(Giveaway, Review, Before & After Photos) NYX Color Cosmetics

Drugstore cosmetics have come an incredibly long way since decades ago, and now you cannot but marvel at the quality and value of the products you get for a fraction of the price.

Case in point: the new NYX Spring Makeup “Nude on Nude” Palette, which is a long, chic black case filled with jewel-like makeup colors perfect for the eyes and lips. Featuring twenty neutral eye shadows and vibrant lip colors, this portable case is perfect for women on the go because it comes with an in-built mirror. Priced at $25, we think this is a steal.

NYX Spring Nude on Nude Collection 2011

Our model Antonella has done a more dramatic eye with a really pretty pink lip from the palette. Here’s a tip: to create an eyeliner to match your shadow, wet the tip of a skinny angled brush and dab it in the shadow. This will create more opaque, stronger line than applying the eyeshadow dry. That’s what she used to line the upper lid. For the inside of the eye, opt for a pencil liner instead (click on the images below to enlarge).

This natural palette affords you endless combination and possibilities. You COULD potentially use every one of the 20 eye shadows and 10 lip colors. Here I’ve used soft, pale colors on my eyes and brightened my face with a red, glossy lip. The lip colors look much more intense in the container than they do when you put them on, and they have a really nice sheen. If you carry a medium sized clutch or larger bag, you can take them with you to touch up, or transform from natural day look to a dramatic evening look.

This two-tier palette is quite possibly one of the most adorable tiered things out on the market (well, apart from layered cakes, of course). Take a look at the dimensions, which would make portability a non issue:

NYX Two Tier Nude on Nude Palette

We are giving away $100 worth of NYX Color Cosmetics to one lucky winner. Simply leave a comment below and let us know what aspect of a palette excites you the most: portability, variety, color? Winner will be chosen by Thursday, April 14th.

To read more about a skincare line that could get your face really and truly radiant, read here.

– Charu Suri (model: Antonella)

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