I. Love. These. Haha. In all honesty though, I really could not live without them. They give my eye makeup so much more dimension and an overall glow. If I could only have one, it would be Milk. It is the starkest white you will ever find. Milk makes every single eyeshadow I own look ten times more intense. Milk is the perfect base(AFTER your normal base or they will crease!!!!) for those colors you love, but that don't have the payoff you love. Black Bean is probably my second most useful color. It is a great base for smoky eyes, but it also doubles as a great liner! I sometimes use it to touch up my liquid eyeliner when it gets those little "skip" marks in it. Black Bean on a tiny script brush (small sharply pointed eyeliner brush) makes my liquid eyeliner flawless. It's also great for the winged liner look as well, as it is VERY easy to correct if you mess up. Just remember, if you use Black Bean as an eyeliner, set it with some form of powder to make sure it stays all day. I usually use a black, dark brown, or navy shadow depending on my look.
I don't know if any of you have watched Lauren Luke (Panacea81) on YouTube, but she used to start every look with a ShadeStick from MAC called Sharkskin. Well, ladies, Slate kind of reminds me of that! NYX has a Jumbo Eye Pencil in whatever color your heart desires, including Yellow, Cherry, and Orange! I have yet to find those, in addition to the Lavender, Hot Pink, and French Fries. You can buy these at Ulta, or at Cherry Culture: http://www.cherryculture.com/cosmetics/makeup/nyx-cosmetics/nyx-jumbo-eyeshadow-pencil/16196&cat=0&page=2. I am a big fan of instant gratification, so I must find them NOW, in person, not online. Haha. Anyway, here are swatches. I highly HIGHLY recommend trying at least one of these(or all). Please remember to USE A BASE under them though, like L'Oreal De-Crease, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Too Faced Shadow Insurance or heck, even try NYX's eyeshadow base!
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