NYX is one of those brands that you used to hear so many people raving about. I remember when I first got into makeup, NYX was one of THE brands bloggers and Youtubers raved about. If it wasn’t about their classic round lipsticks, it was about the individual eyeshadow in Rootbeer or that blush in the shade Taupe. Then the brand disappeared from the scene for a bit, only to come back stronger as ever. Time to review one of their eyeshadow palettes.
NYX Perfect Filter Olive You eyeshadow palette
One thing that you will hear many people complain about when it comes to NYX is how they have upped their prices. They sure have become more expensive over the years, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. If that means the quality of the products is also better, then I don’t really mind. Additionally, you should know that if you purchase NYX from anywhere but the US, you will always pay more due to currency conversions. This palette retails for €17.95 from the official NYX brand store.
This palette comes in quite simple packaging. It is just a plastic case that doesn’t feel overly sturdy, but isn’t too flimsy either. We’ve seen more drugstore palettes come in this type of packaging and I am not a fan, nor am I opposed to it. There is no brush, no mirror, but the lid is clear which means it is easy to find if you have multiple palettes like I do.
Can you take a guess why I bought this palette? Because of the color scheme. I love these kinds of earthy tones. What I loved most about this palette is the amount of khaki greens this has. It truly lives up to its name. And it is giving me Subculture vibes to boot. I love a good murky green/ brown/ navy/ burgundy for creating eyelooks and I thought this looked unique enough. The only thing missing: a true matte brow bone highlight. Everything is this palette is a touch too dark for me to do that.
What these swatches show is that there are some mattes, but most of these shadows have some sort of sheen to them. Even the ones that looks a bit more matte in the palette. There are only 3 mattes, everything else has a shimmer. So that has to be your cup of tea. The formula isn’t too dry, but it isn’t the smoothest texture that I have ever felt. You can clearly see that in the swatches of the mattes, those all sheer out quite a bit towards the end. However, these still blend well and work well together and do not face throughout the day.
Look 1: All the greens
You knew I had to go into those greens right? There are no names to the shades in this palette which is why I cannot tell you exactly anymore what I did here, but trust me when I say that I used all the greens in this palette and some of the matte neutrals to build up and define the look. In short, quick and easy, but still a very pretty look. I love how khaki greens look on me.
Look 2: Navy, burgundy & gold
For this second look, I went in with the gold. I used the burgundy in the crease, but that as you can see is not too intense. It makes the shade workable, but I would have preferred it to be a bit more intense. As I usually do with blues, I put the navy on the lower lash line for an instant pop of color.
Look 3: More green
And look number 3 features more greens, because well, that is why I bought this palette. So is this a versatile palette? Not in any way shape or form, but it is pretty and if you love greens than this may be something you are interesting in. It is for sure one of the more interested color schemes in a drugstore palette that I have seen in a long time.
I really like the NYX Perfect Filter Olive You eyeshadow palette, but mostly for its color selection. The palette is a bit limiting and not all of the matte perform intensely on the eye. This makes the palette less versatile than I’d want. However, if you’re into your khaki/ olive green eyeshadow then this may be a good palette to try out.
Do you wear green eyeshadow?