NYX Cosmetics Strobe of Genius Holographic Stick collection review

Posted on Tuesday, at bought • 971 views

  • Manufacturer: NYX Cosmetics (owned by L'Oréal)
  • Availability: available beginning May 2018
  • Description: 2 shimmery highlighter-sticks
  • Cost/Amount: USD$9.00 per .21 ounces / 5.95 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
NYX Cosmetics Strobe of Genius Holographic Stick collection

This collection has just two colors: whitish-clear with blue shimmer, and whitish-clear with pinky-purple shimmer. These are good highlighters if you liked the colors in the Holographic Halo Shimmer Sticks looked interesting, but you wanted a slightly smoother finish and subtler effects.

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For these highlighters, the shimmer is suspended in a near-transparent waxy base. The base is soft, and blends well with any other liquid or crean products you may be using. It also doesn’t look waxy when applied, and the highlight effects are subtler. While it is possible to build this up to get a more visible interference effect, the base will also increase - and it does not look good when applied in layers. I personally have also found that the base can melt into my skin after a few hours, but then the iridescent particles may not adhere to my skin.

These are also much more expensive per ounce than the Holographic Halo shimmer sticks. You get less than one third of the product, and you’re paying $1.00 more per stick.

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