For Lids That Shimmer From Dusk Til Dawn, the NYX Dream Catcher Dusk Til Dawn Eyeshadow Palette

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NYX Dream Catcher Palette Dusk Til Dawn

Wearing the new NYX Dream Catcher Palette in Dusk Til Dawn ($15) on my eyes

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.

NYX Dream Catcher Palette in Dusk Til Dawn

The Dream Catcher Palette in Dusk Til Dawn, one of three NYX limited edition palettes available now

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).

NYX Dream Catcher Palette Dusk Til Dawn

Ooh, shimmer…

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.

NYX Dream Catcher Palette Dusk Til Dawn

A quick peek inside…

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.

NYX Dream Catcher Palette in Dusk Til Dawn swatches

Swatches of Dusk Til Dawn on my NC42 skin…

NYX Dream Catcher Palette in Dusk Til Dawn swatches

More swatches…

NYX Dream Catcher Dusk Til Dawn Eyeshadow PaletteIf 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.

NYX Dream Catcher Palette Dusk Til Dawn

Here I’m also wearing BECCA Damselfly Blush on my cheeks and MAC Summerfruit Cremestick Liner, topped with Urban Decay Streak Naked Lipgloss, on my lips

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 for a very reasonable $15.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Rads says:

    The palette looks so good..I really don’t like so much shimmer, but brownssss..I like 😀
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  2. Cindy says:

    I absolutely love love love NYX Cosmetics. They are a drugstore brand that has major quality! I love tons of their products. If you haven’t tried them, then you should probably try. It’s worth the $$$

  3. Marisa says:

    Wow! Lovely colors! I love neutrals,they are a main staple of my everyday makeup look. Really love this palette, and I especially love the price tag! 😉
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  4. Chaitra says:

    looks wonderful 🙂 love it !
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  5. Alison M says:

    The palette itself is so cute! I like the colors, but holy shimmer, Batman! I can see using this mostly with a wet brush and as an accent on a look with other shadows to help balance the intense frost from the NYX shadows.
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  6. Katherine M says:

    I love NYX. I have quite a few eyeshadows by them. Someone working at Ulta had told me that NYX is run by Smashbox. It would definitely explain the similarities in both brands. NYX is one of the higher quality drugstore brands out there, though each drugstore brand has something I love.

  7. I like the colors but don’t love the packaging too much! Love your lip color here 🙂
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  8. Savannah says:

    That lip combo!!! Whenever those glosses make their way to my sephora, I’m definitely getting that one. You are so gorgeous, your makeup application is amazing.

  9. hanna says:

    I love all the neutrals.
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  10. Gowthami says:

    I love the colors so much!! Gorgeous 🙂
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  11. Sylirael says:

    Sounds like an affordable option for anyone wanting to try out a neutral palette with some shimmer! I wish Nyx was more readily available here…
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  12. Martha Nelson says:

    going nude again Karen?

  13. Danielle says:

    I was looking at this exact palette yesterday in the drugstore and it looks so nice! I was really considering it!
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  14. Monica P says:

    I dunno .. this palette just seems so .. dull. The colors all look too muted to me. Oh, well .. it’s just another neutral palette on the market.

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  15. Geetika says:

    I am a big fan of NYX cosmetics. I have tried its lip glosses. Would definitely love to try this palette also.

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  16. Kim says:

    Oh, my gosh, get out of town. You were *not* running late, were you? 🙂 I think these shadows look really good on you – I know they’d be too frosty for me but I don’t see any fine lines on you.

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