NYX Single Eyeshadows (~$5.00, 0.09 oz., Cherry Culture, NYX) are really affordable single eyeshadows in part of an extensive range of shades and finishes. They all come in a square black plastic compact with a clear lid and snap closure. This post includes Sahara, Golden Dune, Sunset Ray, and Hot Pink.
Sahara is a yellowy beige with a frost finish. It has a soft, smooth, dense texture with great pigmentation. I find it a bit too frosty as a brow highlight, but when toned down with a matte beige, Sahara serves as a beautiful highlight shade.
Golden Dune is a golden bronze with multi-chromatic shimmer and a metallic finish. It reminds me of a lighter Urban Decay Smog. It has a soft, dense, slightly crumbly texture with excellent pigmentation.
Sunset Ray is a neutral-cool carrot orange with a shimmer finish. It has a slightly dry, yet smooth and dense texture with good, build-able pigmentation. I found that it applies slightly unevenly. I prefer more yellowed oranges, so Sunset Ray doesn't see much love from me.
Hot Pink (matte) is a borderline neon deep pink with a mostly matte finish but detectable shimmers throughout. It has a dry, stiff texture with good, build-able pigmentation. The unfavorable formula leads to uneven application. It kind of reminds me of NARS Desire blush!
These are the only single NYX eyeshadows I own, but from these four I have to say that I like them. I find that I don't reach for them as often because I have yet to depot them into a custom palette. There are so many shades to choose from, so the collecting process can seem daunting (like MAC and MUFE shadows can be). I love how affordable they are for such a generous amount of product!
The mentioned product(s) was/were purchased by me.