I may or may not be (okay I am) one of the most extreme Revenge fans ever. Not Revenge as in evil, but as in the hit show on ABC. Because of this, when I heard NYX Cosmetics was coming out with the Revenge Is Infinite Makeup Collection I lost my mind, drove to two separate Ulta locations - one of which had no clue what I was talking about - then finally just went off and ordered online. Luckily, online shipping is FAST and it arrived within a few days!
What Ulta says about the NYX Cosmetics Revenge Is Infinite Makeup Collection:
Inspired by the ABC hit series Revenge, NYX has created this limited edition palette to capture the beauty of the lead characters Emily and Victoria.
This makeup collection includes:
- 10 Eyeshadows in Shimmer, Pearly and Matte shades
- 6 Lip Creams including Bright Red and Deep Nude
- 3 Blush and Bronzers to create the perfect contour and highlight
After you take the wrap around off you'll be fan girl excited to see the box is similar to that of Emily's "Revenge" Keepsake box. It's made to look like the antique distressed wood with the double infinity of the real box, but on a sturdy coated cardboard.
As you open the box the top part has a small mirror centered between two get the look cards - one for Emily Thorne and one for Victoria Grayson.
This palette features 10 Eye Shadows, 3 blushes and 6 lip colors to help you Get the Look of Emily or Victoria (or really whatever scheming Hamptons chick is your fave).
The makeup product level is easily removable so that you can keep the box after you're finished using up the goods or if you just want to hide something private or special underneath.
All of the shadows ended up working very well on the eye. I was a little concerned with the matte shades when they swatched because they felt dry, but when I used a flat shadow brush (MAC 239) they applied well and worked like a charm!
The blushes are a perfect trio to get a natural look or a more glamorous one. Secrets was the only one that I just did not like at all. It's a flat shade and I could barely get any color from it. As you can see in the swatch photo it's hardly noticeable.
The lip shades are exquisite. I love each of them, but I'm especially into Love and Envy. I am no fan of lip shades being in the same palette area as shadows or blushes, but the spacing between them is decent and so far it hasn't been an issue.
Usually I'd gravitate toward Emily's look, since it's much more natural and what I'd generally wear on my day-to-day. Because of that I thought it'd be more fun to do the Victoria Grayson Get the Look:
To get this look I used UDPP as a base and followed the step-by-step instruction on the Get the Look card for Victoria. For the eyes I began with Charade at the inner corners, Vendetta on the lid, Duplicity at the outer V and crease blending up and Truth to highlight. The liner is Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Smudged at the top and bottom. The mascara is a triple threat of IT Cosmetics Tightline, Too Faced Better Than Sex and Clinique Bottom Lash.
For blush I used Illusion mostly in the hollows of the cheeks but I did blend up towards the apples since it's a super pigmented shade. On the lips I just dabbed Envy on for a slight berry look.
Would you follow the Get the Look cards or would you put your own twist on looking like the ladies of the Hamptons?
The NYX Cosmetics Revenge Is Infinite Makeup Collection retails for $24.99 and is available at Ulta and the NYX website. For a limited time (until 5/3/2014 or while supplied last) you will also receive a full size NYX Cosmetics Le Frou Frou Boudoir Mascara with your online purchase of the Revenge Is Infinite Makeup Collection (this offer is only available through Ulta).