Nyx Parallel Worlds Review ♥

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I thought the movie itself was a sad Twilight spin off but I’m quite charmed by the Parallel Worlds Box from Nyx!

I actually got it last year but I hadn’t gotten around to using it until now. I know it’s no longer in stores in Singapore but you can still order them online.

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I’ll give points for the packaging. It works quite well to create the dark and mysterious feel this collection is going for.

The collection includes a eyeshadow palette, an eyeliner, an eyeliner crayon, a mascara, a blush and a lipstick that are meant to create two looks – the sweet and innocent look Clary spots and the sultry sexy look dorned by Isabel in the movie. It’s a pretty comprehensive set that is versatile. After all the two looks are meant to be a dichotomy!

And don’t worry if you don’t feel like purchasing the whole set, each item is already available by itself. I still think it’s more worth it to get it as a set though!

Let’s get to the highlight of the collection – the smokey eye palette!

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I love the range of colours in this palette – it’s so versatile!  You can create neutral, bronzy and dark smokey eye looks.

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I actually swatched this on my hand for you all to see it this time. To make it a more accurate swatching I actually put my Bare Minerals gunmetal base before applying the palette colours (as I would do so on my face when I put on eyeshadow!) To achieve the colour intensity I had to swatch it on a few times. I love the blue and the purple colours – especially because I’m not that into the ultra black smokey eye looks. The blue and the purple eyeshadows are perfect for a softer smokey eye that’s still fierce! The only colour I’m not crazy about is the glittery black eyeshadow because it’s rather patchy and takes a lot of swatches for colour to be obvious.

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The first and second swatches from the left are the lighter shades from the palette. You can totally use them for a neutral day look, just like the sweet look Clary wears!

The third colour is from the jumbo eye pencil in the collection.

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I use this on most days on my waterline and the inner corners to brighten and highlight my eyes. It’s really smooth and easy to work with!

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I am in love with their liquid eyeliner because of the fine brush!  It makes it really easy to draw natural and inconspicuous eyeliner looks AND it won’t smudge because it’s liquid!

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And of course, you are really in control of the thickness of your eyeliner look. I really love eyeliner but some days I want a super natural look so this is great!

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I am also in love with the Le Frou Frou mascara. I’ve been trying out a lot of mascaras from different brands but I find that a lot of them smudge by midday, even after claiming to be long lasting water proof and smudge proof. (I wore mascara only when I did the experiments) So I tried this without expecting much and I was pleasantly surpised to see that it stayed on without smudging!

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Pinched is a lovely pinkish coral shade sprinkled with glitter pigments and is wonderful for girls that like “warm” looks! This is my third Nyx blush and I really love how the colour really shows and does not fade throughout the day!

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The soft matte lip cream in the shade Istanbul is a lovely bright girly pink!

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It’s such a sweet colour!  Although it’s not a favourite of mine because I’m used to natural lip colour which is really dark. Not something I’ll whip out often but I think it’s great for those with lighter natural lip colours!

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My make of the day using eyeliner, eyeshadow and blush from parallel worlds.

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I opted for the sweet girly look to match my pretty cloud dress!

Overall I love most of the items in this collection and I think they’re really good for a day to day look! I do think it’s definitely more worth it in a box than individual purchasing! My favourite items are the blue eyeshadow, the blush and the jumbo eye pencil! I would recommend this box if you aren’t too picky about the pigments of the eyeshadows.

Till next time~~

XOXO,
HuiMin

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2 comments

  1. acasualbeauty · February 24, 2014

    Looks like some nice items. I’d love to try those glitter liners! And the packaging is definitely interesting 🙂

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    • huiminxoxo · February 24, 2014

      Thank you for reading my post! And yes, the jumbo eye pencils are great 🙂

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