NYX Cosmetics’ Black Pearl review

Posted on Monday, at bought • 468 views

  • Manufacturer: NYX Cosmetics (owned by L'Oréal)
  • Availability: part of the Pearl Mania collection
  • Description: sooty black pearl
  • Cost/Amount: $4.25 for 1 gram
  • Would you purchase again: yes
NYX Cosmetics’ Black Pearl

Good for lining or smokey-eye looks, this is a solid black without the reflective finish that NYX's Black Chrome has. And of course it's so inexpensive…it says that each vial contains 1 gram, but based on my own highly subjective tests (repotting one vial of an NYX Pearl color into a 10-gram jar, which will generally hold 3 grams of product) I'd say that the average NYX Pearl vial probably holds closer to 2.5 grams. The color doesn't stay in place very long without a primer, even something as straightfoward as this black…but since I have to wear primer almost all the time because of my extremely oily lids, that isn't such an issue with me.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the eyeshadow in the pot; top right, the eyeshadow mixed with water and applied to bare skin; bottom left, the eyeshadow applied dry over primer.

Like this entry? Check these out:

or look at other entries tagged with black, Brand: NYX Cosmetics, eyeshadow, neutral, pearl


Commenting is not available in this channel entry.