NYX Suede Eyeshadow Palette: Review, Pics, Swatches!

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The NYX Suede Palette ($12) was actually a summer release, but I find it PERFECT for fall! I was in Ulta the other day, looking for the Urban Decay Pulp Fiction palette. I found it, decided it was just more of what I already have and then spotted this gem all by it’s lonesome on a bottom shelf so naturally, I had to rescue it and give it a good home!

The NYX Suede palette is a beautiful mix of eight shimmery/pearlescent neutral and  jewel-toned eye shadows that take your summer eye wardrobe right into fall and dare I say, resemble the changing leaves! My only suggestion for NYX would be the inclusion of a matte shadow to balance all the shimmery ones and for blending. Like me, I’m sure most of you have at least one neutral matte eye shadow that will work with this palette so it shouldn’t be a problem.

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The packaging is a bit disappointing as it is fairly flimsy cardboard and I don’t know how well it will hold up while travelling or if you are extremely hard on your makeup bag like I am. On the other hand, this palette is a mere $12 so I wasn’t expecting a 24 carat gold case!

The shades do not have names or numbers so I will try to explain them:

Upper row: 

  • Off  White Pearl
  • Beige Pearl with slight green undertones
  • Gold Pearl
  • Peachy Bronze Pearl

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Bottom row:

  • Olive Pearl with Gold Shimmer
  • Brown Pearl with Gold Shimmer
  • Teal Green Pearl
  • Burgundy Pearl with Shimmer
NYX Suede Palette

NYX Suede Palette

 The texture of these shadows is very nice as much the same consistency as the palettes moniker–“suede.” They have  a creamy, buttery  feel that applies easily to lids, blends nicely and has little to no fallout.  Pigmentation is excellent but you will want the use a good primer underneath or you will definitely notice some fade in color 2/3 thirds of the way through your day. A good primer will keep your shadow from creasing and fading for a longer period of time. I did use the word “shimmery” to describe these eye shadows but rest assured, they are NOT glittery or overdone–any over 40 woman can wear them.

The selection of colors in the NYX Suede Palette is well coordinated allowing multiple combinations and a plethora of looks. Each shade either blends or contrasts with each other making it easy-peasy to create multiple looks even for a beginner. I love the arrangement of pretty fall shades with deep jewel tones for more interest and definition. The palette leans warm but the addition of the jewel tones makes it okay for cooler skin tones also.

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For this look I used the off-white under the brow bone, the gold shade in my lids, olive green in the crease and the teal shade as liner. I used Milani Eye Shadow Primer & CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara –all drugstore products without even trying!

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I also added NYX Butter Gloss ($5) in Angel Food Cake, a nice pale berry shade for Fall or the transition to Fall.

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NYX Angel Food Cake

NYX Angel Food Cake

 

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Available at Ulta and nyxcosmetics.com

Bottom Line: a lovely palette for Fall eye looks at a GREAT price with pretty color rich shades. If you need a Fall eye shadow palette and are on a budget, this makes an ideal Frugal Friday buy, but hurry it’s limited edition!

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Comments

  1. Looks nice, for the price!

  2. OMG I have this and I keep forgetting to use it!!! AHHH. It looks gorgeous on you!

  3. I have this palette, too, and really like it – the texture is unique to me! I love how you did the gold on your lids. looks great!

  4. Love the shadow combo with the gloss! I have this palette but have yet to test it.

  5. Wow! That pigmentation is really nice! I like the range in colors in the palette, lots of possibilities.

  6. Looks nice, for the price!

  7. Beautiful look. And that palette looks awesome. The shades are gorgeous and the pigmentation looks amazing!!

  8. OMG I have this and I keep forgetting to use it!!! AHHH. It looks gorgeous on you!

  9. Love the palette!

  10. I have this palette, too, and really like it – the texture is unique to me! I love how you did the gold on your lids. looks great!

  11. I want to get my hands on this. I think these colors would look great on my mom. I can’t say for sure if I have Angel Food Cake in my butter lippie collection. OH NO. I need to get it lol!

  12. Love the shadow combo with the gloss! I have this palette but have yet to test it.

  13. Wow! That pigmentation is really nice! I like the range in colors in the palette, lots of possibilities.

  14. Beautiful look. And that palette looks awesome. The shades are gorgeous and the pigmentation looks amazing!!

  15. Love the palette!

  16. I almost bought this the other day. Now I think I really need it!

  17. I want to get my hands on this. I think these colors would look great on my mom. I can’t say for sure if I have Angel Food Cake in my butter lippie collection. OH NO. I need to get it lol!

  18. The colors in that palette look amazing together!

  19. I love your look here! I haven’t seen this palette around yet.

  20. I almost bought this the other day. Now I think I really need it!

  21. The colors in that palette look amazing together!

  22. I love your look here! I haven’t seen this palette around yet.

  23. Oooooh, (sobbing), I am so sad I took this out of my Ulta order. Dang it!!! The bottom row is so pretty!!!

  24. Wow, this looks amazing! I need this one.

  25. How did this palette pass me by? Looks fab!

  26. Looks and sounds like a great palette! I love the look you created!

  27. Oooooh, (sobbing), I am so sad I took this out of my Ulta order. Dang it!!! The bottom row is so pretty!!!

  28. Wow, this looks amazing! I need this one.

  29. How did this palette pass me by? Looks fab!

  30. Looks and sounds like a great palette! I love the look you created!

  31. Very pretty palette!

  32. Very pretty palette!

  33. I have not seen this palette but from your swatches they are gorgeous!

  34. I have not seen this palette but from your swatches they are gorgeous!

  35. Your eyes look gorgeous in these pics! I had wanted the Pulp Fiction palette too but now I see the shades are kinda boring.

  36. Your eyes look gorgeous in these pics! I had wanted the Pulp Fiction palette too but now I see the shades are kinda boring.