Sep 25 2012

NYX Be Free Palette

It’s great when I am able to get the latest Urban Decay, Tarte or Smashbox palette. I crush hard on their shadows and color combinations. But sometimes, spending between $35 and $60 isn’t feasible.

The last couple months I’ve been experimenting with looks using the NYX Be Free palette, which has 25 eye shadows, seven lip glosses and three blushes – all for an MSRP of $20.

Check it out:

Here’s a close-up of the shadows, which range from matte to shimmer, neutral to playful:

Here are swatches, top row:

Second row from top:

Third row:

Fourth row:

Fifth row:

Blush and lip gloss swatches:

Here are a couple of my favorite looks I’ve done with the palette:


In each of these looks I used the lip glosses, blushes and shadows, along with other products.

The shadows are well-pigmented, and when used over Urban Decay Primer Potion, lasted all day long. The lip glosses lasted on me all morning through regular coffee drinks. The blushes lasted as well.

I love that I can do a neutral look with this palette, or a colorful look. For $20, this is a great bargain and a great piece for travel.

It also comes with a small blush brush, small lip brush and double-ended sponge applicator for the eyes.

This palette is available at the NYX website and Cherry Culture. NYX is also available at Ulta and Urban Outfitters but I couldn’t find it for sale on their sites yet.

So what do you think of this palette? What NYX palette have you tried lately?!

Disclaimer: I received the NYX Be Free palette from the PR/Manufacturer for review. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how keeps it real!

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  • Polarbelle

    Great pictures!! And I love what you’ve done with it. Both looks are clean, fresh and happy. This is a eat palette for all a person’s cosmetic needs.

  • GenaCA

    You look lovely in all of the pix, but especially the last one! Your skin is GORGEous, and those colors look great with your hair. 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks so much!! *blushes* I use different BB Creams, but always Laura Geller Fair pressed mineral foundation dusted over. I really love how it looks!