NYX Lid Lingerie ($7) is a new cream eyeshadow or what the brand calls “a weightless eye tint with delicate pearl”. Does anyone remember NYX Cream Shadow? I feel like Lid Lingerie is a vast improvement on that formula.
I used to hate cream eyeshadows with a passion but I started liking them a lot because they are so simple to apply and you can get a really pretty eye look from them in seconds. Sometimes, that’s all you need when you’re rushing around in the morning like a chicken without a head you know?
NYX Lid Lingerie are available in 12 shade selections each of which comes in a 0.13 oz barrel with an attached sponge applicator. NYX emphasizes that these are an “eye tint” across the packaging but personally I associate the formula with a cream eyeshadow due to the pigmentation which is excellent. If they were a mere eye tint you’d see a sheerer color pay off in my opinion. I purchased four shades and all four had excellent color pay off aside from New Romance which was a little sheerer but most definitely still noticeable on lids.
The formula is quite the same as the original NYX Cream Shadows with a thicker, creamy consistency but the blending is much, much easier. I find a little goes a very, very long way so start with a small amount and work up the color as needed. They don’t have a super quick set which enables you to have plenty of time to blend and also to layer. Building is fairly easy and the product never goes cakey as you apply more but of course, you want to do this before it sets completely to avoid a mess. They do crease at around seven hours in but remain vibrant without color fading. I find once they start creasing you can actually pat them back into place with your finger but primer will have them wearing all day without creasing issues. I have drier eyes so, I’m not sure how oily lids will fair with this formula!
If you really like the intensity of the original NYX Cream Shadow but not the difficult to blend formula that never set, I’m pretty sure you’ll be excited about NYX Lid Lingerie. This formula is a vast improvement with an easier to blend formula that sets to a good long wear. Sure, there’s a little bit of creasing but eyeshadow primer saves the day!
NYX Lid Lingerie is available now nyxcosmetics.com and should be launching soon at Ulta.com.