Monday, May 31st, 2010

NYX Blonde Pearl Eyeshadow

NYX Ultimate Pearl Eyeshadow in Blonde Pearl

NYX Blonde Pearl Ultimate Pearl Eyeshadow ($7.00) is a brightened yellow gold with a soft frost finish. It’s nicely pigmented, and it has a very smooth, silky finish. Blonde Pearl is part of a new eyeeshadow formula packed with more shimmer for “a soft, shimmery, iridescent look.” The last NYX eyeshadows I tried were among their Trios, and the Pearl formula definitely has a smoother, more finely milled feel to it. It doesn’t have any powdery-ness. I did find that when used with a brush, it will diffuse a little, but it stays true-to-color for the most part.

It’s a good eyeshadow, and for the price–as compared to high end alternatives–it’s a bargain. Compared to other NYX eyeshadows, I’m not sure they’re significantly better than their singles ($5.50). The $7 price tag for a single eyeshadow seems a little steep for a brand known for their affordability. Blonde Pearl reminds me a lot of MAC’s Goldmine eyeshadow, though, so it’s a nice, slightly more affordable alternative.

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: For a more affordable alternative to high-end eyeshadow, NYX’s Pearl formula is still worth checking out, but it may not be significantly better than other NYX shadows.

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NYX Blonde Pearl Eyeshadow

NYX Blonde Pearl Eyeshadow

NYX Blonde Pearl Eyeshadow

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15 thoughts on “NYX Blonde Pearl Ultimate Pearl Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I don’t like golden nor yellow, but I liked the characteristics of this product… I may buy if they have a green or blue one!!!

  2. This is such a pretty color. Nyx is great for starters.

  3. Rae

    Whoa, $7 for NYX? That does seem pretty steep to me, even with the quality taken into mind :/ It’s too bad, because the shadow’s pretty cute!

  4. Christina

    As for the eyeshadow, it doesn’t look that special and doesn’t make me go “OOOH.”

  5. vickie

    Awesome review christine! I’ve been looking at these shadows for awhile.

  6. Maisie

    Thanks for reviewing and swatching, I was wondering if these were going to be any good.

  7. Rosie

    I feel like companies need to realize that when you can pay a few dollars more for a MAC shadow in a pan and fit it into a palette, you really need to keep the prices of your shadows lower. Mostly since this looks like it would take up a lot of space and I for one am running out of space to store my makeup in.

    • Yeah, the price for the eyeshadow vs. MAC pot eyeshadow is still significantly different, but it’s a lot closer if you just look at the palette cost. I’d personally pay a little more for the real thing, but that’s just me.

  8. Bernice

    Great review :)
    Pointed out some great details :)

  9. LNU

    I actually own one of these, and I think its ok, but I do prefer my other eyeshadows and haven’t really used it even once outside the house. XD

  10. Looks like a good shadow, but gold isn’t really my colour.

  11. Danielle

    I snagged this shadow, along with the entire UP collection (And 33 lipsticks!) when NYX had a MASSSSIVE sale about a month ago. It was my first NYX purchase, and I’m in love. This is still the brightest yellow I have yet to find. They’re not overly glittery, they blend well, and they stay put! If only this “drugstore brand” were sold in drugstores near me :(

    Also, I agree that I would rather cough up a few more bucks for MAC shadows, but the bundle was irresistible. 17 shadows for 20-something bucks?! YES PLEASE.

  12. Angela0804

    Very pretty color and I love NYX e/s; however, I have this shade already in MAC goldmine, amber lights.

  13. Mirna

    Christine,
    How would you compare this type of finish to a MAC finish? Maybe close to the veluxe-pearls?
    Thank you!