NYX Love in Paris Eye Shadow Palette, R179.99 (Clicks)
What they say: These brilliant high-fashion palettes feature 9 richly-pigmented shades and dual-ended applicators for easy, on-the-go touch-ups. The cute, compact kits, gives you a variety of looks right at your fingertips. The 9 colour palette includes fashion forward hues and is available in 6 colour collections (see below). This bounty of colour has something for everyone. The velvety rich colour has serious staying power and varies from shimmer to matte finishes. Each eye shadow provides great colour payoff with every application.
What I say: I was sent the A La Mode collection. This palette has 3 matte brown shades, one matte black, one matte white, 3 shimmering greys and one shimmering brown.
Whilst I have NO idea why you’d include matte white in any eye shadow palette, I do love the rest of the colours.
The colour pay-off is great from al of the colours. They blend easily and last well. I wore a natural smoky eye all day (08h00 – 17h00), and it still looked good at the end of the day.
My only wish with these (and all other) palettes is that they would start being sold with proper brushes instead of those hateful sponge pointy things that do nothing but to infuriate anybody trying to use them. These palettes are a great size for your handbag, but you will have to pop a brush in as well if you actually want to apply the shadow away from your dressing table. But this is a general complaint, and has no bearing on how much I love this collection!
ROUGE RATING: 5/5
Here are the other colour collections that are available:
Madeleines and Macaroons: Shimmery and matte nudes, beiges and pinks
Parisian Chic: Shimmery and matte neutrals
C’est La Vie: Shimmery browns, beige and deep greens
Let Them Eat Cake: Shimmery and matte pinks, browns and beiges.
Je Ne Sais Quoi: Shimmery and matte browns, cream, silver and plum