NYX Cosmetics’ Geisha Chrome

Posted on Monday, at bought • 214 views

  • Manufacturer: NYX Cosmetics
  • Availability: part of the Chrome collection
  • Color Range: metallic golden raspberry shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: $4.25 for 1 gram
  • Would you purchase again: maybe
  • Similar shades: Meow Cosmetics' Surprises (softer), Aromaleigh v1's Wonder (warmer)
NYX Cosmetics’ Geisha Chrome

When I first saw this color in the pot I was very happy - excellent, another deeper cool red!! Turns out, though, that the shadow isn't too pigmented. While this is good in that you can get a red without getting an overly harsh red…it's easier to make a pigmented shade lighter, than it is to get a less-pigmented shade to appear more intense. Even applied wet, this color doesn't pop quite as much as I'd hoped it would.

I have some shades that are similar-ish, but nothing that applies quite as softly as this shade. I honestly can't decide if I'd buy this shade again, or not. (But for the price, you get a gracious plenty!! One pot fills a standard 10-gram sifter jar quite well.) This color's standout characteristic is that it applies more softly, and with more pink undertones, than any of its chromatic cousins that I already own.

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.

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