Hello Beauty Babes!
I ordered one of the palettes from the new NYX In Your Element collection which features 6 elements (Fire, Earth, Air, Metal, Water, Wind) Each element has its own palette for $30
(which I really think is just hella expensive), and three lipsticks for $9.
I only picked up the Fire palette from the Elements collection, but I did pick up a few products from the website that are either new, or only online right now.
I’ve spent the past few weeks really testing this baby out (as well as the other products) and am gonna give you ALL the tea!
So, let’s get into it. I’m gonna go straight to the palette!
I was very happy with the packaging and size. It’s about the size of my hand, not including the fingertips, and the pan sizes are great. They aren’t super small, so you can swatch with your finger, and get into it with your brush. plus, you get a fair amount of product!
so, lemme be 100% honest with you guys
I love this palette.
I do! specifically, the mattes. They are so amazing! They have the formula of higher end shadows, and in some cases, its actually better! Well, from swatching. I haven’t done a full eye look yet but seriously these are sooooo smooth. they only need one or two layers for full pigmentation.
The red is like a classic firetruck engine red color and it is so stunning and pigmented! I also love the orange shade in the bottom left corner. pretty much all the mattes are fire. the burgundy is rich in pigment, and the warm red toned brown is as well. Yellow is not an easy eyeshadow color to make. I’ve found that some can be less pigmented than the other shadows in the palette, and can also bunch up when swatching. I find that the yellow in this palette does kind of the same thing, but its pigmented and blends well.
The metallics. If you’ve read my post on the My Little Pony palette from PUR then you’ll understand me when I say this:
WHY CAN’T I FIND A PALETTE WITH THE METALLICS I WANT?!?!?!
I want metallics that POP that stand out, that sparkle and reflect. These metallics, just don’t do that. However, they aren’t ALL bad.
The gold in the middle section is probably my least favorite metallic shade. It doesn’t pop, and in my opinion why else would you wear gold if it isn’t showstopping? Same with the yellow toned shade in the top left corner. Honestly I don’t see myself wearing that shade. However, The Copper and Blue/Brown shades in the bottom right corner. I love them! The copper isn’t sparkly, but it is very pigmented and I’ve worn this and loved it! Same with the blue brown shade. It’s pigmented and actually metallic!
So, the big question is…Is it worth the high price point? $30?! When I heard that I was like BIHHHHHHHH but now that I own and use this palette, here’s my two cents…
I think it’s worth it. These shadows are so pigmented, and blendable. Of all the red’s I own, this may be my favorite! Fall out isn’t crazy, and I get a pigmented blended look every time! The only negative would be the two metallic shades that don’t give me the metallized look I want. But still, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another palette. In fact, I’m really hoping to get the Earth palette next!
So, I really do think this is a good buy. If you like warm, fiery looks, this is the palette for you!
So, I picked up some other products from the NYX website. Mainly products I haven’t found at Ulta, that are just online.
I bought the NYX HydraTouch Oil Primer for $13.99.
I haven’t seen this in store and i was also really interested in this because one, I have normal/dry skin and am always up to try anything that will help hydrate skin, and two, because this reminded a lot of the Smashbox Oil Primer!
I was a bit skeptical about putting an oil primer on my face. I was worried it may act badly with the foundation or make me look greasy.
BUT OH MY GOD THIS PRIMER IS AMAZING!!!
It gives me such a dewy fresh flawless makeup look. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten asked what primer/foundation I use whenever I wear this! I do make sure to set my face with powder just so my face makeup will last and won’t look shiny. I do think if you aren’t wearing a full face of foundation you can get away with not setting the whole face.
If you were like me and wanted to try out the smashbox oil primer without paying so much, I would totally buy this primer. Even if you have drier skin, and want a hydrating primer for a dewy finish, check this primer out!
P.S. if you want to see this primer in action, check my IG posts from the past week or so. (there’s a link on my home page) @SageSlays_
Next, I picked up the NYX #ThisIsEverything Lip Oil for $6.00. (why am I so into oils?)
I am always interested in products that moisturize and hydrate and prep lips. So I thought this would be great for that.
This is such a great formula. It’s not too thick and it isn’t sticky, but it’s thick enough to really moisturize the lips. I use this before bed, when I wake up, before makeup to prep my lips for lipstick, AND this is great by itself for a clear gloss lip look. I am totally loving this product.
Lastly, I bought one of the NYX Prismatic Shadows in the shade Dollface for $5.99.
I have a few of the Prismatic Shadows. These are either amazing in terms of color and formula (Like the shades Rose Dust & Gilded, which are faves of mine) or, they just…aren’t as good.
Dollface is a shadow that I don’t yet know how to feel about it. When I first swatched it was dissapointed. It wasn’t super metallized, and there was some fall out from the swatch. However, when I applied this damp, the formula had improved alot and I got really great color. I haven’t worn this on the lid yet, but will update you on this post when I do eventually.
Alright you guys! That’s all for this post!
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I’ll see you guys in my next post!
Stay Fierce, & Stay Fiery!
XOXO, Sage Slays