Price: $6 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.105 oz / 3g
The NYX Love in Rio Eye Shadow Trio contains a matte ivory, shimmery light taupe & a matte darker taupe brown. This trio is in black plastic packaging with a partially clear lid, so you can see the colors inside. The opening on the package has a cute bow on it. When you open the trio, the lid causes the shadows to angle towards you and not lay flat on a table, which I actually really like. Lastly, the trio comes with the typical double ended sponge applicator.
The shadows have a soft texture, but no where near Inglot's shadow texture. These shades have okay pigmentation and I found that all three shades applied better with a synthetic brush. They are a little chalky when building them up, but I do like the colors when built up. Like most shadows, these will apply better and last longer with an eye primer. But, what's good about these shadows is that I find them to blend in the crease easily. I think this trio gives you a very quick and easy eye look. I like to apply the cream color all over the lid with the dark taupe blended in the crease. The shimmery taupe is the least pigmented of the three and I tend not to use that color.
Overall I think it is a nice trio for creating a basic, quick eye look. The pigmentation and shadow quality isn't perfect, but for $6, this trio could be a great option to travel with.