Bargain Beauty Find! NYX Suede Eye Shadow Palette

Hello gentle reader.


Presenting the NYX Suede Collection. I saw this palette while perusing blogs and, because I can't resist eye shadow palettes, was intrigued and had to go find it and buy it. Now, I have to tell you, I haven't been too impressed with NYX eye shadows in the past so I wasn't holding out too much hope for this palette. Why you might ask, did I buy it, then? I don't know. Thought I might as well as not.

Shall we take a look at the item up for discussion?

 
The NYX Suede Collection is an eight pan eye shadow collection housed in a slim, very lightweight paperboard palette with a swing up lid, a thin clear plastic window and a magnetic closure. The contents weighs in at 0.08 oz. or 1.7 g and this palette retails for $11.99 on the Ulta website.


The eye shadow pans inside the palette are actually pretty good sized. The colours are very much Autumn in feel, warm, richer and a little darker. All of the shadows are shimmers.

Ah, here is where the rubber meets the road. Swatches. These are over primer, of course. Don't these shadows look like Autumn leaves? Just looking at this palette makes me wish that it would cool down and the leaves would start changing here, already.


Top row.

  • Cream White Shimmer. This one is a bit frosty. Good pigmentation. Just... Frosty. 
  • Soft Gold. Slightly sheer. Very pretty.
  • Bright, Polished Bronze. Really nice pigmentation. A bit... Tinny-shiny. 
  • Copper. Very pretty. Great pigmentation.



Bottom row.

  • Warm, slightly blackened Olive Green, with a gold shimmer. Nice pigmentation.
  • Medium Brown with a gold shimmer. Pretty nice pigmentation. 
  • Blackened blue with a bit of a duochrome shift and a blue fleck. This one is kind of interesting, swatched. 
  • Medium reddish brown satin with a bit of shimmer running through it. Very good pigmentation.


These shadows are pretty nice. They are far better quality than the NYX single shadows I own. The shadows in the Suede Collection are soft, velvety to the touch, have very good pigmentation and colour payoff. They can be quite flaky and one needs to use care to tap off one's brush and watch for fallout, especially with the darker shades. These apply easily, blend nicely. I get good wear from them over primer. Remember, I don't have oily lids and they don't eat shadow. YMMV, of course.

I say, if you are on a budget or just want to try NYX, get thee to an Ulta store (or their website) or other retailer that carries NYX and see if you can find this palette. It is full of pretty, wearable, versatile shades. It is a solid performer and, in my opinion is a good value for the price.

Do you own the NYX Suede Collection? What do you think of it? Please do tell.

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading. Have yourself a beautiful day!

40 comments

  1. There nice everyday eyeshadows! I like them a lot and might look into getting this palette now.

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  2. This is a decent d/s palette. I think I own couple of NYX palettes and they are good!

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  3. The shades are very interesting. I'd probably wear a few of them down and leave others untouched.

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  4. Wow...those really really pigmented. I need to try this one out.

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  5. Oh my my dearie, what nice swatches you have...

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  6. I have been eyeing it for a while. I think it's beautiful.

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  7. Oooohhh those shades are very pigmented. I have always been a hit or miss with NYX eyeshadows, but this palette looks like I need to try them again. Great post!

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  8. These are some of the best NYX shadows I own. I think the texture is pretty cool, too. I need to get this palette out again and play with it! it's so frustrating that NYX does so much of their makeup sooo well, but shadows are always hit or miss.

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  9. I have this palette and I still haven't played with it yet

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  10. ohh I saw this and I didn't know if I should pick it up or not. Thanks for the swatches.

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  11. I was sent this but have yet to test it.

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  12. It's surprisingly good. I'm interested to hear what you think, when you do review it.

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  13. It's pretty nice. Not Earth shattering but nice.

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  14. I haven't had a lot of luck with NYX shadows. This palette has the best from their line, so far. I have a few powder blushes I like and a few Butter Glosses that are just okay.

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  15. Thank you. :) This is a pretty good palette.

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  16. It surprised me. Give it a shot. For the money, it's worth a try.

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  17. Isn't that how it always goes with palettes? LOL

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  18. This is my only NYX palette. I had a trio, the shadows were pretty nice but so soft that they kept shattering and I got sick of their raggle baggle and threw it out. I have a few singles and never reach for them.

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  19. It is a worthy palette and the price is really good.

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  20. Glad you decided to pick it up. I hope I was one of your influencers!

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  21. Well, I was influenced by Cindy!! lol. I finally found this palette yesterday. Can't wait to try! Gorgeous swatches!

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  22. This looks like a need - love the swatches.

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  23. They definitely look like autumn leaves or gold leafing. Gorgeous.

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  24. This looks like a nice palette. I especially love the two golden shades from the top row.

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  25. I love the color combination, it is perfect for the Fall. I need to do a NYX run soon.

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  26. This is definitely a perfect Fall palette.

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  27. Thank you. :) It's a need... A want...

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  28. So am I. And yes, you were definitely one of my influencers! :D

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  29. I've almost picked this up a few times...I've beeen palette crazy!

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  30. I love it ! But probably something I can already find in my collection

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  31. I was intrigued when I first saw pics of this palette and your swatches just reaffirm that I think I need it. An Ulta just opened near me (finally) so I may need to check this one out. It is finally starting to feel a bit like Fall here and these colors are just perfect for this time of year.

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