NYC Individual Eyes Compact Swatches & Review

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I haven’t been wearing eyeshadow much but I was still pretty excited to try out the NYC Individual Eyes compact I received in my Influenster Beauty Blogger vox box. It was smokey just how I like it! The compact contains a mix of frosty smokey shades that looks like they’ll create the perfect smokey look. I’ve never tried any of NYC’s shadows but the compact looked pretty decent. Check it out!


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Included in my IndividualEyes palette were four frosty smokey shadows, a shimmery cream illuminator and a creamy flesh toned eyeshadow primer base. Which I think were really nice additions to a $5 drugstore palette! The color selection is pretty typical for a smokey compact. There’s a soft white highlight, frosty light silver for an all over lid color, and a deeper gray and black shadows for crease colors. I was a little disappointed this compact didn’t include at least one matte shadow for the crease but it’s no big deal. Especially since the shadows all turned out to be pretty pigmented!

 

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Even without the primer these shadows are actually pretty great quality! Not only are they pigmented but they’re actually pretty soft and velvety. I wasn’t really expecting such nice quality from this compact! I didn’t think the shadows could get any better but they actually looked even better over the primer. I was pretty leery about the primer at first but it also turned out to be pretty nice!

 

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The primer was pretty creamy but not too creamy and really made the shadows pop. Of course it didn’t apply a flesh color on me but it still turned out be a pretty neutral base that didn’t alter the color of the shadows at all. The illuminator appeared to be nice also but I didn’t really have much use for it. It’s a little too light for my taste but for lighter ladies I think it would look beautiful.

Overall, I think this is a pretty nice palette and definitely a great value! I only had two minor problems with this compact. First, the shadows did have a bit of fallout because they were so soft but I didn’t have a glitter overload all over my face so it’s nothing too bad. Second, I really do wish they would have included a matte shadow for the crease. It bugs me a bit that so many eyeshadow palettes include a ton of shimmery and frosty shadows without at least one matte shadow for the crease. Bleh! But it’s still an excellent value and I totally recommend! Check out the look I created using it!

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8/10

DISCLAIMER: This product was given to me for testing purposes. However, my obligation is solely to my lovely readers! Everything expressed in this review is my honest opinion. I am not getting paid for this review. Thanks for reading!

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