I was going to include the NYX In Your Element ‘Metals’ palette in my glittery make up edit post last week (which you can read here if you’re a fellow magpie!) but I decided that to do this beautiful palette justice, I needed an entire post.
My little sister surprised me by sending this to me in the post as she knows me too well – anything shiny and metallic I’m all over it like a mouse on cheese. NYX In Your Element ‘Metals’ palette contains 12 really good sized eyeshadow singles that are all metallics but differ in opacity from shade to shade.
Some are more subtle, giving just a wash of shimmer, while others are incredibly pigmented to give a more intense effect. You can see the swatches below, with each picture representing a line in the palette. Dreamy, right?
To showcase the versatility of the NYX In Your Element ‘Metals’ palette, I’ve created three different looks below: Bronze Glow; Purple Haze; and Green-Eyed Monster. Let me know your favourite in the comments at the bottom of the page!
The eyeshadows don’t have names, but are numbered (with 1 being in the top left corner) so I will list the numbers to indicate the shades used. The one thing you need to be aware of is that some of the shades have a lot of fall out, which leaves sprinkles of eyeshadow all over your under eye. But a fluffy make up brush swept under the eye will have that sorted in a jiffy (resist the urge to wipe it away with your fingers as it’ll just smudge and ruin your lovely make up!)
LOOK ONE: BRONZE GLOW
For this look I covered the lid in shade #2, then built up the smokey outer third with #9 and #10, and added #5 to the inner corner as a highlight. This bronze-rose gold look is such a flattering way to use metallics and is very easy to wear during the day. I added a hot pink lipstick (Charlotte Tilbury ‘Electric Poppy) to finish off the look.
LOOK TWO: PURPLE HAZE
Purple eyeshadows look great on blue/green eyes, so this is a look that I’ve been recreating a lot recently. I used #9 all over the lid, with #11 and #4 in the outer corners to build up the intensity of the smokey eye. I finished the look with the Sephora Cream lip Stain in ’13 Marvellous Mauve’.
LOOK THREE: GREEN-EYED MONSTER
Green is my favourite colour and I love green make up on other people, but I think it makes my eyes look a little washed out as they’re a bit too similar. Even so, it was really fun to put this look together. I used shade #3 all over the eyelid, #12, #8, and #6 to add the smokiness. The L’Oréal Paris Collection Exclusive lipstick in ‘Naomi’s Pink’, a really pretty peachy light nude matte lipstick.
I hope this post shows you just how versatile and wearable the shades are in the NYX In Your Element ‘Metals’ palette. It’s such an affordable and beautiful palette and it’s a very welcome addition to my stash.
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