Tim Burton has always been one of my most favorite directors. From Edward Scissorhands to Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride to Sweeney Todd. Burton has always captivated me with his Gothic yet sweet romantic style (well, Sweeney Todd was in no way sweet, but his personal style put together with one of my favorite plays swept me away). It seems that he has done it once again.
Dark Shadows is a remake/film adaptation of a show that was once popular before I was even a thought in my mother's mind. LOL
I remember seeing an episode or two when I was a lot younger, and found it interesting that it'd be made into a movie. However the fact that Tim Burton would be directing it won me over. Haha!
Now, while I haven't seen the movie yet, I did happen to get my hands on the NYX makeup palette based on the movie itself. ^o^ It's called The Crimson Amulet Collection inspired by the movie Dark Shadows.
This palette is actually VERY impressive. I've always loved NYX cosmetics, considering it's pretty decent quality for the drugstore price. Even better, their color selection is amazing. This palette is no exception.
It includes 24 eyeshadows, 5 blushes, 1 highlighter, 4 lip glosses, 1 travel HD eye shadow base, and 1 travel sized eyeliner. Even more badass, this collection retails for $24.99!!!
Before I get into the swatches, let me just explain how I set everything up.
The colors in this palette have no names. So, instead, I labeled them all with numbers. This way it'll be easier for me to explain it all. ^u^
When you first open the palette, you'll see the 24 eye shadows and a fairly large mirror. The shadows are displayed in a particular way; the top half of the palette has more vibrant colors, many of which would be perfect for a smokey eye, or a more dramatic statement. The bottom half has more neutral, everyday colors.
NYX Crimson Amulet shadows (natural light)
Now, let's get into the eye shadows. As I said, they don't have their own individual names, so I labeled them with numbers in order to make it easier to follow.
1) Deep brownish-charcol grey matte
2) Pale pinkish/white champagne with glitter
3) Eggplant with gold glitter
4) Copper-Orange metallic
5) Shimmery Lilac
6) Taupey grey pearl
7) Pinkish champange pearl
8) Deep black-navy with glitter (reminds me a bit of Too Faced "Midnight Mist")
9) Medium navy shimmer (a lot like L'oreal Infallible 24Hr shadow in "Midnight Blue")
10) Forest Green shimmer
11) Medium chocolate brown with gold shimmer
12) Deep merlot brown shimmer
13) Vanilla matte
14) Medium taupe matte
15) Light taupe brown matte
16) Stark white shimmer
17) Champange taupe
18) Sable brown matte
19) Pale pink shimmer
20) Charcol grey matte
21) Mauvey pink shimmer
22) Light taupe shimmer
23) Bronze shimmer
24) Pale yellow/gold pearl
NYX Crimson Amulet shadows (with flash)
Lip Glosses 1-4 (natural light)