NYX Love in Rio Eye Shadow Palette in Cabana Boy

I obviously have a thing for eyeshadow palettes (cue is in few posts prior to this one) but I have to say that every other mono, duo, trio, quad or a full palette is having a hard time besides my Urban Decay ‘naked’ palettes – those are stealing the spotlight big time so it's rather interesting to see if any other offering would be able to claim its rightful spot. NYX as a brand always lured me in with their blushes (cream & powder & baked), lip butters, jumbo pencils, lipsticks etc. – eyeshadows weren't the first thing I'd purchase on top of my head as I've seen different shades providing different color payoff. As I'm not a seasoned NYX eyeshadow fiend, I had no idea whether I'd try them out or not – fast forward a few weeks from that situation and I really am having second thoughts on what I should actually include in a little NYX haul I'm planning on doing. I think that there will be at least a similar palette because NYX Love in Rio Eyeshadow Palette in Cabana Boy is such a beautiful, travel-friendly find!

Ocigledno je da imam slabost na palete sjena za oci (dokaz: par postova nize) no moram reci kako je svakoj mono, duo, trio, quad ili uopste cjelokupnoj paleti sjena koju imam ili koju bih mogla imati otezan posao – Urban Decay palete, moji ljubimci, apsolutno dominiraju tim terenom. Bas zato jeste i biti ce interesantno vidjeti koje sjene mimo njih ce se uspjeti izboriti za svoje mjesto u dnevnoj rutini. NYX kao brend me oduvijek privlacio svojim krasnim rumenilima (kremastim, puderastim i ‘pecenim’), butterima za usne, jumbo olovkama, ruzevima itd. – sjene za oci nisu bile prva stvar na koju bih pomislila kada bih spomenula NYX. Takodjer, neke recenzije na internetu su pruzale kontradiktorne informacije a i swatchevi su bili nekonzistentni. Posto nisam iskusna na polju NYX sjena, iako intrigirana, nisam se  mogla odluciti na njihovu kupovinu. Premotajte par sedmica od tadasnje situacije i trenutno imam spisak paletica od kojih cu sigurno barem jednu ukljuciti u jedan NYX ‘haul’ koji planiram. Ono sto je promijenilo moje misljenje jeste iskustvo sa NYX Love in Rio paleticom sjena za oci u nijansi Cabana Boy koja je tako divna!


As I was completely swept off my feet with the NYX Baked Blush packaging and the little bow – I'm having a deja vu right now. I think that it isn't easy for drugstore brands to make a packaging desirable while on a budget. It's always a matter of taste but that simple, black box with the cute tiny bow is exactly how you amp-up a simple packaging. Love it! You'll probably guess that I'm not using the two-sided spongey applicator as I never use them but on the positive note – this palette is already so tiny and compact that I feel like the applicator isn't making it bulky at all. Love in Rio palette features three eyeshadows in complimenting hues. Cabana Boy is a mix of warmer caramel/chocolatey neutrals. You have the gold shimmery pot which makes me think of pressed L'Oreal mono eyeshadows as its creamy to the touch but the shimmer is quite noticeable yet well blended with the gold pigment. In the middle you have a medium brown, deep golden shadow which is just shot through with slight shimmer and at the end, you have a matte, shimmer-free chocolate brown.

Bas kao sto me osvojilo NYX peceno rumenilo svojim pakovanjem sa sarmantnom masnicom – sada se osjecam kao da dozivljavam deja vu. Mislim da nije lagan zadatak drogerijskim brendovima uciniti pakovanje svojih proizvoda ugodno oku a da se ne prelazi zadani budzet. Kada je u pitanju dizajn, uvijek ce biti razilazenja posto je to tako subjektivna stvar ali licno bih rekla da je jednostavna crna kutijica sa simpaticnom masnicom pravi nacin da izdvojite svoj proizvod od ostalih koji spadaju u isti cjenovni rang. Vjerovatno pretpostavljate da ne koristim dvostrani spuzvasti aplikator – uopste ovakve aplikatore ne koristim, bez obzira o kojem se proizvodu i brendu radi. Sa pozitivne strane – ova paletica je dimenzijama tako sitna i kompaktna, nema potrebe brinuti da li je aplikator zauzeo previse mjesta jer je ne cini glomaznom. Love in Rio paletica sadrzi tri sjene harmonicnih nijansi. Cabana Boy je miks toplijih karamela/cokoladnih neutralaca. Imate zlatnu shimmerastu sjenu koja me podsjeca na L'Oreal mono sjene (skoro su pa identicne presovanim pigmentima). Kremasta je na dodir, shimmer je primjetan ali je fino izblendan sa pigmentom. U sredini imate srednje tamnu smedju nijansu, prozetu manje primjetnim shimmerom. I na kraju imate mat cokoladno smedju nijansu, potpuno lisenu shimmera.

Regarding the texture, they're not as buttery as Urban Decay eyeshadows but they're not stiff or hard either. I'd say that they're somewhere in the middle. Pigmentation is really decent, as you'll see on my swtaches. Colors aren't punchy or vibrant, they're quite demure and sophisticated looking. The thing with NYX eyeshadows is that a primer makes a whole world of a difference – case in point, the make-up look I created. Just look at how intense, pigmented and beautiful all the hues look on my lids! Ten times better than swtached without a primer underneath. Since I've made a habit of applying primer under any eyeshadow, that doesn't bother me per se but it's something to take into consideration. Longevity is quite solid, primer sticks these babies on for at least 8h but you'll notice some fading around the 4h-5h mark if you're not wearing a primer. Shimmer does transfer a bit but it's nothing major and these eyshadows don't crease. I love that NYX Cosmetics is animal friendly and these eyeshadows are gentle towards the skin as you don't need to rub your eyes to remove them. For $6 I honestly think you do get your money's worth. Have you tried Cabana Boy or any other NYX eyeshadows? Which palette would you recommend for me to buy when I'll be on my shopping spree?

Po pitanju teksture, ove sjene nisu jednako puteraste kao Urban Decay sjene ali nisu ni tvrde teksture. Rekla bih da su srednje mekoce. Pigmentacija je zaista solidna, kao sto cete vidjeti na swatchevima. Boje nisu izrazito intenzivne, cak su dosta umjerene na sofisticiran nacin. Ono sto je karakteristicno za NYX sjene jeste da izgledaju potpuno drugacije ako ispod njih koristite bazu za sjenu – primjer neka bude razlika na swatchu i izmedju look-a koji sam kreirala. Na ocima sjene djeluju visestruko intenzivnije, bas zato sto sam koristila bazu za sjenu a za swatcheve je nikada ne koristim. Posto je u mojoj svakodnevnici postalo nanosenje baze ispod bilo koje sjene rutina, licno mi ne smeta ovaj dodatni korak ali imajte to na umu. Trajnost je takodjer solidna, sa bazom sigurnih 8h nosenja dok boja pocinje blijediti nakon 4h-5h ukoliko se ispod sjena ne nalazi baza. Shimmer blago migrira tokom dana, no ne na upadan nacin a sjena se ne nakuplja u pregibu oka. Dopada mi se sto NYX Cosmetics kao brend ne testira na zivotinjama i konkretno ove sjene je lagano ukloniti skidacem sminke. Za cijenu od 13KM za kupce sa podrucja BiH (preko NYX Cosmetics Online prodaja Facebook stranice), iskreno vjerujem da je realno postavljen odnos cijene i samog proizvoda. Da li ste isprobale Cabana Boy ili neku drugu NYX paletu? Imate li preporuku koju da kupim jer sam zainteresovana i za druge nijanse?

*Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.

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