I’ve had this post lying around for a long time now but never gotten around to posting it. Clear evidence of a mushy brain! However, here’s a bunch of shadows from the NYX Full Throttle collection! These eyeshadow quads come in eight versions if I’m not mistaken, I have four here to show you. Available for $10 at the NYX website for you americans, here in Sweden you can find it at for example Kicks.se and Åhléns City for 109 SEK.
NYX Full Throttle Shadow Palette. Top row: Stunner, Color Riot. Bottom row: Bossy, Take Over Control.
NYX Full Throttle Shadow Palette come in these sturdy black studded palettes. Very pretty! A bit Kat von D inspired maybe?
Which colour combo is your favourite?
NYX Full Throttle Shadow Palette in Stunner. Here you get a silvery taupe, matte beige, satin warm brown and a super shimmery intense turquoise.
The mattes in this palette are definitely more stiff than the creamy shimmers. They need a little extra to look fully opaque, which in this case is totally fine as most people probably would use the matte shades in this palette as blending colours. A nice palette overall, the colour scheme really catches my eye, probably my favourite of the bunch to look at!
NYX Full Throttle Shadow Palette in Color Riot. Here you get a beige with chunky gold glitter, a matte rosy warm brown, a satin burnt orange and a matte wine red.
The beige in this palette is hor-ri-BLEH. It is soft and blendable but holy shit it spits glitter everywhere except for the eyes where you try to put it. I don’t even touch that shade, but the rest are fine! The mattes aren’t mindblowing but build up beautifully and look fully opaque with an extra coat, no patchiness at all. The orange was a bit tricky, even though it’s a satin it needed some extra work to show up opaque. Still a pretty palette, the colours are perfect from a trend viewpoint!
NYX Full Throttle Shadow Palette in Bossy. Here you get a dark taupe/purple/steel grey shimmer, a glittery pink, a deep shimmery plum and a pale matte pink.
This is the most “meh” palette in my opinion. The star of the show is once again the shimmers, that first shade is just lovely. The matte light pink didn’t want to play, and let’s not even talk about the glittery hot pink.. Why why why do people still make those shadows with a matte-ish base and pack it full of glitter? It never works, the base is never even and the glitter just ends up on your face. Blegh. Turnoff.
NYX Full Throttle Shadow Palette in Take Over Control. Here you get a light warm shimmery pink, a matte mauve, a satin steel grey and a shimmery bronze.
This palette is LIFE! Every single shade is immaculate. Smooth and velvety, adheres beautifully and you barely need to lift a finger to get full opacity. Sell these shades in a 50$ Marc Jacobs casing and I wouldn’t raise an eyebrow! The colour scheme is very sophisticated and easy to use, it’s basic without being “just another neutral palette”. The combo has both shimmery, matte, warm, cool, light and dark shades which makes it possible to create many varied looks with only four shadows. Go get it!