The NYX 10 Color Palette in Bohemian Rhapsody Is Fit for a Queen

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Makeup, Product Reviews

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Any way the wind blows, doesn’t really matter to me…because the NYX 10 Color Palette in Bohemian Rhapsody makes everything better. It comes with 10 of the line’s most wearable neutrals in shades of silver, taupe, brown, beige, gray, peach and black, all for an easily digestible $11 (and they even included a case!).


NYX tends to get a little repetitive with their 10-Color Palettes. I say, NYX tends to get a little repetitive with their 10-Color Palettes, but a variety of matte and shimmery finishes keeps this Bohemian Rhapsody from singing the same song twice.

What’s my favorite way to wear it? I like to add one of the lighter mattes to my brow bone, sweep a slightly darker matte in the crease, pat one of the shimmers on the lid, and then define both my lash and water lines with the matte in black.

Each and every time I open this thing I want to break into song! — like I’m a long lost Von Trapp child (who happens to be brown). πŸ™‚

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SIDENOTE: Picture the Von Trapp children performing a cover of Bohemian Rhapsody… A perfect storm of awesomeness, right?

Bohemian Rhapsody is one of my favorite NYX 10 Color Palettes to date. If you’ve been pining for Urban Decay Naked but haven’t pulled the trigger, this could be a fantastically affordable alternative.

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

For more on the other NYX 10 Color Palettes, check outÒ€¦

You’re killin’ me, Kate!

It’s official — I’m obsessed with Kate Spade. I made the mistake of looking at the website today and could not stop drooling over the cute new spring shoes.


Tabs pawed at the monitor when he saw the red pair… I’m taking it as a sign.

Shaky camera pic!

And what are you up to on this lovely Thursday afternoon? πŸ™‚ Doing anything fun?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. steph b says:

    Was looking at this one but thought it was too duplicative with Champagne and Caviar — which I think of as a Naked sub (not quite a dupe). Would be nice to have the mattes though.

    Tabs looks scrawny in this shot. Has his agent been on his case about dropping weight for his modeling gigs? He should tell them he just needs a better photographer to catch his good side.

    • Karen says:

      The mattes in this palette are the best thing about it. πŸ™‚

      Everyone looks 10 pounds thinner when shot from above! Even famous kitteh models.


  2. Tiffany says:

    WANT. Ok I have to have this. I’m checking out a different ulta tommorrow as a treat after my dr appt.

    My thurs sucks – I hope yours is better! Tabs looks so cute there!

  3. Maddy says:

    Aaaah! Thank you for incorporating the song into the review. I adore Queen <3 I have the Naked Palette, and it's my love. I use Virgin every single day!

    Quick unrelated question- I'm going to be buying MAC pigment samples. Are there any that you'd say are a must have for theater or everyday? (Looking for retina burning colors for the shows I'm in, and nice colors like Blue Brown for daily use. NW20 for reference! :D)

    • Karen says:

      What’s your fave Queen song? Mine is Under Pressure.

      As for pigments, Melon, Coco Motion, Golden Olive and Old Gold for everyday.

      For crazy colors there are some nice brights out right now — Push the Edge and Madly Personal

  4. ooh, i like how pigmented the shadows look!

    also, i’m with tabs on the red pair. i’m a sucker for red shoes and these are just gorgeous! i like the top left wedge as well! the polka dots and weaving detail makes me think of picnics πŸ™‚
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  5. Appu says:

    Ooh! They pack a lot of pigment πŸ™‚ I might try this since I am yet to get the Naked Palette. And, those polka dotted shoes look amaaaazing!!!
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  6. Amber says:

    The pink wedges totally match the nail polish I just put on. Sign from the universe, y/y?

    I just impulse-bought an amazing dress today though, so probably not. πŸ™‚
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  7. Nikolas says:

    Hello Gorgeous πŸ˜‰ That NYX palette looks pretty awesome!!! I love palettes that have a wide shade of wearable colors in different textures… Omggggg last night I actually had a long dream all about a Chanel quad I passed up last Fall… What’s my sub-conscious tryin to tell me? Haahahaha

    • Karen says:

      HAHA! I have had many a Chanel makeup dream as well! Mine usually involves the Chanel Blue Jeans quad though.

      • Nikolas says:

        Lol my dream was about the Noirs Obscurs quad… I don’t think it was available at my local Nordstrom… I’m gonna have to search for this quad on eBay or something… The blue jean quad was gorgeous… I remember seeing it in my fave magazine a whiiiiile ago…

  8. Tracy says:

    Those polka dotted ones are so cute! This does look like a pretty great alternative to the Naked Palette. Wish we had these palettes up here.
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  9. kana says:

    I. WANT. THIS!!! Lol, whoa, sorry about that. The colors are great looking for spring.

  10. Gina says:

    Man, I love NYX so much. And what an adorable shot of Tabs! I “awwwed” out loud when I saw that picture!

  11. Styrch says:

    This looks gorg. And you compare to Naked. So what I’m curious is this: Is it worth getting this if you already HAVE the Naked Palette? Then again, I’m turning into a neutrals whore.
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  12. Heidi says:

    That palette looks lovely. I have Champagne & Caviar and Jazz Nights and use them quite a bit. The last time I went to ULTA they were out of all of the NYX palettes… : (

    Thanks for the Queen reference. I’ve always been obsessed with them. My favorite Queen song is a bit on the obscure side. Need Your Loving Tonight, which is a track off of The Game.

    • Karen says:

      I’ll have to look that song up… don’t think I’ve heard it!

      Hope you’re feeling better. πŸ™‚

      • Heidi says:

        Feeling much better, thanks.

        Karen, you must be psychic… I don’t know if you watch American Idol, but I watched the audition show last night and somebody auditioned with ….. Bohemian Rhapsody!

  13. Cherry says:

    I like this palette despite not being a big fan of NYX. Karen, your sense of humor with awesome pop culture references and straightforward reviews lure me in every day!

  14. LC says:

    Karen, about how many hours of wear do you get with NYX eyeshadows? Do they fade in intensity throughout the day? Thanks!

  15. Jen W says:

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  16. Jen says:

    I really want this, if only for the name! Well, the colors look pretty fab, too. And the price is right!

  17. gio says:

    I’m not really digging this palette, it’s too natural fo my tastes. But those red shoes are gorgeous!! Love them!
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  18. Really like the taupe shimmer – can imagine it would be flattering on any eye colour.

  19. Stephanie says:

    I like that the upper eyeshadows are shimmer and the bottem ones matte.
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  20. Nina says:

    i think i have that NYX palette — im not sure LOL!

    but i <3 the look you did with it!

  21. Jen says:

    Hi Karen!
    I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now, and love it! I adore you! thank you for sharing so much with us all, I trust your advice-and it’s helped me a lot with recent purchases, actually.
    I have to ask- PLEASE- pretty pluheeeze tell us what you wore on your face this day- which primer, foundation, powder,et.? because you look INCREDIBLE!! flawless, my dear! you always look fab, but your skin is just amazing here. I want to see if anything I can do can help me look as good!

  22. Kim says:

    Nice, but I’m not in the mood for spring yet. πŸ™‚ I do love Queen in any season, though. Your musical references always make me smile. I saw your comment above about Under Pressure which is one of my faves too, but I think I’ll have to go with Somebody to Love as my top pick. That said, I love almost all of their songs. Freddy had a phenomenal voice.

    • Karen says:

      That’s a great song too. I think it’s time to bump some Queen…

      Whatcha got going on this weekend? Do the boys have a hockey game?

      • Kim says:

        I totally agree and was thinking I need to revamp my workout playlist (again) and add some Queen. πŸ™‚

        Oh yes, they do! It’s our big tournament weekend. Up both days at 4:30 to be at the rink for 6. They only have 4 games but we have to work the snack bar, raffles, etc. We should be out by 9 PM tomorrow night and some time in the afternoon on Sunday. Did I mention that it’s not heated and the weather is supposed to be minus 7 to minus 15? Gotta love hockey! πŸ™‚

        What are you guys up to? Hopefully something warmer and more relaxing!

  23. Trina J MUA says:

    I haven’t tried the NYX shadows yet. But this palette has some really great neutral shades. The colors look great on you so I may have to add this to my kit! Thanks
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  24. The girl in the yellow shoes says:

    OH MY GOODNESS! I think this will DEFINITELY be my next makeup purchase πŸ˜‰ thank you so much! Tabs is adorable by the way! πŸ˜‰

  25. mahnaz says:

    Karen, not sure if this post is before or after you got your bangs trimmed but your hair looks awesome! <3

  26. Audrey says:

    wow! that’s a funky-looking computer mouse you have! πŸ™‚ i’m going to order this palette right away!

  27. Advah says:

    I want these shoes, and I want Tabs!

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