NYX Blonde Pearl Ultimate Pearl Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

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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She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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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!

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.

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

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.

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