I love neutrals and grays. Perhaps it's because these colors are so easy to pull off. These are so easy to blend, mix and match. One can never go wrong with browns, beiges and taupes. A reason why Urban Decay's NAKED palette sells like hotcakes when it was launched. So you could just imagine what my traincase contains - lots of neutral palettes for eyes, cheeks and lips. Lately I realized that my stash contains almost the same colors, only with different brands. Redundancy, that is.
But out of all my browns, beiges, nudes and grays, I found this one! NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette in Haute Model. I remember that when I was about to order this from Digital Traincase, I was actually eyeing the Nude on Nude palette (a dupe of the nude superstar NAKED), and the other neutral palette from NYX. But, as if a blessing in disguise, all of those were out of stock back then. So I settled for this colorful palette.
It has silvers that are perfect for smokey look, as well as brights for some out of the box eye makeup experiment. I actually like the aqua blue on the bottom right paired with either the light silver above it or the dark metallic blue at the bottom left. The bronze and maroon are also nice for some nightouts.
Texture-wise, NYX eyeshadows tend to be a bit chalky, but color payoff is better than drugstore brands like Maybelline or Revlon. I also believe that NYX palettes are cost effective than the individual ones. I mean, you won't need a whole tub of say a blue eyeshadow to consume before its expired right?