NYX Professional Makeup Avant Pop! Nouveau Chic Palette

I bought this in preparation for my three week holiday to Japan last year. I wanted to buy an eyeshadow palette that would be everything I needed in one so as to limit what I was packing.

The colour range in this palette appealed to me with it’s mixture of shimmers and mattes, neutral and colour shades. I could easily make a soft day look and a smoky night look in one palette.

I received it about two weeks before I was to leave and by the time I was flying out, it was not in my luggage. Unfortunately there was too great of a variance in performance and pigmentation for me to pick it as the palette to travel with out of my collection.

Some of the shades are pigmented and long wearing while other shades don’t appear no matter what I do. The purples are very sheer and the matte yellow is more like a banana powder than an eyeshadow pigment. And yet the blue and copper shimmers are lovely and bold and very unique to my collection.

There is also nearly always fall out and often a lot of it and the darker matte shades can be difficult to blend and take a bit of time to smooth out.

One positive I can say about the whole palette is that the shadows, once on my eyelids, wear well with minimal fading for 8 hours.

In the end, when I think about how this palette cost me AUD$34.95 I realised that I would not recommend it to someone when I own AUD$10.00 palettes with more colours and better overall performance.

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