The kind folks over at BlueScandal.com contacted me and offered to sponsor a giveaway here at BiBB. They sent me the NYX Wicked Dreams palette to review and they will be giving one out to a lucky winner as well. Before I tell you how to win, however, let’s get into my review.
I am a big fan of NYX cosmetics in general. I’ve already told you how much I love their lip products and I think the Slide-On liners are fantastic. I do not have too much experience with their eyeshadow palettes, though. I have one of their 10-Color Eyeshadow Palettes, but that’s it. So I was excited to try the NYX Wicked Dreams palette.
“Don’t sleep through your Wicked Dreams! Dive into the charm of 24 eye shadows ranging from alluring natural and jewel toned hues. Make your dream a reality and enrich your look with the inspiration of your imagination! Carry your Wicked Dreams with you as you travel through your day and night excursions.”
I think the Wicked Dreams Palette is a really good collection of shades. The natural colors are versatile and can provide a myriad of subtle, everyday looks. The jewel tones are gorgeous and deliver dramatic color for going out. That matte black is insanely pigmented, and the perfect liner shade. Overall, it’s a really good versatile collection of shades, perfect for someone looking for a palette that they can use all the time in a variety of circumstances. It would also make a great starter palette for someone who needs to build up their makeup collection.
With inexpensive palettes like this, you can expect the quality to be pretty hit and miss (hello, e.l.f. palettes). In general, though, I think the NYX Wicked Dreams Palette delivers pretty consistently. The formula is great, and does not need the assistance of a primer (though, of course, it can’t hurt.) They applied evenly, and smoothly over the lid. A couple of the shades are softer than the others, so fall-out varied a little. Just be sure to tap off your brush, and you should have no problems. I had absolutely no issues with creasing over bare lids, and the shadows wore all day with slight fading after the eight or ninth hour. Remember, this is without a primer. When I did use a primer, I had no fading at all. The shadows blended easily together, without getting muddy and they built up easily for more intensity.
The pigmentation of the shadows in the NYX Wicked Dreams Palette is decent. There are some shades that don’t quite have as good a color pay-off as I would like, namely the only purple. To make up for it though, there are a few shades that are knock-your-socks-off pigmented. I’ve already mentioned the matte black (which I totally forgot to swatch), and that teal is a-maz-ing! In general, the shadows are decently pigmented across the board, and they do build up for better color pay-off. For the price point, I’d say that they have good pigmentation. Here are some random swatches that I took.
All of these swatches are done over bare skin with no primer. As you can see, some of those shades have excellent color pay-off, while others are just average. I did not find any real duds in the palette, though, so overall, I’m impressed. If you use a primer, the color pay-off will be more intense and you shouldn’t experience any pigmentation problems.
I am very happy with the NYX Wicked Dreams Palette. I think that it’s a great addition to my collection. Now, onto the Giveaway. Entering is very simple. First off, you MUST be a subscriber. Just click the “Sign me up” button on the right. You will need to provide a valid email address so that I can contact you about your winnings. Second, you must leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite NYX product is and why. This giveaway is open internationally, so my readers abroad should feel free to enter. This giveaway will go through 12/20. The winner will be chosen by a random generator and announced on Friday, 12/21. I’ll email you the details of how to claim your prize. Good Luck!
And thanks to the people at Blue Scandal for sponsoring this giveaway.
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FTC Disclosure: The product in this post was provided to me for free by BlueScandal.com for consideration. This does not guarantee a positive review, and my thoughts on this product are 100% honest. No other compensation was accepted.