NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Review


Holo Everybody, it’s me, Christine Anna! Today, I have a quick review of the Nyx Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder. I meant to get this up yesterday but I went to bed super early and was so sleepy, I couldn’t concentrate to even talk makeup.

I picked these up a couple months ago and hadn’t really had a chance to play with them until recently. I have two shades out of the five shades in the collection. I have Snow Rose and Lavender Steel. photo 06 cookiesonme_zpszzqan3th.png

These powders are great if you are wanting to get in on the duo chrome highlighter trend and what a good affordable option.


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NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder


The Breakdown + Swatches

I picked up the two of the lighter shades in the collection that are gorgeous for pale skin. The duo chrome is hard to show in a photo but the reflect on these is awesome. They are smooth, no glitter or metallic shine, just a dimensional glow.  They have a more wet shine rather than metallic. It’s the closest we can get to a holographic highlight. photo 07 cookiesonme_zps5t6mzyrl.png

The powders are silky and soft, the pigmentation is buildable and beautiful. Great quality for the price point.

They are also a versatile product, you can use them to highlight, on the eyes and on the lips to give a cool effect to your lippies. You can wear them subtle or built up for a bold color shifting shine.  photo Mermaid Awkward 89_zps90g9umcw.png

Snow Rose is described as a white base with pink and lilac duo-chromatic pearls. This one is a dupe for Pink Heart from the ABH Moonchild Glow Kit. This shade is very wearable for every day but still maintains that duo-chromatic feel without looking too over the top.

Lavender Steel is a little more outside the box but is still a stunning shade, similar to the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Prismatic Amethyst, and Amethyst from the Alchemist Palette.  Nyx describes this shade as a soft lavender with pink and lavender duo-chromatic pearls. photo 20170310_003317_zps9iv1uwfg.jpg

Other shades in the collection include Twilight Tint which is a white base with a blue shift similar to Blue Moon from the ABH Moonchild Glow Kit. Crushed Bloom is a warm dusty rose with a contrasting blue reflect and lastly, is Synthetica which is a very warm pink based powder with a golden shift.

The Demo
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For the look here I used Snow Rose on the cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, on the cupids bow and on the eyes to add dimension.

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The Finished Look
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The Verdict

These guys are fab and at $8 each how can you not give these color shifting beauties a try. Release your inner unicorn, mermaid or whatever. I’m enjoying this halo/duo chrome trend because it reminds me of a synthetic cyberpunk kind of thing. I mean if I could look like I have cybernetic skin I am all for it.  photo heartsMermaidhearts 393_zpsissq4hl4.png

*I purchased these with my own money, opinions are my own!

Want more Highlighter Reviews, check out the links below!

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight & Contour Palette ReviewAdd heading (5)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Moon Child Glow Kit Review, Swatches and Looks. Add heading (1)


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