NYX’s Cream Eye Shadows are bursting with intense shimmering pigments in assorted hues. These exceptional shadows come in a variety of shades that have a velvety texture, dries promptly after application and lasts all day. Wearable for every season and occasion.
NYX cream shadows comes in sleek glass tubes with sponge tip applicator. The packaging is like any regular lip gloss. I am not a fan of sponge tip applicator here as it tends to make application slightly uneven & sometimes patchy too. I prefer fingers here with the formula. The see through glass tubes allows for easy identification of the shades.
They have a super light creamy texture which applies conveniently. However, fingers works best here than the sponge tip applicator. They spread out easily but settle down in a moment making it almost impossible to soften the edges or to blend! Even my blending brushes didn’t work here.The best way is to work on with them super quick with your fingers where there is every possible chance that the finish might look *slightly* uneven. They give you a wet feel on lids post application which vanishes in a jiffy once they settle down. I am not a big fan of the finish either. The two shades I got have fine micro shimmers giving a slight sheen but as I have got extremely dry lids, tend to peek into those fine lines making my lids look very aged. However, use of an anti-ageing primer takes care of the issue to the most; still I won’t recommend these to matured lids. And my disappointments don’t end here… though I never faced creasing or fading with these but flake badly in couple of hours after application. I have tried to make them work by layering power shadows but they just flake looking very untidy. The only good thing to point out here is the pigmentation which is rich & gives true colour with a single swipe. I didn’t get to test the longevity with these due to flaking issues.
Overall, these cream shadows just didn’t work for my dry lids & I would suggest staying away from these if you have matured lids or too many fine lines in the lid area. They might flare better on normal-oily skin. I am a huuugeee fan of their Jumbo Eye Pencils but these cream shadows just didn’t worked for me sadly.
Chocolate is a deep chocolate brown shade. Nothing alluring about the shade, just a new addition into my browns.
Chestnut is a deep burgundy shade. I don’t have much like this shade in my collection so picked up.
Both shades make nice lid colors for me. Both have fine silver micro shimmers which give slight sheen to the finish.
NYX CREAM SHADOW CHOCOLATE
NYX CREAM SHADOW CHESTNUT
- Easy to locate transparent packaging.
- Light weight creamy texture.
- Rich pigmentation.
- Wide array of shade range.
- The sponge tip applicator doesn’t give an even application.
- Formula dries instantly leaving no room to work on with.
- Flakes badly in couple of hours.
- Without a primer, formula tends to peek into fine lines of lids making them look untidy & aged.
These cream shadows just didn’t work for my dry lids & I would suggest staying away from these if you have matured lids or too many fine lines in the lid area. They peek into fine lines of the lids, flake badly & are not the easier ones to work on with.