All of us here would know how difficult it is to find that perfect black eyeshadow which is pigmented, soft, blendable etc. etc. and it takes lot of effort, market research (waste of money on wrong purchases) 😛 to get your customized black eyeshadow. This is my first single eyeshadow and I have to admit that I have been stuck to this like a chumbak now! This is the perfect black eyeshadow I could get. My priced possession.
Let’s read why!
What NYX Cosmetics Says:
NYX’s Hot Singles are intense! Powerfully loaded with pigments this versatile formula lets you make a statement for any occasion. Whether your looks is edgy or natural NYX’s unique formulation is easy to blend and build on. 88 amazing shades inspired by the latest fashion runway trends.
Price: Rs. 510/- at Sephora, Delhi
Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Squalene, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexasorinate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tocopherol, Iron Oxides, Black 2, Ultramarines, Titanium Dioxide.
Packaging: of all NYX single eyeshadows is exactly same. Black tiny square with transparent lid. The packaging is sturdy and will easily survive few falls. Simple cute chic packaging.
Shade: I have this in ES01- Black/Noir which is a jet black matte eyeshadow. Upon a very very microscopicly close examination (why am I talking like a scientist here!!!) I could see small silver specs in it but on lids, it’s a matte black only- my perfect matte black eyeshadow.
Texture: buttery soft and smooth minus any fall outs. When I first swatched it on my finger I was super surprised that an eyeshadow can be so soft and smooth. You’ll have to touch this to know how it feels. Super luxurious feel.
Pigmentation: like nobody’s business. Literally! Highly highly pigmented this is. The finger swatch is just one swipe on the eyeshadow, so you can make out how pigmented this is!
Staying power: whole day without creasing or blending with other shadows or travelling here and there. Though it does seem to fade a bit over time but nothing major. Does not crease on my at all even without a primer.
A matte black eyeshadow is a staple in every vanity. I mean, you can easily use it in multiple ways. An investment it is.
I use this NYX eyeshadow for- all over color on lid for night smokey look, on outer corner with other eyeshadows, for smudging the kohl on both upper and lower lashline. It works amazingly for all these acts.
As an all-over lid color, it blends really well without much effort and does not feel heavy onto the eyes.
- Soft texture
- Jet matte black
- Highly pigmented
- Blends well
- Stays long
Not So Best Features:
- Pricey for single eyeshadow!
- Availability in India
Do I recommend: Definitely! A black matte eyeshadow is am ust for every girl and this from NYX has all the qualities to make it to your favourites. The only issue is the availability! If you spot it, get it!