Friday, August 6, 2010

Product Rave: NYC City Duet in Island Sunset

I hope you guys aren't tired yet of seeing this eye shadow duo lol. I've been talking about it for a whole week. I've already done 2 looks using it and now is the perfect time for a review. I got this duo at my local CVS not too long ago and, I've never tried any eye shadows from the NYC line so I didn't know what to expect. I mainly bought it because of the bright pink and purple shade. Also, it was only $2.99 so might as well get it right?

To my surprise, I have to say it was 3 bucks well spent because this duo is awesome. The eye shadows were true to it's color, very pigmented and easy to blend. Right now, I have it in front of my makeup collection for an easy reach in case I'm in the mood for a pink or purple look .

WHAT: Two perfectly coordinated, ultra silky textured shadows brighten and contour eyes. Color glides on smoothly, evenly and really lasts. Dual ended applicator included for professional results! (source:

It's part of NYC's summer 2010 collection designed by celebrity makeup artist Matthew Nigara and, they are limited edition.

WHERE: You can get it at your local drugstore. I got mine at my local CVS

PRICE: $2.99 but you can get it at an even cheaper price if you have a coupon ^_^

PACKAGING: A small rectangle black compact  made of plastic. It's pretty sturdy.

SHADE: This duo is in Island Sunset (PINK and PURPLE)  but it's available in 4 other shades with cool names such us Bowling Greens, Upper Zest Side and Yankee Blues. The colors in the compact are meant to compliment each other so it will be easier to create a look.

AMOUNT: 1.9 g/0.07 oz

ODOR: It doesn't smell anything which is good!

TEXTURE: It's quite soft but not the softest texture.

PIGMENTATION: It's surprisingly really good. I've never tried any eye shadows from the NYC line so I didn't really know what to expect. I'm amazed with color pay off and It's true to its color. If you've watched my makeup tutorial that I did then you'll know what I'm taking about.

Swatches: One swipe with flash

...with flash swatched on my arm flash

Here are Two makeup looks I did using this duo

 Party Pink and Purple Eyes

and $3 Smokey Purple Eyes

  • The colors are very bright and fun.
  • The shadows are pigmented. You get the color you see in the pan.
  • It's very easy to use because the pink and purple compliments each other.
  • It's very affordable.
  • Available at your local drugstore.
  • The staying power is really good. Just make sure you use a good base/primer underneath.
  •  I can't think of anything. 
FINAL THOUGHTS:  This product only proves that you don't have to spend a lot of money on a really good eye shadow. The colors are fun, bright, pigmented and the staying power is pretty good. I highly recommend this to everyone!

I love it so much that I bought some more hehe...

"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old". - Franz Kafka
 Thank you so much for stopping by! Have an awesome weekend.


  1. these are soo pretty..i def need to go to CVS

  2. wow I really need to pick this up. Great post!

  3. Pretty! How I wish we still have NYC here. :(

    Looking forward to more looks using the other shades. :P

  4. Seems you bought more of them! Nice colors!

  5. I love the pink/purple combo it is absolutely adorable! I've actually never tried NYC eyeshadows, but I'm definately going to give them a try.

  6. The duos are so cute. I love the color combos. The pigmentation looks amazing!

  7. Ahh, I want! The pigmentation does look incredible. x

  8. Wow, these look nice. I never seen these before.

  9. I'm definitely gonna try one of those. Good post!

  10. I got mine a Dollar Tree store for a buck (surprise, surprise). It is by far one of my favorite eyeshadows. I am a cosmetologist, so normally it is not the first brand I would typically buy. I got it on a whim and I have ZERO complaints!