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NYX Full Throttle Shadow Palette swatches + mini reviews

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 stunner, color riot, bossy, take over control

NYX Full Throttle Shadow Palette. Top row: Stunner, Color Riot. Bottom row: Bossy, Take Over Control.

nyx full throttle shadow palette stunner, color riot, 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?

nyx full throttle shadow palette stunner, color riot, bossy, take over control

Which colour combo is your favourite?

nyx full throttle shadow palette stunner

NYX Full Throttle Shadow Palette in Stunner. Here you get a silvery taupe, matte beige, satin warm brown and a super shimmery intense turquoise.

nyx full throttle shadow palette stunner swatch

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 color riot

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.

nyx full throttle shadow palette color riot swatch

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 color riot swatch

NYX Full Throttle Shadow Palette in Color Riot on my eyes. Blog post about the look here.

nyx full throttle shadow palette bossy

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.

nyx full throttle shadow palette bossy swatch

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 take over control

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.

nyx full throttle shadow take over control swatch

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!

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Watery Grave

Watery Grave from Femme Fatale Cosmetics is a pretty little number, it looks like so many eyeshadows in one! But it is a tad dry and needs a much stickier primer for that red gleam to pop more than it did on me today. Still beautiful though! And it just begged for a steel grey lip.

watery grave

watery grave

watery grave

watery grave

Face:

  • IsaDora Strobing Fluid Highlighter – Warm Glow 
  • Palina Magic CC Cream – Stockholm
  • Lumene Beauty Base Dark Under Eye Concealer
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Femme Fatale Cosmetics Matte Blush – City Ruinous
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor Strobing – Warm Glow

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 5, 12
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Wet n Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer
  • Femme Fatale Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Watery Grave
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Cailyn Star Wave Mattalic Tint – Sirius (12)
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Superfly

The messy glam rock glitter eye is one of my absolute favourite looks to wear. A base of dark shadows with multidimensional chunky glitter packed on top, the messier the better looking. Today I went one step further and added some extra sparkle, I sense that 15 year old me would have been proud to see that I still wear rhinestones like this. *Pats self on back*

superfly

superfly

superfly

superfly

superfly

superfly

Face:

  • IsaDora Strobing Fluid Highlighter – Warm Glow 
  • Palina Magic CC Cream – Stockholm, New York
  • Lumene Beauty Base Dark Under Eye Concealer
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Wet n Wild MegaGlo Contouring Palette – Dulce De Leche
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor Strobing – Warm Glow

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 5, 8, 12
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette – Earl Grey, Almond Truffle
  • KICKS Lasting Liner – Black
  • Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base
  • Lit Cosmetics Glitter – Superfly #3
  • Cheap Ebay rhinestones
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Palina Magic CC Cream – New York
  • IsaDora Strobing Fluid Highlighter – Warm Glow 
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor Strobing – Warm Glow
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Noir Fairy

I’ve had such a strange cold! Out of nowhere my voice just disappeared last week, and now almost a week later I’m getting the classic cold symptoms. My vocal cords just gave up on me! I have planned some videos for you but just haven’t been able to film anything, I’ll be back soon, I promise.

Yesterday I just decided that I felt better, so Jerry and I got dressed up and went out for a bite. Why not wear some lashes? I hadn’t worn falsies in a really long time so I went big. I love matching my bottom lashes to my top ones, so I easily sat 10 minutes packing mascara on the lower lashes. Mmmmm, hairy eyes.

The lip was also an easy choice, I’ve had this beautiful raspberry red Liquid Velvet from Ciaté on my desk for quite a while. It’s such a beautiful formula! It doesn’t dry down to that smudge proof dry-as-death crinkly cat anus finish (I’m SO TIRED of those liquid lipsticks, please just go away!), instead they are more of a whipped mousse that doesn’t dry completely kiss proof. They wear so comfortable, now I want moooarrrr shades!

noir fairy

noir fairy

noir fairy

noir fairy

Face:

  • Palina Magic CC Cream – Stockholm, New York
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Youngblood Lunar Dust – Twilight

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 5, 8
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 3, 4, 9, 12
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  • House Of Lashes False Eyelashes – Noir Fairy

Lips:

  • Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Lipstick – Diva
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Color Riot

Today I’m wearing a combo inspired by my friend Rebecka who works at the NYX counter at Åhléns City here in Gothenburg. She likes to wear the rusty Full Throttle Eyeshadow Palette in Color Riot paired with Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Vintage which is a dusty wine colour, and as I had the palette lying around (pictures, swatches and review of those palettes will be up soon, hopefully tomorrow!) I got the lipstick aswell on her recommendation. They work so well together! Thanks darl.

Have you noticed the serious NYX fling I’m having at the moment? They are my current top pick when it comes to interesting launches and inspiring colour schemes and for being so easily available and affordable, they beat the shit out of most budget brands as the market looks right now in Sweden. So sorry not sorry, you will see a lot of NYX on here for a while! Time to step up your game, budget brands..

color riot

color riot

color riot

color riot

Face:

  • Palina Magic CC Cream – Stockholm
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Youngblood Lunar Dust – Twilight

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 5, 7, 12
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • NYX Full Throttle Eyeshadow Palette – Color Riot
  • INGLOT Kohl Pencil – 06
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick – Vintage
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Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for critical thinking. Beauty blogger from Gothenburg, Sweden.

My name is Viola Holmgren and I've been representing Swedish beauty bloggerism (yes. we're a cult) since 2008. I focus on cruelty free beauty and I love the feeling of finding cool products that have gone under the radar.

Makeup doesn't have rules. The only person who decides what's right or wrong and if you're wearing it or not is you, and that's where my job as a blogger comes in handy. Use my experience as a guide or an inspiration towards finding your own way.

And just to clarify, all reviews and opinions are my own, there is no evil baby demon on my left shoulder who is bribing, forcing or possessing me to write. Reviews are best written in honesty!