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Skin Type: Normal-Dry
Skin Tone: Medium with yellow undertones
Mary Lou Manizer is my Holy Grail highlighter. I used to think I would never want another highlighter as much until I came across this beauty. Let’s get to know more about it.
“Chardonnay Pink With Gold Shimmer.” Brighten things up with one of our new Bright Idea Illuminating Sticks! Available in a range of radiating hues–including four highlighters, four blushes and four bronzers–each creamy-soft shade goes on smoothly and sets right away for an instant, lit-from-within glow. Petite, portable and perfect for strobing, it’s the makeup must-have of the season.
My Experience with NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick Chardonnay Shimmer:
This beautiful highlighter comes in a cute, color-coded packaging. The body of the stick is black and the color represents the color of the highlighter. The twist-up stick is user-friendly as well as travel-friendly. It is super easy to use and one can use it even on-the-go. I do not have any issues with the packaging. You get 6 grams product for the price, which I think is economical, considering I do not use highlighters every single day.
As per NYX, Chardonnay Shimmer is “Chardonnay Pink with Gold Shimmer.” On my skin tone, I get a stunning champagne gold look with hardly any trace of pink. The shade will suit all skin tones but show up best on fair to medium skin tones. The product can be used to create natural to heavily highlighted looks. I prefer to keep it natural. I recently wore it over Mary Lou Manizer and topped it with a setting spray and looked very intense, very sexy.
I cannot have enough of this shade. It contains shimmer – as the name suggests – but shimmer doesn’t look overpowering or cheap. The texture is very creamy and glides well on the skin without affecting base makeup, which is perfect. It does not accentuate the fine lines or pores either and gives a very natural and glowy look to the skin.
The lasting power is also pretty long – around 5-6 hours – if I apply it over a primer and base. On its own, it lasts maximum 3 hours. I also love the fact that its shimmer doesn’t transfer anywhere else on my face. This super lightweight highlighter feels super creamy on the skin and does not irritate at all. It does not make my skin drier and I think will feel comfortable on all skin types.
Overall, I love everything about this highlighter. It’s gorgeous and enhances my complexion so much. I wish I has a better picture of this highlighter on my face but could only manage this one. If you’re looking for an excellent cream highlighter, especially in a stick form, you have to try this one. I just cannot get over how stunning this one is!
Pros of NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick Chardonnay Shimmer:
- Functional, easy-to-use packaging.
- Gorgeous shade.
- Intensity can be built up.
- Creamy texture.
- Glides easily without affecting base products.
- Shimmer isn’t overpowering.
- Shimmer doesn’t transfer.
- Does not settle into the fine lines.
- Does not accentuate pores.
Cons of NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick Chardonnay Shimmer:
- None for me.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick Chardonnay Shimmer?
Definitely! It is just so stunning!
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