I picked up the NYX Runway Palette in Bohemian Rhapsody for 2 reasons:-
- It made me hum “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen – “Mamma mia let me go…”; and
- It reminded me so much of the Urban Decay Naked palette I had to see if it was a dupe
It still makes me hum Bohemian Rhapsody everytime I use it, but as for the latter reason, you’re going to have to make your own mind up when you see the swatches and comparisons below 🙂
I like (or liked) NYX eyeshadows. The past tense is because I’m now so bummed about using eyeshadow singles, preferring to use palettes, that I’ve disposed of most my NYX shadow singles. The quality of the shadows are good for the small price that you pay and that in itself should make you happy. I used to have the NYX Eyeshadow trios too, which I’d tell you to avoid, because to me, they are NOT representative of the quality of NYX shadows. Its been a while since I returned to NYX and truth to tell, I rather like the NYX Runway Palette. I got 2 – Bohemian Rhapsody and Haute Model, but I’ll tell you about the other one later.
What you get in this palette is 10 eyeshadows of varying neutral tones in a mix of matte and shimmer textures. You also get a double ended sponge tip applicator which I promptly tossed 😛 I prefer to just use my regular brushes.
The texture of the shadows are a bit of a mix. Some swatch smooth, some don’t. In terms of colour pigment, some are more pigmented than others. The swatches below should give you an idea of the Bohemian Rhapsody palette.
The top row of swatches are the bottom row of colours in the palette. They are matte shadows and I do not quite like the peach and white, which do not show up very well or at all. Pigment is certainly lacking in those. The other 3 colours, a taupe, dark grey and black fare much better.
The bottom row of swatches are the top row of colours in the palette. They are shimmer shadows and all swatch quite true to colour. The light blue is a bit of a surprise and the pale shimmer beige makes a lovely highlighter. The colours are a lovely mix of warm and cool tones, but mostly cool, which suits me perfectly fine.