NYX Hot Yellow Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

NYX Hot Yellow Eyeshadow
NYX Hot Yellow Eyeshadow

NYX Hot Yellow Eyeshadow

NYX Hot Yellow Eyeshadow ($5.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a pale, pastel-like yellow with a frosted sheen. It has decent color payoff, but it’s not as dense as some other NYX eyeshadows. It also felt powderier and was less true-to-pan in terms of color; it looks much lighter, which could be a result of the higher pearl/frost content. Make Up For Ever #102 is a bit more pastel and has a matte finish. MAC Gorgeous Gold is a little yellower and has more iridescence.

While the texture was undeniably soft, it had a definite powdery feel that wasn’t easy to mitigate, even knowing that NYX’s eyeshadows are softer (compared to say MAC eyeshadows, which tend to be harder–not necessarily a bad thing!), so there was some fall out.  The color payoff could have been better, too, because it had an underlying sheerness and the softness of the shade, while providing for a smooth look, made it just as easy to blend out the color so it looked almost faded.  Without a base, this shade lasts four to five hours and then begins to look noticeably faded.  With a base, I had better results, though after nine hours, it did seem a bit faded.

Hot Yellow

PPermanent. $4.50.
C+
C+
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
3.5
Application
77%
Total
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NYX Hot Yellow Eyeshadow
NYX Hot Yellow Eyeshadow

NYX Hot Yellow Eyeshadow
NYX Hot Yellow Eyeshadow

NYX Hot Yellow Eyeshadow
NYX Hot Yellow Eyeshadow

NYX Hot Yellow Eyeshadow
NYX Hot Yellow Eyeshadow

NYX Hot Yellow Eyeshadow
NYX Hot Yellow Eyeshadow

Eyeshadow
NYX
$4.50/0.088 oz.

84%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

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).

Learn more about her review process here.

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I totally agree, I purchased this color from a Hautelook sale once and ended up throwing it away. The color was not what it appeared to be on my NC50 skintone. Shame too because the color is so nice in the pan.

Holy beans! Where did the color go? I love bright eyeshadows, but this one makes me sad with the lackluster payoff. Gonna have to pass. Thank you for saving me $5!!

Bummer. With a pigmentation that sheer, I can’t even tell what was the intended finish… metallic, maybe? I’m not into yellows, but Inglot’s 403, a very pigmented yellow gold, looks like an exact dupe of Hot Yellow on me because I use very lightly as a highlighter. That and Sunny spot by MAC are my only yellows. Anyways, between Inglot, MAC, MUFE and so many others, I’m sure we’re not on a yellow shortage!

Hey Christine, I really appreciate you reviewing NYX products. They seem to get a lot of mixed reviews and it’s nice to get a professional opinion on them.

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