At $6 Each, These NYX Baked Shadows Make Wallets Say, “Sweet!”

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Eyes, Makeup, NYX

Wearing the new NYX Baked Shadows in Lavish, Kush and Sugar Babe on my eyes

Wearing the new NYX Baked Shadows in Lavish, Kush and Sugar Babe on my eyes

OK, so maybe NYX’s new Baked Shadows are neither nutritious nor delicious, but they are a treat, and where else can you get a baked dessert this good for $6?

$6… I almost can’t believe that price is real. Almost. Hey, this is NYX. Everything on their makeup menu is super affordable.


Oh! — and calorie-free, which makes my muffin top shimmy with joy/relief. 🙂

First things first, like NYX’s new Baked Blushes (and many other delicious desserts), these have a crunchy outer shell, beneath which exists the really good stuff. Break through the crust (seriously, what’s up with that?), and you’re rewarded with eyeshadows utterly devoid of fallout.

Zero. Zip. Nada.

And blending these shadows is easier than saying “yes, please” to a second brownie. Buffing and softening lines between these eyeshadow colors is a total cakewalk. All it takes is a few swipes of my trusty blending brush.

NYX Baked Shadow

Time to bake…

NYX Baked Shadow in Lavish


NYX Baked Shadow in Blue Dream

Blue Dream

NYX Baked Shadow in Kush


NYX Baked Shadow in Sugar Babe

Sugar Babe

NYX Baked Shadow in White Noise

White Noise

NYX Baked Shadow swatches from the left: White Noise, Lavish, Kush, Sugar Babe and Blue Dream

Swatches from the left: White Noise, Lavish, Kush, Sugar Babe and Blue Dream

NYX Baked Shadow in Kush

Hello, pretty packaging

Wearing the new NYX Baked Shadows in Lavish, Kush and Sugar Babe on my eyes

That’s NYX Wanderlust Baked Blush on my cheeks and Hourglass Origami Lip Gloss on my lips

And the finish? It softly glimmers, and I appreciate how it kindly steers clear of my fine lines.

For a subtle candlelit look, I like to wear these shadows dry, but you could ramp up the intensity by applying them with a wet brush. Layered on top of my favorite NARS eye primer, NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, they last all day, which is sweet!

They’re available now in 33 shades, so whether you’re nuts about neutrals or burning for bold brights, you should find something to like. Look for the new NYX Baked Shadows at drugstores, Ulta and

AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores, Ulta and online

The Under Construction Chronicles, Day 2

Today was much quieter than yesterday, praise King Tabby for that, except for a brief symphony of jackhammers, or some other terrible tools, in the late afternoon. Other than that, though, not bad. The pulsing in my brain has subsided to a low hum, and I haven’t gone crazy (yet).

How were things on your end of the keyboard? I hope they were good. It’s almost Friday (YES!).

Are you doing anything this weekend? Does your family watch the Super Bowl? We’re heading over to my parents’ house in the East Bay to BBQ and watch the game, and I think I’m going to try to make homemade veggie burgers…

I just have to find a good recipe. If you have one, please let me know.


I love a good veggie burger… I’ve never made one myself, but I have had a couple that actually made me swoon. The one at The Counter, which is this burger joint I go to sometimes in Southern Marin, is so good it should be illegal.

A veggie burger on a pretzel bun from The Counter in Corte Madera

Best veggie burger this side of the Rockies. Hands down. (Not that I’ve tried every one…although I would.)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Sleep well, my friend. I’ll see you on Friday. 🙂


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  1. That bronze shade is gorgeous!
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  2. Lavish is lovely!
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  3. PinkandSparkles says:

    OMG why show me your delish food i want to lick my screen!!! On another note on my strange addiction i hear theres a chick eatting drug store makeup yikes!! I may try one of the blushes, on my face not in it haha!

  4. mywhiteT says:

    That is a great price for eyeshadow. Love the colors it looks great on you.

  5. Sylirael says:

    Uh, yeah, shadows. Pretty… sorry Nyx, but:

    I NEEd THAT VEGGIE BURGER IN MY MOUTH RIGHT NOW. Damn that looks amazing! A pretzel bun, even!
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  6. Devi says:

    wow these shadows look like macaroons, yummie.

  7. Chic Lapin says:

    Ooohhh so pretty! I love baked makeup.
    Veggie burgers are the best!!! 😀

  8. Erin says:

    Does that white one have a lavender undertone?
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  9. Danielle says:

    Lavish is my favorite shade here! NYX has been coming out with a lot of new products lately!
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  10. hanna says:

    They’re all so nice looking!

  11. Kim says:

    Happy Friday! Do you watch Parks & Recreation? I caught some eps during a marathon a month or so ago and thought it was a really funny show. One of them was about a burger contest (veggie vs beef). Now, whenever I think of veggie burgers, I think of that and laugh.

    We’re definitely watching the SB and cheering my beloved Peyton Manning! Remember the Seahawks eliminated the Niners so you totally need to cheer for Denver! 🙂

    The NXY crust must be to keep them from crumbling during shipping. Someone was genius with the whole “baked” thing. HAHA! They’re super pretty and how can you beat $6??

  12. Trisha says:

    Pretzel buns are seriously the best things ever. Pretzel buns!!!
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  13. Iris says:

    The little bows on the Nyx packaging hinges are cute.

    That meal looks so delicious. I love burgers and fries.

  14. Jen says:

    The veggie burgers at Hillstone in SF are amazing!!

  15. Fancie says:

    These look really pretty!! I need Sugar Babe and Kush!
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  16. Allison C says:

    Very pretty! Worth a try for shades that I want to have but know I won’t use that much. I like that there’s no fall out.
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