Monday, March 4, 2013

NYX Gelato for Two Eyeshadow Palette from the Love in Florence Collection

Gelato for Two
I picked up two of the Love in Florence eyeshadow palettes by NYX recently, and today I've got Gelato for Two to show you.  This is my first foray into NYX shadows, and I thought the design of these palettes was very appealing, although I associate the long, thin strips with liner colors, which does not apply here.  It wasn't difficult to fit my brush into the thinner pans. although I did have to be a bit more careful.
The individual shadows are not named, but I've swatched them clockwise starting with the darkest shade.  Swatches are on bare skin, and they do intensify a bit over primer.  The mattes were surprisingly smooth, and I'm pleased to have found a soft gray matte that works for me (4th color).  The first and last shades do have micro glitter in them, which resulted in fall out. 
The first color looks like a black matte with copper and pink colored micro glitter in the pan, but it swatches more of a navy with multi-colored glitter.  It's sheer and so so in smoothness.  I doubt I'll use it.  The second shade is a matte pale pink nude in the pan, but swatches more of a pinkish lavendar.  It was smooth and easy to work with.
The third shade is a pale copper shimmer that had good pigmentation and was easy to apply.  The first of the long, thin strips is a medium gray matte.  I was pleased with how this applied, as it was smooth and applied evenly.  It's not intense in color, but that actually works well for me.  The last shade is a mauve shimmer with micro-glitter.  This one was dry, powdery, had poor pigmentaiton, and fall out from the glitter.  Definitely the poor performer of the group.
 Wear time over primer was surprisingly good, although I did notice some finding at about the 8 hour mark.  There are 10 of the Love in Florence  palettes, and I had originally wanted Ciao Bella, which was sold out at the time.  I may still pick it up, as I'm moderately happy with the two I've tried thus far, even though the shadows with the micro glitter are problematic.  For the price, however, these as not bad!  They retail for about $8, and I got mine a bit cheaper with an Ulta BOGO sale. 
Inside lighting
Disclaimer:  I purchased this.


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