Friday, February 26, 2010

NYX Carribean Collection- I Dream of Barbados 5 Color Palette- Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

I love the Barbados palette. I like to use it for a fun purple look. The shades in this palette are super soft, very similar to the MAC Veluxe Pearl shades, and are very pigmented. This is a high quality drugstore eyeshadow palette, which I find are few and far between. The packaging is compact and has a nice mirror in the inside. But as with all the NYX palettes it has that "childish" writing/drawing on the top. Really it doesn't bother me that much, because the product inside is sooo wonderful. If I had to recommend only one palette with great, wearable purple shades at a drugstore price this would totally be it. In this palette you get everything you need. You have a pretty, light silvery/purple, a deep, dark charcoal, a brighter pink shade to make everything pop, a nice mid-tone silvery/grey, and a gorgeous true purple. This true purple shade is my absolute favorite of all the purples I own, even my MAC. So many of the other purples I have are not a true purple. You know, they have variations of pink or blue in them. Which is ok, but sometimes you just want real purple! That's exactly what you get with this one. I love experimenting with this palette. It seems like every-time I wear it I create a different look with it. I know that some of you out there may be a little scared of color, and just not sure what to do with it, or just not sure how to apply it. For this I recommend this tutorial... I absolutely adore this look that JulieG713 does using this palette. She uses this same palette to create a beautiful, sexy, purplish/pink smokey eye, love it! Just in case you are wondering I am in no way affiliated with her, friends with her, or even know her. All I know is the look she created is to die for and I want to share it with you. That's it. Hope you love it!

Here's what mine turned out like. Not bad for a first try. Next time I'll be using Purple NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil. I think it will make the look a little more intense. This really is such a beautiful eye look.


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