Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Review: NYX Ultra Pearl Mania

Another Cherry Culture product! Gosh, I love that site... BTW Cherry Culture is having a Thanksgiving Day Sale right now! EVERYTHING is 20% off! As always free shipping with an order of $40 or more!

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania
Price: 5/5
The price is $2.00 at Cherry Culture (on sale for $1.25 right now!). Can't get cheaper than that!
Packaging: 2/5
The little jar is cute and easy to store, but gosh is it a pain. I'm thinking of repotting the shadows into 5 gram jars.
Application: 3/5
They're well pigmented, but the fall out! OMG!
Overall: 3.5/5
Would I repurchase: Probably, since they're so cheap.

So, I always thought of NYX Ultra Pearl Mania as kind of like pigments. I hadn't used them before, but they kind of seemed the same. Let me say no, dear reader. Nothing like it. That isn't to say that they're not good, but in case anyone else is thinking that, they're much different.

Okay, all of these are shimmery. Well, yeah. Look at the name: "Pearl." So, they are all pearly and shimmery. I have to admit, love the colors. They are all well pigmented and sooo pretty. My biggest beef with them is 1) the packaging and 2) the fall out. And, I know, you're going to experience fall out with loose shadows, but I feel like I get more with these shadows. As if they're not sticking so well? I don't know. That doesn't make sense because I didn't have problems with creasing when I put them on top of a good base.

It is useful to note that I usually wear my eyeshadow for about 6 hours. I put it on in the morning and when I get back to my room I usually take it off. Sometimes because I want to play with my makeup (yes, play). Sometimes because I feel like having a clean face. (Usually it's because I want to play, lol.) Or, I often touch it up when I get back to my room. Like today, I forgot to take a FOTD pic, so I went to class, got back, touched up my makeup took pix and then I took all my shadow off, did a new look and so I could review some L.A. Colors shadows. So, if you're wearing your shadow for longer, you might have more problems with creasing than I do.

I feel like I need to give these a second chance. One reason for getting so much fall out might be that I'm not able to get the proper amount on the brush because of the inconvenient packaging. I end up with too much on my brush, always. ... ... That's it! I'm going to repot these suckers.

Anyway, final note: they are worth the two bucks! Try them! I like the colors a lot, oh yeah. They're awesome. Plus, I love all NYX products!!!!

Look below: Walnut and Charcoal on the lid, Walnut on lower lash line, Pearl as a highlight.

Another neat use for these is to put them in a body spray! I got this idea from Leesha (xparkage) saying that she put MAC Vanilla pigment in her Fix+. I don't have Fix+, but I thought to try this out. Give a light shimmer but not too much at all. Very light, not extremely noticable.

I put it in this small travel size bottle of Dove Go Fresh that I got for free with my deoderant. Because I don't want to put it in a full size bottle and then realize, "oh, wait... this sucks!"
See the pretty shimmers!


jeSmakeup said...

i like pigments.. i wannna start pressing them instead..

Stargirl said...

Oooh! I've always wanted to try that. I'm JUST getting started using MAC pigments, got my first samples (not enough to press, obviously) and I'm LURVING it!!!