I’m clueless when it comes to layering eyeshadows or how to create a smokey eye so I figured a compact that spells it out for you would be perfect. I purchased the NYC IndividualEyes Custom Compact a few weeks ago from my local drugstore for $4. The three different shades are meant to enhance your eye color: Union Square for brown eyes, Bryant Park for blue eyes and Central Park for green eyes. Since I’m a brown eyed girl, I went with Union Square.
The kits includes everything from primer, all over lid shadow, crease shadow, illuminator and a highlighter. The back of the package shows you which shadows to apply where. I was really impressed the compact came with a primer to keep shadow in place and from creasing.
I tried the NYC IndividualEyes Custom Compact out and…
I wasn’t really feeling the colors. Though this compact was specifically for brown eyes, I don’t feel it did anything to enhance my eye color. The “all over lid” color seemed a bit chalky and ashy, which is never a good look, especially for darker skin. The purple (which is just meant for the crease) doesn’t look too bad on my hand but that bright color didn’t really pop when I applied it to my lids.
the instructions were simple and the primer actually worked. I’ve told you before that I have greasy lids so I was surprised when my lids were still crease free hours later.
Since the color was my main issue, next time I might try the Bryant Park compact, which has brighter hues.