Monday, April 15, 2013

NYX ‘Ultra Pearl Mania –Loose Powder Shadows’ Review

Hello readers! How was your weekend???
I am really excited to share that I finally got my hands on NYX loose powder shadows. If you want to try MAC’s loose pigments, but are held back because of the price, than try these dupes. NYX loose powder shadows come in a variety of shades, but without the high price tag. They can be purchased from many different places, including NYX store, Rexall (in Canada), and Ulta Beauty (in America). You can also purchase them through online retailers such as Amazon or eBay. These loose shadows come in jars and contain 5ml of product. I bought three shades, all with brown undertones.
Top: Oro Pearl - Bottom left: Walnut Pearl - Bottom right: Mocha Pearl
Left to right: Oro Pearl, Mocha Pearl, and Walnut Pearl
Left to right: Walnut Pearl, Oro Pearl, and Mocha Pearl (without a primer underneath)
Walnut Pearl: rich and deep mahogany colour (dupe of MAC’s Copper Beam pigment)
Oro Pearl: metallic cooper with hints of gold (loose powder dupe of Laura Mercier Metallic Crème Colour in Gold or MAC’s Mega Rich pigment)
Mocha Pearl: true taupe colour with hints of purple (dupe of MAC’s Mauvement pigment)
Some pros and cons about the products:
  • Very good duplicate of MAC’s loose pigments
  • Highly affordable (they cost on average $3-$5 depending on the vendor)
  • Shadows contain mineral based formula that is intense in colour and shimmer
  • Easy to blend with a silky finish
  • Good colour payoff
  • The company states that these powders can be used on eyes, cheeks, and even lips. However, I have not tried them on my cheeks or lips
  • Jars are small and light; perfect for travelling
  • Can be used to create a flawless effervescent pearl effect
  • Lighter shades can also be used as highlighters, both for eyes and cheeks
  • These can easily be mixed with water to give a more sheer and metallic look
  • The application itself can be a bit messy if you are new to loose powders
  • I am not a a huge fan of the packaging. It comes in a bottle shape, instead of an open cap like MAC’s pigments. This makes it hard to access the product unless you tap it out onto a surface, which leads to wastage of product
  • Will crease a little bit after a few hours if not used with a primer (stay tuned for my top 5 primers!!!)
Overall, I think these pigments are worth every penny. They come in many shades and give a very intense and vibrant look. Apart from the packaging, I would certainly recommend these. 
Have you tried any NYX Ultra Pearl Mania powders before? What are your favourite colours?





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