Thursday, December 30, 2010

Random Swatching - NYX The Runway Collection "Strike A Pose Palette"

I'll be up front here - I haven't used these shadows yet so I can't judge the palette on quality but I thought I would give you my first impressions. Here are some pics, then we'll talk!

I swatched these colors on my arm using a Q-Tip so  this isn't the best application. But It did tell me how pigmented some of the colors are compared to others. There is a wide range of colors in this palette and the presence of a black and a white (the only true matte shade) here means that you can really get some looks with drama!

I have never used NYX shadows before. I've only tried one of their Chrome shadows in a previous look. This brand is very new to me. I know they get a lot of love for bringing fun colors to the public cheaply, and has (at times) rivaled MAC in color selection and pigmentation from what I've seen discussed on MUA. That was the reason for my interest.

I purchased this palette from Hautelook for super cheap. But regularly this palette sells on for $9.75. Discounted or at regular price, I'd say you get more than you pay for from the looks of it.

Have you tried NYX Cosmetics? Let me know your thoughts below. I'd love to hear what else I should try from the brand.