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Saturday, June 26, 2010

(Part 1) NK HD Eyeshadow Collection with Swatches and REVIEW

I have had my eye on these eyeshadows since November 2009.
I kept talking myself out of buying them. How many eyeshadows does a woman need? After all, I only have two eyes. I broke down and bought a couple, and I have been hooked ever since. I have been trying to collect these eyeshadows for a couple of weeks now.

These beauties range in price from $1 US to $2 US depending on where you purchase them. I was able to find them at my local ethnic beauty supply store.

So far, I only have 15. I do believe there are about 32 colors in total.
Some of the colors have been discontinued. Of course, this limited edition situation is what prompted me to buy them while I still can.

I have no doubts that some of these can be used as blush!

NK did not assign names to the colors, only numbers.

The texture of the shadows is very buttery. The intensity of the pigmentation is AMAZING! I suppose the secret to their soft texture is the addition of KAOLIN in the ingredient list. I would give these 4 out of 5 stars. Some colors are harder to work with than others. The matte shades are not as easily blended as the shimmers.
Overall, they are beautiful alone, but more stunning with the appropriate base.

Left to Right (Diffused Sunlight)
3008 (Matte/Satin)Beige
3017 Cream
3028 Gold
3027 Light Copper
3009 Bronze

No Base (Diffused Sunlight)

With Like Colored Base (With Flash)

Left to Right (Diffused Sunlight)
3004 Orange
3026 Yellow
3010 Mint Green
3006 Teal

No Base (Diffused Sunlight)

With Like Colored Base (With Flash)

Left to Right (Diffused Sunlight)
3019 Baby Blue
3020 Electric/Navy Blue
3012 Lavender
3031 Purple

No Base (Diffused Sunlight)

With Like Colored Base (With Flash)

Left to Right (Diffused Sunlight)
3039 Hot Pink (Matte/Satin)
3025 Magenta (Matte/Satin)

No Base (Diffused Sunlight)

With Like Colored Base (With Flash)

These are the Like Colored Bases I used.
Left To Right

MAC Paint Pot SOFT OCHRE (matte)
Wet N Wild Idol Eyes Cream Shadow Crayon 130 (pearl/cream)PIXIE
NK Lip Crayon AC39 GOLD
L'Oreal HiP Cream Color Crayon 812 ATTENTIVE
Wild Beauty 3 in 1 Makeup Pencil BRONZE
Wild Beauty 3 in 1 Makeup Pencil HOT PINK (but it's really like a CAUTION ORANGE)
NYX Eyeshadow Pencil YELLOW
Wet N Wild Idol Eyes Cream Shadow Crayon 132 (green)ENVY
Wet N Wild Idol Eyes Cream Shadow Crayon 131 (aqua)ELECTRO
Wild Beauty 3 in 1 Makeup Pencil BABY BLUE (matte)
Wet N Wild Idol Eyes Cream Shadow Crayon 134 (navy) DISTRESS
Beauty Treats 3 in 1 Makeup Pencil (no color listed, silverish lavender)
Wild Beauty 3 in 1 Makeup Pencil VIOLET
Wet N Wild Idol Eyes Cream Shadow Crayon 133 (purple)TECHNO
Wild Beauty 3 in 1 Makeup Pencil ROSEBUD

Just Bases (Diffused Sunlight)

With NK HD Eyeshadow (With Flash)

Have you seen these in your area?


  1. I have a few of these and love their pigmentation for the price. I am definitely gonna purchase some more colors in the near future.

  2. @ Kimmy...Thanks for commenting. I'd love to see your collection of NK shadows when you are through getting them. There are a few colors I'd like to skip, like the super duper light pinks and blues. What are your thoughts?

  3. Yes, Yes, Yes I love them all! I'm actually going to head back to my local BSS and buy up some more! You can't beat the price! I adore swatches so thank u for that!


  4. @ Kokofemme...yes ma'am! i found you don't need both of the greens (3022,3023) just 1 or the other.they are too close in color. some of the textures are hit or miss, but the pigmentation is wonderful! your are so welcome for the swatches. i want to go back & buy more eventually.

  5. Wow!! They look incredible! Look just as good as MAC! Will have to buy a couple.

    Hey I'm subscribed to kokofemme too. She told my daughter she may be moving to Orlando, FL I told her we have to meet up :)

  6. @ rmcandlelight... I am really enjoying the colors! Of course they don't blend as easily as the MAC e/s. With the right primer & secondary base, the colors REALLY POP! They can last all day.

    Yes, I tried to send Koko a text after I watched her last video where she lamented losing her new stylist. I was going to see if your daughter did locs. :O) I'm glad they connected.

  7. there are nice colours a bargain

  8. @ Elizabeth...I need to play with these colors more often. I still want to complete the collection. A good bargain indeed. Thanks for yoru comment


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