NYX Birthday Eyeshadow Palate Review

NYX Birthday Eyeshadow Palette

Hey there guys! So its time for a makeup post! Its been awhile so I thought it was about time. Today we are going to chat about the NYX Happy Birthday eyeshadow Palate. So lets get into it!

NYX Birthday Eyeshadow Palette

This is Ulta's Birthday gift for all of the July, August, and September Birthday's. Now if you aren't sure how to get this, here is how.... If you are a part of the Ulta's emailing list and have an Ulta rewards card, and your birthday falls into those months I just mentioned you should get this for free from Ulta. On your actual birthday you will get and email from them with the "coupon" that you can take into the store and have them scan and you will then get this. If you are like most you are probably used to getting Birthday emails all month for your Birthday, ha for me literally on August first emails started rolling in but this one came exactly on the 12th! No purchases are necessary you can literally just walk in go up to the counter and show them the email on your phone. Which is really nice. When I went in they didn't have what I was looking for soooo... This was the only take away from that visit! Ha1

NYX Birthday Eyeshadow Palette Review

Here is an unclose look at all of the shadows. This palate comes with 10 shadow's and it is a full sized palate which according to the receipt is valued at $19. The packaging is nice and sturdy, and its a really nice range of colors. Great as we move into the fall months and or if you are obsessed with warm tones! It has a full sized mirror in the lid and over all presentation is really nice and feels nice.

NYX Birthday Eyeshadow Swatches

Now on to the swatches.... I have numbered them just to help you guys out. They don't have any particular names so numbering seemed the most efficient way to go about things! :) When I first saw this combo of colors I was super excited. I am all about marsala and was excited about the green because I do kind of want to branch out more. So when I got it was excited about using it. I tried it with both brush and my finger. (for Arm swatches I used finger) Honestly it was all a bit of a let down. The shadows are quite chalk and not very pigmented. As you can see in the swatches some struggle to even show and others are just spaced out if that makes sense. #1, #3, #6, and #9 seem to be the best when swatching but on they eye they are still super light. I think out of all of them on the eye #3 shows up the best. However its not a super great color on me personally, its got a hint too much orange which kinda can appear reddish and then look like you have been crying. Ekk, yeah I don't like that. #9 goes on fairly dark but doesn't look very burgundy/marsala like which was a bummer. That all being said even if you get some of the colors to show, they don't last. I tried out the palate 2 different days and one evening and each time the colors that I did finally get to show were barely nothing within an hour which was disappointing.

NYX Birthday Eyeshadows

Overall I was not overly impressed. I for sure wouldn't say one should buy it for $19. However if you are getting it for free at least try it I would say it works for a barely there look. If this is your first time using NYX don't let this set your outlook for all of their products tho. NYX is still one of my fave "drugstore" makeup companies. They are my go to for all lipsticks for sure. I also have a little eyeshadow trio from them that I like. So I will just kinda mark this off as an eh product for them but I will still try more. What do you guys think, have you tried this or other NYX products? I have a new lipstick that I am obsessed with so I may just have a post about that soon. :) If you guys enjoyed this and would like more posts like this let me know in the comments below! I hope you are having a fabulous day and I will see you tomorrow. :)

~25 Sweetpeas


  1. Such a bummer you weren't super thrilled with it. The colors look nice.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  2. Those colors are so pretty! And I love that NYX is cruelty-free.

    Allie | www.lunavidablog.com

  3. Such a bummer because the colors look so nice. Usually NYX shadows are better than that!

  4. I felt similar at first but after using it more I love it for quick on the go looks.


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