Glitterbug! NYX Glitter Cream Palettes in Royal Violets and Sweet Chocolate Browns Swatches

Can anything good come of uber chunky glitter?

Some say yes. Some say no. I am somewhere in the middle as the disco queen in me loves glitter and spangle and would happily be a bingo caller at the weekends. But then as you get older there is definitely such a thing as TOO MUCH GLITTER, ARE YOU JUST WEIRD?

Also I have sensitive eyes (will hopefully be making my next you tube video on this) so chunky glitter + sensitive eyeballs = tears, redness, lumps on head, temporary blindness.

With that in mind, I present to thee, NYX Glitter Palettes in Royal Violets and Sweet Chocolate Browns!

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Royal Violets caught my eye because I have decided that purple is probably the best colour on me. The purple in the middle is just pure Dairy Milk Box purple.

These NYX Glitter Cream Palettes are multi use – they can be used on the eye, lip, cheek…if you are that way inclined.

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Note that they have a great selection of palettes – 12 in total. It was hard to not want to buy them all.

Swatches:

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Yep, CHUNKY glitter ahoy.

When you use this product, you can quite clearly see where the glitter and wax meet – you need to give it a mix the further down you get. The top of the pans are quite dry and just totally encrusted with glitter – you need to work with it a little so you pick up some of the wax too!

It’s a formula that will really stick to where you put it..I guess this is a good thing but there are little sprinkles of fall out as the night goes on – of course with glitter this thick it is inevitable.

I also bought Sweet Chocolate Browns as brown glitter is a little unusual!

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I think this is a really nice combination – chocolate browns, a dirty gold black, rich gold and soft pink. It’s funny how pretty and complimentary the colours are when the chunky glitter content is anything but subtle!

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I like this – I think it could be quite hot on top of brown shadow to add some sparkle in the night:

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Overall – I can’t say I see tons and tons of use for these, personally – they are pretty painful when they get into your eye, and they are so sparkly and obvious that it’s a party look item for me.

Nevertheless, I will have some fun with them and they are certainly very pretty to look at. I have my eyes on a palette called Ocean Breeze:

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I paid about £7 for this including shipping on eBay. They retail for about $3.99 in the US.

They are pretty hard to remove – another thing to bear in mind:

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Ingredients:

Carnauba Wax, Bees Wax, Ceresin, Castor Oil, 2-Ethylhexyl Palmitate Lanolin, Polyisobutene, Polyesters, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben — Cruelty Free / No Animal Testing

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Comments

  1. Wanderlust says

    i like the way you described the purple as “dairy milk” purple :)
    and the ocean blue is so lust worthy.

    • Row says

      Hi Wanderlust

      hehe its a Dairy Milk Purple alright! And the colour of dirty mens silk shirts!

  2. says

    Thank you so much for this post! I actually just recently bought the One Night in Luxy Glitter Creme Palette and I have no idea how to use it. =(

    Like you said, the top is really dry and glitter-encrusted. How did you mix it up so well? I’ve heard some people say that a brush is useless and that they just used their fingers. I’m also afraid that if I mess up the mixing part, I’ll accidentally take out the entire pan. >.<

    • Row says

      Hi Strawberry Cube

      No if you take out too much you can just squish it back in?

      First, dust off the top layer of glitter which is really dry. Then use a sponge or a brush and you’ll see the wax underneath then just pick out a bit of wax and glitter. Mix it together on a palette or the back of your hand and you should get a workable consistency? x

  3. Kirsten T says

    thanks for this post! The photos are very nice! Will you do a look? or maybe a bodyart thing don’t torture your sensitive eyes!!