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Nyx CosmeticsThe Sex Bomb Femme Fatale Shadow Palette
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The Sex Bomb Femme Fatale Shadow Palette

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Nyx CosmeticsThe Sex Bomb Femme Fatale Shadow Palette
 
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4.0

Great for experimenting

By Not The Gullible Consumer

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Trendy Style

Pros

  • Applies Smoothly
  • Blends Easily
  • Convenient
  • Crease Resistant
  • Cute Functional Packaging
  • Great color combo
  • Long Lasting
  • Portable
  • Versatle

Cons

  • Brush May Not Work
  • Difficult To Apply
  • May Not Show Up On Skin
  • Need Sponge Applicator
  • Shade Quality Varies
  • Smudges or Flakes
  • Some Fall Out

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Going Out
  • Natural Effect
  • Smokey Effect
  • Work

Comments about Nyx Cosmetics The Sex Bomb Femme Fatale Shadow Palette:

If you want dramatic/very pigmented eyes, the including sponge-tip applicator is necessary. Wetting the brushes with water or oil or silicone does not enhance color. Maybe glycerin or eyeliner sealer will help. The eye-shadows hold up well to oily eyelids or rain. A good primer/base(like Nyx HD under milk or the white shadow stick) helps immensely with fall out and pigmentation. None of the shades were unable to blend or gritty in texture. They were all very soft to the point that if you dig your brush too much you'll get fall out, but they're not powdery. Some were creamier, and more pigmented, than others.
(1st from left)Red: beautiful, neutral(no orange or blue undertones; but pink if sheered out) matte red color. The pan does detect some shimmer, but that is read as mostly matte on eye. It does not have the strongest pigmentation but can be built up or sheered out easily. This is great for people experimenting with red as they decide what pigmentation suits them. Pigmentation increases with included applicator. Trying to pack on color with brush increases fall out, but you can reach full pigmentation with brush. It's a pretty soft texture and blends beautifully. It's not very creamy, though. It contrasts nicely with blue or green eyes and enhances red in any other color eyes. Also, it sucks out sallowness/yellowness. It does emphasize redness, though, so be sure to conceal any redness first around eyes. If you find it makes your eyes look blood-shot(and you weren't going for that), try adding some blue-toned eyeliner. This works pretty good as a geisha red. It's the second best, and fifth worst, color in the palette. This shade is still an excellent shade.
(2)Graphite color: looks like the color you would get from pressing hard with a pencil, so pretty dark graphite, maybe going into B level as opposed to HB. It contains a lot sparkle and shimmer and can lead to a lot of fall out without applicator. It is moderately pigmented but applicator gives true-to-pan pay-off. You can brush it on so long as you don't build too much(if so you can have fall out)You can build to full pigmentation with brush though. The color is pretty hard,a bit chalky, and can apply streaky/patchy. This is remedied by the applicator of course. It's a good color for glittery smokey eye. This is the 5th best shade and 2nd worst. It's still a pretty good shade overall, though and will probably hold up to usage standard.
(3)Mauve: sparkly sheer mauve color. The sparkle is thick and gets everywhere. The texture is smooth but harder than every other color. Pigmentation is a bit lighter than medium. You can't build color or even apply a good pigmentation of color with a brush. With a brush, the color is just sheered out as the glitter spreads. The sparkles are too chunky to use this as a highlighter, which this would have worked great as otherwise. Full pigmentation can be reached sans chunky glitter with generous use of applicator. It is a nice color, though. Assuming its pigmentation is built, the shade would look nice on a variety of undertones. It's great if you love this kind of sparkle. This is the least best and worst shade in the palette. It's not good at all but may be worth it for the color, which accents the red nicely.
(4)Beige: this is a light, slightly yellow-toned matte beige. Some shimmer is detected but only read as a sheen when built up fully on eyelids, but not enough to emphasize wrinkles. The pigmentation is moderate but not yet full, but can be built to full with brush or applicator. Fall out is possible. This shade is great for cancelling out redness in eye or for using in conjunction with red to tone down intensity. It's a great staple shade. This is the third best and fourth worst. It is still a very good shadow.
(5)Taupe: neutral light matte taupe, may read as gray on very carotene-rich skin tones. It has slight shimmer seen in pan but reads mostly matte on skin. The pigmentation is a bit more than medium. It's perfect for shading and contouring the eye on multiple skin tones. It's great staple color. This is the fourth best shade and third worst. It's still a good shade
(6)Black: matte black. It has some shimmer in pan but reads very matte on skin. But Man... dat black tho. The whole palette is worth it for the black. It's very rich, black and creamy. The shade is very soft and can be built up to full intensity very easily. It can be used as a liner or sparingly for shading. Some people may even find it a bit too pigmented. It's not SUPER black though, but still very black. It's a staple shade, of course. This is the best shade and worst least shade.
All shades stick very well to the lid and hold up well on my eyelids which can be super dry or super oily and everything in between. Makeup remover or facial wash cleans off eye-shadow easily, though.
It's a very convenient palette. You can create a multiple of looks with this, even factoring the worst shade out. This palette can be used for natural, everyday use(most notably the black, beige and taupe)and also for smokier, dramatic looks. It's also great for experimenting the red-eye-shadow look if your still new to bold colors. It's also nice and compact and that's what I like most about it. I like the price and the fact I can carry it with me wherever I go easily. I would buy this in conjunction with the adorable palette if you want eye-shadow palettes to bring with you. I wouldn't buy this if you are very experienced in these shades and simply want something at home that you won't have to work with to get dramatic performance or if you strictly use brushes. Brushes demand highest quality eye shadow or product is wasted. Overall, it is a pretty good palette. All except one shade are easy to use and this is a better alternative than carrying 6 singles around. I wouldn't call this a staple palette, though.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Ok palette

By Mariaterzian

from Miami, fl

About Me Classic Style

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      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Natural Effect

      Comments about Nyx Cosmetics The Sex Bomb Femme Fatale Shadow Palette:

      This palette si an ok palette. Pigmentation is not wonderful. The red is nice but nyx has better individual shadows

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium

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