The $7.50 NYX Adorable Shadow Palette Is Darling, Dahhhling

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NYX Adorable Palette

Cray-cray adorbs! The new NYX Adorable Palette.

“This palette is just darling, dahhhhling.

Why, yes, I have been watching too much Bravo.


What gave it away? Was it the way I said “dahhhling” like Lisa Vanderpump from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Because that’s how this new spring eyeshadow palette makes me feel.

NYX Adorable Palette

Hey there, cutie!

With its cute crop of neutral browns, beiges and a dreamy pinkish peach, this palette has adorable written all over it.

No, really, it does. Right there on the front of the packaging. “Adorable.” Says it right there. 🙂

NYX Adorable Palette

The $7.50 NYX Adorable Palette

Anywho, don’t these six powder shadows look great together? I can see them working in a bunch of neutral looks.

Like this here pinkish brown smokey eye I’m sporting today…

That’s Bobbi Brown’s Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Antigua on the apples of my cheeks and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Light on my upper cheekbones.

NYX Adorable Palette

I’m also wearing MAC Smolder Eye Khol on my water lines and upper lash lines, MAC Brun Eye Shadow in my brows and MAC Extended Play Gigablack Mascara on my lashes.

NYX Adorable Palette

On my lips, MAC Shock Value Pro Longwear Lip Pencil, MAC Modesty Lipstick and MAC Flare for Fantasy Cremesheen Glass

So I know that two of these colors look pretty glittery in those swatches (down at the bottom) and their pans, but for some reason that glitter isn’t obvious on my lids.

It’s a little strange… The glitters look almost matte (at least on me). I don’t mind at all. It’s just not what I expected. I think of this entire palette as matte.

NYX Adorable Palette


NYX Adorable Palette Swatches



These shadows remind me a lot of Tarte’s. Like Tarte’s shadows, they’re moderately pigmented and easy to blend, and the powders themselves seem similarly fluffy, too, so if you aren’t careful about unloading any excess from your brush first, you might also get some fallout…

I wasn’t careful enough about that today, and I ended up with shadow all over the place (whoops!). Good thing I did my eyes before applying foundation. 🙂

You know, I like this palette, especially for everyday wear. I think it’s cute, wearable and fabulously priced (it’s only $7.50!). Just watch out for that fallout, and be prepared to do a little layering if you want something intense.

PRICE: $7.50
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores, Ulta and

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Lovely basic palette for just $7.50! Really like the look you’ve done with it.
    Ankita@corallista recently posted … Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Polish Glam 13 : Review, Swatch, FOTD

  2. Miki says:

    Those colors look beautiful on you. I like how you did them!

  3. Ambritt G says:

    AHHHH you look so stunning!!! I really want this palette now!!

  4. hanna says:

    It makes for a pretty look!
    hanna recently posted … A dot on my head, made a bear

  5. sarahc says:

    Exactly, cray cray adorbs! I love this look so much and I’m getting this palette.

  6. Gowthami says:

    Loved the look so muchh Karen <3
    Gowthami recently posted … Maybelline Hyper sharp Eye Liner Review, Swatch, FOTD

  7. Sylirael says:

    Looks like a great, easy, and well priced palette for someone wanting to start trying smoky looks (but who still wants some ‘everyday’ looks from the same palette!
    Sylirael recently posted … My Rogueish Valentine: A Love Quest with Chanel Rouge Coco in #40 Charme

  8. Erin says:

    I like that you can do work appropriate stuff as well as sexy stuff with it. Kinda seems like a matte version of Naked 3.
    Erin recently posted … Ravishing Red: Statement Lips for Valentine’s Day

  9. Reesa says:

    Karen, I love this eye look and what you’ve done with this palette! AND, I’m LOVIN’ the lip combo. I don’t have any of those lip products … (someone needs to do a little online shopping while she’s stuck at home during the snow storm in NY — jus’ sayin’)… 😉


  10. Danielle says:

    This looks really nice! These are the sort of shade I wear on an everyday basis.
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  11. Saira says:

    You’re looking ah-mazing as always Karen. I’m loving how you did your eyes. Can we please get a tutorial on this look. Or you could just tell which makeup brushes you used for eyes, everything’s blended so beautifully.

  12. Kim says:

    Your makeup is always so flawless! And you have the most amazing features. I’m jealous!

  13. Heather says:

    This is an absolutely gorgeous look on you, Karen! One of your best yet.

  14. Melissa says:

    That eye look is amazing! What stores are this brand carried in?

  15. Cindy says:

    NYX Cosmetics is fantastic! They have quality products for super low prices <3 I'm obsessed with their soft matte cream <3

  16. Deanna says:

    I absolutely love this look that you created, Karen! This would be such a cute date night look! I think I’ll be going to Ulta soon to pick up this palette, and possibly the NYX Sex Bomb palette that you reviewed also. At $7.50, this palette is quite a bargain. 🙂

  17. Fancie says:

    Love this look! This palette looks really nice
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