NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette
NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette

NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette

NYC Union Square IndividualEyes Custom Compact ($4.99 for 0.33 oz.) is an excellent choice for an affordable, neutral-themed palette. Though it’s marketed as for “brown eyes,” I think it would work well with a variety of eye colors and skin tones. It contains four eyeshadows, an illuminator, and eyeshadow base.

The eyeshadow base worked a treat when I wore it under these eyeshadows — no creasing or fading for the twelve hours I tested the product out for. The texture was creamy without being slippery and the product more opaque than not, so it worked well to create a solid base for the eyeshadows. I didn’t find the illuminator as useful, as it is a little glittery and almost tacky, so it was a miss for me. Both of the products are cream-based, so you may find that excess powder from the eyeshadows travels over as a result of the palette’s design.

All four eyeshadows were really pigmented and soft to the touch. They were a touch stiff to blend, but I was still able to blend them out for the most part–not perfect but good. The shades included are: an eggplant purple with red undertones and soft silver sparkle, bronzy brown with a golden bronze shimmer-sheen, medium-dark neutral brown with a matte finish, and warmed ivory beige with a satin sheen.  I did a look with this palette here.

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NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette
NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette

NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette
NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette

NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette
NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette

NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette
NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette

NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette
NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette

NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette
NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette

NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette
NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette – Top row is over the eyeshadow base, Bottom row over the illuminator