Nyx Caribbean Collection 5color Eyeshadow Palette In I Dream Of Barbados

This is a product review for I Dream of Barbados, a 5-color eyeshadow palette from NYX Cosmetics.


Review: Nyx Caribbean Collection 5color Eyeshadow Palette In I Dream Of Barbados

Published 08:32 am

I generally am pretty loyal when it comes to makeup brands.

I have a few favorites that I will always come back to: MAC, Urban Decay, Benefit... I'm wary to try new brands mostly because of my unwavering love of a few good companies.

I have since added a new company to that list of tried-and-true brands: NYX Cosmetics. You can find this company's products in the drugstore aisle of your local Ulta. They have high-end quality makeup for drugstore prices. How can you go wrong? Not to mention they have an astounding selection of colors and products... it can make your head spin.

I'm a big fan of eyeshadow palettes. They offer a variety of colors that go well together, all in a compact little container that you can take with you pretty much anywhere. NYX has had this variety of eye shadow palette out for a good year or more now. It's called the Caribbean Collection, and it offers ten different palettes of five shadows each, all named after an island in the Caribbean.

After careful consideration, I decided to go with I Dream of Barbados. I've never been to Barbados, but I liked that this little palette offers five different eye shadows in cool tones. I didn't think I could go wrong with this mix of purples, pinks, and grays.

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My palette arrived in a little black box. I opened the box to find five round shadows, about the size of MAC eye shadow pans (if you're not familiar, they are about the size of a quarter or 25p coin). The compact itself contains a small, but long, mirror and two double-ended sponge applicators.

My rule of thumb is that sponge applicators are pretty much useless across the board, and as long as you have a few good brushes, you should be good to go no matter what. I threw these away.

The palette itself is gorgeous. As I mentioned before, it has five different eye shadows: a shimmery purple-beige, shimmery black-gray, baby pink, light shimmery gray, and a plummy purple. The texture of these shadows is what many aficionados consider "buttery". That means that they are soft to the touch and go on smooth. (FYI: the opposite of buttery is chalky...)

My only problem with these shadows is that they are often too light. The pink and purple colors in particular don't show up very well on my skin, despite being highly pigmented. I fixed this problem by applying a primer to my eyelids (I use Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, but you can get any sort of primer you wish as there are many different brands available). After I applied primer, these shadows went on with more color.

The shimmery black-gray color is a bit too dark for work, but it does make a great eye liner. Just wet your liner brush, pack on a little color, and line your eye. It's not as harsh as a plain black liner.

You can also do a light smokey look with these colors, too. Use the pink as an all-over, purple on the lid, purple-beige in the crease, light gray in the inner corner, and gray-black in the outer corner and as an eyeliner. Be sure to blend these all with a clean, fluffy brush so you're not left with any harsh lines.

All in all, this palette was a great buy and I would like to try any of the other palettes in the Caribbean Collection range.

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