Sunday, 6 December 2009

Mac 'All that Glitters' dupes and NYX 'Nude'

Sleek palette pink shadow alongside Mac 'All that Glitters' and Nyx 'Nude'

L-R - Sleek e/s (dupe), All that Glitters, Nyx Nude and Coastal Scents Eyeshadow pigment

So I recently purchased two new shadows and am loving one and loving the other one...ermm.. not so much I am afraid! :S Surprisingly the 'other' one other turns out to be everyones all time favourite 'All that Gilitters' Eyeshadow from Mac (I know!).

I had very high hopes from this shadow and got it after hearing so many people drool about. To be honest, I have no idea what the hype is all about? Its just a plain icy pink eyeshadow! I mean its not like 'meh' or something but its not one of those unique colours we expect from Mac. I even found a potential (and cheaper) dupe for it, from our very own Sleek eyeshadow Palette in Storm. Those of you's who have that already must be aware of the shell pink eyeshadow that it contains, well thats it! That colour is highly comparable to the Mac one, plus on a comparison scale you will get a whole palette for under a fiver. It has better pigmentation and contains a more flattering pink hue, its just that I find Sleek eyeshadows crease a lot on me and hence dont use them often.

For all you Nars fanatics, the shell pink colour in the Sleek palette is highly similar to Nars shadow in Nepal too!

If you just want similar colours to 'All that Glitters' then Coastal Scents have some gorgeous Eyeshadow Pigments and they will make great lid colours. They are much more pigmented and glamorous and are great for night outs. The one's that are in line with 'All that Glitters' are 'Bloom' and 'Rose Sparks'. These are loose pigment eyeshadows and hence can be built up for intensity.

Coming on to a more positive purchase I made, I am totally in love with NYX's Nude Eyeshadow, despite the fact that this colour is no special and is very similar to my skintone and hence could be replicated by any loose powder lol. However I adore their satin buttery consistency and overall finish. Its the perfect nude eyeshadow with a bit of yellow and beige undertones to it and is uber pigmented. It makes a great natural browbone highlight too as I am not very fond of over the top white stripes on the browbone! Makes an amazing blending colour as well, to fade away darker colours in the crease. Definately a keeper for the price! Two thumbs up ♥♥

Have you tried any of these shadows?

16 comments:

Lipstick Rules said...

Love finding dupes! I agree -- All that Glitters is nice but not anything super extraordinary in my opinion. I think I got this NYX shadow in a blog sale. going to check now!

;-)

Princesa Livia said...

Ooh I have both of these but haven't had the time to make comparisons with my mac shadows! Great that you found this dupe :) I also don't understand what the hype is with All That Glitters, but I guess its a nice wearable shade :) xx Livia

Sarah x said...

I agree, all that glitters is nice but whenever I have swatched it in store I have never felt excited enought to actually buy it x

ellamarie84 said...

I have all that glitters and nyx nude and I really like nude. I totally agree about all that glitters, it's pretty and all but I rarely use it! It's not an absolute must have imo :)

Crystal said...

LOL aww you got texture? i looooove it! i've wanted all that glitters for soooo long now! but i only buy mac shadows i know i'm gonna wear often, and i've never been crazy about it. I just thought if everyone loves it, it must be good. hmmm, maybe soon? anyway you neeeed sketch and embark! LOL my faves!

xphoebelinax said...

i thought the same too! i went to mac as soon as i heard about all the hype about it and i saw it and was like, "are you sure this is it?", i didn't even end up getting it!

Cynthia Zacharica. said...

Just by looking at them in their pans, I can tell that Sleek one looks better :)
♥XX♥

twinsouls888 said...

The colors are gorgeous, tnx for the dupe alert. I'm always on the lookout for a good dupe with good quality ^_^ I wonder if the e/s swatches above is similar to Stila E/S in Kitten?

Have a nice day girl ^_^

streetsmartjunkie said...

oh man .. afta seeing this , I must get a sleek palette soon .. the color looks so smashin HOT !!
have heard NYX have great eyeshadows , is it avaible in UK ?? I heard they are avlbl in HARRODS !!?? ( NYX + Harrods =strange ! n I thot its a drugstore brand !:P)

Shifa said...

hehe fankew ladies for agreeing with my opinion of all that glitters! :p

@Palak - you're so right about the harrods thing gurlie but the thing is they will only stock certain nyx items which are up to the standard, not the entire range! I get this from shopcraze.coz as they are uber cheap :)
You need the sleek palette for sure! cant beat it a price and quality.

@Crystal - yup yup am gone get those two colours very soon, thanks to you! :)

The Beautifier said...

Those two colors look very similar! Great dupe finding, Shifa xoxo

Nicole said...

OH i love the look of nude by nyx! im searching for a shadow that will even my skin tone!

Miss K. You said...

Hi there, thanks for following & joining my giveaway! Good review-- there are many great dupes for MAC out there :)

yoli said...

it seems nice!

Lipstick Rules said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my FOTDs. I still feel unsure about doing them so appreciate your feedback and your support!!

Kate Gene said...

Thank you so much for subscribing to my little blog. :) I'm following you, too!

I am a huuuge NYX fan, and have actually been eying nude. It's nice to see a swatch of it! For my brow bone, I use a L'oreal shimmery white shadow or a Christian Dior shimmery beige/nude shade, but Dior is SO pricey! I only buy it whenever I get Nordstrom gift cards.

Great post! :)