Product Review: NYX Revenge is Infinite

Monday, September 29, 2014

Guys, I have exciting news to share! I will be giving away 2 awesome NYX Revenge is Infinite palette, to 2 lucky readers! If you might be interested in getting your hands on one, read on to find out more about the palette, and the giveaway :)

If you're not sure what this is about, Revenge is a hit TV show about a woman who has sworn revenge against the people who wronged her father and caused his death. Set against the upscale backdrop of the Hamptons, Emily Thorne plots and schemes to bring down a powerful family responsible for framing her father and causing his death. I love this TV show, and if you haven't seen it, you need to get on it right now!
Season 4 returns today at 10.35pm on Star World (yes, Malaysia will be receiving the show on the exact same day as the US!) and I cannot wait to tune in.

Now on to the fun stuff - here are pictures and swatches of the palette!

The box comes with eyeshadows, lipsticks and blushes, plus a mirror and two little booklets showing you how to achieve Emily Thorne and Victoria Grayson's signature looks. The instructions are pretty simple (I would have loved more illustrations and wish they would have named the colours to be used instead of just saying 'a light pink eyeshadow', especially since the eyeshadows in the palette are named) and they tell you how to achieve a very basic look.

A quick look at the eyeshadows in the palette shows you Revenge-inspired names (I love when brands do this!), and you can see two distinct 'colour temperatures' in the 10 eyeshadow pans - warm tones (Emily Thorne's colours of preference) and cool tones (Victoria always uses silver and black eyeshadows on the show).
Also in the palette are 6 lip colours and 3 blushes.

Shown below are the swatches of the eyeshadows. I found that the best way to get the most colour-payoff from these eyeshadows was to apply multiple layers of these eyeshadows on a densely-packed eyeshadow base brush, and on top of a primer.

My favourites in this palette are Destiny (a warm, coppery brown), Duplicity (a warm, plummy purple) and Infinity (an almost multi-dimensional taupe-y silver). Revelations is a beautiful crease colour for anyone with warm toned skin. Illusion (the middle blush colour) is particularly flattering and is very similar in colour to NARS' famous Orgasm blush.

Overall, most of the eyeshadows were smooth and soft, but a few of the colours (Intrigue, Infinity, and Vendetta) were a little bit chalky. Make sure you apply evenly

I love this palette because it puts together a beautiful mix of colours that you can wear both at night and in the day, and though some colours are not as pigmented as I would like, that is easily fixed with some primer and a bit of elbow grease.

If you're keen on this palette, make sure you get your box soon, because only 500 boxes are going on sale in Sephora stores in Malaysia (at RM104 per box), and stocks are expected to last only till the middle of next month.

Alternatively, you can join my giveaway and win yourself a free box plus a beauty makeover at your local Sephora store! Here's how:

1. Simply leave a comment in the comment box below telling me who your favourite character is on Revenge.
2. I will pick a winner by Friday, 3rd October at 12pm and announce it on my Facebook page. Check this page for the update so you don't miss out on your prize!
3. Collect your prize, and schedule a time to experience your makeover (participating outlets are Sephora KLCC, Sephora Gurney Paragon Mall, Sephora Komtar JBCC and Sephora The Spring Mall).

Good luck, everyone!

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