Friday, 13 September 2013

NYC eyeshadow palette

Today I'm going to be doing a review on a product I've been loving recently! It's the NYC eyeshadow palette in 'Gothic Harlem' (Love the name; sounds very Batman-ish!)
I got this from Fragrance Direct for 99p! For that price I didn't really know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised! It was a lot smaller than I thought it was going to be, but that didn't bother my too much as there was enough colour there, not taken up by an overload of packaging.
(In advance I'm sorry about the lighting, I don't know what was going on with my camera today!)
 I picked this out because I thought it would be the perfect smoky eye palette, which is exactly what it is! The idea of it is to put the light grey all over you lid to create a base, use the grey for the crease, the black to contour & the white to highlight. I don't use the white to highlight as I didn't see much of a difference using that colour so I used 'Reveal' from my MUA undress me too palette instead, just to highlight the inner corner of my eyes.
From the swatches it doesn't look like the most pigmented palette but they are all very buildable colours and easy to blend. I think the colour pay off for the black is really good though!
There's minimal fallout of this product & it has really good staying power! Also, as well as that it also comes off really easily at night, no need to rub your eyes too hard, it just moves right off but doesn't budge during the day! I haven't noticed it creasing throughout the day either so overall, I am really pleased with this product & will definitely be using it a lot! I'm definitely going to get a few more colours if they are still available on Fragrance Direct which I'm sure they are! So if your interested make sure you take a look! I mean for 99p you can't go wrong!
Such a great product for the price!

Hope you enjoyed this post!




  1. Replies
    1. Oo I've never heard of that, I'll take a look! :)
      Thanks for commenting

  2. Ive not spotted this on Fragrance Direct before, will definitely get one next time I make an order if they're still there! I think the white could have been a bit more pigmented but I think that's the case with most light eyeshadows from the highstreet. Lovely look you've done with it- your eye colour is amazing! x

    1. I think they are still on there, I love that website, it's full of bargains haha!
      Aww, thank you! :)

  3. Gorgeous palette. And such a bargain.

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