Friday, January 3, 2014

Nyx Dreamcatcher Palette Review!

I went to Ulta the other day to return some lipgloss and spotted these BEAUTIFUL new eyeshadow palettes by Nyx! They're called Dream Catcher palettes and are filled with 10 gorgeous baked eyeshadows. I purchased the one in the shade "Golden Horizons" and so far I really like it, so I figured I would share. The best part about baked eyeshadow is that you can use it wet or dry. I prefer to use it wet to really bring out the pigment in it. :)
I'm pretty new to Nyx eyeshadow. Aside from the one I received a few months back from Ipsy, this is really all I own. It has it's pros and cons from what I can see. Pros would be, they're fairly cheap ($14.99 but Ulta always has coupons, I paid about $12), tons of colors, and seem to have long lasting power with no visible creasing. Cons would be some of the colors in this palette I want to love, but they go on kind of weird. Who's ready for some swatches!!!!?
Here it is when I first purchased it. It's a really nice little neutral palette. There is only one gold color, so I don't really know why it's called "Golden Horizons" but whatever. The color in the top left and the one directly next to the white on the bottom row are my favorites.
Here's the best picture I could get with my phone tonight of all the colors. This is dry, applied with a brush. The first color that I love so much is really shimmery, and reminds me of Urban Decay's Midnight Cowboy Rides Again. Lots of glitter. A little fallout. Just like it.
Here is a photo of both dry (on the top) and wet (bottom) application. I prefer this eyeshadow wet, as it is MUCH more pigmented. The color that I was talking about earlier that is a little weird is the 2nd color, the purple one. When you first apply it... it's kind of clumpy like and you have to reallllly work it in, but then it turns into a really nice purple color. I also really like the gold/bronze color and the one right next to the white.
Here is a really crummy picture of what it looks like on. The colors are very easily blended. I used the pink shade, the brown shimmery one, the shimmer dark grey, and the light shimmery one for highlight.
FYI Starlooks Kohl eyeliner is the worst. Someone remind me not to use it when I'm going to be taking blog photos.
& here's all my makeup just so you guys don't think I'm a total hot mess.

Happy New Year everyone!
Is there anything you'd like to see on the blog this year?
Xx Ashley C.

12 comments:

  1. Great Post! All of the colors look really nice. I've never tried NYX baked shadow before, I've only tried Physician Formulas trio palette. I love that you can wear them wet or dry. I'll have to try these ones.

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    1. I've been super interested in trying Physician's Formula. Is it good??? I've heard really good things. My friend showed me her neutral palettes last night. :)
      Thanks for the visit!

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  2. Wow, very descriptive, this is really helpful, never realised you could wear them wet AND dry, check out my blog?

    http://diygirlythings.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Glad it helped! :)
      I will check it out. :)

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  3. I am so glad i ran into your blog, I had that in my hand and the testers weren't up at my Ulta so I held off now i am intrigued! Thanks doll really cute blog! xoxo- Cyndi www.cdelbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! My Ulta luckily had the testers... but I still had to pick between the three which was incredibly difficult. I'm probably going to pick up at least one more of the palettes. :)

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  4. NYX has only just started to sell their products in Australia, so the range we have available is still pretty pathetic compared to the states. We can't wait to see this palette in our stores, the colours are gorgeous and definitely some we would wear everyday. Also loving the look you created!

    www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au

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    1. It's a brand new palette! I was in Ulta trying to find swatches online before I bought it but couldn't find it ANYWHERE or even for sale! Hopefully you will get it in Australia too!! :D
      & thanks!! :) Thanks for the visit!

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  5. I just bought the dream catcher palate from NYX and I love it thanks for letting me know that I can wet it.

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    1. No Problem! I feel the colors are much more pigmented when wet! :)

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