Thursday, September 5, 2013

NYX Love in Florence Palette in Meet My Romeo - Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: All products mentioned in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

Sorry it has been so quiet on my blog lately. I've been feeling really lazy and somewhat uninspired. I have a few blog post ideas in my head, but I haven't been motivated enough to do them. I also have a lot of reviews I should be doing, but since we're still getting back into the swing of the school year here, I'm still not doing a lot of full days of makeup in order to test longevity.

In an attempt to get back into the swing of things, I'm going to go ahead an review a NYX Love in Florence Palette that I picked up back in June. The Love in Florence range has 5-pan palettes that retail for $7.99. I picked mine up along with a NYX Wonder Pencil when Ulta was having a BOGO 50% sale on NYX products.


The packaging of this palette is similar to other NYX products: black and relatively basic. The bow on the front is a cute addition though, and it is designed well enough that it doesn't add bulk to the palette as a whole. I like that the top is clear, which makes it easy to see the colors. The palette itself also feels really sturdy. The plastic is nice and thick, so I wouldn't be scared to travel with it. NYX does include a dual-ended sponge-tipped applicator with the palette as well. While I don't generally use them, I know they can be handy to have.


When I was picking out which eye shadow palette I wanted, I really struggled. NYX put out a lot of new palettes this year, and I wanted them all. However, when I got to the store, none of them were really jumping out at me. I don't really think that it s negative of the line though. I think I just have so many eye shadows that it is hard for me to find something really unique and exciting. I settled on the Meet My Romeo palette because it looked like a safe and easy palette to work with.

The colors included are light shimmery taupe, a satin-finish peach, a medium shimmery taupe, a medium matte brown, and a deep brown that has a matte base and fine multi-colored shimmer. They have a smooth texture that isn't overly soft or powdery. The pigmentation isn't very intense, but I'm okay with that. It makes the colors really easy for me to work with without overdoing it. I wish the peach color was completely matte because the color itself is soft enough to use as a blending and highlight color, but the satin finish has more sheen than I like for that type of color.

Final Thoughts

I'm not completely wowed by this palette, but, as I mentioned above, I think that's more because of my large collection rather than a fault of the product. This particular collection of colors would be a great palette for somebody just starting out with makeup because the colors aren't overly intense and are easy to work with. If the colors appeal to you, I think the quality of the shadows makes this palette worth checking out.

Have you ever gotten to the point where products don't appeal just because you have so much at home already? Have you tried any of NYX's new palettes? Are there any that I'm over-looking that I should swatch the next time I'm in Ulta?

Disclaimer: All products mentioned in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are my own.


  1. Great review!! :D
    I found you on the blog hop and am now following :D