Words cannot describe how much I love this single shadow. If I had to be stranded on a deserted island with only one shadow to call to my name, this would be it. If I had one last dying wish- it would be to be buried with this tiny bottle grasped in my hand.
.....well, not exactly, but you certainly get my drift.
Today's feature star is this little gem from NYX. It was one of the first things I had ordered back when I had first started out with the brand.
NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Mocha
The Ultra Pearl Mania product is a loose powder eye shadow. It's been compared to MAC Pigments, but Pearl Manias are much more finer (lik in texture, but still pack a great punch in pigment and color. Like I mentioned, the texture is powder-fine, but the application is very smooth. These can be used wet (or, "foiled"), for a more metallic finish. It also tends to look "foiled" if used on a "wet" (like a cream shadow) base as opposed to a dry lid.
Left: swatched dry. Right: swatched wet.
Depending on where you purchase these, you can find these anywhere from 99 cents to a couple of bucks. The size of the little bottle is 0.06 fl. oz or 5ml. It looks small. It sounds small. But believe me, it will take you a while to actually finish one up. I've been dipping into the same bottle for well over a year...and I have 3 more waiting in the wings. I'll probably die with this stuff, I swear. One of the best things with this shade is that it can be worked with anything. A word to the wise, though. The container on these SUCK. Like, pretty bad. I took a sample jar that I got from a counter and emptied it into there. Much easier to operate with and you really get to see that it's actually quite a bit of product in that tiny bottle.
I am a 20-something female located in the heart of California (But between you and me, I think this place is over-hyped). I work for my local County Government and I love office supplies. I'm obsessed with 60s rock bands (The Who is, in my opinion, the best band in the history of rock 'n' roll), baking, and, of course, beauty products. I'm a sucker for a taupe eyeshadow and puppies.
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