NYX Charcoal Ultra Pearl Mania Pigment Review

 NYX Ultra Pearl Mania pigments make it "hard not to sparkle with our ultra shimmering loose shadow powders that can be used on eyes, cheeks, even lips. These finely milled eyeshadows are high impact, long lasting, and a little addictive." NYX offers a total of thirty shades, this review will be featuring Charcoal, which NYX calls a "shimmering dark grey." NYX' Ultra Pearl Mania pigments contain 5ml (.06 oz) and sell for a super cheap $3. I received this pigment in my December Ipsy Bag. NYX is a cruelty free brand. Their pigments are made in China. NYX products can be bought through the brand's website, e-tailers like Cherry Culture, and at Target and Ulta.

 I've previously expressed my disdain for NYX' pigment packaging. These pigments come in little plsatic ars with a screw on cap. The product name and NYX logo grace the front of the jar. A silver label was previously affixed to the back of the jar, offering the shade name and number and an ingredient list. The jar has a very narrow opening, which is annoying because you need the littlest brush to work with this pigment. Such a pain to use.
 Like all pigments, NYX's Ultra Pearl Manias can be used for anything your little heart desires, but for the purpose of reviewing them, I'm considering them as an eyeshadow. NYX Charcoal pigment is on the chunkier side, so it causes a moderate amount of fallout during application. The color payoff is decent, but it can be built up, for maximum payoff Charcoal should be foiled. NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Charcoal wears really poorly, it falls down throughout the day, leaving me with raccoon eyes. No only does the color migrate around my face, whats left on my eyes creases pretty significantly, even with primer.
 NYX Charcoal is an interesting color. In the jar it looks like a greyed olive. Once applied it shows it's true color - a silvery grey with a somewhat duochromatic blue aspect to it. Charcoal is pretty shimmery, though the individual flecks of shimmer are small and subtle, giving it a pearlescent finish. Charcoal is a great smokey eye shade.
I'm not impressed with NYX' Charcoal Ultra Pearl Mania pigment. I mean we all know how much I hate the packaging, but the product this stupid little jar contains is equally bad. The pigment isn't refined enough, so it suffers from problematic application. NYX' Charcoal pigment seems to be able to adhere to skin or primer. The color is a nice, useful, dimensional grey. If you love the color of Charcoal Ultra Pearl Mania, but want a more reliable product I suggest spending and extra buck or two and taking a look at NYX' extensive selection of pressed eyeshadows, there's bound to be one that's similar. 

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  1. Great review! I'm not a huge fan of pigments but it's still good to know that this one isn't the best. I really like nxy's individual eyeshadows though! Also I am a new follower from the bright side beauty hop! I really like your blog!:)


  2. You spilled some on that paper towel ;-;

  3. ooooo these look super pretty!
    i did a similar review if you'd possibly mind taking a look? - http://www.hughesing.com/2013/06/helen-e-cosmetics-pigments.html