NYX recently came out with their version of loose pigments, similar to MAC. They are a more conveniently packaged pigment in comparison to their Ultra Pearl Mania shadows. Those had a stubby little opening that made it nearly impossible to get a brush inside. I'm sure everyone who purchased these immediately de-potted them into little sample jars like I did. However, now the new Chrome shadows are in a normal jar, and their quality is just as fabulous for such an affordable price.
If you hate shimmer, I would recommend you try the single matte shadows from NYX (which are also AMAZING) because these are very shimmery. If you like a little shimmer, or pearly finish, these are perfect for you.
Here is my collection NYX Chrome Shadows, as well as some swatches!
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1st row: Black/white neutrals
2nd: Pale warm colors
3rd: Bright warm colors
4th: Warm earth tones
5th: Pale cool colors
6th: Cool Earth tones
Here are some swatches. Disclaimer: I did prep my skin with a moisturizer and a stripe of NYX jumbo pencil in Milk because my skin is kind of transparent, and swatches never show up very well. I also applied these swatches with a basic elf shadow brush.
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Overall, I'm really pleased with these pigments. I use a jumbo pencil before applying them and they work perfectly. I was a little disappointed in the Violet, Black and Charcoal shades. Violet looks a lot more impressive in the jar than it does on the skin. As for the Black and Charcoal, I feel as if they are both too similar and neither of them are as dark as I'd like. Considering I spent about 131 dollars for 30 pigments that will last for a ridiculously long time, I'm pretty happy. I recently purchased two MAC pigments and with the money I spent on two of them, I could have purchased ten NYX pigments. TEN. I know there is a difference in amount, however, to be completely honest I don't see myself using all of them and having to replace them for at LEAST the next few years. So, I'd say it's a great buy.
Thanks for reading, guys!