Wednesday, December 14, 2016

NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Sticks

They say your highlight ain't bright enough unless you can see it from outer space. If you want to get your glow on then you need to check out the NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Sticks ($10.99 CAD). 

NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Sticks Review Swatches

There are 12 shades in the range (4 blushes, 4 highlights and 4 bronzers). I've got 9 of them to swatch and share - all but Brick Red Blaze (blush), Lavender Lust (highlight), and Sun Kissed Crush (bronze). All of the shades have some level of fine shimmer but it's nothing offputting. 


NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Sticks Swatches in Pinkie Dust, Coralicious, Rose Petal Pop, Chardonnay Shimmer, Pearl Pink Lace, Bermuda Bronze, Maui Suntan, Sandy Glow, Topaz Tan
NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick Swatches in Pinkie Dust, Coralicious, Rose Petal Pop, Chardonnay Shimmer, Pearl Pink Lace, Bermuda Bronze, Maui Suntan, Sandy Glow, Topaz Tan

NYX says that the Bright Idea Illuminating Sticks should apply on smoothly and set. I would agree with half. It does apply smoothly but it doesn't set on its own. The texture is creamy but not wet or sticky, however it does feel a little heavy/greasy on my skin. Hence, I feel the need to set. With a setting powder, the product tends to wear for 6-7 hours. 

The product blends out with ease (my preferred tool is a beauty blender), leaving a dewy, lit from within glow. I particularly enjoy the NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Sticks because the intensity starts at a high level that can be blended out for something more natural. 

Wearing the NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Sticks in Chardonnay Shimmer, Coralicious and Maui Suntan

Not every colour will suit every skintone, so I've only been reaching for 3 - Chardonnay Shimmer, Coralicious, and Maui Suntan. The rest are too chalky, too dark or too harsh on my complexion. My favourite is definitely Chardonnay Shimmer. On its own, it's a beaming light gold highlight. It also doubles as a amplifier for any powder highlight that you apply on top.

All in all, a wonderful illuminating product. After getting used to the funky texture, the end result is glowing.

Have you tried the NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Sticks? 
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