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NYX Beauty School Dropout Palette – Back To Basics

13 Jul

Beauty School Dropout Palette - Back To Basics

Hi beauties!

This past spring, I had the chance to attend an NYX Cosmetics event to celebrate the opening of their professional makeup store in the Vancouver area (read about it here).

One of the items in the goodie bag that NYX was kind enough to give out was the Beauty School Dropout Palette – Back to Basics.

I was pretty excited to receive one of these palettes as NYX has already released different versions of the Beauty School Dropout Palette, which have been very popular.

For this version of the palette, you get everything you need to create a basic makeup look. The palette comes in a foldout book with three sections:

  • The first section contains a mirror along with a day and night makeup illustration (natural every day look/dramatic evening look).
  • The second section contains a massive amount of eye shadows (35) in matte, metallic, and shimmery finishes.
  • The third section contains 3 blushes, 2 highlighting powders, and 2 contouring powders.

One interesting packaging detail is a plastic cover over the eyeshadows. At first, I thought it was a bit annoying because you have to lift the cover to get to the eyeshadows. I realized, though, it will protect all of the shades if the powder moves around as you start to use them.

The NYX eye shadows have good payoff and are easy to blend. The colors, which cover all of the bases in a contemporary way, include neutrals, rusts, and smoky shades.

Now on to the blushes, highlighting powders, and contouring powders. First, they come in fairly large pans, which means they’ll last awhile. The blushes are all the shades I like to use: peach, coral, and pink. The highlighters give off just the right amount of glow (they’re not over the top).

The two contouring powders are on the light side. This may be a drawback, if you have a deeper skin tone. However, you still may be able to use them as highlighters.

If you’re just getting started with makeup, this is a great kit. If you’re a makeup hoarder (like me), you’ll be in heaven!

I really wish that this type of palette had been around when I first fell in love with makeup, but I’m so glad I have this in my makeup stash now. 💕

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.
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