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Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette

Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette

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.

Price
$35

Where to Buy
Nyx Cosmetics, Ulta

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!

Sabrina Obsessed

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Inspired Red Makeup Tutorial

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

Not Eye Safe

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.

Sugarpill, Fyrinnae, Makeup Geek, Sydney Grace, Urban Decay, and many other brands offer those bright colors in an eye safe formula, so it just seems lazy on Nyx’s part in my opinion.

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

Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette

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

Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette eyeshadow swatches on fair skin

Outside in indirect late afternoon sunlight.

Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette eyeshadow swatches on fair skin

Outside in direct, late afternoon sun.

Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette eyeshadow swatches on fair skin

Inside under studio lights.

Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette eyeshadow swatches on fair skin Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette eyeshadow swatches on fair skin Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette eyeshadow swatches on fair skin

Non-Eye Safe Nyx Sabrina Palette Swatches

Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette swatches on fair skin

Outside in direct sunlight in the late afternoon.

Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette swatches on fair skin

Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette swatches on fair skin

Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette swatches on fair skin

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

Nyx Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellbook Palette Review

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!

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13 Comments

  • ‘Not eyesafe’ means that they are made with pigments that can stain the eyelid. Some people may be sensitive to them. They can still be used safely though. Just not according to the US FDA, they are approved as eye safe according to other European standards. There are many palettes on the market that have the ‘not eyesafe’ pressed pigments. Anything with a red base that is vegan has to be produced with pigment dyes, since they are normally made with carmine which is crushed beetles.

    • There are plenty of dyes that are cruelty-free AND approved for use in the USA. The brand Fyrinnae makes awesome red eyeshadow that is eye safe AND vegan, same with My Pretty Zombie. This means that they are made without carmine.

      I’ve actually written several blog posts AND made a Youtube video on ‘Pressed Pigments is code’ because it often means the eyeshadows are not eye safe. My biggest beef with the ingredients thing is that it was NOT LISTED on Ulta’s website as having 5 eyeshadows that are non-eye-safe so that I knew it before I bought it. It’s barely mentioned on Nyx’s website.

  • I always enjoy seeing your bat swatches and I’m really glad that I read this review. I was thinking about buying this palette, if for no other reason than I really like the series and it would be fun to have the tie in palette to keep as a pet and use, now and then. With the too dark highlighter and the non eye safe pigments, tho I don’t know if I want it, now. If it comes back to Ulta, maybe. I do have points I could blow in it…

  • I understand that the blush aren’t eye safe but it does surprise me about the eyeshadows. That’s a shame since what are you supposed to do with them then? It’s a pretty palette and I’m sure there are a lot of Sabrina fans aching for it. BTW your swatches are perfect.

  • Wow, that is one huge palette! It has some fabulous shades. But it is disconcerting that there are non eye safe shadows. Especially since I had and am having eye surgery, I have given up on glitter shadows, even eye safe ones, for a while because I am really worried about getting glitter in my eyes. Love the bat swatches, as always

  • I’m glad to see someone mention the colors that aren’t eye safe. I was pretty peeved when I received mine and noticed this. Especially since they mention a few of the shades in the inspiration photos on the website, which as far as I can tell, show the colors on the models eyes. A couple of those shades were part of the reason I bought the dang thing.

    • Same. I love brights, but I own bright shades from brands that ARE using approved eye-safe dyes, like Sugarpill, Fyrinnae, My Pretty Zombie. It’s disappointing that Nyx chose to formulate without using FDA approved eye-safe dyes.

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