NYX Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette Review

By Priya S.

Skin/Hair Type: Oily and occasionally acne-prone/Normal

Hello gorgeous ladies,

Ever since NYX released the Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette, I have had my eyes on it, but since I had no access to it, I used to just get happy looking at the beautiful swatches and watching reviews on YouTube! But finally, I got a chance to try out this awesome palette and I am thoroughly enjoying it! Let’s have a look!
NYX Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette

Claim/Product Description:
Introducing the Strobe of Genius palette, NYX Cosmetics’ incredible new collection of must have illuminators designed to give you everything needed to achieve today’s most buzzed about highlighting trend – strobing. This breakthrough palette features seven velvety-smooth shades that will enhance your features with serious levels of illumination. The best part? Mastering the look is easy – all you need is a little extra natural light.

Price: CAD 27 (approximately INR 1375) |BUY THIS PRODUCT HERE|


My Experience with NYX Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette:

Strobing is all over the beauty world, which really is just a fancy word for highlighting. I am all about a nice subtle highlight because it really makes you glow and seem vibrant without looking like a disco ball. I especially love to highlight on special occasions and just go for an overall glow on a daily basis.

Packaging: The NYX Strobe of Genius comes in a black plastic compact with a clear top and contains seven highlighting shades! The top four shades are 0.07 oz. each and the bottom three larger shades are 0.14 oz. each. Since it has a clear lid, it does not come with a mirror or applicator, which is fine. The packaging is pretty sturdy I must say.

Color:  There is a wide range of shades in this palette that are incredibly versatile. This palette includes off-white, champagne, pale lavender, pale pink, rose gold, yellow gold and bronze. The best thing about this palette is that the shades can be mixed and matched and layered together according to your skin type an preference. This is like a One-Stop-Destination for all your highlighting needs.
Iluminating palette

Pigmentation: The shades are soft, velvety and beautifully pigmented. All the shades are super opaque in just one swipe. Also, they do go on a lot heavier when swatched with fingers as compared to using a brush, which is good as it does not make the face too shiny.
Genius of strobe palette

Texture: The shimmer in these shades is very finely milled, so there’s no chunky glitter. They look really natural on the skin and catch the light in just the right way, but that doesn’t mean that these are subtle by any means! These give you that intense sheen that you want in a highlighter to make your cheekbones pop.
NYX Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette shades

Quality: Overall, I am so happy that I was able to find this palette and it was totally worth every single penny spent on it. It’s sure on the pricier side for a drugstore palette, but when you consider that it comes with seven shades and the quality and finish rivals the higher-end highlighters, it’s definitely worth the price, in my opinion.
NYX Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette swatches

Pros of NYX Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette:

  • Sturdy and practical packaging.
  • Includes 7 beautiful shades.
  • Super pigmented.
  • Great longevity.
  • Amazing soft texture.
  • Imparts a beautiful luminous glow.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Does not look greasy or oily.
  • Very easy to apply.
  • Gives dimension to the cheeks.
  • Easily available in drugstores and online.

Cons of NYX Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette:

  • A bit on the pricey side.


Would I Repurchase/Recommend NYX Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette?
If you are not that crazy highlight lover, then skip this, but otherwise, go grab this palette now! I find them to be comparable to highlighters from Becca and ABH for a lot less money. In fact, I reach out to these more often than my higher-end highlighters because all of the shades are in one place and it’s so easy to mix and match them together to get the exact look you want, I love it!

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