Budget Beauty: NYC IndividualEyes Custom Compact

Posted On Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime


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…

Cons:

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.

Pros:

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.

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7 thoughts on “Budget Beauty: NYC IndividualEyes Custom Compact

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  2. I actually bought the same compact with different color palette (gray & purple), I wasn’t crazy about the colors either it didn’t go very well with my skin tone, but if figure I can blend with a few other colors I have and the price wasn’t bad. I’d try another palette as well.

    • Glad to see it’s not just me, I’m not the only one who wasn’t see keen on the colors. That’s a good idea, blending them with other colors!

  3. Suppose you and three friends are jetting off together on a trip. Or it is time for a family vacation. Taking a home to airport shuttle van now costs about $50 for four people and that’s just one way. A cab may be even worse unless you live fairly close to the airport. You could find a long term car parking lot but they are charging anywhere from $10-$12 per day here in San Francisco. Hence a 10 day trip will set you back about the same as the shuttle and in addition you have to wrestle with the bags and kids, all at 6 am. But what’s the alternative?

  4. Suppose you and three friends are jetting off together on a trip. Or it is time for a family vacation. Taking a home to airport shuttle van now costs about $50 for four people and that’s just one way. A cab may be even worse unless you live fairly close to the airport. You could find a long term car parking lot but they are charging anywhere from $10-$12 per day here in San Francisco. Hence a 10 day trip will set you back about the same as the shuttle and in addition you have to wrestle with the bags and kids, all at 6 am. But what’s the alternative?

  5. Think about staying overnight at an airport hotel, leaving your car during your trip, enjoying a nice continental breakfast and leaving on a shuttle bus that pulls right up front. You can find 10-14 day Park and Ride (aka Stay, Park and Fly, Park and Jet, etc) packages from $79 to $149, depending upon the quality of the hotel. You can also find 7 to 31 days packages as well if need be, so shop around for what suits you best.

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