NYX I Dream of St. Marteen Eyeshadow Palette

NYX I Dream of St Marteen NYX I Dream of St. Marteen Eyeshadow Palette

One benefit of organizing your makeup collection is re-discovering products you haven’t used in a while. Somehow this NYX palette got pushed to the wayside, but the colors are really quite lovely, so I decided to swatch it for you. 

NYX Palette NYX I Dream of St. Marteen Eyeshadow Palette

NYX Palette Colors NYX I Dream of St. Marteen Eyeshadow Palette

The main draw for me with this palette is the colors. They’re shimmery neutrals that remind me of popular shades from higher end brands.

In terms of formula, these aren’t my favorite from NYX, but they’re not bad, either. Most of the shades have a buttery smooth texture, but pigmentation just isn’t as good as many of the other NYX shadows I own. For the swatches, I used my fingers to apply the colors and did two layers.

NYX 5 Color Palette Swatches NYX I Dream of St. Marteen Eyeshadow Palette

NYX 5 Color Caribbean Collection Palette Swatches NYX I Dream of St. Marteen Eyeshadow Palette

The Caribbean Collection was released a while back. If you like this, I recommend purchasing it soon, as I’m not sure how much longer it will be available.


  • Where to Buy: This isn’t sold on NYX’s website anymore, but still available from Cherry Culture.
  • Price: $8.50; currently on sale for $6.60
  • Availability: Cherry Culture ships worldwide
  • Animal Testing Policy: NYX is cruelty-free and PETA-approved. On 11/14/12, PETA recognized NYX’s refusal to sell in China by awarding them their Courage in Commerce award.

  • http://MyLuciteDreams.com/ MyLuciteDreams

    A nice selection of shades. I use a NYX blush and their lip creams and I’ve always been rather impressed by they’re quality for price. Maybe I’ll check out some shadows.. But not these :-)

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      NYX does make some great shadows, but I’ve tried some misses too. This palette is nice but not what I’d pick as an introduction to the line. Their shade range is beautiful though and rivals MAC’s selection. Thanks for your comment, Taylor! ♥

  • TinaBowling

    I haven’t purchased any NYX shadows in a long time. I think there were a bunch of new releases not too long ago that I was looking at on their website. I’ll have to take a look!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      I’ll have to check it out, too. NYX seems to always be bringing out new products, I love seeing their new releases. Thanks for your comment, Tina! ♥

  • Yolanda Grunewald

    Love this palette.. Gorgeous shades x

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thanks for your comment, Yolanda! Glad you like it ♥

  • http://xLoveHappyx.com/ xLoveHappyx

    I dislike when a brand allows their palette shadows to be of lower quality than their single shadows >_< These colors do look nice, though, and I love NYX

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      I find NYX shadows can sometimes be hit or miss, although the majority are great. For the price, I would say these are pretty good, but I do have much more pigmented NYX shadows ♥

  • http://twitter.com/mostlysunnyblog Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    I own some NYX shadows and they’re a lot of bang for your buck! Too bad we just don’t get the brand here, though maybe I should be happy about not having MORE on my wish list!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Haha, yes I can definitely relate on that! Although if you ever see a NYX product you really want, there are some retailers that ship worldwide, I think cherryculture.com & beautyjoint.com do (or just let me know, I can send it to you!) ♥

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    You know, I am ALWAYS hearing about Nyx but I think I have only really tried 1 or 2 items from their line. I really would like to try their shadows and blushes, as I have heard really good things. Also, didn’t know about their refusal to sell in China–props to them!! :)

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      The thing with NYX’s blushes and eyeshadows is that the range is so large and there’s variation in quality between them. Many of the eyeshadows absolutely are as good as MAC and other pro brands, but I’ve also tried a couple misses as well. I wish their full range of products was available in stores, so testing before purchasing would be easier… but beauty blogs are SO helpful on that. :) They’re cream blushes are especially beautiful, I definitely recommend trying those! ♥

  • http://twitter.com/MakeUpGuineaPig Christine

    Last week when I went to Ulta all the usual palettes were completely gone. However, this week they had all the new products out!!! :) And NYX is currently buy one get 1 50% off! Of course I had to snap some up, but I already miss the old ones!!! :) The new palettes look beautiful though! In fact, I’m already planning to rush out for more tomorrow. I need help! :)

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hahah ohhh I know the feeling ;) You’ll have to do reviews!! Which ones did you get? I’m waiting for the Wonder Pencils to come out… they’re not online yet but I wonder if ULTA has them in stock ♥

  • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

    They really are pretty. Thanks for your comment, Jen! ♥