NYX Box of Smokey Look Collection

NYX Smokey Look CollectionNYX COSMETICS

BOX OF SMOKEY LOOK COLLECTION

“If you’re addicted to smokey eyes, this kit is custom-made for you.” – NYX Cosmetics

PRODUCT RATING:★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

PRICE: $22 (♦♦♦♦♦)

INCLUDES:  4 Smokey eye shadow quads, 32 individual shadows, bronzer, highlight & contour powder, 3 blushes, 4 concealers, 16 lip colors, 12 glitter creams, black eye liner in a black plastic palette/compact with mirror. Compact: 6.75″W x 4″H x 1.50″D Extended: 10.75″W x 8″H x 1.50″D

QUICK ROAR!: A cute option for teens – but the palette’s lack of pigment and redundant colors will disappoint more expectant makeup wearers.

the REVIEW: When I first saw this palette, I was impressed with its presentation and selection of colors – and you get over 70 different shadows, blushes, bronzers, contour, highlight, glitter creams, lip colors, eye liner and more for a mere $22. What a great deal! Box of Smokey Look Collection by NYX Cosmetics is a great introductory set for a beginner since in incorporates a variety of basic shades from browns to deeper charcoal and other colors that don’t require a lot of expertise to pull off.

That said, I was rather frustrated with the lack of pigment in some shades, the grainy texture of others and the redundant shades.  The Purple Smokey is the most disappointing with 3 shades being nearly identical, the color payoff on most of the colors are muddy – giving the eye a muddied look. The other three variations, Classic Smokey (blacks and cool tone gray), Bronze Smokey (warm brown) and Natural Smokey (paler browns and stone colors) are better – you can create a nice smokey look with a little effort. If you are looking for more portability, NYX does offer smaller kits in Smokey Look Kit, Bronze Smokey Look Kit, Purple Smokey Look Kit  and  Nude on Nude Natural Look Kit for $13 each.

What disappointed me the most were the other additions to this kit. The lip colors are fine – a bit bright to be paired with a smokey eye, which looks best with a more subdued lip. The blush shades – a coral shimmer, bright warm pink and a cool pink are also a little much to wear with a smokey eye, but pretty colors and well pigmented. The bronzer, hightlighter, contour side might be a bit too dark and contrasting to be easily used – and I don’t recommend doing too much contouring if you aren’t taking photos. Its difficult to do without looking obvious. The concealers are useless and don’t have enough coverage and are a little greasy – better as a shadow base for those without creasing issues. The glitter creams were my least favorite. They didn’t apply well, were grainy and were impossible to apply evenly without maximum effort.

the FINAL ROAR!: Good color selection and decent pigmentation in most of the shadows in this palette, and the $22 price tag, make this a good bargain buy – but lower your expectations in texture and wear.

MONSTER BITES: I admit I’ve been calling this drugstore brand: N-Y-X. It is actually Nyx (like Nicks or for you basketball fans: Knicks) – named after the Greek Goddess of the night. Although it would have been cool to be a play on being a New York eX. LOL.


NYX COSMETICS BOX OF SMOKEY LOOK COLLECTION DETAILS:

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: A collector’s box of NYX signature smokey look kits all in one. Each kit contains a palette of high pay-off eye shadows to create gray smokey eyes, purple smokey eyes, bronze smokey eyes and natural smokey eyes. Kit also contains 3 blushes, face powders, concealers, lip colors, 12 glitter creams and 1 black eye liner. A smokey eye lover’s dream come true!

NYX COSMETICS BOX OF SMOKEY LOOK COLLECTION INGREDIENTS: S114 – Box of Smokey Look Collection
Eyeshadow – Talc, Petrolatum, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, White Mineral Oil(Paraffinum Liquidum), Propylparaben, Methylparaben. C.I. 77007(Ultramarine), C.I. 77742(Manganese Violet), C.I.77510(Ferric Ferrocyanide, C.I. 77491(Red Iron Oxide), C.I. 77492( Yellow Iron Oxide), C.I. 77499(Black Iron Oxide), C.I. 42090:2(FD&C Blue 1 Al LAKE), C.I. 19140:1(FD&CYellow 5 Al. Lake), C.I.77019(MICA), C.I.77891(Titanium Dioxide), C.I. 77861(Tin Oxide). Synthetic Fluorphlogopite,Face Color – Talc, Petrolatum, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, White Mineral Oil(Paraffinum Liquidum), Propylparaben, Methylparaben, C.I. 77007(Ultramarine), C.I. 77742(Manganese Violet), C.I.77510(Ferric Ferrocyanide, C.I. 77491(Red Iron Oxide), C.I. 77492(Yellow Iron Oxide), C.I. 77499(Black Iron Oxide), C.I. 42090:2(FD&C Blue 1 Al LAKE), C.I. 19140:1(FD&CYellow 5 Al. Lake), C.I.77019(MICA), C.I.77891(Titanium Dioxide), C.I. 77861(Tin Oxide). Polyethylene Terepthalate,Acrylates Copolymer. Aluminum Powder, Red 34, Red 7. Blusher – Talc, Dimethicone, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Petrolatum, Magnesium Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, White Mineral Oil(Paraffinum Liquidum), Propylparaben, Methylparaben, C.I. 77007(Ultramarine), C.I. 77742(Manganese Violet), C.I. 77491(Red Iron Oxide), C.I. 77492(Yellow Iron Oxide), C.I. 77499(Black Iron Oxide), C.I. 42090:2(FD&C Blue 1 Al LAKE), C.I. 15850(D&C Red 6 Al Lake), C.I. 15850:1(D&C Red 7 Ca Lake), C.I. 45410:2(D&C Red 28 Al Lake), 19140:1(FD&CYellow 5 Al. Lake), C.I.77019(MICA), C.I.77891(Titanium Dioxide), C.I. 77861(Tin Oxide). Highlight – Talc, Dimethicone, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Petrolatum, Magnesium Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, White Mineral Oil(Paraffinum Liquidum), Propylparaben, Methylparaben, C.I. 77007(Ultramarine), C.I. 77491(Red Iron Oxide), C.I. 77492(Yellow Iron Oxide), C.I. 42090:2(FD&C Blue 1 Al LAKE), C.I.77019(MICA), C.I.77891(Titanium Dioxide). Contour – Talc, Dimethicone, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Petrolatum, Magnesium Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, White Mineral Oil(Paraffinum Liquidum), Propylparaben, Methylparaben, C.I. 77491(Red Iron Oxide), C.I. 77492(Yellow Iron Oxide), C.I. 77499(Black Iron Oxide), C.I. 42090:2(FD&C Blue 1 Al LAKE), C.I.77019(MICA), C.I.77891(Titanium Dioxide). Bronzer – Talc, Dimethicone, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Petrolatum, Magnesium Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, White Mineral Oil(Paraffinum Liquidum), Propylparaben, Methylparaben, C.I. 77491(Red Iron Oxide),C.I. 42090:2(FD&C Blue 1 Al LAKE), 19140:1(FD&CYellow 5 Al. Lake), C.I.77019(MICA). Concealer – Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mica, Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, Ceresin, Titanium Dioxide,Ozokerite, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Beeswax, Stearic acid, Stearyl stearate, C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Cera Microcristallina, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, C.I. 77007(Ultramarine Pink), C.I. 77491(Red Iron Oxide), C.I. 42090:2(FD&C Blue 1 Al LAKE), C.I. 45410:2(D&C Red 28 Al Lake), C.I. 19140:1(FD&CYellow 5 Al. Lake). Glitter Cream – Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ceresin, Polybutene, Bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, PEG-8,Ozokerite, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Beeswax, Stearic acid, Stearyl stearate, Cera Microcristallina(Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax), Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, C.I. 77499(Black Iron Oxide), Polyethylene Terepthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, C.I. 19140:1(FD&CYellow 5 Al. Lake), Aluminum Powder, Polyester/Acrylate/Epoxy Copolymer, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin, C.I.77520(Blue 27), C.I.15850:1(Red 7), C.I.15850(Red 34). Lip Gloss – Polybutene, Polyisobutylene, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, HYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, White mineral oil, Cera Microcristallina (Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax), Ozokerite, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Beeswax, Stearic acid, Stearyl stearate, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, Polyethylene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, C.I. 77491(Red Iron Oxide), C.I. 42090:2(FD&C Blue 1 Al LAKE), C.I. 15850(D&C Red 6 Al Lake), C.I. 15850:1( D&C Red 7 Ca Lake), C.I. 45410:2(D&C Red 28 Al Lake), C.I. 19140:1(FD&CYellow 5 Al. Lake), C.I.77019(MICA), C.I.77891(Titanium Dioxide), C.I. 77861(Tin Oxide). Eye Pencil – Isopropyl Myristate, Bees Wax, Octyldodecanol, Ceresin, Cocoa Butter, Carnauba Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Diethylhexylcyclohexane, Butylparaben, BHT, C.I. 77499 (*List taken from NYX Cosmetics Website).

Where to buy NYX Box of Smokey LookNYX Box of Smokey Look Palette is sold out at NYX online retailers. It can be found on eBay at at Amazon.com.

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