So we all know I have a serious eyeshadow problem.. they’re literally that makeup product I just can’t declutter down and I own a hundred and one of… but here I go getting more of them to review over here.. makes me feel better I guess. One of the latest brands to come out with an eyeshadow palette is NYX with their I Love You Mochi palettes. Available in two different colour ways I have the Sleek and Chic palette.
The palettes are £18 each, and so not cheap, and come with 10 super shimmery shades. The packaging is fairly basic and doesn’t come with a mirror.
Described as unbelievably bouncy, the palette is inspired by the marshmallow-like Japanese treat – mochi – the eyeshadows are beyond buttery and into a weird kind of gel consistency; you can literally squash them. The Sleek & Chick palette has a beautiful range of peach-toned neutrals with a few pops of colour. The other palette Electric Pastels is much more rainbow and vibrant. Overall I’m not mad at the shade selection, it does leave me a wanting a nice matte, but then again that’s not what this palette is about, so I can’t really blame it.
However, the formula… oh the formula is so not my thing! These are glitters more than they are eyeshadows. I find they don’t have any real back pigment to them and so a lot of them come out on the eye the same shade. They basically look like slightly tinted glitter. If you apply with your finger or a wet brush though, you can get a bit of colour to it, but it’s not as vibrant and pigmented as you would want. And then if you don’t use a good glitter primer, all that glitter ends up down your face.
Overall, this palette isn’t dreadful, but for £18 there are SO MANY better options out there! Some of the shades are very pretty and I could find myself getting into, but I have a lot of them in other palettes where the formula is better.
I do have to say though, the texture of these eyeshadows is very fun, because you can very nearly squish them.. however you have no real reason to
Overall, not something I would recommend. However, have you tried this palette? If so, what were your thoughts?