Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Nudey Tuesday: NYX Ultimate Pearl Eye Shadow in Sahara Pearl

Repurchase: Yes
Price: $7.00 (0.11 oz/ 3 g)
Product: 8.5/10
Packaging: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Overall Grade: B+
For today's Nudey Tuesday, I'll be review the NYX Ultimate Pearl Eye Shadow Single in "Sahara." I prefer NYX's Ultimate Pearl shadows over their other square-shaped singles. Btw, this is the older formula as NYX has recently come out with a newer, more shimmery formula.
NYX cosmetics are a great option for those who want quality at a lower price. I'd consider NYX products to be higher quality than your average drugstore products but not as good as the top high-end lines. They're priced slightly higher than drugstore brands like Maybelline or L'Oreal but the prices are still significantly lower than higher end brands.
The Packaging: The eyeshadow is packaged in a plastic, black, circular container. The lid is clear so that you can see the shade inside. I also really like the "diamond quilting" that's imprinted on the eyeshadow.
Although I like the overall packaging, it feels a bit flimsy like the lid could fall off. Other than that, the packaging is simple and compact.
The Product: The eyeshadow is very pigmented for a "drugstore product" but doesn't give as much color payoff as the best NARS or MAC eyeshadows. The formula is also smooth and buttery, soft but not too soft, and blends easily. The only reasons I wouldn't give this a solid A grade are because the pigmentation could be better and also because the eyeshadow does not last as long as my other shadows.
The value of these eyeshadows are excellent -MAC singles ($11.00-$14.50) contain 0.05 oz compared to the 0.11 oz this ($7.00) contains.
The Color: Sahara is a light-medium champagne nude with slight rose gold tints and pearl shimmer. (The 1st swatch pic more resembles the actual color while the 2nd pic shows more of the rose gold.)
 Above (no flash): NYX Ultimate Pearl Eye Shadow in Sahara Pearl
Above (no flash): NYX Ultimate Pearl Eye Shadow in Sahara Pearl

Overall: I'd definitely recommend this. The formula is great, the price is super low, and the shade should work on anyone regardless of your skin tone as it's so versatile.

Where To Buy: NYX Cosmetics, Cherry Culture


  1. Ooo, this is my kind of color. I've been really into nudey colors lately. I haven't tried these ultimate pearl eyeshadows yet, this just might be my first! : )

  2. Wow lovely shade I like neutral colors infact I wear only neutral colors

  3. @ Val.. I really like these and they're pretty cheap too since NYX is usually on sale on various sites.

    @ alvira.. Me too! I love neutrals. =)