Friday, November 9, 2012

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact

Excitement ONCE AGAIN! Yay! I got to try out one of my MOST FAVORITE things in the world..MAKEUP! Yes! I was so happy when I saw this little treat in my VoxBox I could've turned cartwheels..well my heart did anyway! lol

I really think the whole concept of having everything there with you to do your eyes is really cool. Maybe they should've added a mini eyeliner to the mix as well or at least an angle-tip brush on the end of the applicator already provided. I've learned to draw eyeliner with a dark shadow so the dark crease color would've probably been good for that.

 *Top row of pix w/ flash. Bottom row of pix w/o flash. Only photo editing is lightening the bottom pix. The pix have not been airbrushed.*

I hate to say as much as I was excited to try this product out, it was quite a disappointment to me. Not only were the shadows very chalky and powdery, they had quite a bit of fallout. The darkest crease color seemed to be the LEAST pigmented. In addition to that, the primer and illuminator were greasy and very streaky. I didn't like that at all. After I applied the shadows on top of the base, they only held in certain spots. I noticed looking in the mirror and after taking pictures that the payoff wasn't so great. I had to literally pile the shadows with my brushes on for them to work. But I made the product work to my best ability. I also had some issues with creasing badly, but the product did seem to last a little longer than I expected.

 *Product swatched. Had to layer the darker color for it to show. With flash. Without flash*

Maybe a stickier base would've held the shadows in place alot better. I've tried shadow sticks before during other makeup applications and they've been a great help. So I will HAVE to try it for the next makeup application using this palette. (Camera is down at the moment..won't be able to show a pic update. Maybe I'll do a vid update soon.)

Alright! I feel like I've covered everything. If you have any questions about the product please let me know. Thank you! :)

Here are the DEETS:

Straight from the city that never sleeps, NYC New York Color offers products with uptown style at down-to-earth prices, from $.99 - $4.99. The energy, style, and color of New York City shines through the wide range of shades, textures and innovative products. NYC always delivers the most on-trend products & shades hot off the runway! 

NYC INDIVIDUAL EYES in DARK SHADOWS: $4.99 at chain drugstores nationwide

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 ***I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster***

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