NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

01/07

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

Twilight Tint

NYX Twilight Tint Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder ($7.99 for 0.21 oz.) is cool, bluish white with an iridescent blue-to-violet sheen. The finish was somewhere between luminous and frost; slightly visible shimmer but once blended and buffed into the skin, the finish appeared more like a very smooth, luminous sheen. It had a moderately dense texture–the kind that has a very smooth feel with zero dustiness or powderiness to it but wasn’t actually stiff or difficult to work with. It had nearly opaque coverage, though I felt like it was easy to control and use with a lighter hand (or a different tool) to get semi-sheer to medium coverage, if desired. This type of shade can work exceptionally well layered over other products, especially to add a cooler, bluer tone to them, while also highlighting an area. When I tested this for wear, the highlighter wore well for eight hours 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
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Product Availability

NYX Twilight Tint $7.99/0.21 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay ABC Gum Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeliner
  • Urban Decay Half Baked Eyeshadow
On lips:
  • Chanel Nude Lip Crayon

About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Oh…MAC Vellum making a comeback 🙂 I used to have that eye shadow in the 90’s and use it on my cheeks too (that one came in a larger pan), was very similar to this.

Can I say, I’m loving “unusual” highlights lately!!! I’m wearing a green one today, and I think its so flattering!?

In a few months when this comes to canada/my shoppers drug mart I’ll pick it up!!

Intense highlight!!! But so pretty, too. It’s here that I can easily see why it is that KVD Saphyre works quite well on my olive skintone; the warmer, almost teal shimmer. Whereas this seems noticeably cooler in comparison in the side-by-side. Still a great option for if or when I run out of Saphyre!

Sounds like a very versatile powder! A frosty look is usually too much for me, so I appreciate that it can buffed out to a more subtle sheen. It looks lovely on you, Christine. 🙂

I like this a lot. I do like most things I’ve tried from NYX, and as it’s very affordable I might get me a new highlighter soonish. I have loads, but not one this cool.

I’m ghostly pale with neutral undertones however if I tend to lean one way it would be warm. Super cool tones look scary on me. I want this very much but don’t know if it’ll work. Although at this price I can afford to take a chance. Idk, do you think I can pull this off? I’m about 50 shades lighter than my profile pic (OMG I JUST SAID 50 SHADES! That CRAP has infiltrated my brain though pop culture! Damn it! Lol) I can wear becca Pearl.

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