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Monday, October 24, 2011

NYX EYESHADOW FLAMINGO REVIEW AND SWATCHES

NYX Flamingo is a sheer finish,  gold & mauve-purple duo-chrome eyeshadow.Its one of those unique shades which are difficult to find and ever harder to explain. I'd imagined Flamingo to be some sort of bright pinky-coral -gold shade but it turned out totally different, a pleasant surprise in fact.
I'd bought NYX Eyeshadow Trio in Golden/Rust/Walnut and in pan Walnut bronze & Flamingo looked so similar that I wondered about having similar shades in my collection, but both shades are very different on application.

Flamingo applies like a sheer wash of gold with light mauve purple undertones on the eyelids. Its too light to be visible on lighter skin tones very well. But duskier girls could rock it. It looks nice & sophisticate as an all over lid color.
The packaging is cute & simple, it comes in a 1 inch square pan and can be depotted for storage in a larger palette.
This is what Flamingos look like


This what Flamingo eyeshadow swatch looks like as per NYX website
The shade in real life (bright daylight, no flash)


Check out the gold & purple in the shadow. Its very finely milled & buttery smooth to apply. Without primer or base it lasted for around 6 hours on my eyelids. Didn't experience any creasing or fading with this.
Single swipe, applied on bare skin without base or primer.

Priced at $ 5.5 for 2.4 grams (available for much cheaper at Cherryculture.com) I love this shade & pretty happy with NYX single eyeshadow. No they are not MAC grade and for the price it would be un-fair to compare it to MAC. But I'd definitely be snagging more NYX eyeshadows in future.

Did you like NYX Flamingo? Do leave your comments :)

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6 comments:

  1. pretty colour...i m making a NYX must have list n ya i ll add this ty

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  2. does it look too shimmery ?? did u hv fall out problem

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  3. Pavani- Oh a NYX must have list, that sounds amazing :)

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  4. Rids- Yes this one is quite shimmery, but the gold shimmer appears very light on the lids. I didn't experience any fall out with this one

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  5. Such a beautiful colour. Thanks for the great photos and swatches! Great price too!

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  6. Thanks Penelope, yes this shade is intriguing and I'm impressed with NYX eyeshadows, would definitely be snagging some more :)

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