Is the NYX Haute Model 10-Color Palette a Perfect 10?

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Makeup, Product Reviews

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If NYX had their druthers, we’d all be shimmering like angelic fiends right about now. Their budget conscious 10-Color Palette in Haute Model ($11), one of four new palettes in the extensive 10-Color Palette line, houses a bevy of bestselling NYX shadows in dark green, blue, purple, gray and bronze, as well as two lighter pops of pink and teal.


The lighter shades seemed out of place to me at first, but I wouldn’t turn them away. Now I like the nice contrast they provide.

The shadows in this bargain beauty have a bold, hi-shine finish that demands attention, and every one, with the exception of the pink in the top row, apply with NYX’s signature buttery texture (the pink doesn’t feel as finely milled as the others to me).

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nyx haute model swatches with flash
Swatches of the top row on NC35 skin (with a flash)

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The second row with a flash

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The entire palette with a flash

nyx haute model swatches no flash
Without the flash

The entire palette on NW20 skin with a flash

Also on NW20, this time without the flash

nyx haute model eye closeup

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Er, not sure what’s going on here…


I’m not crazy that NYX recently raised the price of the 10-Color Palettes (they went from $9.75 to $11), but I think they’re still a great deal. Considering the number and quality of colors and the variety in each, $11 isn’t bad.

For more on the NYX 10 Color Palettes, check out…

If you’re on the market for something FLASHY, why not walk the walk with Haute Model?

PRICE: $11
AVAILABILITY: At select drugstores, Ulta and

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  1. Savannah says:

    I love the colors when swatched on your skin but,on the lighter (which is like my skin) skin I don’t love it.

    Thanks for the heads up!
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  2. Nina says:

    i have this. ive not used it yet though … ill try and use it tomorrow!

    • Karen says:

      I vote that you get that teal up in the mix. It’s my fave color outta the bunch.

      Let me know what kind of look you end up doing!

      • Nina says:

        today, i used the teal all over my lid (sparingly) and blended it out with that gray right on top of it.

        then i used siahi as eyeliner. i think im in <33333

  3. I always want to find these Nyx shadows and it has never happened. Ulta never has these pretty ones that are blogged so highly about and neither does CVS. Has anyone else had this problem or has had luck finding them?
    – Liz

  4. Barbara says:

    For the price I will definitely give this one a try. Thanks for the post!

  5. Suzanne says:

    Oooh great palette!

  6. lo says:

    Pretty! I love the pop of turquoise.

    Random question: Does the NW20 skin belong to El Hub? Because I just picture you smearing eyeshadows all over a guy, and it’s pretty funny. And if it is, he’s a really good sport haha.

  7. Styrch says:

    I can’t believe what a difference your skin tone makes with this palette! It’s totally gorgeous on you! Reminds me a little of the issue I am having with MAC’s Cham Pale paint pots. Vintage Selection turns totally shimmer on me with none of the light plum others get. Hmmm
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  8. Lindsay says:

    I always think that NYX’s eye palettes look interesting but haven’t give them a shot- the colors look nice and pigmented, though! I may try one of their palettes in different colors now; I’m also on the pale side and agree that these colors look way better on your skin!

  9. vonnie says:

    it looks really good on browner skin tones ๐Ÿ™‚
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  10. Radhika says:

    Loved the colours..and it’s really nice how you put up two different skin tones for comparison ๐Ÿ™‚
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  11. gio says:

    Love the colors, they look beautiful and pigmented.
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  12. Vanessa says:

    I need to try an NYX palette, these colors are so vibrant and pretty! What happened to the stray kitten yesterday?
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  13. Ruchita says:

    Thanks for the swatches! I like the colors. I would really like to try some NYX products. Luckily an Ulta store has finally opened nearby

  14. The girl in the yellow shoes says:

    I love these 10 color palettes! I have the one in “jazz night” and it’s beautiful!! Thanks for the swatches!

  15. Tally says:

    Wooow on you the colors look great, but on the lighter skin (I’m NC20 too) they look…well, kinda bad! Haha! They all kind of look like the same dark color! Thanks for showing how these look on lighter skin!

  16. Lindsay says:

    Very pretty! I love how your hubs is the arm model ๐Ÿ˜‰ I wonder why the NYX never have a rhyme or reason with their color selection. They always look like a jumble of colors to me.
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    • Karen says:

      LOL, I can neither confirm nor deny the identity of the NW20 arm model. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I like the NYX palettes but I’m over the gray ones — they seem to do a LOT of gray for some reason.

  17. Taffy says:

    That turquoise eye looks great! I hope that this palette makes it’s way to the GTA.
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  18. Lucie says:

    The colour schemes always seem all over the place in the NYX ten shade palettes. I would appreciate a little more cohesion…seems like they just throw random shades in there with out much thought. I think most of these colours would look too muddy on my skin.

  19. Chris25 says:

    Would you say that the deep green could be a dupe for MAC Greensmoke?
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  20. Kim says:

    Wow, that teal really pops! Btw, the flip/curl in your hair looks awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Sam says:

    They always have a lot of those NYX pallets in the local discount brands store near my work (in central London) so I may just pick one up next time I’m there! I totally agree that these particular ones look better on the darker skin tone than the lighter.

    When me and my bloke moved in together we both had our own cats (both are about 9 years old), so I had my kitty stay with a friend while the three of us (me, bloke, and his kitty) got used to each other and then, a few months down the line, we introduced them slowly (we kept them in separate parts of the house and only allowed them to come in to contact with each other if they were supervised). After a few days they were fine – they didn’t fight or anything, just ignored each other – and now they love each other and sleep together on the bed, and kiss noses. Although they are the same age it was similar to introducing a kitten as my cat was a rescue cat and has stunted growth, so is tiny like a kitten, and also has the energy (and stupidity- but in a delightful way!) of a kitten, whereas the blokes cat is a giant black furry boy cat.

  22. Megan says:

    Gorgeous! I love NYX.

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