NYX Cosmetics’ Bright Idea Illuminating Stick in Pearl Pink Lace review with swatches

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  • Manufacturer: NYX Cosmetics (owned by L'Oréal)
  • Availability: part of the Bright Idea Illuminating Stick collection
  • Description: sheer pale buff-pink creme
  • Cost/Amount: USD$4 for 0.1 ounces / 2.8 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
All of the entries for the year 2020 were completed before March 2020. Most items were bought in, or before, 2019. And so, despite the pandemic where buying makeup is definitely a lower priority, I'm still publishing these posts.
NYX Cosmetics’ Bright Idea Illuminating Stick in Pearl Pink Lace

This is a very light creme with no shimmer at all. This is more of a shade-lightening stick than a "shimmer" stick that many people think of as a highlighter. I use it as a softer cheek color, but also as a neutral base on my lids. This is an item that I don't use very much, since this color is so close to my own skintone that it doesn't make an effective highlighter. It is a nice neutral base shade for my lids.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the face color in the pot; top right, the face color patted loosely over primer, to better show the shade and properties; and below, the color applied to the cheeks.

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