NYX Cool Blue Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

NYX Cool Blue Eyeshadow
NYX Cool Blue Eyeshadow

NYX Cool Blue Eyeshadow

NYX Cool Blue Eyeshadow ($5.00 for 0.088 oz.) is a light-medium sky blue with a matte finish. MAC Styledriven is lighter, less cool-toned. The color payoff is decent to good, though there is an underlying sheerness. theBalm Great Gonzo is less cool-toned and brighter. MAC Sky Blue is paler, less blue. Inglot #367 is lighter. Make Up For Ever #118 is much more vibrant and less cool-toned.

Surprisingly, the shade holds it own in a sea of sky blues, because it’s darker than most sky blues (which tend to have an airy, ethereal blue quality to them) but not vibrant enough to be similar to brighter blues. The lightness in the color with the matte finish does give the texture a chalky feel, and the texture is more powdery compared to other NYX eyeshadows. It’s very soft and powdery, so while it blends easily, it fades and sheers out just as easily. When worn, even over a primer, I felt it had faded a bit after six hours of wear.  Without a base, it doesn’t crease (probably because of the drier texture!) but does look faded after four hours or so.

NYX Cool Blue Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

C
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
76%
Total
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NYX Cool Blue Eyeshadow
NYX Cool Blue Eyeshadow

NYX Cool Blue Eyeshadow
NYX Cool Blue Eyeshadow

NYX Cool Blue Eyeshadow
NYX Cool Blue Eyeshadow

NYX Cool Blue Eyeshadow
NYX Cool Blue Eyeshadow

NYX Cool Blue Eyeshadow
NYX Cool Blue Eyeshadow

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Ooh! This is one of my first NYX eyeshadows! It’s pretty but…yeah..your review is accurate from my experience too.

I would recommend Eucalyptus out of their eyeshadows (completely different color but the wear is much better).

I have been looking for this exact color for years based on a color I had probably 10-13 years ago! (actually this color looks much more pigmented than the old one)

NYX is probably my new favorite eyeshadow, and it is much more affordable than Urban Decay for bright “non-neutral” colors.

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