBooNinja

      Phyrra, if you’re willing to give the (old) NYX trios another shot, I highly recommend Rock and Roll.

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