July 30, 2014

NYX Suede Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

NYX Suede Shadow Palette

The NYX Suede Eyeshadow Palette ($12) is a new jewel inspired eyeshadow palette featuring eight velvety shades of sparkly, metallic shades perfect for Fall looks.

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NYX Suede Eyeshadow Palette is a limited edition palette so if you want it best jump on board now! The palette comes housed in a cardboard flip to open compact with eight shadows inside. I think the packaging is a bit flimsy as the window is merely a plastic film and isn’t plastic so this will wear down easily and won’t prove easy to travel with!

NYX Suede Eyeshadow Palette

Colors include:

  • Nude Pearl
  • Beige Pearl
  • Gold Pearl
  • Light Bronze Pearl
  • Oliver Pearl with Gold Shimmer
  • Bronze Pearl with Gold Shimmer
  • Forrest Green Pearl
  • Copper Pearl with Shimmer

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NYX Suede Eyeshadow Palette swatches

NYX Suede Shadow Palette swatches

NYX Suede Palette swatches

NYX Suede Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Aside from the packaging issue I think the NYX Suede Shadow Palette is quite nice. As per the name the shadows do have a suede or velvet-like texture with a buttery, velvet feel that applies easily onto lids, blends out with very little fall out, and has excellent pigmentation on the first swatch. You will want to wear these under a good primer though as I find they do fade a bit at the five hour mark so a bit of primer will extend the wear and keep them looking fresh for a longer period of time. I’d liken the formula to Stila’s single pot eyeshadows as they have a nice velvety texture that reminds me of a cream shadow but is most definitely a powder. NYX did an excellent with the shades as well since they are all work well together which means you can easily create contrasting eye looks without a ton of no how. The colors are all Fall forward with a warmer selection of neutrals paired up with some very pretty jewel shades. Some of the shades do have a fair bit of shimmer to them but they blend out well with a fine, metallic finish!

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NYX Suede Eyeshadow Palette fotd

If you’re looking for an affordable Fall Eyeshadow Palette option the NYX Suede Shadow Palette might fit the bill!

It’s available now at nyxcosmetics.com.

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Linda

    I saw this in the Ulta today and its larger than I expected! Nice sized wells and gorgeous colors. For the $12 price, it’s a steal.

    • Isabella Muse

      oh you’re right that does look like the be palette ha 😀

      YAY!!!!!!!!!!! lol I love that movie! next you should watch One Crazy Summer 😀

  • Trish

    We’re getting an Ulta! Yay! I have to drive into another city to shop at Ulta….
    I will pick this up just to have handy for two girls I know who loves to raid my makeup. 😉 The palette looks nice. Don’t really like the packaging but for the price the shadows look good.

  • Christine Joy Luikuo

    Hi, Miss Muse!
    Does this perform much better than the Dream Catcher palette? I like the colors although I wished there was a blue (because blue is my favorite color). And as much as I want to buy another eyeshadow, I just can’t. I thought my allergy towards eyeshadows were gone so I tried wearing some last weekend and again my eyelids itched. It really bothers me because when I was younger, I wasn’t aware of proper hygiene in cosmetics yet I didn’t get any allergy and now I’m being hygienic is when I’m having this problem.

    • Isabella Muse

      dream catcher was terribly dry I’d def say this was better 🙂 I’d avoid eyeshadow if they make your eyes going wacky dear, you only have two eyes, no reason to risk it if you know shadow irritates them!!!!!!

  • Christine Joy Luikuo

    I know, Miss Muse, but I’m really upset about it because eyeshadows are my first love in cosmetics, especially the blue ones. I’ve read somewhere in the internet that blue/green shadow tend to cause more irritation/allergic reaction. =( Maybe if I’m not lazy I can consult a dermatologist about this.

    • Isabella Muse

      def do see your dermatologist or maybe even your Ophthalmologist, maybe he or she has recommendations! and of course, buy products that are created for sensitive eye users 🙂

      • Christine Joy Luikuo

        I really will. Thanks for the concern. =)
        For now, I’ll just spoil myself with some lip products. Haven’t bought any makeup for a few months now. Haha!