Monday, October 29, 2012

Review: NYC IndividualEyes Custom Compact

I received a NYC IndividualEyes Custom Compact from Influenster to try out. It is an all-in-one compact, complete with a primer, illuminator and four shadows. The color I got was Dark Shadows which is a limited edition compact and features four colors, white, silver, gray and black. I have to say that the only thing that I liked from this compact was the highlighter shade.

The primer is very cream and applies very easily, however it is not the greatest. I used this primer with the shadows from this compact and with other shadows, I was able to make it through most of the day before my shadows began to crease and wear off. On most days, for me this would be okay, but if I had to be out and about all day I would feel the need to touch up my shadows. The primer is good for enhancing the colors of the shadows though.

The illuminator is also very creamy, but doesn't really do much for me. When I swatched it on my hand, I thought Wow, this looks really good, but the effect did not look the same on my eye.

The shadows had pretty good pigmentation, but to me were a bit to chalky. I was really surprised to find that the dark of the crease shades as also the least pigmented. The lighter shades were the most appealing to me, but that may also be because I don't wear dark shades of shadows. I felt like the dark two shades were hard to blend out.

Another thing that I do not like about this compact is that the 'dust' from the shadows tend to end up in the primer and the illuminator.
While I think the concept of the NYC IndividualEyes Custom Compact is a great one, it was a fail for me. I would however like to try this in another shade and see if the shadows are chalky or not and see if they are easier to blend.

Have you tried a NYC Individual Eyes Custom Compact? What did you think about it?
For more information on NYC products visit their website: www.newyorkcolor.com
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Swatches of the shadows with and without primer


  1. I can tell it's a good concept behind this, but to be honest...we all have our favorite primer, favoriter darks and brights....so if you overthink this palettes, they doesn't make sense...nice try though - maybe good to use as a travel kit?!

  2. I was thinking it would be okay to travel with, it would def take up less space :)

  3. I thought this pallet was a fail too!
    Stopping by from wonderland Beauty's blog hop


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