Sunday, 8 January 2017

The Limited Edition NYX Eyeshadows.

If you read my advent calendar post last year (feels creepy saying that), you'll know that i was lucky enough to snap me up the nyx advent calendar. Inside held 12 of the soft matte lip creams (i'm pretty obsessed with all of the shades) and there was 12 mini eyeshadows too. 

Before I go off on one though, what is up with advent calendars only going to 24 now?! since when has this been a thing! 

Anyway, the whole theme of the calendar was titled 'Wanderlust' and both the lip creams and the eyeshadows were given fancy city names such as 'Prague' and 'Cannes'. Annoyingly, these eyeshadows seem to of just been named to match the title of a lip product and they're a limited edition thing because I can't find any of them anywhere online.

As you can see, the eyeshadows are in little pretty identical book packaging which makes them a nightmare to travel with, what am I supposed to do when I'm travelling.. pick up a few mini books and hope for the best? like c'mon help a gal out here! they were clearly not made to be de-potted either as i really struggled to get the pans out of the books and once i'd tore my way through it was just sitting in sponge haha, so that's a bit of a disappointment. But pigment and longevity wise I'm pretty impressed with the eyeshadows and the variety i got in my calendar. 

Shades left to right: milan, morocco, manila, stockholm and rome

These are the shades included that I'd tend to buy to wear for an everyday look. Nyx have managed to include a gorgeous mix of burnt neutrals and shades like Rome have a little shimmer in them too which I always look for because I'm obsessed with glittery everything. I wore a mix of Stockholm and Rome recently in my instagram story and I loved it, I'll upload an image to my instagram soon to show you all. Being a limited edition advent it really makes me sad that I've managed to fall in love with a product so easily, I'm going to guard these shades with my life.

Shades left to right: monte carlo, addis ababa, cannes, prague and seoul.

Aaaand these shades are the pretty much untouchables with a few honourable mentions. Honestly, if i was such an eyeshadow girl (which i'm not, I bought this for the lippies mostly) I'd probably be overjoyed by the variety of colours in this. But I really stick to what I'm comfortable with, so even though I loved the metallic sheen on Cannes and the glitter pigment in Monte Carlo, these are going in my 'for a rainy day or maybe halloween' drawer. The last two shades prague and seoul are admittedly colours I would like, but the pigmentation was pretty poor as you can see, I could barely get a photograph. 

Though overall, I've enjoyed this advent calendar. I'm separating these posts into two because I know they can get lengthy and boooooring.. but even with the lip creams alone I'd of been happy. It just so happens that there's a few eyeshadows in this calendar that I love too. Did you get any beauty calendars you've been particularly fond of? let me know in the comments! thanks for reading x 


  1. Love the shades! I havent tried any NYX shadows but I would love to.

    Abigail Alice 💕

  2. These shades are gorgeous! I've tried a couple of the NYX hot single eyeshadows and they're really good. They're only a few pounds as well, so they're a complete bargain x

    Lauren |

    1. Yeah they are! can't believe how cheap they are! xxx

  3. Lovely lovely shades, especially love those rusty tones. I've only tried the nyx lip products so would love to give these a whirl :)

    // xx

  4. Definitely getting an advent calendar next year then! Lovely post x
    Morgan //

    1. Haha same, I don't think I could just have a chocolate one now! xo

  5. I've never tried NYX shadows but these look lovely!

  6. These look fab, just a shame they're limited edition! NYX were one of my favourite brands of 2016 so I wish I'd grabbed the advent calendar now.

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

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  8. I honestly never tried any NYX eyeshadows but they sound great! I really, really want one of those pro palettes where I can put my own selection of shades. I wish I could get Stockholm & Rome then, they are so gorgeous!
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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  10. Every one of these shades are stunning!!! The neutral shades are absolutely gorgeous, of course, but I especially like how they made the blue and green shades "muted". Usually, I do not know how to use green and blue shades in my palettes because they are too bold for me.

    Can't wait to get a hold on these!

    - Gretch of GGMemochou

  11. I've never tried NYX eye shadows before but if their normal range are anything like these I'll definitely be getting my hands on a couple!

  12. love these colors! Nice collection!

    Kisses, DadieB. ~

  13. The post is great! I really love your blog:)

  14. Holy potato those look absolutely adorable! I love the packaging. So cute (yeah, I'm going crazy right now).
    I need to get my hands on these, looks like they come in such a pretty shades too!

    ♥ Jasmin N | Little Things With Jassy


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