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NYX Eye Shadow Trio in Number 08 is an affordable green powder eyeshadow trio featuring the following NYX shadow shades: Spring Leaf, Lime Green, and Green Tea.
- Spring Leaf is a muted Spanish Moss green with silver shimmer.
- Lime Green is a warm medium green with gold shimmer (my favorite even though with the name one would expect something brighter).
- Green Tea is a darker version of Spring Leaf, a muted Oak Moss green with silver shimmer (once again I don’t think the name fits, brewed green tea is “warmer”).
Here’s how I wear the trio on my eyes. I am not using a primer. From lash line to crease, I have applied the middle shadow, Lime Green, with an eyeshadow brush. I also lined my bottom lash line with this shade with the included sponge tip applicator. In the crease I have blended Green Tea with a blending shadow brush. I also applied this darker green shade to the bottom lash line, halfway with the sponge tip applicator. Below the brow arch I have applied Spring Leaf with a slanted shadow brush. I lined my top lash line with a discontinued Lancome Artliner in Star Shower, that is an almost black green with gold shimmers. You could use Sephora Metallic Eyeliner in Green for a similar effect. I curled my lashes and applied Maybelline XXL Pro Extension Mascara in Very Black.
So here’s the complete look. I am wearing Every Minerals Blush in Theme Park, a super shimmery coral pink with tons of gold sparkle. I lined lips with Victoria’s Secret Lip Liner in Nude. Lancome Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss in Simmer, a warm natural peach shimmer, is worn over Shiseido Perfect Rouge Matte Lipstick in Wink, muted warm “nude” shade.
I like this shadow trio. I think the colors are easy to work with, they blend nicely and aren’t “chalky”. These green shadows work with many different eye colors. I actually prefer it on brown eyes. And this trio looks amazing on redheads. Trust me, when my hair is dyed red I rock this trio. These NYX eyeshadows do not fade or crease throughout the day. I think it’s an awesome palette. However, I find the packaging very difficult to open. I do not have this problem with all of my NYX 3 Color Eyeshadow palettes, but I do with a few. This one gives me problems. I would wear it more frequently if it was easier to open. Does anyone else have this problem?
UPDATE: Product has been discontinued.
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