I was lucky enough to get to try the NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact in Dark Shadows (0156-08) as a part of the Influenster Beauty Blogger Vox Box program. I’ve been an NYC cosmetics fan since their inception (way back when I was in middle school), and love their IndividualEyes Custom Compacts line.
Each compact includes an applicator, four shades of eyeshadow powder, a primer base, and an illuminator base. The Dark Shadows compact comes with shadows ranging from white to back, with a nice silver, and a rich grey in between- all of which I’ve swatched for you below! I really loved the shadows, they weren’t terribly pigmented – however, they were consistent and buildable which is great when you’re working with heavier colors like these.
I have pretty oily lids, so the primer base – which is creamy/oily, did nothing but crease on me. However, my sister has dryer lids and it worked nicely for her. I love the illuminator – it works as a great highlighter. It’s buildable, but you have to rub it in well. The compact also includes a convenient application guide – a great little detail that I just love!
Overall, it’s a great beauty find, and at such a great price it definitely deserves a spot in any beauty-lovers make-up collection! Each IndividualEyes Custom Compact retails at $4.99 in drugstores nationwide – which is a pretty great deal considering that you get four shadows plus a primer and highlighter. Check out NYC’s (New York Color) other offerings on their website here!
*I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster. All opinions presented here belong to The NYC Talon, and are not influenced in ANY way (for more info, please see my PR page).