NYX Sculpt and Highlight Face Duo

NYX sculpt and highlight sticks review and swatches
NYX sculpt and highlight sticks review and swatches
NYX sculpt and highlight sticks review and swatches shades one and two
NYX sculpt and highlight sticks review and swatches shades three and four
Top photo shows swatches for shades one and two and the bottom photo is shades three and four
 I have got so much NYX newness to show you that's it's hard to know where to start! So I picked out these handy 'Sculpt and Highlight' contouring sticks, as they seem like the perfect handbag companion. Perfect for sleepy mornings on the train when you’re having to do your makeup in front of 2365 other commuters while they try to judge watch you out of the corner of their eye.

Each one features both a contour shade and a highlighter in a double-ended wand format. There are eight shades in the line, starting at Taupe Ivory which is the shade I'm currently using, going right up to Espresso Honey which will work for very deep skin tones.

Both the contour and highlight are cream formula and are surprisingly pigmented; a few dots added where you need to sculpt and a few more for highlighting and you're all ready to blend.  DO NOT just swipe this stuff on straight from the wand – you’ll end up with a giant stripe down your face that is impossible to blend out. I know, because I tried. It really only needs a smidge to get those cheekbones you’ve always wanted.

I've found that the contour shade especially benefits from a blending brush rather than doing this with your fingers - it stops it spreading out to far and potentially giving you a muddy-looking face. The highlighter however, works really well when used with your fingers and gives skin that dewy looking finish that gently catches the light.

Cream products often have a tendency to wear off quicker than some powers, but I got a good ten hours out of these before I noticed any fading. If you have very oily cheeks then a *tiny* bit of translucent powder over the contour shade will stop it slipping, but try to avoid any on the highlighter or you’ll lose the beautiful glow it gives the skin.

These are a bit of a bargain at £9 each and have just launched onto the Boots website.

More NYX to come very soon! And make sure you enter my giveaway to win a whole load of new NYX launches.

*contains PR samples


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