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NYX Wonder Stick Highlight and Contour Stick in Deep Swatches and Review.....

Monday, February 23, 2015

Hey Everyone!!!

I picked up the NYX Wonder Stick in Deep thinking I would not like it. Yep, I just knew I was going to dislike it because I don't like cream contour with a heavy dark concealer and overly light highlighting. I didn't research not one review or video on this product, just went in head FIRST! I also kept  the receipt just in case.....

 My Ulta actually had the darkest shade in Deep. They never have the deep shades in NOTHING NYX. smh. I think I might have bought it because it was the only one left. 
 Highlight stick and Contour stick
The texture is like a cream powder. It's not oily or overly creamy but it has powder texture to it. It also set like a powder on the skin but it's very blendable.
 Here's a face map of my highlighting and contouring. I don't contour my nose but I do highlight the bridge.
 Here's the side view. I already had on a foundation, Maybelline Matte Fit Me.
 I blended out the Wonder Stick with a Real Techniques sponge.
 Side view of my face with the Wonder Stick blended out.

Then I set Wonder Stick with my Black Radiance Soft Focus Powders!

I  CAN NOT believe I LOVE this product!!! The highlight stick blends out very subtle but brightening to the face. The contour stick is a perfect shade, it's not too dark and it allows you to go over it with a powder or dark powder and set it perfectly. The Wonder Stick also worked well over all my BB Creams and foundations...ALL OF THEM. Bravo NYX for a great product!

Black Radiance Soft Focus Finishing Powder Swatches and Review!

Hey Everyone!!

I've been using the infamous Ben Nye Banana Powder as my setting powder on my concealer and face for a couple of years( just a light dusting works for me). I heard across the Internets about Black Radiance Soft Focus Finishing Powder and actually ran into a display the day I read about them. How's that for beauty blessings!!??

 I found mine on a display with the new products but these powders are permanent.  A few weeks later, they were in my Walmart's Black Radiance display. I initially got one shade, Milk Chocolate Finish but added the other two Golden Almond Finish and Creamy Bronze Finish.

 These powders are very light textured but not powdery. They have no glitters but they have a very, VERY subtle illuminating factor that just "finishes" off your makeup. I used to be a die hard MAC wearer over a decade ago and I would definitely compare these to MAC Studio Fix Powder of that time. I use to wear Studio Fix powder as a foundation.

If you are oily, the Soft Focus Powder will not enhance the oiliness with the illuminating factor. It will be your oils fault if you are oilier. lol! They are NOT mattifying either.

(left to right)
Golden Almond Finish
Creamy Bronze Finish
Milk Chocolate Finish

I used the Milk Chocolate Finish to set my contour in my cheeks, Golden Almond Finish to set my highlighting concealer in my T-zone and under my eyes and Creamy Bronze Finish all of over. If it is a simple day for me, I just use Creamy Bronze Finish over Black Radiance BB Cream in Cafe.

I believe I paid $4.99-$5.99 for the Soft Focus Powder.

I'm in LOVE with them!!! So glad this a permanent product for Black Radiance. I believe this will be a HIGHLY slept on product. But don't you sleep, my dear....go get you one, two or all THREE!!!