The NYX Professional Makeup City Set London 2.0 is a product of their Holiday 2017 Collection. The City Sets are inspired by cities like Berlin, Moscow and New York. There are 11 different sets available, each containing different shades of one Soft Matte Lip Cream, four Eyeshadows, one Blush and one Highlighter for creating a complete look. I’m going to show you everything that’s inside this set and create a look in today’s post.
The NYX Professional Makeup City Set London 2.0 is a cardboard palette that kind of looks like a book (and also opens like one) and is slightly smaller than an A5 paper in size. I really like how the set feels. It’s lightweight due to the cardboard material but it feels super nice and sturdy as well so I really like the packaging.
The cover shows an image of lips with the Soft Matte Lip Cream shade in London in the middle. The city name is also displayed in neon light lettering. The back of the set shows an ingredients list and swatches of the products inside.
Funnily enough, the 3rd eyeshadow (the purple one) is mentioned as a pigment that should not be used on the eyes (see the crossed out eye icon next to it?) and also has an icon that it should be used on the face. I find this really weird to add an eyeshadow that can’t be used on the eyes according to the brand? Anyways, I have used the eyeshadow on my lid but be aware that it is not recommended to do so.
The NYX Professional Makeup City Set London 2.0 uses a magnet to hold the cover in place. Opening the set like a book, reveals a nice large mirror on the left side and the products on the right side. The Soft Matte Lip Cream is a full size product, the four eyeshadows have a smaller pan in comparison to the highlighter and blush.
NYX Professional Makeup City Set London 2.0, starting with the Soft Matte Lip Cream in London, followed by the four eyeshadows, the highlighter and the blush. All the products were easy to swatch and apply evenly, with exception of the 2nd eyeshadow (the magenta pink one). I wasn’t able to get a lot of pigmentation in one swipe, but I could build up the color and I didn’t have any problems when using it on my eyes. The glittery gunmetal eyeshadow is really great and looks way better and glittery when moving around.
The NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in London is a Peachy Brown Nude shade with a velvet matte finish. I’m not going to discuss the formula, since I want to create a seperate review about these products. The color is really pretty though!
For the eye look, I used the 1st Eyeshadow (the light bone shade) as an all-over shade and a brownbone highlight, the 2nd Eyeshadow (the pink magenta shade) as a transition shade, the 3rd Eyeshadow (the purple shade THAT ACCORDING TO THE BRAND, IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO BE USED ON THE EYES) on my crease and lower lid and the 4th Eyeshadow (the gunmetal shade) on my lid. I also used the Highlighter as an inner corner highlight.
For the rest of my face, I used the Highlighter on all the high points of my face (cheekbones, above eyebrows, nose bridge and cupids bow), the Blush on the apples of my cheeks and of course the NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in London on my lips. My entire look is actually created with NYX Professional Makeup products so if you’re curious, look up these pictures on my Instagram page to see what I used.
I really love how the look turned out. The products definitely match beautifully with the lipstick shade. The only thing that I have a huge problem with is Eyeshadow 3. Why would a brand put an eyeshadow/pigment in a palette that isn’t recommended to be used on the eyes.. JUST WHY!? It’s also the only one that has an eye crossed out icon, the highlighter and blush are actually eye safe. The shade also has an icon that shows that you have to use it on the face.. it’s vague and also misleading. I used the shade on my eyes before I read the back because I assumed that something that is promoted as an eyeshadow can actually can be used on the eyes. I didn’t have any problems after using the shade on my eyes but I would definitely be careful if you are sensitive to those kind of things.
The whole list on the back is actually a complete mess. I also found out that the highlighter is listed as a blush on the ingredients list, and vice versa. I’m absolutely shocked on how the person(s) who made the packaging and the approver(s) have missed out on these mistakes. I think it’s very sloppy for a big brand to do so.
Either way, if you’re interested in buying one of the other sets, I would definitely suggest to read the back carefully to see if the products can actually be used for what they’re meant for.
Just to make it clear, I love the products in the set but I really hate the sloppiness of the information provided. I’m actually obsessed with the highlighter and I’m really hoping that NYX Professional Makeup will make this shade as an individual. It has such a beautiful dewy and glossy finish, I need it!
The Limited Edition NYX Professional Makeup City Set London 2.0 is available for €15,00 Euro at Douglas.nl. I’m not sure if this price is also the same at the NYX Professional Makeup Stores in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, since the rest of the sets available at Douglas.nl are advertised for €16,85 Euro each. Also, not all City Sets are available at Douglas.nl, but should all be available at the NYX Professional Makeup Stores in Amsterdam and Rotterdam (if not sold out).
Do you ever read the information provided on the back of make-up products?
*This product was PR gifted. Please check out my disclosure page for more information.