Saturday, July 16, 2011

NYX Toffee Shimmer & Dune Eye Shadow Swatches, Comparisons & Review

In an effort to weed through my NYX bag I grabbed up the 2 single eye shadows that were in there - Toffee Shimmer and Dune.

(Toffee Shimmer, Dune)


(Toffee Shimmer, Dune)


(Toffee Shimmer, Dune)


(Toffee Shimmer, Dune)


Toffee Shimmer looks nothing like toffee. It looks surprisingly similar to MAC Fresh Daisy, as it's a white gold shimmer. It looks NOTHING like the swatch on the website.

Dune is one of the most beautiful shadows I've EVER seen. (Of course I'm always going to say that about a greyed taupe!) It actually reminds me of MAC Hocus Pocus. The swatch on the website for Dune is pretty spot on.

Both shades are well pigmented, smooth (they literally feel like your running your fingers through softened butter), and blendable. I'm actually quite pleased with them!

These shades reminded me of their MAC cousins so much I ran off to do a comparison swatch pic:
(NYX Toffee Shimmer, MAC Fresh Daisy, NYX Dune, MAC Hocus Pocus)


(NYX Toffee Shimmer, MAC Fresh Daisy, NYX Dune, MAC Hocus Pocus)


NYX Toffee Shimmer has a bit more yellow to it in comparison to MAC Fresh Daisy. As for NYX Dune, it's obviously quite a bit lighter than MAC Hocus Pocus. Dune actually makes Hocus Pocus look almost BLACK. I actually like the consistency of the NYX shadows in comparison to the MAC shadows. The NYX shadows have a powdery feel, while the MAC feel a bit more harsh.

NYX Single Eye Shadows retail for $5.50 and you can pick them up at nyxcosmetics.com or Ulta.

4 comments:

Nicole said...

I'm not too big on the NYX trios, but the singles are AMAZING. I just love them. These two are really pretty!

Aleksandra said...

I love NYX...I use the trios everyday...I love these colors

the-swatchaholic said...

O.O *big eyes* I need Dune in my life.

rachinald said...

They look lush! Ive always been a fan of NYX jumbo lip pencils as stains, they last foreverr! :) rachinald.blogspot.com

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