Ulta has just released the new NYX Ultimate Shadow Palettes on their website HERE for $18 each (0.46 oz.). As of the time of this post, NYX face and eye products are BOGO1/2OFF (ends 4/2). Plus, you can use the $3.50 off $10 coupon on top of the sale, which breaks down to $23.50 for two palettes.
These new palettes are not yet on the NYX website as of the time of this post--they are only at Ulta,
The moment I saw these on the Ulta site, I immediately thought of the Viseart Palettes ($80 each, 0.84 each). I'm not saying these are exact dupes--I'm just saying that they look to be inspired by the Viseart palettes. The NYX palettes are $18 for 0.46 oz., so they're roughly half the size of the Viseart palettes. But each NYX palette contains 16 shades, whereas the Viseart palettes contain 12 shades. For perspective, the CoverGirl Tru Naked Palettes are 0.23 oz. each, so these NYX palettes are exactly double the size of those palettes.
Here's a closer look at all four palettes:
NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Smoky & Highlight
(Compare to Viseart Sultry Muse)
NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Cool Neutrals
(Compare to Viseart Paris Nude)
NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Brights
(Compare to Viseart Bright Editorial)
NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals
(Compare to Viseart Neutral Matte)
Again, I'm not saying these are exact dupes of the Viseart palettes--obviously they're not, since the palette above contains shimmers and mattes (it looks most similar to the Viseart Neutral Matte palette, in my opinion, which is an all-matte palette). But if you're looking for shades that give off a similar vibe to the Viseart palettes and you want them all under one "roof", this could be a more affordable way to get that feel. Breaking it down to dollars and cents, the Viseart palettes are about $95.24 per oz., while the NYX palettes are about $39.13 per oz.
I'd love to know what you think of these new NYX offerings.
Thanks again, @mstripledouble, for the hot tip about these!