Eyeshadow Explorations: NYX Lid Lingerie & Nude Matte Shadow Singles

NYX Lid Lingerie Eye Tints & Matte Shadow Singles
NYX Lid Lingerie Eye Tints & Matte Shadow Singles

After a quick look at my own blog, I’m a bit surprised that my mad devotion for eyeshadow isn’t as apparent as it should be… there’s a review here and there, but what there is doesn’t convey how much I looove elaborate eye makeup.

So without further ado, today’s review is all about the eyeshadow, specifically shadows that I like and use a lot: NYX Lid Lingerie Eye Tints and Nude Matte Shadow Singles.

NYX Nude Matte Shadow Singles

About a year ago or so NYX opened a shop near my usual path… hah. I know it was planted there by the Illuminati, as part of their plans to lead me astray from my resolutions. So despite owning about a thousand and one shadows already, one day I went in “just for a look-see” I walked out with these, telling myself that I could add a couple of basic matte shadows to my hoard.

And in all fairness, I do reach for these often: the NYX Matte Shadow Singles are good solid shadows for softer looks in hurried mornings, or for something with more bang, since the color is buildable.

I think NMS14 “Bare My Soul” is now discontinued (I got this one from one of the sale bins), and I think it’s kind of a shame, because it’s a very usable shadow for simple looks and transitions: it’s a taupey color with a slight olive subtone, which suits yellow-toned skins like mine well.

NMS15 “Skinny Dip”, on the other hand, may seem less usable at first sight, at least for those who are still wary of reddish eyeshadows, and the dreaded “cried all night” look that’s easy to get from these hues. Me, I loved this plummy shadow from the start, and the way it can look applied softly, or more intense for big, loud looks.

Also, though I don’t find this to be much of an issue, these two shadows are slightly chalky. This is really the only con I’ve found so far with these, because aside from that, the NYX Matte Shadow Singles are easy to blend and they stay on for hours, though of course the longevity and finish improves with a touch of primer.

In all, the NYX Matte Shadow Singles are nice, inexpensive little workhorses in my makeup table, and I think they deserve 4.5 points

NYX Lid Lingerie Eye Tints
NYX Lid Lingerie Eye Tints
NYX Lid Lingerie Eye Tints

I might add here that I’m not much for liquid eyeshadows, in fact, I think that the NYX Lid Lingerie Eye Tints have been the first to land on my makeup table in years. I don’t typically choose this type of product, mainly because liquid eyeshadows have a much shorter “best-before” period than pressed shadows, so you need to use them up fairly fast.

Both the original NYX Lid Lingerie Eye Tints (metallized/pearly finish) and the NYX Lid Lingerie Matte are for the most part neutral colors; there are a few brighter shades in the range, but in all, if you’re not about mad makeup colors, I think the Lid Lingerie’s among NYX’s best things to check out, and IMO they’re very usable and fun.

As for my colors, I chose:

LIDLI12 “Bronze Mirage”, a golden-bronze that’s so rich and pretty to look at,

LIDLI05 “Night Glow”, a cool-toned brown that depending on the light looks darker or silvery,

LIDLI15 “Oh So Fine” from the Matte range, a dark army green that would have been my favorite, if it wasn’t for the fact that this is the one with the least longevity from the three; it begins to fade after an hour or so. Without primer, this one will vanish not long after applying, or worse yet, crease on the lid.

As for the application itself, the NYX Lid Lingerie Eye Tints are a delight to apply and to wear: they dry quickly to a weightless, sort-of powdery finish, they’re easy to work with and to blend, and they don’t dry up the lids. Pigmentation is both blendable and buildable, and once applied, the two first eyeshadows will stay right where you placed them for hours; the 3rd one requires the use of a primer.

Would I buy again more NYX Lid Lingerie Eye Tints? I would without a doubt, if I didn’t have so many to use. I was tempted to nab another during the post-holiday sales, but sense kicked in, so collecting more while these are still open and in good shape is out of the question. However, I do recommend checking these out.

NYX Lid Lingerie Oh So Fine INCI
INCI NMS15 “Skinny Dip”: Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Diisostearyl Malate, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Glycerin, Trideceth-10, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Polyacroyldimethyl Taurate, Silica, Alumina, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, CI 77891, CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77742, CI 77891, CI 42090, CI 75470, Mica. See analysis in CosDNA.

Rating: I’d subtract one point from the Oh So Fine eyeshadow out of the five I’d have rated it if it wasn’t for the issues I mentioned, but I think Bronze Mirage and Night Glow have earned the full 5 points.

1 point: No! Never again, not even if you gave it to me, or even paid me to wear it.
2 points: I didn’t finish the container and it’s very unlikely I’d buy this again. It might work for you, but it does nothing for me.
3 points: Meh. I’ll use up my jar/tube, but I don’t think I’d buy again. It might work for you, but it doesn’t do much for me.
4 points: I like it. It’s nice and does its job. I might buy this again, if I find nothing I like better.
5 points: I love it! It does its job very well, I find it a pleasure to use, and it’s earned its place in my beauty routine.

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