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!
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.