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.
Old Trio – $8.00
Aloha/mink brown/deep bronze
NyxCosmetics.com, Ulta.com, Amazon.com
All swatches on Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Primer.
Deep cool brown with grey undertones, sort of taupe-like
Blame it on Midnight
Deep peachy beige
midtone brown with peachy tones
Kiss the Day
pale creamy beige
light bronze with gold glitter
shimmery bronze with gold microglitter, little bit of fallout
pearl gold with silver glitter
yellow-toned gold with gold and silver microglitter
pale beige with slight pink and gold tones
light milky brown shimmer
midtone brown with bronze shimmer
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.