Thank you, NYX Cosmetics for sending me these items as a part of a PR package. It’s been a joy to try them out!
Lately, it’s seemed like everyone and their mom, and their mom’s dog, has been hopping on the chromatic trend. With the whole unicorn craze taking over (speaking of which, I shared my list of unicorn approved beauty products) it makes sense that these shiny, duo-chrome products are also taking over.
As someone who loves beauty, makeup, and creating new looks (as you can see on my makeup and beauty youtube channel!) I was super excited to try these products out, and today I am even more excited to share them with you. So, if you’re looking to duo-chrome up your beauty routine than keep on reading!
NYX Cosmetics Chromatics Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Review
The packaging is quite simple. It is just a plastic compact which holds .21oz. The packaging does not include a mirror, and overall is very basic. Considering these duo-chromatic highlighters are just $12.99 (CA) though, it is understandable why the packaging is such a minimal design.
While overall I do like these powders, I will say they are a bit dry and could appear a bit powdery on the skin if you don’t blend them well. I would also recommend finishing up your look with a finishing spray to ensure you’re adding a bit of moisture into your look at the end. That way, you’ll really meld your look together.
In Canada, you can purchase these at London Drugs for $12.99. In the USA, they are available at Ulta and Target for approx. $7.99
NYX Cosmetics Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Shades
Twilight Tint: This highlighter is a white based highlight with blue duo-chromatic finish. In the pan, it appears on the white/silver side but once applied it has a strong and bold blue finish. Sadly this highlighter broke while it was being sent to me, so the image I am sharing with you really doesn’t showcase how beautiful this colour is – sorry!
Snow Rose: Probably my favourite in this set is Snow Rose. This highlighter has a soft cream look in the pan, but when applied it shows a strong pink sheen. In the daylight, this colour shines as a pink/lavender rather than just a pink. It’s really gorgeous.
Lavender Steel: In the pan, this colour appears as a soft lavender. When applied this highlighter has a deeper magenta pink/lavender highlight to it. This one is slightly more dramatic than Snow Rose, but it still works really wonderfully on fair skin tones.
Synthetica: This illuminating powder is not for the faint at heart as it is BOLD and BRIGHT. This coral toned highlight shines a beautiful orange-gold sheen when you turn in the light. I really adore this highlight and think it will be particularly gorgeous during the summer. I also found it worked really beautifully when mixed with Snow Rose.
Crushed Bloom: In the pan, this illuminating powder appears as a soft dusty rose colour. It’s a really beautiful shade to look at, and then it packs a punch of rosy pink and peach highlight to it. This one is surprisingly wearable for fair skin tones considering how dark it looks in the pan, and I think it would be really gorgeous on darker skin tones as well. This colour definitely makes it into my “favourites” list.