Friday, February 25, 2011

NYX Nude on Nude shadow box

Like everyone ( almost) Ihave been dying to get my hands on the Urban Decay NAKED palette, and considering how hard it is to get here in Aussie Land, plus it's crazy price, I decided I needed to try and find a cheaper alternative - Many thanks to the gorgeous Scentsation, who made me obsessed with it ( naughty girl )

Enter NYX to the rescue! I was prowling round the Internet late at night ( always a BAD idea ) and came across NYX's new release of the Nude on Nude Box, Isn't it beeeaaautiful? After trawling eBay with no luck I discovered it on Cherry culture website.  I have never used cherryculture before, but I knew I'd seen pretty good reviews for the site, so off I went and ordered it, just missed out on a 20% off code too :(

Anyway they stock it at the RRP of $25 USD and shipping was approx $12 US, the shipping was a pretty standard time frame from the US to Australia, about 2.5 weeks I believe it took.

I fell in LOVE with the kit before I even managed to rip it out of it's box  :) It comes packaged in a gorgeous chocolate coloured box with the picture on the front, and small images of each colour in the set on the bottom.  Taking the palette out, it is about 15 cms long with square cut out windows showing the top row of shadows with the NYX logo and Nude on Nude written on the chocolate coloured box.

Flipping it open you have a mirror on the inside lid and 2 rows of 10 colours, all in variations of nudes, some typical nudes, some gold nudes and some grey/silver nudes.  There is an excellent variety of matte colours and shimmers with something for just about any nude combo you could dream up.

The shadows themselves are very soft and have great colour payoff, they look awesome on top of a primer and last VERY well. I get about a 12 hr day out of them without creasing or smudging

top row
woops, picture is round the wrong way...

bottom row

And if that isn't enough, you can pop the bottom of the palette out and there is 10 lipsticks in there as well, now I know I had lipsticks in the Bronze Goddess palette, and these are exactly the same, sort of a soft lipstick as opposed to a lip gloss, they have far more colour to them than a standard eyeshadow palette lip gloss addition and are a bit more solid than a palette style gloss, they also show up beautifully on my lips, and the tones in the palette are well chosen to compliment a nude eye look.

Having said all that I totally love this palette, it's a big winner for me..... but I'm still dying to get my hands on that elusive little Urban Decay NAKED palette!

What do you think do I need the NAKED palette so I can do a colour comparison with the Nude on Nude box?


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scentsation1 said...

Yes, you still need the UD Naked palette. Then after you've reviewed, I'll know if I need it, lol. What's another palette, anyway :)

Magda said...

From looking at your pictures I can say there will be a lot of very similar (if not identical) shades in the UD Naked Palette, so you may not need it.

But saying that I love the colors in NYX palette (especially that blue-charcoal shade) and want to get it myself :)

Suzanne said...

I have so much goodwill for Nyx. They haven't dissapointed me yet. An excuse for another Nyx palette? Yay!

RitualEyes said...

:) i'm still loving the nude on nude box, i'd love to get the NAKED palette anyway, just to compare the shades, but NYX never seems to dissapoint. Such a shame that there's not a places to buy it here.

Christy said...

Finally got my gmail going and started following :)

Love the swatches! Awww. Now I want this palette.

You just want us to say you need the Naked Palette so you dont feel guilty buying it right? :P Well if its what you want... you should get it to do comparisons :P

Lavender said...

Wow, this palette looks tempting