Beauty Friday: NYX’s Bright Idea Illuminating Sticks

So, I had these two pretty cream sticks for awhile now from NYX.  I’ve been playing with them a bit and trying to figure out how to get the best wear of them. It’s called the Bright Idea Illuminating Sticks.

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I have two shades shown here with some swatches.

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Left- Pinkie Dust; Right – Rose Petal Pop
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Top – Rose Petal Pop; Bottom – Pinkie Dust

Most of the time, I use them together as a combo – as blush and highlighter.  If I wear them alone over foundation, I only get about three-hours of wear time.  I apply in the morning, and by the time I get to my destination, the colors on my cheeks are pretty much gone.

So I guess, like all things creamy for the face, the trick is to put some setting powder over them. I alternate between a loose mattifying powder or a powder blush. But I only dab a few times to keep the sheen of the highlighter in tact.  You know, dewy glowy skin is sometimes my thing. In these pics, I’m wearing the sticks over my liquid foundation.

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Have you seen these around? I think there are about 12 shades available – they come as bronzers, highlighters and cream blushes.  What I have are those in the blushes category – although Pinkie Dust works very well as a highlighter.

Happy Beauty Friday babes!

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