NYX recently released a series of six eyeshadow palettes with a set of matching three lipsticks that correspond with the elements: fire, water, earth, air, metal, and wind. Originally I was going to get all of the palettes, but upon further debate I decided I would probably would never reach for air as it's a bunch of pastel colors which is never something I use. Except maybe on the inner corner or to highlight my brow bone, but that's not enough to justify purchasing this palette. And I was debating on skipping water and wind as well. But I love deep smokey colors, don't have anything similar enough to these already, and would reach for them enough that it was justified in my mind.
Each palette is $30 for 12 shadows each with 0.6 oz of product which comes out roughly $2.50 per eyeshadow. Which is by no means cheap as a whole, but with the quality and design of the palettes I would also rank them with the mid-range eyeshadows rather than drugstore so the price is right. Plus the price of the individual eyeshadows in the pan are only around $2.50 so it's a good deal. And are available exclusively at NYX & ULTA, plus they are limited-edition.
When Ulta sent this to me, it was supposed to come one day and claimed delivered but I didn't see the products arrive for almost a week after it was stated it arrived to me. To the point where I had to call them and USPS to see where it was. Both stated it was delivered and I should talk to my bank to reverse the charges. Luckily the bank hadn't processed it by the time the products arrived at my door, so I canceled that dispute with the bank. And I'm so happy 'cause I really wanted these palettes.
For the tutorial, I decided to go with the Fire Palette but I'm going to be doing a tutorial for each of the palettes over the next few weeks on my YouTube channel. So make sure you are subscribed there to see those!
First Impression & Tutorial
Earth Palette Swatches
Water Palette Swatches
Wind Palette Swatches
Fire Palette Swatches
Metal Palette Swatches
Personally, I'm probably going to live in either Earth or Fire palette as I love these tones the most. But I might incorporate metal across the lid in a variety of these looks. And then depending on my mood I'll dip into the water and wind palettes. Then again come winter I might just want to live in the cool tones over the warm ones. So either way all of these will get lots of use. If I had to go off what my star sign was then I would be #TeamEarth but if I went with my moon sign (yes that's a thing) then I'm #TeamWater. Which team are your on?