I received my new mineral eyeshadow palette from Nixie Professional and had an incredible time playing with the pops of colors.
Here’s a photo of the colors in my palette:
As you can see, some of the eyeshadow colors are a bit out of my normal range. There’s (clockwise from upper left) an Olive green with slight shimmer (has a very neutral brown undertone), pearly White (almost matte), bright Pink (very slight shimmer), deep smoky Purple (bit of shimmer, based with brown undertone), day-glo matte Green (this reminds me of the eighties), and a deep Fuchsia with red undertones.
Swatches in natural light:
With summer on the brain and heat in the air, I had watermelon on the brain. These bright colors helped inspire my confidence and experimenting attitude.
I started with the pearl white across my entire lid and up to the brow (to highlight). I then used the lighter bright pink (upper right corner of the palette) on my lid and blended it into the crease.
The darker red/pink (fuchsia) went into the outer V of my eyelid. I blended really well with a medium sized and soft shadow brush.
With a small, slightly stiff shadow brush, I lined my eyes (upper and lower lash line) with the bright green.
Granted, not a look for everyday, but it was fun to walk around the house and neighborhood. I felt daring and confident!
Stay tuned on Friday June 13th for a more subdued “stormy” eye using this same palette.
These shadows have incredible pigmentation and go on so smoothly you barely feel them. No smudging or creasing through an entire day (at 90 degrees).
Nixie Professional Eyeshadows can be purchased online at the Nixie Cosmetics website. Shadows are available in 4 finishes (matte, matte/suede, suede and ultra-suede) and available in a plethora of shades for $15 a piece. A trio of colors will run $28 for a small palette.