Sunday, September 18, 2011

Product Review: NYC IndividualEyes (Eye Makeup)


I was supposed to pick up Wet n Wild last week but settled for NYC IndividualEyes 943 Smokey Greens. At the same price as WNW's six-color palette ($4.99, CVS), I thought this was a good deal because it has four coordinating eye shadows that are supposed to flatter green eyes (I have brown peepers though), an eye primer and illuminator.

NYC IndividualEyes 943 Smokey Greens.
It has a plastic cover with labels to guide makeup newbies: frosted nude to highlight  brow bone and tear duct; light purple for lid; eggplant for crease; grayish-purple for contouring. Except for the grayish-purple which is matte, the other three eye shadows are quite shimmery in texture. Color pay-off is surprisingly good especially when used with a primer.

The back side has an eye illustration. Think outside the palette.
Play with colors!



A: Without Primer
B: With Primer

The primer is sub-standard and greasy, and it did crease after two hours (fyi, I have oily lids). I found the illuminator of no use since it is quite oily too. I suggest to use a different primer if you want more outstanding results from this palette (try NYX). 

Over-all, I would rate this baby as : 4/5

At less than five dollars, this is a nice addition to your makeup collection.
Your lids may not be as oily as mine so the primer may work for you better.

You don't need to have green eyes to rock this palette, here are some photos to give you an idea. I used all four eye shadows. I skipped the illuminator and used NYX eye primer.





2 comments:

  1. It looks great on you :) I have the Union Square pallete & I LOVE it!

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  2. @87sassysam thanks much. NYC is catching up with Wet n Wild's affordability and quality...

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