Sunday, December 9, 2012

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Limited Edition Animal Instinct and Concrete Jungle Review and Swatches

Around the time of fashion week so many drugstore (and high end) brand's released some amazing, but limited edition, collections for us cosmeholics to snatch up. One of the items that caught my eye was the NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Limited Edition Animal Theme Palette. I had already been a fan of these palettes because of their quality, pigmentation, and the fact that they come with primer. These palettes contain colors that are a little richer than what had been offered previously from this brand.

Concrete Jungle-
When i first saw this purple palette i fell in love with the last crease/contour color. It is not a color you see often in the drugstore. It is a rich maroon purple with red undertones. It is paired with a soft white, lavender, and an eggplant shade. These shades compliment each other and can be alone or combine as shown on the back of the palette. There is a downside to these palettes however, these shadows can be a little soft. Since they are soft they are a little prone to fall out so be gentle with them. Also cover your primer and illuminator to avoid the powder mixing into the cream. The primer and illuminator both work as good bases for these shadows and will hold them for about 5 hours.

NYC IndividualEyes Concrete Jungle
NYC IndividualEyes Concrete Jungle
NYC IndividualEyes Concrete Jungle over primer without flash
NYC IndividualEyes Concrete Jungle over primer with flash

Animal Instinct-
This palette is a bit more nature themed than the above one. This palette contains a soft taupe, copper, medium copper brown, and a rich dark emerald green (which according to Pantone Universe will be the color of 2013!) but can appear forest green in some lights. These shades blend effortlessly together. These shades can be worn individually or combined as per the instructions on the back of the palette. These shades are soft so be gentle with them and be careful for fall out. Cover the primer and the illuminator to avoid having them filled with the powder fallout. Both the illuminator and the primer work well in holding these shadows on the eye, allowing the shadow to last for about 5 hours.
NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Animal Instinct

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Animal Instinct

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Animal Instinct over primer with flash
NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Animal Instinct over primer without flash.

Overall if you are looking for the rich and pigmented colors from this season along with a decent primer, these all in one palettes are a good choice. At their price point of $5 dollars in most drugstores you can't go wrong in trying them if these are colors you would like to try.

2 comments:

  1. I love animal instinct. That forest green is beautiful x

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