Name: Bronze Smokey Look Kit
From NYX’s website:
Create smokey eyes with a caramel twist. The Bronze Smokey Look Kit contains 9 eye shadows and 2 lip colors. A slide-out compartment makes this palette portable. Applicators and mirror included.
What I liked:
– eyeshadows have good colour payoff
– eyeshadows have a soft texture that’s a dream to blend
– eyeshadows have good staying power
– no eyeshadow fallout
– the small palette is very travel-friendly
– eyeshadows and lip products are housed separately
– comes with a big mirror
– lip colours have good colour payoff and staying power
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– lip colours are very frosty and unflattering on most skintones
– if warm shades don’t look flattering on you, you should skip this
– small applicators are useless
Good things come in small packages. Like candy, diamond rings and the NYX Bronze Smokey Look Kit. The sleek and cute black box is so small to fit comfortably in the palm of my hand, and yet it is chockfull of goodies. Inside, it houses nine warm eyeshadows, two lip colours, two applicators and a big mirror. If you’re worried about cross-pollination, don’t. The lip products are packaged in a separate tier that slides out of the bottom, so they won’t get contaminated with eyeshadow powder.
Not that you’re gonna use them often. The lip colours (together with the applicators; but then when are the applicators included in palettes like this good for something?) are the only thing I dislike about this palette. Both the soft pink with silver shimmers and the dark bronze shades are very frosty and garish, and will look unflattering on most skintones.
It really is a shame because their colour payoff is good, their texture non-sticky, and they glide nicely on the lips, where they remain put for at least three hours (if you don’t eat or kiss, that is). Plus, I don’t think the colours complement the eyeshadows very well. A warm coral or a subtle gold would have made more sense.
The eyeshadows, instead, are wonderful, and more than make up for the disappointing lip shades. The palette contains nine brown, gold and bronze eyeshadow shades in matte, shimmering and velvet finishes. Although all the shades are pigmented, they are also quite soft. Darker skinned ladies may need to layer them, but on fair skin they show up just fine.
Plus, all the shades, including the matte ones, have a very soft texture that’s a dream to blend. I find them only a touch powdery, but not enough to bother me. And I didn’t experience any fallout either. Used on their own, the eyeshadows last about six hours on my slightly oily lids, which I think is quite impressive. If you need them to last longer, simply prep your lids with a primer.
Nyx Bronze Smokey Look Kit is perfect for travelling. Not only it doesn’t take up much space in your luggage, but you can use it to create subtle and natural bronzy looks for the daytime, which can be easily intensified for a night out on the town. It’s also ideal for gals on a budget, who will be able to stock up on nine neutral eyeshadows, which can be worn on any occasion, without breaking the bank.
NYX Bronze Smokey Look Kit is a small and travel-friendly palette that contains nine eyeshadows, two lip products, two applicators and a mirror. The eyeshadows have different finishes, good colour payoff, a soft texture that’s easy to blend, and last longer. The lip products, however, are frosty and unflattering.