Well, let’s make it a cheek week. After monday’s blush review I have a highlighter for you today: NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder in the color Synthetica DCIP05. Long story short, it’s a highlighter with intense shimmer. There are several colors in this line, including a great blue/purple highlighter, but I opted for one color that was more unique to my stash (I may be one of the few people who have too many blue higlighters).
Swatch of Sythetica. It has the orange base color you see in the compact, and a beautiful and intense golden shimmer you only see when it’s applied. This is obviously meant to be a highlighter on skintones darker than mine. I use it as a blush instead as the color shows up just well enough for me. It only works if I’m going for a very strobed look, though, because guys this is some serious shimmer. When you buff it in it only gets stronger.
The color starts to fade a little around six hours of wear time, but it never disappears completely.
I’m a bit sad I didn’t notice those NYX highlighters before I already had such a big collection, because I don’t want to buy similar colors yet the NYX have such a good quality. And they don’t cost the world either. My only complaint is that they are not really duochrome. The shimmer is a single color and does not really shift. It’s just that the base color and the shimmer color are different, giving the product an iredescent feel. But I expect something more from a duochrome.