Sooooo i decided to delve into my stash of eye shadows and see what duplicates i had of the same colours by different labels.I have to tell you i was a little more shocked than i care to admit with how much makeup i had bought by an expensive brand when i had an almost identical one by a cheaper company (NYX,BFTE).
What mainly inspired me to do this is when i have shown you looks on my blog and i have used a MAC product for example i nearly ALWAYS say,"you dont have to use these exact products it really is just a guide" because its true.Yes i do own some expensive makeup but a lot of it i have had for some time and at that particular time i was more than happy to spend ridiculous amounts on makeup....and then came our house and my baby girl and i just cant seem to justify it any more when there is an exact dupe for $20 less....I know for me if i have $100 to spend on makeup i want to get good quality makeup but also a little more than 4 eye shadows lol.
So i hope this helps you and gives you an idea of whats out there rather than doing tons of brands i have kept it simple comparing NYX eye shadows to MAC and Urban Decay,next time ill do one comparing eye shadow/pencil bases.
|Top:"Black Tied" by MAC|
Middle:"Ceramic" by NYX
Bottom:"Creep" by Urban Decay
|Top:"Glamour Check" by MAC|
Bottom:"Bronze" by NYX
|Top:"Soba" by MAC|
Bottom:"Copacabana" by NYX
(This is a beautiful colour to use to blend colours out)
|Top:"Buck" by Urban Decay|
Bottom:"Braun" by NYX
|These are the same colour,the top one just has a little more gold so the camera is picking it up crazy!|
Top:"Steamy" by MAC
Bottom:"Ocean" by NYX
|Top:"Gulf Stream" by MAC|
Bottom:"Hippi Chic" by NYX
|Top:"Satellite Dreams" by MAC|
Bottom:"Deep Prune" by NYX
|Top:"Half Baked" by urban Decay|
Bottom:"Honeycomb" by NYX
|Its a little hard to tell in the swatches these are a dark Navy Blue|
Top:"Nehru" by MAC
Bottom:"Navy" by NYX
|Top:"Bio Green" by MAC|
Bottom:"Perpetual" by NYX
|These look a little pink in the swatch but they are more of a coral|
Top:"Paradisco" by MAC
Bottom:"Tropical" by NYX
Another great alternative if you are just getting into colours or dont want to spend alot of money are the coastal scents palettes i have never been able to not find a colour i need in these little gems and such a bargain!I think they retail around $30 and have 88 colours in each one.
This is the "Warm" palette
I hope you enjoyed this,one thing in particular i found whilst doing the swatches was how different the textures were! The nyx colours went on way smoother than the others which is a definite positive!
Note:Some of the NYX colours that i used were in the trio palettes but i think they still cost around the same price as one of their single eye shadows.