NYX Love in Rio Eyeshadow Trio in Segredos de Giselle
(retail: $5.99, 0.105 oz)
I absolutely love the little "bow" on the newer NYX palettes...
As you can see, all three shades in this trio are shimmers (but not frosts). Here's what they look like on the back of my hand (no primer):
Hello, my little work-appropriate eye!
- I applied the light beige shade all over my lid and up into the crease.
- Then, I applied the pink shade under my browbone and the inside corner of my eye.
- Lastly, I applied the brown shade in my outer "v" and under my lower lashline.
What you need to know about this trio: The texture of these shadows is very nice and buttery, but a little of the soft side. I always seem to have better luck with the texture and pigmentation of the shadows in NYX palettes (vs. their single eyeshadows) and this trio is no exception. These shadows go on very easily, even without primer. I can get about 4-5 hours of wear before some noticeable fading when I don't wear primer but, if I apply primer first, these shadows last me all day and in to the night. All three colors blend very easily, and there's only a bit of fallout with the two lighter shades (nothing crazy though). The beige shade in this trio reminds me very much of Stila Wheat. It's one of those versatile shades that you can use as a base, highlighter or to soften up darker colors. It's probably the shade that you'll get the most mileage from if you purchase this trio. The brown shade is nice as well, especially if you like warmer browns. It works nicely as a crease color for daytime, and also as an all-over wash from lid to crease. The light pink shade is the color I find myself reaching for the least, but that's only because I don't normally wear pinks near my eyes. It does work well for me as a brow-bone shade though (as you can see above).
FINAL VERDICT: If you're looking for a workhorse trio that you can throw in your bag and use with lots of your other shadows, this might be one to consider. Even without primer, I find the pigmentation of these shadows to be impressive, as well as the staying power. This is one of those trios that's not terribly exciting or glamorous, but it's one that you might find yourself reaching for the most on a day-to-day basis. The only word of caution I have for you is to not press too hard with your brush, applicator, etc. because these shadows are a bit soft (not ridiculously soft though, but it's still easy to make a mess if you tend to be heavy-handed).
Do you own any of the NYX Love in Rio eyeshadow trios? I'd love to hear from you!
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