With an endless amount of eyeshadow palettes, I probably didn't need any more make-up but that didn't stop me from buying a few things; shame on me. Fun fact: I'm a tad (read very) clumsy, so loose powder, loose blushers and anything else with the term "loose" in its name and "me" are never a good combination. However having recently attended Olympia Beauty, I knew I had to pick out a few loose eyeshadow pigments from NYX to try out, after all I had heard nothing but good things about them. I may be very late to the party but here's what I think about these:
I chose 2 shades; Pearl, a pale baby pink and Nude, a pale gold shimmer. Both shades are incredibly pretty and definitely give that extra kick on any eye make-up look. Pearl, being a light sparkling pink is very similar to MAC's Swish which I had a few years ago but sadly lost so I am glad this shade is back in my make-up stash. Nude on the other hand is unlike anything I have; its light frosted gold colour is perfect for highlighting the inner corner of the eyes on a more warm make-up look and definitely one I will keep reaching for this fall.
These shadows are amazingly pigmented so you truly only need a teeny tiny amount per application thus these will last me quite a long time despite very small. Packaging wise I'm not impressed. Problem 1: the lid screws off to expose a very small opening which is much to small to fit a brush inside. Problem 2: if you are like me, you end up pouring some product on its cap and creating a big glittery mess because guess what, the cap is way too small too. Conclusion reached: I was right to fear anything called "loose"...
But leaving the packaging issue aside, having worn both with and without primer, I would say the lasting power is pretty good and I am quite impressed at these little things. I probably wouldn't purchase any more because well, they're messy and I just can't deal with these types of products, but now that I've purchased these two I will make sure I wear them and get my money's worth. Oh, they're only £2 at the moment here, so if you don't mind the rubbish packaging and maybe even move the product to a bigger container, these are pretty and a nice addition to your collection.
What do you think of these? Any tips on how to use loose products? If so, do share them with me, any advice is truly appreciated!
Thanks for reading beauties and have a nice week ahead!