This is the first of a two-part review of some brand new shades from NYX. If you're not familiar with the Runway Collection 10 Color Eyeshadow Palettes, click here to see all of them. I received Haute Model and Velvet Rope for review, and today I'm going to show you Haute Model:
NYX Haute Model Palette
My camera washed out the pink shade in the above pics, so please note that it's a nice cotton-candy pink in real life. As for the other colors, they're all gorgeous jewel-toned shades that are much deeper and richer in real life. As you can see, some of them have more shimmer than others, and some contain colored sparkle, while others contain silver sparkle. Some of these shades are more intense than others, and some are a bit softer, while others are more firm in texture. In other words, you get an assortment of different textures, colors and pigmentations in this palette, that's for sure!
I recently purchased a new lamp that seems to give a much truer light to my photos (as well as expose every little flaw on my face!), so I took some photos of a look I did using four of the shades in the Haute Model palette:
I included these last two pics because 1) I happened to be wearing the NYX Sheer Gloss in Luscious that I recently reviewed for weheartthis (love this shade!) and also because I think the color combo on my eyes worked really well with my hair color. It's been raining nonstop for three days now in Southern California so my hair is all frizzed out, but you get the idea.
For the above eye look, I used the bronzey-brown shade on my lids, both of the greens in my crease, and the pink on my brow bone. I LOVE this look, and I cannot wait to wear it the next time I have something special planned in the evening. Oh! I almost forgot: the deep, dark emerald green (first row, second-to-last color) is SUPER pigmented. I used it in my crease, and I also used it wet to line my eyes in the above pics and MAMA MIA! The color pay-off is insane with this color. Seriously, a little dab'll do ya!
Final verdict: I think this is a fun palette that offers a variety of different shades, textures and pigmentations all under one "roof". For under $10, I think it's a steal, especially if you tend to gravitate toward jewel-toned shades. I did experience some fallout with the more sparkly shades, so I do want you to be aware of that. But other than that, I think the color payoff, blendability, staying power and vibrancy would make this a worthy palette in your stash if you are drawn to the colors. PS: If you've got hazel eyes like mine, then I think you might really love this one.
Please check back soon for my review of Velvet Rope!
In the meantime, do you own anything from the Runway Collection? Are you thinking about getting anything? I'd love to hear from you!
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