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Are you looking for an inexpensive way to jazz up your eye makeup for upcoming holiday parties? Grab some of the new NYC Sparkle Eye Dusts! These are really great shimmery powder eye shadows that come with their own doe foot applicator. The packaging is extremely convenient for tossing in your purse for quick touch-ups or transitioning your makeup from office to party. I have three shades swatched for you today. From left to right in the pictures we have NYC Pink Topaz, Smokey Topaz and Bronze Shimmer. The top picture is indoors in low light, the second is outside in natural light and the third is in full sun.
Pink Topaz is a lovely pinky champagne shimmer. This would be perfect as a wash all over the eye lid with black winged liner and a red lip! Smokey Topaz is my favorite of the three and a MUST SEE for taupe lovers! It is a sparkling smoky taupe with some hints of purple-y grey. The sparkles in this really pop in person and look multi-colored. The exact shade of Smokey Topaz changes in different lighting situations, sometimes it looks darker and more brown, other times lighter and more purple or grey. Bronze Shimmer is a gorgeous rich shimmery bronze. It looks more coppery in some lights, with almost a reddish tinge.
Below you can see Smokey Topaz swatched over a base (Maybelline Color Tattoo in Nude Compliment). When worn over a base like a Maybelline Color Tattoo, these last all day on me with no creasing or fading. I experienced a bit of fall out when I first applied them, but I found that tapping the excess shadow off of the applicator first really reduces that fall out to almost nothing. These are beautifully smooth and really nice to apply!
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After being so impressed with the NYC Halloween eye shadow palette I tried, I had high hopes for these and they certainly lived up to my expectations! I own a lot of higher end eye shadow, including NARS, Chanel, Dior, Armani and YSL. In fact, it's hard to say which is larger- my makeup collection or my nail polish collection! I can honestly say that the NYC eye shadows I have tried, including these Sparkle Eye Dusts, are as pigmented and smooth as many of the eye shadows I own that are more than 10 times the price. NYC Sparkle Eye Dusts are available at drugstores near you for $2.99!!!