An NYX product that was love at first swatch for me was the Lingerie Eye Tint. I am a huge fan of cream and gel shadows, the Maybelline Color Tattoos in particular being favourites of mine. I’ve been busy
converting to cruelty free so managed to talk myself in to picking up my favourite shades. PS thank you so much to penpal Sweet Strawberries for the darling bracelet, I know I owe about a billion letters haha!
I was immediately drawn to these shades, despite only ever swatching Morning Sky, a mermaid turquoise-blue. These two are so magical, jewel-like, intensely pigmented with a shimmery finish. They are smudge proof without being drying: I am seriously in love with the formula! My only qualm is the staying power; they don’t last quite as long as other shadows, but this is easily managed with setting spray (this is all excepting Morning Sky, which lasts an absurd amount of time, without feeling drying at all!)
Each product has a doe foot applicator, just like the famous NYX liquid lipsticks and unusual for an eye shadow. I find the quirky design brilliant in order to exert better control for precise application around the delicate eye area. Definitely beats using the fingers! They’re really easy to use when you’re on the go and don’t have your palettes or brushes with you, or when you don’t have much time to do your makeup.
White Lace Romance is pure ice queen eye pigment. I swear, the name didn’t sway me!
Although it does sound utterly magical Often, the palest eye palette shades can show up chalky and they are less likely to stay put so I have a feeling this shade will become an essential for me and I’ll get a lot of use out of it. Such beautiful pigmentation and slightly sheer with shimmer, it’s perfect for creating ethereal eye looks.
Sweet Cloud is the dreamiest, metallic, burnt rose gold shade. It’s gorgeous! It’s intensely pigmented, which I love, and beautifully opaque when swatched. I chose a bronze shade to bring out the gold in my eyes and just a tiny amount of this makes them pop! It can be used to compliment so many eye looks.
Here are both swatched, Sweet Cloud on the left and White Lace Romance on the right. I purchased mine from Boots (I just love visiting the NYX counters whenever I am in the city!) at only £6 a pop but you can also find them on Feel Uniquehere. They are so affordable for what they are, such great quality!
Will I be picking up Morning Sky? Yes yes, I really want to collect them all! As soon as I’ve saved up a bit, that is. I’m definitely a cruelty free liquid eyeshadow convert! Do you prefer shadows or gels?