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NYX The Smoky Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches

I was looking for good quality eye shadows to create smokey eye look at reasonable price and the smokey eye shadow palette by NYX was very tempting because of nice colors and low price, that is why I decided to purchased palette.

It retails for $7.5 and contains six pressed powder eye shadows and two sided sponge eye shadow applicator, which no one really uses. On the back of it are two eye shadow looks one is day look and other is night look.


the smokey shadow palette


Gary (with some gliter), Black, Deep Plum, Blue, Light Golden, White


the smokey shadow palette – back side

In the description it says “Sleek eye shadow palette to obtain that sexy and sultry look” So does it really ?? I doubt it!!

Well I have tried using it with and without primer but it don’t really make a difference. I must say the variety of color is ideal to achieve a good smokey eye look but the colors are not as pigmented as they should be . Have a look at the swatches below.


the smokey shadow palette – swatches


the smokey shadow palette – swatches


Here are the swatches with primer.


the smokey shadow palette – swatches


Shadows are  powdery, not easy to blend and are not as intense they are supposed to be to create a smokey eye look. The case is indeed very travel friendly, you can easily put it in your purse.

I would rather invest some more money and buy a good quality eye shadow palette.

Where to find:

NYX Cosmetics


If you have used this palette, please share your thoughts.