NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

01/07

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

Snow Rose

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder ($7.99 for 0.21 oz.) is a very light, cool-toned beige with pink-to-lavender pearl that gave it more of a soft, frosted sheen. This was one of the more interesting shades (though the type of duochrome it had is something we have seen before), as it can really alter whatever it is layered over. On its own, the whiteness of the base color is rather apparent, so on my skin tone, it would be best when layered over another blush or highlighter. For someone very fair, it could definitely be worn more on its own without looking like it lightened one’s skin. The consistency was smooth, firm but not stiff or difficult to get pigmentation out of. It applied evenly to the skin, blended out well, and didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

Formula Overview

$7.99/0.21 oz. - $38.05 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "blend like a dream" and have a "luminous finish." The pigmentation varied from semi-sheer to mostly opaque with a denser, lightly creamy texture that felt thicker in the pan but did not look or feel that way on my skin. I would recommend using a denser brush or using a heavier hand to get product onto the brush. I didn’t feel like the powder was stiff, but it wasn’t as loosely pressed as a lot of highlighters on the market, which did make it easier to control and build coverage and sheen up. They lasted around eight hours on me.

Browse all of our NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850).

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Product Availability

NYX Snow Rose $7.99/0.21 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Rides Again Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Half Baked Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Riff Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Delete Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay ABC Gum Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Pretty color! I do love me some duochromes. That’s too bad about the white base though – it makes them so much harder to wear, I’ll have to pass.

Yep, it’s a bit light, but I would still love using it like you mentioned: over something. This does remind me of MAC Vex eyeshadow! I have actually used that eyeshadow as a highlighter on occasion for an ethereal sheen on top of my cheekbones.

This is on the wishlist. I really like it, and even though everything cost more here, NYX is still very affordable. I think I can buy this without falling off my low buy train.

I just drooled into my keyboard. I need this yesterday. So affordable and different enough from Pearl to justify the purchase.

I just purchased this (along with Twilight Tint) and it was GORGEOUS. I’m definitely along the paler end of things so I didn’t need to layer it, but it added such a fun pop of color. 😀

This hit me hard out of nowhere! I love and appreciate highlighters but it’s a catagory that I have edited to a handful of favorites. I just don’t get excited about them because I’m so pale and they tend to enhance texture ( what up spider bite scar on MY FACE)! But this one…this one is going to be mine all mine! I need to investigate the fastest way to get this beauty in my hands and all over my face lol

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