Thursday, February 18, 2010

NYX Champagne and Caviar Palette: More Neutral Goodness!

Hello there, beautiful!

It seems like Christmas has not come to an end to me as I have not come any closer to review things I got for Christmas. This review is way overdue but it is better late than never, right? My secret Santa was so generous to include a palette that I wanted for so long: NYX Champagne and Caviar! To be honest, she was the one who started it by posting a gorgeous FOTD on her blog using this palette. It made me salivated up and down the blog since then :)

So, what's so wonderful about Champagne and Caviar? First of all, the palette looks very sleek and reminds me a lot of Bobbi Brown palettes.

It's a sleek plastic palette that looks so professional
On top of that, you get 10 eye shadows for $8-9

Once opened, it looks like this
This palette contains 10 skin-flattering neutral colors for all the neutral lovers out there!

A close-up at the colors
They remind me of the MAC holiday smokey eyes palette :) but of course, Champagne and Caviar is a lot cheaper and has more colors!

The swatch, for those who want to see how the colors look

As usual, NYX eye shadows are pigmented and finely milled. The colors in this palette are very soft and silky. The texture is a lot softer than the regular single eye shadows NYX produces. However, I find the pigmentation is not as intense as the regular ones but I guess it is not such a big problem because I blend them together a lot. This palette is very useful: I did smokey eyes, demure sheer looks, brown looks, and one color wash looks with ease. For those who are seeking for a neutral palette that can do many things, Champagne and Caviar is perfect for you. The size of this palette is probably about the size of your check book and you can stash it in your bag with ease. I think Champagne and Caviar palette is fool-proof since whatever way you do your eye makeup, you can't do wrong with neutrals.

If you calculate the cost per eyeshadow, it's around 80-90 cents and the size is very reasonable. Each eyeshadow is a lot bigger than those came in 2009 MAC holiday eyeshadow kit (and they're cheaper, too! Sorry, i mentioned that already!)

Where can you get it? At Cherry Culture and other online makeup boutiques. If you're lucky enough, you may find NYX at your local drugstore, too.

Thank you, Secret Santa for fulfilling my wishes. I hear this palette so hard it hurts :)

How about you, my beautiful readers/ Have you tried Champagne and Caviar, the palette? What do you think?


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  1. That's a lovely neutral palette. It's too bad the shades aren't as pigmented as the regular shadows though.

  2. Hi Gio,

    It is a very lovely palette and as a neutral palette, I guess the pigmentation is fine for blending. The colors are very soft!

  3. i have this!!i dont own many palettes so i cant compare!hehe

  4. Hi Vanilla,

    Do you like this palette? I think it's nifty for everyday use as well as when you're on the road.

  5. I have this and love it! All these palettes are so smooth and such a good deal! Im glad you got it!!! xoxo!

  6. I feel so stupid... lol~ The whole time I'm thinking it's two palettes, ones called Champagne and the other is Caviar. :X Instead it's one palette with both names... lol~ It's a pretty palette!

  7. It does look like a Bobbi Brown palette! Looks really work-appropriate. I'll be thinking of getting it when I start work soon, it's so affordable too! Thanks for the review (:

  8. Hi Sara,

    Yes, the colors are so smooth! They feel very silky! I am very lucky to receive this palette, I wanted it for a while :)

  9. Hi Alyssa,

    I wish there were 2 palettes (so I can get more) but it's only one. Champagne and Caviar is a very lovely palette. I am sure you will like it!

  10. Hi Leeyona,

    Yes, it does! And it's a whole lot cheaper but still very appropriate for work (and play, if you're into smokey eyes.)

  11. I never tried any NYX eyeshadows and I've been looking at these palettes a lot, I might order one! Thanks for the review!
    I'm loving your blog, if you had time would you please check mine out? thanks :)

  12. Hi Andreia,

    I think I already followed your blog :) NYX eye shadows are great, and they are also very affordable. When Cherry Culture has a sale, make sure you stock up :)

  13. I've never tried this. This sure is a neutral lover's palette made in heaven! I love neutrals. Like you said, you can't do wrong with neutrals. :)

  14. Hi Witoxity,

    It is very nice, I love this palette so much. You should give it a try since it's not so expensive.


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