NYX Single Eye Shadow Black Review, Swatches – The 5 Ways You Can Use It

What black means to me?
Black means the graduating robes (which I could only dream of..in Delhi University we don’t have a convocation ceremony..beat that! the results are posted on the internet and that’s about it),
Black means Rani Mukherjee in the hindi film ‘Black‘ (i was bored to be v.honest),
Black means that blob of colour under Billie Joe
‘s eyes (my brother will kill me for this! the other day he was shouting on rooftops that biliieeeee added him on his private facebook account!),
Black means the scary woman in ‘The Woman in Black‘ (i’m a feminist so I’ll just pretend Men in Black doesn’t exist!),
Black means the scary little furry thing- black cat and
Black means the Nyx single eye shadow in…black, duh!

Nyx Claims: A true matte black eye shadow. Our pressed eye shadows pack a color punch, are easy to blend and last for many hours.

I cannot agree more with the official description. One of the best things about this eye shadow, apart from being black , is its totally matte. Its one of those staple eye shadows which you NEED in your vanity. Now c’mon every girl needs a matte black eye shadow, there are so many ways in which you can use it..will list them below.

The formula is very nice for a drugstore eye shadow. The pigmentation in one swipe is not intense black but after 2-3 swipes it does gets rich black. So you will need to build this up. You can always use this wet for a much more intense black. Blending is very easy with this one. The wear time is about 3+ hours without creasing and fading but with a primer the lasting power is increased upto 6+ hours.

Its often said to be a close (if not exact) dupe of Mac Carbon eye shadow, well I don’t have Carbon so I can’t compare it but its a good alternative if you don’t want to invest in Mac. Also, this is one of the top 10 Nyx eye shadows to try according to makeupgeek .

How I use the Nyx Black Eyeshadow:
~ In the outer corner for smokey effect.
~As a lid base for my less pigmented dark eye shadows.
~On the eye liners to smudge them for a soft look.
~On my kohl to set it and make it smudge proof.
~As an all over lid colour when I have my goth attacks :P

Below are more photos and swatches:

These are 3 swipes you see below
NYX Single Eye Shadow Black Review, Swatches

Price: $5 or Rs.550

So is it for you? Yes if you want a good black eye shadow which is matte, easy to blend and lasts for about 6 hours with a primer without smudging or creasing. The colour pay off in one swipe is not that black but its easily buildable and you get a dark black after 3-4 swipes or when used wet. And anyway you need atleast one black in your kitty for the reasons specified above.

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