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.

nyx duo chromatic illuminating powder
Nyx Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

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.

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


The Breakdown + Swatches

Nyx Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
Nyx Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

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.

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. 20170310_003317

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.

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

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.


The Finished Look


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.

*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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13 thoughts on “NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Review

  1. That lavender one is gorgeous! I deliberated between that and Twilight Tint (the blue one) in-store but got the blue. After playing around with it I want the other shades!

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