Saturday, July 24, 2010

Review: NYX Runway Palette in Champagne and Caviar

Because we are still salivating for Urban Decay's Naked Palette (Fish Fish has done an excellent review of this one!), we have decided to do a review of a more affordable set of neutral eyeshadows:

NYX The Runway Collection 10 Color Eyeshadow
in Champagne and Caviar
Net WT. 0.49oz (14g)

NYX's best-selling shadows in one sleek case for design, storage, and mobility. This product offers colors, high pigmentation, and lasting wear.

$9.75 at NYX Cosmetics
$9.29 at MakeupGeek
Bought online at PhP 470 from CareFreeShopper

Dawn's Take: A bit boring for a palette, but it is very useful. It goes well with everything! If you don't know what makeup to wear, this is the palette to use. I agree that the shadows are great for lid wash, and the other shades for the crease... but I don't like that fact that I need to pile on the eyeshadows to make my eyes pop (most are sheer). I still prefer my colorful pigmented shadows over this.

Tracy's Take: This is my go-to neutral palette. I agree that most of the shadows are sheer and some are even chalky, but I have no problems with that. Why? Because when I am in the mood for everyday makeup, I don't want a pigmented shimmerbomb on my eyelids! This one does the job, since I can slap the product on, mess it up, and still manage to look respectable. Perfect for lazy days when I just want a taupe wash. And wow, this holds a lot of taupe-y brown which I love.

If you want to read or see more swatches of this product, check out these other blogs:

We'll be doing two looks using the same palette, 
so watch out for that!

Dawn and Trace


  1. Glad to see a review on this. Have been wondering about it since I saw it couple weeks ago on Oh, the colors actually look nice, but seem to have more lighter shades? Ulta is selling it for US$6.99 now. Hmmm... I think I will get one to try for popping my Nyx cherry. :P Waiting for your eyes look from this palette! I can imagine myself use color 1, 7, 8 and 10 a lot.

  2. i love neutrals! di pala gaanong pigmented ang NYX e/s noh? but the colors are really pretty!

  3. Fish Fish - yes, most of the colors are light/medium shades! But I guess that's what makes it so foolproof to use :)

    Khymm - not too pigmented nga. i think the other bloggers swatched heavily, that's why you can see the colors on their skin properly. i love the colors on this one :) cool browns!


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  5. oooh, I think I want this palette too. Im a fan of neutrals kasi eh. :)

  6. Josh - Will take a look :)
    Sep - Do get one!! It's affordable, too. Great for travelling - if it breaks, it won't hurt too much (I can just imagine trotting with MAC/UD and then it breaks... ouch!)