Good morning zombies!
I hope you're all having a good week so far. Today is a fun post, as I was able to get my hands on 3 of the new Duo-Chromatic Illuminating Powders from NYX Cosmetics. They are all the buzz right now from Instagram to Youtube (because of their varying colors, giving us dreams of becoming mermaids!) and I wanted to see for myself if they were worth the hype. As soon as I heard they'd launched, I went to my local Ulta to see the sad, barren display case- they'd already sold out. I was SO close! So, I purchased them from the Ulta website. (When all else fails, right?) I purchased them at $7.99 each, but right now on Ulta, they are buy one get one 50% off.
This is the description of the powders from the NYX website:
"Light up your features with NYX Cosmetics' Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder. Available in glowing shades, these silky powders blend like a dream for a fresh-faced look. Their breathtaking formula's light-catching pearls deliver a luminous finish that looks different from every angle. Brush this illuminating wonder along the highest points of the face - such as the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and Cupid's bow."
Let's take a look! As always, please click the images for maximum awesome!
Here is the front packaging. Pretty sleek if you ask me! I purchased Lavender Steel, Crushed Bloom and Snow Rose.
Back- there is .21 oz (6 grams) of powder in each compact.
They really do look beautiful.
There are no real shade descriptions, so I'll use my own.
Lavender Steel: an iridescent lavender that pulls almost blurple on the skin. Your mermaid dreams will come true with this highlight!
Crushed Bloom: a gorgeous coral sheen with strong pink undertones. This would be great as a blush or over a cream highlight for more "OOMF!"
Snow Rose: a soft gold and pink sheen. This looks like a regular pearl highlight in the pan but once you swatch it on your skin, BAM, you're a freaking glowing unicorn.
I mean, look at the beautiful sheen that Lavender Steel and Snow Rose cast. They are so gorgeous on the face and a lot more subtle than you would imagine- while still being pretty pigmented. They are also very build-able in case you like the look of an intense highlight. I've heard that a few of the shades are being compared to the Kat Von D "Alchemist" palette and soon enough I will own it so that I can do a comparison myself. But, I think that if you're wanting just one of the colors in the Kat Von D palette instead of purchasing the whole thing, this is the way to go. There is also a blue under-toned highlight in this line called "Twilight Tint" that I have not purchased yet. I don't think I need it in my already massive collection.
Overall, I really like this line. It's fun and out of the box for NYX. I like to see them stepping up the game to keep up with the latest makeup trends. If there is one of these you absolutely must own, I'd say it's Snow Rose.
Have you purchased any of the new Duo-Chromatic powders yet? What are your thoughts?
*products in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.