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NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
5 varieties available

NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

BY NYX #28 in Powder Foundation

4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars69%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.58 / 5 based on 462 Reviews

Product Description

Light up your features with our new Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder. Available in five glowing shades, this silky Powder blends like a dream for a fresh-faced look. This 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.

Ingredients:

For most recent ingredient list, please refer to packaging.

Talc, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850).

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  • Does this look cakey and does it whiten the face too much?3 Answers
  • What is the duo of colors? Pink and gold? I'm pretty fist and loo...2 Answers
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NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
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  • "high coverage powder foundation, very easy to blend and looks lovely on the skin not cakey at all!" in 35 reviews
Pamela A.
Newark, DE
105 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is the one when it comes to foundation for me. This makes my skin look the prettiest out of any other powder foundation I've ever used. It stays on the longest as well. I've been using this powder since I was 15 so literally 18 years lol. I always try different ones, and the only one that comes close is the Kat Von D power foundation, but MAC C3 is the closest to my light-medium, yellow under toned skin. I also like the coverage it gives when I set my under eye concealer. Most other powders don't add much coverage, but I have super dark circles, and I want full coverage in that area. I apply it with a kabuki brush because I think it's the best way for this product. It helps me get the coverage I want without making my face look cakey. For the under eye area I use the sponge. The only things I don't like are that it contains Talc, which is a controversial product, and that it does transfer. I've had a few embarrassing moments when hugging someone lol, but because it makes me look good quickly, I think I will always keep buying this.
Abbey L.
Painesville, OH
134 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Lavender Steel more...
I was so excited to see NYX come out with some uniquely colored highlighters, and couldn't wait to get my hands on one. I picked up Lavender Steel, and it is absolutely worth the hype.

The packaging is fine, nothing crazy but it gets the job done. The highlighter itself is beautiful in the pan and stunning when swatched. On the cheek, it's way more subtle than you'd think, but it's definitely buildable. It doesn't emphasize the texture of my skin, and it blends beautifully. The duochrome effect really comes through in direct light, and this color in particular is super different in a really good way.

Wet N Wild highlighters still hold their spot as my #1 drugstore-priced highlighter pick, but these are close to my heart as well. I'd definitely recommend them!
Alysia S.
Panorama City , CA
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Other more...
I have this in the colour Snow Rose. It's not an option above, but it looks like a white cream colour in the pan with some pink shine when you twist it in the light, definitely DUO in the pan. I really like this highlighter, but i don't use it too much because i love using blush and I think it's a bit too pink on my fair skin when I use it next to a blush too. Too much pink for that haha. I find it usually doesn't shine so much a white/pink duo switch on my skin, but more of just a pink. But it really is pretty though. I picked it up from Ulta for $8 and it's TOTALLY worth the price. In the picture it doesn't look as rosey as it does in person. I prefer to use this more in the winter/spring time when I'm not tan. When I get a golden tan I don't like the way this looks on my skin at all.
Sky W.
2 reviews
This is great for any type of fun festival makeup or intense look. I wouldn't use it in my daily routine--it's very bright. It was fantastic for what I used it for, but the packaging leaves little to be desired. It's very breakable plastic and the first time I dropped it, it cracked. NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
Amanda S.
Wellford, SC
193 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Synthetica more...
This is a very beautiful highlighter. It looks great on tan skin tones. I purchased mine from target. It looks very good on the skin and it very soft and easy to apply. I would buy this again. I do recommend this.
Jasmin N.
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Lavender Steel more...
I have the color lavender steel and it is lovely! It's a buidable highlight and it doesnt look noticable on the skin when you first apply it. I personally like it with just one application,but when you build it uo it's blinding. It loks great especially in flash photos. It has a white base and purple reflects. My skin tone is a light medium with warm undertones and this looks beautiful on me!
Ellen H.
Indianapolis, IN
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Lavender Steel more...
The color is beautiful!!! The highlight it gives my cheek though... not so much. I have to use layers upon layers to see the results I am looking for. Don't waste your money.  NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
Amanda G.
South Bend
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
These are phenomenal! You can dupe the kat von d alchemist palette plus a bonus shade with these and buying all the shades will still be less than the KVD palette (also bc the amount of product you get with the Nyx is far greater) im all about the duochromes so these were an easy win
Annette L.
Watsontown, PA
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love these powders and how versatile they are! Not only for highlight, but I use for inner corner shadows as well. I love how in the package it looks one way but once in the skin it transforms. I have a dark skin tone and I love the way all these powders look, recommended!!
Jazzy W.
246 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Lavender Steel more...
I’m so addicted to this highlighter! Purchased this highlighter on a whim from Ulta beauty; decided to try it just and after using can’t seem to put it done! I’m totally a highlighter junkie! I have so many! But hands done this one is absolutely so beautiful it breathtaking; get so many compliments when I wear it. It has a nice glow that’s so dreamy; this highlighter gives off a violet tint c an be worn during the day or and on into night! I strongly suggest if you love to GLOW! Tip: if you what that extra POP for night time; wet your brush! It will BLOW your mind!
Marta M.
Munich
55 reviews
Does this look cakey and does it whiten the face too much?
Blanca R.
Las Vegas, NV
210 reviews
Are these good to use ? Are they bright or dull ?
Rachel N.
Spokane, WA
15 reviews
What is the duo of colors? Pink and gold? I'm pretty fist and looking for something that isn't going to look gray!
Naomi F.
Edmonton, AB
240 reviews
Is this buildable to get enough pigment to be on par with KVD Alchemist?
Kayla e.
clearwater, FL
40 reviews
Would Lavender steel be a dupe for mac's soft frost highlight? I own one already but mac's price tag kills me.

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