NYX is a cult favourite among drugstore brands not withstanding the fact that many of us rave about it . I am reviewing one of their single eye shadows, named “Black Sparkle”. I ordered it from cherry culture along with two of their round lip glosses.
The color is grey-ish black with fine silver sparkles which are finely embedded. The sparkles are so fine that even though they glitter, they are not chunky or OTT. This is ideal for a night out or parties at night especially with western wear. Its better avoided during the day. Its high on pigmentation and can be built up in intensity. The texture is soft but not buttery and blends easily without much effort. It would be the icing on the cake for doing smoky eyes which ooze drama and oomph!! One option is to wear it is as a lid color on top of a black base, could be worn by itself as well.
The lasting power of this eye shadow is about 5 to 6 hours on primed eyes, after that it gradually fades away leaving behind some sparkles around your eye area. Yes, it does have some fall out, mainly of the silver sparkles. So, I advise to do the eye make up before preparing the face. Without priming, this color lasts for only about 2 hours on my oily lids, so priming is a must for me. I advice you to prime the eyes before applying this, it ensures a better application and lasting. If your lids are dry, it might last longer.
Price: $ 3.99 On Cherry culture
Summary: Its a good product, one of the best among drugstore brands, definitely worth for the price and quality. If you are a night owl who hits the dance floor quite often, you could give it a try :). It high on glam note and does make for an ideal party wear. The con according to me is its fall outs, the eye area ends up shiny after about 5- 6 hours of wear.
Product score: 4/5