NYX ES13 Root Beer
~ Guest Post by Tejinder Kaur

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What product claims?

Delivers intense colour, silky-smooth application and long-lasting wear

Finely milled powder formulation glides on like cream

Unmatched selection of colours and textures

NYX products supplemented by aloe vera, vitamin E, SPF and more

Wide colour choice in all product categories

Available in more than 50 shades


Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Zinc Stearate , Methyl Methacrylate Cross Polymer, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate(And)Boron Nitride, Mineral Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba)Seed Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polybutene, B.H.T., Methylparaben, and Propylparaben. MAY CONTAIN: Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), or Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

My Thoughts:

I bought root beer colour from Amazon which is very pretty brown colour with grey undertones. It’s a bright colour which is really good for smokey eyes. The consistency and performance of each colour is pretty good. I found the texture little powdery but very soft and smooth. As for colour-pay off, I am not happy as need two or three swipes to build up the colour. It will look really good whether used in the crease or as a base which will increase the intensity n staying power. It has fine shimmer when you look at the pan but does not show on the eyes as it is a completely matte dark brown shade. It will scatter here and there when picked up because of dry n powdery texture. It is best to create an outer V on the crease. This shade can be used at day or night time and would suit all skin tones. It lasts long with a primer underneath but without primer it can crease on oily lids. It is very basic and versatile shade to use in the crease and pair with another shade to create a smokey effect. It looks somewhat similar to MAC Moth brown.
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Packaging: It comes in a small square black box with a transparent flip open lid which helps to identify the shade easily. The eyeshadow has a quilted pattern on it. It is very cute, small and easy to carry in hand bags. The shade name and number are written on the back side of the box.

Price: £4.33

Availability: Amazon UK

Quantity: 2g


Pros:

  • Very pretty brown with grey undertone
  • Contains very fine milled shimmers
  • Cute packaging
  • Does not crease or fade when worn with a primer
  • Lasts 5-6 hours when used with a primer
  • Travel friendly
  • Does not irritate eyes
  • Great choices of colour

Cons –

  • No applicator provided
  • Some fallout while applying
  • Can smudge or crease without applying primer
  • Pigmentation is not up to mark

Final Verdict:
It is a gorgeous dark brown shade with a hint of grey which would suit all skin tones. It has a soft, buttery and very blendable texture. The colour payoff is not great but stays longer and does not crease or smudge when used with primer. It can be used over the crease area and helps create many smokey looks. I can’t say for sure if this is an exact match for Moth Brown, but definitely close. Much affordable compared to MAC, would try a few more colours!

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