Shocker of all shockers (I’m serious, you may want to sit down for this), I was running late yesterday to go to my parents’ house for Super Bowl Sunday.
I know! — me, running late? Can you imagine? Haha, but seriously, I was running late, so I just threw some makeup into a bag to get ready in the car on the drive over to their house about an hour away.
One of the things I put into that bag was NYX’s new Dream Catcher Palette in Dusk ‘Til Dawn, one of three $15 limited edition eyeshadow palettes made to be, so says NYX, the answer to your shimmery dreams (assuming, of course, that there’s a lot of shimmering in your dreams).
Well, as far as any dreams I’ve ever had in which I’m putting on my makeup in the car (and there have been a few)…this palette probably would have helped. It does seem ideal for makeup-in-the-car dreams, particularly for ladies (and lords) who like how they look in warm-toned neutrals.
Ten baked shadows in warm shades of gold, brown and beige, along with a sprinkling of purple and black, reside inside. I ended up doing a shimmery gold and brown smokey eye in the car, and I, despite the bobbing of the car as we crossed the Richmond Bridge, I didn’t have to contend with any fallout or battle with my blending.
If this palette were a story, it would totally be an action/adventure movie about shimmer. So. Many of these shadows shimmer, intensely, even though I know it’s kind of hard to tell from these pics (sorry, I tried but couldn’t figure out how to really do justice to the intensity of the shimmer in pics).
Many have a very bold, shiny finish, which, on the one hand, I like because it’s…pretty, the way they glimmer and sparkle in the light, but wearing them from lash line up to brow bone can be a bit challenging, especially if you have some fine line action happening (like I do).
There are also a few matte-esque shades here (like a beige, a taupe and a black), but even they have something of a sheen.
Whenever I take this palette out for a spin, I’ll probably apply the shadows directly on my lids, and then do a matte in my crease to help balance out the frostiness of the shadows.
Also, if you plan to wear these shadows on a really loooong day (like upwards of 12 or more hours), you might want to keep the palette on you for touchups, because while these bad boys do last a good, long while on my lids, I do notice some fading and see the product start to break up in and around the fine lines on my lids at around the 6-7 hour mark.
The Dream Catcher Eyeshadow Palette in Dusk Til Dawn is available now at NYX counters, Ulta stores and ulta.com for a very reasonable $15.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,