Also a short review, it is true that the single shadows are more pigmented than the trios, in most cases, however, I do have some trios which are pretty awful (despite looking pretty in the pan) and others that are so smooth and buttery and even better than the trios. It is definitely hit or miss with these, but most of them are pretty good. The pigmentation on some is comparable to MAC quality, and for the price, you really can't go wrong.
Top Row: Iced Mocha, Deep Bronze, Frosted Flakes
Middle Row: Red Bean Pie, Burgundy Pearl, Highlight
Bottom Row: Black, Charcoal, Sunrise
NYX Iced Mocha, Deep Bronze and Frosted Flakes
Iced Mocha - Very popular shade, very smooth, I wear this one all the time. This is a cool light brown, similar to MAC's Patina. Very smooth, richly pigmented.
Deep Bronze - Warm, almost coppery brown. Very good pigmented, soft.
Frosted Flakes - Pretty, silvery neutral colour, similar to MAC's Shroom, colour payoff is pretty good.
NYX Red Bean Pie, Burgundy Pearl and Highlight
Red Bean Pie - Very nice, rich and dark plum. It has subtle shimmer, but not noticable in the swatch nor on the eye. Very pigmented. Get this one.
Burgundy Pearl - Purpley/burgundy colour, Also has shimmers, which are not noticable, nice pigmentation.
Highlight - Light yellow colour, I thought this would make a good highlight colour, but it falls at that, too yellow. Skip on this one.
NYX Black, Charcoal and Sunrise
Black - This is supposed to be more pigmented than MAC's Carbon according to some. I don't really wear black shadows, but it seems okay to me.
Charcoal - Pretty silver/grey colour,, almost has blue undertones very pigmented. It's supposed to be like MAC's Knight Divine.
Sunrise - No idea why I got this one... I don't wear red shadows! Uhh.. ugly?
Onto the trios...
1st Row: Sweet Lagoon/Aqua/Ocean, Lake Moss
2nd Row: Shangri-La, Golden/Rust/Walnut Bronze
3rd Row: Barely There/Champagne/Root Beer, Nude/Taupe/Dark Brown
4th Row: Platinum Pink/Salmon/Jazzy Bronze, In the Woods
(not pictured Spring Leaf/Lime Green/Green Tea)
NYX Golden/Rust/Walnut Bronze
One of my favourite trios, very pigmented and vibrant, gorgeous colours. The best!
NYX Lake Moss
This trio has blackened purple, blue and green shades. I would recommend using these on top of a black base. They look pretty in the pan, but swatched, they all kind of look the same. I would pass on this one.
NYX Sweet Lagoon/Aqua/Ocean
Aside from the pretty blue on the right, these have like no pigmentation. This is my worst trio of the bunch. I am not really into wearing blues and I don't know why I bought this one. Pass!
Continue to Part 2 please...