Dust off that stick of MAC Costa Riche liner (or any of the warm reddish brown eyeliners or eyeshadows in yo’ collection, for that matter), because the new NYX Suede Palette ($15) wants to make magic with it.
This new palette of shimmery, pearlescent jewel-toned eyeshadows is like the partridge to a warm reddish brown’s pear tree. I’m thinking a warm reddish brown with a matte finish…a la MAC Costa Riche, Swiss Chocolate or Embark.
Because all eight shadows in the palette have a shiny finish that borders on metallic, incorporating a matte to contrast with the shimmer should balance with the shadows quite nicely. For these pics here, I used good ol’ MAC Costa Riche on my water and lower lash lines, but I think I’ll sweep a matte brown in the crease as well next time I try this.
These shadows sure are easy to work with. Hardly any fallout at all, lots of pigment, AND they’re easy to blend. The only issue I’ve really had with any of them at all is with my eyes watering — not a lot. Just a tad. My eyes must be super sensitive today because my left eye got a little teary after I smudged the dark blue teal along my lower lash line.
I really dig this palette, in large part because it’s not just your run-of-the-mill, typical gold and teal summer eye palette. It’s different — moodier, kind of smokey, and the shades should be just as wearable in the fall.
Suede is available now for $15 at NYX counters and nyxcosmetics.com.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Who’s down for some shoe shopping tonight? LOL! I needs it. It’s been one of those Fridays, ya know?
What are you up to? Are you going to see Maleficent? It looks like it’s getting OK reviews so far… Not great, but I don’t care. I still want to see it.