Wednesday, August 2, 2017

NYX Cosmetics Bright Idea Illuminating Sticks & NEW Cosmic Metals Lip Cream Shades

NYX is one of those brands that always features the hottest trends and creates amazing new products on a regular basis. Almost everything they release becomes a sensational hit on Instagram as beauty junkies everywhere go crazy for the vibrant new pigments.

I’ve already reviewed the Cosmic Metals Lip Cream but since they’ve become so popular, more glitzy shades were added to the collection. These glamorous colors accentuate your pout with vibrant shine and magnificent chrome finishes that are opaque and seriously luscious! They glide on rich and smooth with layers of creamy moisture that drench lips in dazzling micro-shimmer. If you aren’t good at creating fancy lip art masterpieces, these colors will provide a dramatic effect without all the effort. Most of the pigments are bright and a little eccentric but there is a selection of neutral metallics with brown, gold and nude tones. As the color wears away, you can remove the remaining glitter residue with a makeup wipe and there is no staining. The Lip Creams retail for $10.00 each and to see swatches of the other shades I have click HERE.

The Bright Idea Illuminating Sticks ($11.00) aren’t just a collection of highlighters - the line also includes blush and bronzer with radiant finishes. I have one color in each category – Brick Red Blaze (blush), Pinkie Dust (luminizer) and Sandy Glow (bronzer). I like that the sticks have buildable, creamy color that you can layer for more intensity or blend to create a beautiful faded blur for a natural flush. In the summer, I also use the highlighter and bronzer on my legs and arms by simply swiping the pigment on the areas I want to illuminate and diffusing the color with my finger. The bronzer provides a beautiful sunkissed glow (also great for travel) and the formula is very easy to work with.

I love the NYX Prismatic Shadows ($7.00) because the brilliant metallic shades are flattering and extremely pretty! Jaded is the newest addition to my collection and the velvety emerald applies full-coverage, shimmery and sultry which is perfect for summer parties.

When you have a shadow that looks this good, false lashes add the perfect finishing touch. Amplified is thick, sexy and layered for incredible volume. If you prefer something more natural, Juxtapose gives you length and thickness with a little less drama. The Wicked Lashes retail for $10.00 each.

Swatches from left to right: Lip Creams - Asteroid Aura, Fuchsia Fusion & Retro Harmony. Illuminating sticks - Brick Red Blaze, Pinkie Dust & Sandy Glow. Prismatic Shadow - Jaded

NYX is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, free standing stores and online at

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