If you read my Christmas present post, then you’ll already know that I was given the NYX In Your Element Wind eye-shadow palette from my sister. I was so happy with this because I love new palettes to play around with, and from my past experience NYX make some pretty good eye shadows. So I have been wearing this quite a lot since Christmas in order to get a solid opinion on the palette! So now I think I can share my views on this palette if anyone was thinking of purchasing it.
Overview & Claims
The NYX ‘In Your Element’ palette collection has six options: Air, Earth, Metal, Water, Fire and Wind. My sister chose me the Wind palette, which I was so happy with! I like the colour selection in all the palettes, but I already have a lot of warm tone shadows and this palette has a selection of colours which I didn’t already have in my eye-shadow collection. Each palette costs £25 and contains 12 shadows. I do think this is a little pricey for NYX, as they aren’t a high-end brand.
The packaging is stunning. The palette comes inside a purple box and the palette itself also has the same purple swirl pattern on. The plastic casing is very sturdy and it has a large mirror inside which is always a bonus.
The box says that these shadows are ‘rich’ ‘silky’ and ‘velvety’ which range from ‘bright sky blue’ to ‘deep and stormy gray’.
I have a mixed view on these shadows. The quality and pigmentation is brilliant, particularly the mattes and the more ‘sheen’ type shades. They blend out fairly easy (although not as well as other brands shadows, for example Zoeva). There is a little fall out when using them, so I would recommend doing your eye makeup before your face makeup. However, the fall out is not so bad, so I wouldn’t let that put you off purchasing the palette. My favourite shade is the bright blue as it is insanely pigmented and beautiful!
Shades labelled 8, 11 and 12 and very similar despite looking different in the pan, which you may be-able to tell from the swatches. I would have liked a brighter purple shade in the place of one of these.
The palest shimmer shades 4 and 7 are a little bit harder to make show up. If you add a few layers you do get a nice shimmer on the eye! But for £25 I would have expected these to be a little better.
However, I am very glad I have this palette because the quality is mostly very impressive and they last all day on the eyelids without fading much at all. I also love the blue shades in here, and I believe the pale blue shade is really unique and surprisingly pigmented for such a pale colour.
All in all I would recommend this palette if you like the look of the colour selection and don’t mind working a little harder with the paler shimmer shades.
I hope you have found this review helpful! Let me know in the comments below what you think, and if you have tried one of the palettes from this ‘In your Element’ range. Or if you would be interested to try this palette!