Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette
Today I’m sharing the Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette with you. I bought this palette via Ulta with my Ulta points so I could get the Sabrina makeup bag. I didn’t break my low-buy for this since I used my Ulta points. Unfortunately, it’s currently sold out, but I believe it may be restocked at Nyx’s website. so I wanted to get my thoughts out to you about this palette as soon as I could in case it could help you decide for or against the Sabrina palette.
About Nyx Cosmetics
Nyx Cosmetics is a cruelty-free beauty brand. Their parent company L’Oreal is not cruelty-free. They are not Leaping Bunny certified. I’m still hopeful that some day both L’Oreal and Nyx will become Leaping Bunny Certified. Find out the secrets behind Leaping Bunny certification!
I rewatched all the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 2 before binging on Season 3. I’ve seen Season 1 close to 6 times now and I’ve seen Season 2 about 3 times now. I’m definitely hooked! The biggest reason I bought the Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette is because I am absolutely obsessed with the show and love it to bits!
In fact, I created a metallic red tutorial based off of one of the promo shots from season 3. I’ve done a Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Inspired Gothic Lookbook with designs by my bestie Carlye from Spellbound Stitches. Carlye created several outfits to fit into the witch world. My bestie WWE Makeup Artist Mickey Fitzpatrick helped me create a vintage inspired makeup and hair look to fit into the Sabrina world, too.
As far as the Netflix series is concerned, I’m not a fan of the mortal world, Sabrina’s mortal friends, and especially Sabrina’s ex Harvey. If there could be zero Harvey on the show, I’d be happy. I hate how his character is written. I always want to see more Ambrose, Prudence, and Sabrina. Plus Zelda and Hilda are hilarious!
When I watched the original Sabrina tv show (which was much lighter in nature), I still wasn’t a fan of Harvey. Salem was the star of that show!
Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Lip Duos
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Lip Duos, which are part of the Nyx Sabrina collaboration, are repromotes of permanent shades from the Soft Matte Lip Cream line, so I skipped buying them.
- Half Witch Lip Duo – Monte Carlo, Cabo (cranberry red, nude pink)
- Weird Sisters Lip Duo – Transylvania, Los Angeles (deep violet, greige)
- Fright Club Lip Duo – Budapest, Cannes (deep warm mauve, muted warm mauve)
Pressed Pigment Strikes Again
The palette specifically says on the back of the packaging that those shades ‘cannot be used on or around eye’.
When I bought this palette from Ulta.com, I did not see anything that mentioned that there were eyeshadows that were not to be used in the immediate eye area. I went to double check on Ulta’s website, but the listing is no longer available. With my palette, I put a black mark next to the eyeshadow colors that are not eye safe.
I will say that I do really appreciate that Nyx took the opportunity to mark which shades are not eye safe on the back of the palette, which is where I first noticed that some shades were not eye safe.
However, the colors that are not eye safe are shades that could easily be made eye safe, so I’m really disappointed that Nyx chose not to formulate with eye safe ingredients. Normally a company will choose to formulate with non-safe-in-the-USA pigments or dyes to make a product 100% vegan. That’s not the case this time though.
How Nyx Says to Use the Palette
- Eyeshadows – These creamy formulas blend like hell! Create your own spells from scratch and apply these eyeshadows directly to eyelids with a pro brush. Feel free to layer shades together for a more dramatic effect.
- Blush – Swipe blush over the apples of your cheeks with a pro brush, and finish with a pop of highlighter. With two blushes aptly named for Sabrina’s loves, it’s hard to choose – but this time you don’t have to pick just one.
- Highlighter – Add a pop of blinding highlighter to the high points of your face. Specifically upper cheeks, the tip of your nose, and upper lip (Cupid’s bow). Whether sweet or sinister, this highlighter lights up more than just your makeup look.
Above are the instructions from Nyx’s website on how to use the Sabrina palette. Nyx does not provide suggestions on what to do with the non-eye-safe ‘eyeshadows’. 5 of the 30 eyeshadows, so around 1/6 of them, are not eye safe. You would think that Nyx would have a suggestion for how to use those shades, which are being advertised as eyeshadows, but are not meant for eye use. I really wish brands would stop this bullshit of putting non-eye-safe colors into eyeshadow palettes. Watch my Pressed Pigments is Code video to learn more about this.
Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette
I put a yellow box around the products that are not eye safe in the Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette.
Eye Safe Nyx Sabrina Palette Swatches
Outside in indirect late afternoon sunlight.
Outside in direct, late afternoon sun.
Inside under studio lights.
Non-Eye Safe Nyx Sabrina Palette Swatches
Outside in direct sunlight in the late afternoon.
The color Salem (black) is eye safe. But every other color swatched here is not eye safe. Additionally, none of the cheek products are eye safe.
Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette Thoughts
Almost every eyeshadow in this palette is work safe, so it has no trouble going from office friendly to a night on the town. If you work in a conservative office stick to shades like Eternal Bliss, Ambrose, Class in Session, Truth Cake, Before Dawn, Blood Earth, Sweet 16, Werewolf, Malum Malus, Exorcism, Harrowing, Limbo, Dark Baptism, Hell Raiser or Dark Carnival.
Darker shades like Midwinter, Spellman, Frog Legs, Dark Princess or Dark Prince might be better for a night out.
The two blush shades are great, in my opinion, because you can use the cool pink or warm peach on their own, or mix them together. The highlighter is too dark for fair skin like mine but I bet it would be beautiful on deeper skintones. I typically enjoy Nyx’s cheek products and like these. My current favorite from Nyx is the Sweet Cheeks Glow blushes in Taupe and Fig.
My favorite colors from the Sabrina palette are Ambrose (extra dimensional mauve shimmer), Eternal Bliss (beige with subtle pink shimmer), Dark Princess (rich metallic gold), Dark Prince (aged gold), Truth Cake (creamy vanilla), Mortuary (soft orchid), Spellman (blackened purple), Limbo (grey lavender), Dark Carnival (brown with green shift), Dark Baptism (burgundy) Mortal’s Delight (magenta shimmer), Batbat (hot pink), Devil’s Work (metallic orange), Unholy Union (rich purple), Hell on Earth (true red), and Salem (black). However, in case I wasn’t clear, I won’t be risking the non-eye-safe colors on my eyes. Instead I’ll be shopping my makeup collection for those colors.
If you are super into the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, like I am, I think you’ll enjoy this palette as a collector’s piece. If you’re looking for an all-in-one palette to take you from work to the club, this palette is it!