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NYX Brown = Mac Soba/Soft Brown

This is quite a decent swatch representing the cool toned brown it is
Okay this does not represent the actual colour well but oh well!
I recently found a counter for discounted NYX Cosmetics on my trip to Leicester. It was a House of Fraser outlet store which had Nyx, Lancome, Too Faced and many more brands for less. However I was hooked on to the NYX counter as its really really difficult to find one in the UK!

They stocked up everything from eyeshadows and jumbo lip pencils which are quite pretty I must say, but I did not get them as I have already ordered one in Soft Fushia which is supposed to be a sister to the very famous Nyx 'thalia' lipstick. So do try it out guys if you havent yet!

Coming to the point, I wanted to get quite a few shadows but was on a budget so just got one called 'Brown' as I wanted a similar colour from ages! Its a gorgeous unique cool toned brown, more like a 'cement' brown which works as a lovely colour in creating the gradiation effect in smokey eyes.

By cool toned I mean it has no chocolate brown or bronze undertones to it, it has more like pale yellow undertones which and its pretty light a colour hence will work amazingly to define the crease area without looking too garish. Its definately a dupe for Mac Soba or/and Mac Soft brown which I was eyeing from since a while but could not justify spending £10 on. I got the NYX one for about £3.50!

Obviously to create a gorgeous look like Rihanna's above you would need a bronze colour all over your lid but to create a gradual transition above the crease, a colour such as Nyx's Brown would be essential. Those of you's who were looking for a soft brown colour for less, this would be the one for :)
Julia said...

I like this Rihanna's make up.
Her eyes look very nice :)

Merry Christmas

desiiGirl87 said...

omg! wish there was an outlet near me!
your so lucky!

The Beautifier said...

Hey! I didnt know NYX is available in the House of Fraser, I'll def check it out girl :)


hmmm.. never tried NYX, I will check it out :D

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Amy Acorn said...

fun blog! and i love this eyeshadow,its perfect for me.

Shameera@MyFrostedWorld said...

OMG I love the nyx counter in the HOF outlet too! I'm from Leicester, so everytime I'm in town I have to pop in, and be dragged out!! I do quite like the nyx shadows, but I don't love them!! I'm a bit of a snob, and love my mac :-s
Cool blog btw :-)




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Sheefa. 29. London. Spamming the web with ramblings on hair, eye shadow, skincare & cosmetic hoarding in general since 2008. Grab a cuppa and kick back!
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