Shadowhunter Style: Recreating the Nyx Cosmetics “Mortal Instruments” Parallel Worlds Collection

parallel worlds TMI collection (Image)

Recently, I was cleaning out my makeup bag to throw out all my expired products when I stumbled across my Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Parallel Worlds collection from Nyx Cosmetics. (Being this set was released in 2013, you can see how long overdue this cosmetic cleansing was.) While I knew I needed to throw out the products as most were expired and mostly used up, I couldn’t help but feel a little saddened to let one of my favorite collections go into the trash and never using these products again. So, I decided to try and see if I could replicate my beloved collection with Nyx Cosmetics current line of products.

The original TMI Parallel Worlds collection included:

  • Smokey Shadow Eye Palette
  • Powder Blush in Pinched
  • Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cashmere
  • Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul
  • Le Frou Frou Mascara
  • Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Black

How did I do? I’m happy to report I didn’t do half bad. I was able to track down all of the original items in the collection. I also made a couple of my own tweaks to this recreation to really bring the unique styles of Clary and Izzy to life.

Let me start with the items I was able to find from the original Parallel Worlds Collection:

Smokey Shadow Palette

nyx smokey shadow palette (The Smokey Shadow Palette, $7.50, Nyx Cosmetics)

Jumbo Eye Pencil

cashmere nyx jumbo eye pencil (Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cashmere, $4.50, Nyx Cosmetics)

Soft Matte Lip Cream

nix soft matte lip cream in istanbul (Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul, $6.00, Nyx Cosmetics)

Le Frou Frou Mascara

le frou frou mascara (Le Frou Frou Mascara, $6.00, Nyx Cosmetics)

Studio Liquid Liner

nyx studio liquid liner in extreme black (Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Black, $4.50, Nyx Cosmetics)

Powder Blush

nyx pinched blush (Powder Blush in Pinched, $2.50, Nyx Cosmetics)

Unfortunately, while it is still available on the company’s sale page, it looks like Nyx Cosmetics is phasing out its Powder Blush, so this product won’t be available for much longer. They seem to have carried over many of their colors into their other products, but Pinched doesn’t appear to be among them. However, their High Definition Blush in Baby DollStudio Liquid Liner in Extreme Black, a shimmery light pink powder, is a great alternative the blush from the original Parallel Worlds collection.

nix high definition blush baby doll  (High Definition Blush in Baby Doll, $6.50, Nyx Cosmetics)

While the Izzy-inspired look Nyx Cosmetics created for this collection has that sultry vibe we’ve come to expect from our favorite leading lady, I felt it was missing one key element: a sexy red lip like the ones she sports every week on Shadowhunters. The Soft Matte Lip Cream in Madrid, a luscious deep cranberry, is the perfect way to get Izzy’s signature red lips without breaking the bank.

nyx lip cream in madrid (Soft Matte Lip Cream in Madrid, $6.00, Nyx Cosmetics)

Of course, all these products don’t really mean much without the knowing how to utilize them in order to create perfect looks inspired by Clary and Izzy. The final key component of really recreating all the elements of the Parallel Worlds Collection is find the tutorial sheet featuring Clary’s day look and Izzy’s night look. Here is the complete breakdown of everything you need to know to bring these looks to life.

parallel worlds look sheet (Image)

Stunningly beautiful as well as insanely affordable, this recreation of the Parallel Worlds Collection by Nyx Cosmetics has all the elements of of the original collection with a couple of tweaks to update it from the 2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones to the 2016 Shadowhunters. The amazing prices allow you to get all the high-quality pieces featured in this post for what it would cost you to get one item from many of the name brand lines currently on the market. So, if you’re on the hunt for the perfect cosmetics to harness your inner Izzy or Clary, swing check out Nyx Cosmetics for an array of items that will take you from everyday mundane to fiercely sexy shadowhunter.

For even more about creating the looks featured in the Nyx Cosmetics Parallel Worlds Collection, check out this awesome tutorial for Clary and Izzy’s looks below!

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