Thursday, 11 February 2010

NYX Mosaic Powder (highlighter): Review

NYX Mosaic Powder in Highlighter

I received my order from Cherry Culture yesterday and this NYX Mosaic Powder in shade "01 Highlighter" was just one of the NYX items I'd ordered.  I bought it based on loads of reviews saying it gives a gleam without being shimmery...

I already have a fantastic highlighter in the form of MAC Strobe Lotion but I find that Strobe is not so good used over dry products, and if I apply it before setting powder, the "gleam" is completely dulled down anyway.  So I was on the lookout for the same effect in powder form.

Before buying NYX Mosaic Powder, I did try the much raved about MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in "By Candlelight" but I was really disappointed with it after all the hype.  Well, the initial glow was gorgeous, but it turns into a glitterbomb within minutes.  Not good.  I also tried NARS Highlighting Blush Powder"Albatross" but I found that too chunky glittery too.

The "Highlighter" shade of NYX Mosaic Powder is a mosaic of pale colours and goes on as a very fine, silvery white, pearlescent sheen on the skin.  See below swatch on my chubby-looking hand.  I agree with the reviews I read about it not being glittery - there's no real glitter at all.  I'm super impressed.  It looks and feels much more expensive than it actually was ($6.50).  It's doesn't quite give that wet gleam that MAC Strobe Lotion achieves, but it's pretty close.  Recommended if you are looking for a non-glittery, powder highlighter!

NYX Mosaic Powder Highlighter swatch

Here's a shot of it on my cheeks... same old pose, probably same old purple sweater dress that has appeared in photos before...


The ingredients are:
Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Talc, Kaolin, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Polyethylene/PTFE Wax, Nylon 10, Ethyhexyl Palmitate, Squalane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Silica, Iron Oxide, C.I. pigment, Pearl powder, Propyl Paraben, Butylated hydroxy anisole.

4 comments:

  1. Lovely review! I was planning on getting NARS Albatross but I guess I might have to look at it properly again xD. I prefer to use liquid highlighters but this looks and sounds great! your skin is lovely and glows =). X

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  2. Yes, yes, I see the lovely glow! (Took no notice of the sweater). :)

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  3. Wow ... the glow looks great on your skin! Flawless!

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  4. How do you apply it?Im going to do a review soon.
    http://beauty-n-d-blog.blogspot.com

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