Tuesday, May 15, 2012

NYC Individual Eyes Smokey Browns Eye Palette Review and Tutorial

Who doesn't love smokey eyes? 

And who doesn't love an eye palette that compacts all the essential smokey colors into one practical package?

Smokey palettes are everywhere, and becoming a most preferred way to achieve smokey eyes.

I picked up NYC Individual Eyes Smokey Browns with high hopes. Its colors looked so pretty and promising in the store. But how did I really like it?


Here's a way to find out:


 

NYC Individual Eyes Smokey Browns Eye Palette Review

Quality

  • As a drug store brand, selling for only $4.99 per palette, the quality was not too bad.
  • Staying power lasted a few hours. 
  • Powder didn't run, get loose or smudge.
  • Primer worked well to keep shadows on.

 

Usability

  • Shadow applied easily.
  • Adding primer to the compact was genius. 
  • Sponge wasn't too much help though.

 

Pigmentation

  • At first glance, some of the colors were questionable. The ones for "All Over Lid" and "Crease" appeared too dark.
  • However, after application, they appeared much more becoming.
  • All colors blended well together. They created a truly pretty smokey.
Love the labeling.

Each color look great on the skin. Definitely worked for brown eyes.


Packaging

  • Small enough to carry with, but big enough to provide good usability.
  • I especially liked the labeling for each compartment.
  • I also liked how it defined which part to apply each color. Made application simpler.
  • Again, adding primer was genius. 
  • And although I don't know what illuminator is for, it's a nice bonus to have.

Convenient packaging was excellent for use.
Great idea adding primer and illuminator.

Likes

  • Primer.
  • Convenient and compact packaging.
  • Easy to use.
  • Blend-able and pretty colors.

 

Dislikes

  • It would be nice to have a lighter "All Over Lid" color. That way, I can use it for day time.

 

Overall Rating

  • 4.75/5

 

Repurchase?

Possibly. 
I'd like to give a definite yes. However, the market is flooded with smokey palettes, and I am just not the type to settle down. Sorry!


NYC Individual Eyes Smokey Browns Eye Palette Tutorial

  

Step 1: Apply primer

Just dab primer on with your finger tips.

 

Step 2: Apply "All Over Lid" color



** NOTE: For Asians, "All Over Lid" means "Don't go over your crease."

 

Step 3: Swipe on crease color

Wow. Can't believe I'm using the makeup sponge.

Apply carefully. And blend! You don't want to give yourself a black eye.

 

Step 4: Blend in highlighter

A blending brush is a wonderful tool to apply highlighter with.

If you do it in a circular motion, you'll blend even better

 

Step 5: Add Finishing touches and you are done!


Add mascara and eyeliner. Oh, don't forget to smudge liner for smokey effect.

A little lip gloss completes the look.

 Have you tried NYC Individual Eyes Smokey Browns palette?

What other smokey palettes do you suggest?



54 comments:

  1. Very pretty can't wait to try it out myself! Thanks for the review!

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  2. Ive been eyeing this for sometime now. I think I'm going to give in. Lol thanks for the review.

    Swbeautifullife.blogspot.com

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  3. i'll have to use your tips.. it's great to have a blog like yours to refer to because doing makeup on asian eyes is so different!


    myblissisthisway.blogspot.com

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  4. I love those color and the palette... great on you...

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  5. i like it that it has primer in it, which helps smudging, and the colors are very suitable for Asian skin:))

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  6. Nice that it has a primer in it. The illuminator I would assume goes right under your eyebrow to highlight the brow bone? I'm a palette junkie, and love smashbox and tarte for those quite often.

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  7. Pretty! You have gorgeous eyes! I love that all of the colors are in one container. I have so many loose shadows that take up a ton of room.

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  8. I need to lean how to do my makeup! I am horrible at makeup application. If you are ever in SC please come give me lessons!

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  9. I like the end result, great post btw :)

    www.coffeecreamandthecaffeine.blogspot.com

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  10. Nice tutorial. I haven't tried any of their shadows but it looks nice!

    [oomph.]

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  11. Great palette and I love the make up look you've created! I wish we had this brand in my country

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  12. Hi dear! Nice blog! I'm your new follower, I'll be really happy if you follow me back on Gfc and Bloglovin':) Kisses from Italy, Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  13. This looks like a really good palette for the price, and a really pretty look too :) x

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  14. Beautiful!!! Have a great day!xoxo

    FASHION CAT
    www.myfashioncat.com

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  15. So gorgeous, darling!
    I also recommend the NARS Arabian Nights palette :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  16. this looks and sounds like an awesome palette, it's so cool that there's already primer in the palette! great review!

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  17. The only NYC product I've ever tried is their lipgloss but I should check out their eyeshadows! But I do agree there are lots of smokey eye palettes on the market.

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  18. I love your reviews. They're succinct and to the point, very easy to read.

    Your eyes look lovely!

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  19. I always love products that tell me exactly what I need to do, since I'm a bit of a beauty dummy.

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  20. This is gorgeous! You look like a doll dear! :)

    Hugs!
    Karola
    www.karolasway.blogspot.com

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  21. Great review, I'm always iffy about trying NYC since it's so cheap, but this actually looks really nice.

    xo,
    Em

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  22. Thanks for the review! I've heard about Urban Decay being awesome, but like seeing options at all price points!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  23. great review! your eyes are really pretty, and i love the compact size. :)

    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  24. Fabulous tutorial! Thank you for sharing! I love those colors! xo

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  25. your posts are always so thorough! thanks for sharing. xo

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  26. Adding primer to the pallet is genius! I think I might actually buy this.

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  27. i love this look !it's fab!!!



    xoxo from rome
    K.
    kcomekarolina.com

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  28. Thanks for the review! I haven't tried that shadow before... I'm one of those that doesn't branch out much in the eye makeup department. I have a shadow I wear every day (a shade of MicaBella) and a few shadows that I have for dressing up (also MicaBella) and that's about the extent of it. =)

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  29. It turned out so well!! I wish I could do my makeup well...I'm always nervous to try new things with it..

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  30. Great tutorial! I haven't tried any of the NYC palettes before. The pigmentation looks pretty good in your swatches though. The smokey eye look really suits you! You look very pretty :)

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  31. Smoky eyes is my day-to-day make-up. I use different palettes according to time, season or occasion. My favourite palettes are gold&brown and pink&burgundy. On the summer time I always love to use green palette.

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  32. I think you did a great job- the colors don't look very appealing in the box, but your eyes are smokey without looking too dark. Illuminator is like a highlighter, I believe. One adds it on the high brow near the eyebrow.

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  33. I have one and I didn't care much for the quality. You look nice BTW

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  34. Love this tutorial!! I so needed one for smokey eyes! You have beautiful blog! Want to follow each other? Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  35. Amazing review, thank you! I've always wanted to try NYC products, and it looks like it's a great buy for the money! I highly suggest Maybelline Eye Studio pallets- they're really nice and pigmented.
    Good luck!

    skinnymoonstick.blogspot.com

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  36. I like the versatile colors :) The illuminator for this palette is likely made for your brow bone :)

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  37. Very pretty! I love the complete look!

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  38. What a good smoky eye!!

    xoxo,
    Paris

    glitteratiandglamour.blogspot.com

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  39. wow gorgeous makeup
    Good post dear

    check my recent post and comment
    http://glamorousgirlblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/blytheye-green-cosmetic-lens-by.html

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  40. Pretty look! The colours and application really accentuate your eyes. Who doesn't love a smokey eye? :)

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  41. your makeup looks gorgeous! i love all those colors

    x Jordan
    - Boho Vanity -

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  42. These colors look so pretty on you!! Love :)

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  43. Very pretty!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  44. You look fabulous babe! Wow the palette is definitely worth its price! Hey thank you so much for all the sweet comments on my outfit and makeup post!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  45. you make it look to simple !!! you look great missed your blog hope your doing well big hugs

    xoxo
    curves

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  46. ohh great tutorial! the sexy smokey eyes look super sexy on you!

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  47. Sexy look. Your skin looks amazing. Great tutorial and review as always!!!

    xo!
    lhey ♥

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  48. Thanks for the review I might think twice before I try this ! I prefer the wet n Wild trios more ! Following ^^
    cherryberrypoon.blogspot.ca

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