NYX • Highlight • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Blue
I bought this eyeshadow because I hit pan on my UD Blunt eyeshadow-- was too broke to repurchase ($18 really?!) and this color has similar tones. I would describe it as a semi-matte golden bisque shade and while it lacks the sheen of Blunt, I find that it's a good alternative otherwise. I use it along my browbone for highlighting purposes and it makes me look more wide awake and polished. It's also very wearable as a lid color for everyday. My skin is light-medium with a golden undertone and I prefer highlight shades that have a golden undertone, but this product may not be for everyone because of its warmth. The only gripe I have with it is the texture can feel somewhat gritty at times! It lasts through my 8-hour shift without creasing and makes me look more awake, and it's a steal for less than $5! I will repurchase this over UD from now on because it is a very similar product. This is coming from an Urban Decay junkie, so I'm uber impressed with NYX!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I bought this because NYX lists it as "matte". I thought it could be a good blending out colour and a matte highlight. It really isn't matte though. It definitely has a sheen. As you work it as you're blending, that seems to bring out the satin quality even more, and it actually looks quite pearlescent and shiny on me. Not at all what I was looking for. It's too light to use as a lid colour on me as it wouldn't show up enough on my fair skin. Not sure what to do with it. Not a useful shade.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm surprised by all the negative reviews! I've been looking for a more affordable alternative to my MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow, and had heard that the NYX Sahara eyeshadow was a good dupe...and it is, although it contains a bit too much shimmer for my taste - at least for a base color. So I purchased NYX's Highlight eyeshadow on a whim, and it's exactly what I've been looking for! Very similar to Ricepaper and matte enough for a base color. It's basically a peachy nude color with a slightly yellow undertone, which I love because it neutralizes any blue/purple veins in the eyelid. I can understand why people wouldn't want a yellowy highlight color to wear on the brow bone, but as a base color, it's awesome! My only complaint is that it's rather powdery, so you should use a dense, flat eyeshadow brush to apply it or particles will fly everywhere.
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Saw this color on a make-up blog and can tell you this is a great highlighter with a shoft color that works better than stark white or shiny pink. Have repurchased several times and it works with all of the different eyeshadows colors that I have. Can't beat the price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Like it has been said, perfect highlighting shade for those with yellow undertones, really love it. This is one my first Nyx eyeshadows and it's so pigmented and so much product as well. I was just really surprised as how small the package was, pictures make it look so huge.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I brought this from Cherry Culture after hearing that it would be a good blending/highlight shade for those with yellow undertones, and it is! It is 100% matte - no shimmer at all. It's great to blend harsh looking shadows to make them appear softer and also good to use as a brow highlight because of the yellow tones it blends in nicer than a beige or white shade for me. Also use it as an all-over wash of colour when I don't want to wear alot of eyeshadow. Definitely try this one out if you have yellow undertones.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I thought this would make a good natural/neutral blending colour but it is far too yellow and has almost a jaundice effect. If you have very fair skin with pink undertones like me I would be careful with this shade.
The shadow itself it a really nice texture and blends well. Just a shame this colour doesnt work for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
If I would have written this review months ago, I would be hopping up and down and claiming this an HG! However, since then I discovered WnW Brulee, and this is seeming not as amazing as it did before.
The being said, I still think this is a great eye shadow. As the name implies, it is a great highlight shade. I am NC20: fair, warm with yellow/olive tones. Before this I was using MAC Orb, which is very peachy, and I was looking for something a little more yellow. This fit the bill completely.
It is a satin/ semi-matte finish that is a light, cream color. It has a bit of a yellow tinge to it, so it really helps to brighten the eye. It shimmer in it is so fine and barely there, that it looks like a matte on, but still has a bit of a glow to it. This is great for everyday looks. It is also great as a toned down highlight for very dramatic looks. I also use it a lot to tone down or blend out darker colors, especially between the crease and the brow bone, to create a softer look. For me this works much better then a white because of my coloring.
I have already out a huge dent in this, which is saying a lot, because I own so many eye shadows that I rarely grab for the same thing day after day. I can for sure see myself hitting pan and on this and buying another because it had really become a staple.
After buying brulee, however, it really gave highlight a run for its money. Brulee is a true matte, that has a luxurious texture that blows all my HE eye shadows out of the water. I have been using it like mad, and this for a while got demoted, but I still do switch off between the two, because they serve different purposes, but I do like brulee better in terms of quality.
Packing is fine - its not cheap, and It is easy to open - no real complaints there.
Texture is smooth and creamy, pigmentation is about medium.
I do, want to say, that I truly do think NYX is very good quality, especially for the price. I think the quality it very similar to MAC and I have really been enjoying the ones I have.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I've rated this low because it doesn't work as a highlight for me because it's the same colour as my NC15/20 skin but I use it now over concealer on my eyelids when I want them to look really perfect (not discoloured and vainy).
This colours very yellow as well so beware if you're more pink toned - definitely for darker, more yellow skin tones than mine.
Can't fault the eyeshadow formula though - good colour payoff and very buttery texture. Would definitely like to buy more.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I finally found my HG brow highlighter! It's perfect not stark white or overly shimmery. It's a warm soft butter yellow satin semi matte shade. It's perfect for deeper skin tones
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
As the name suggests, this makes a very good highlighter, especially for people with yellow tones to their skin. This shadow is very beige-y and yellow. It has a bit of a shimmer to it. I like using it on my brow bone as a highlighter when using other colors. I have been looking for a good highlight shade for a while, and this is it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Judging from the reviews on here, this highlighter will not work for everyone. Luckily, I have extremely beige/warm-toned skin, so it actually DOES work on me; it adds a little lightness to the ares of my choice (actually works well on cheeks, too) and a little shimmer, but you have to lean in really close to see the shimmer. Personally, I like this color! It is slightly more sheer than other Nyx eyeshadows, but it works well on people with warm-toned skin. If you have pink undertones in your skin or are very fair, this probably does nothing for you or makes you look kind of dead.
I will be looking for something that stands out more though...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've had the same experience as several other users with this shadow--it just doesn't show up on my skin. Although it's supposed to be a highlight color and I bought it for that purpose, I only use it on days when I don't feel like wearing a highlight color, to blend out any harsh edges from my crease color (and then, it's just an attempt at finding a purpose for this--it's totally unnecessary to use it for that). I definitely wouldn't buy this again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I love creative eyeshadow names but in this case "Highlight" is misleading, and seems to have disappointed a lot of previous users. I'd call it "Creamy Golden Base" instead. That is exactly what I use it for: as a base color all over my lower eyelid when I am doing a "golden eye" look for my green eyes, by day or by night. It's yellow toned, but not painfully so, and I feel fine wearing it with my pink undertones. I love the matte texture (why doesn't Nyx do more matte shades?) and it lasts well, though not superheroically.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
THIS IS A GREAT PRODUCT, AND HERE'S WHY:
If you have olive, yellow, or generally warm-toned skin (I have olive), this is PERFECT for you. The color looks too yellow to be a good highlight color in the package, right? But it really does go on nicely to blend well with warm-toned skin... like REALLY perfect. Those who have tried vanilla-toned highlights and find that unnatural white tone at the brow too noticeable or powder-looking for a highlight, this will give the perfect tone that will appear as your natural skin, just lighter and better, perfect for what a highlight is supposed to be. It offers great pigmentation, picks up easily, blends easily, and does not wash out the skin or leave it dead-looking, thanks to it's warm tone. The best part is that it's MULTIPURPOSE. I also go ahead and use this as an under-eye concealer to brighten the bags under my eyes and darkness at the inner corners when I'm tired without having to use a liquid concealer or anything else oily or creamy that clogs my pores or smears away. It also doubles as an under-eye eyeshadow barrier, meaning I use it underneath my lower lid to set my waterline and lower lashline shadows so that they don't run when I sweat or get oily. I go dancing with eyeliner and shadows on the lower lashline, and this works WONDERS to keep them from running, as it absorbs oil and sweat great (it's a powder!). I also find it works great to set concealer I use on other parts of my face, so I don't have to actually go out and buy a face powder... this works just fine for spot treatment. Once again, THE BEST AND MOST NATURAL HIGHLIGHT COLOR FOR OLIVE, YELLOW, OR WARM-TONED SKIN. Just another example of a great NYX single shadow.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This product didn't work for me. I don't think it's pigmented at all. It didn't show up on my medium skin tone. Even with primer, this eyeshadow didn't show up or last long.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This eyeshadow is super creamy and very easy to blend. It doesn't do what it's name says it will, but like a lot have said, it's great to fix mistakes and such. I sometimes use it as a highlighter when I'm going for a complete matte look or i have tons of shimmer on the lid and want to tone it down. it's sometimes a bit cakey.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
This colour does not show up at all on my skin color. Nothing. Zero. Nada. it only shows up on my finger when i rub it on the eyeshadow to swatch it. but as soon as it goes on my hand your eyes, it vanishes. Since it's a matte finish, it doesnt even has a shine to be used as a highligher. the only reason i gave this a 2 is because this might only happen on fair-medium skintones like mine.
anyways, i'm still gonna try and make use of this: i'll mix it with vaseline to make a light nude lipgloss (saw it on one of Michelle Phan's video on youtube) to maybe tone down some of my brighter lipsticks... just hope it works. Otherwise, i'll throw it away.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is not really much of a highlight as the name suggests, but it still proves very useful. It is great for blending. It is always great for smoothing out those harsh lines. It can be used on the browbone for just evening out your skintone but not much highlighting power. It is the perfect shadow to have to blend out those mistakes! Very creamy color.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
I like this shadow, it's not unnecessarily your typical highlight, but I find it nice on my more natural days. It has tiny bits of shimmer in it but you can barley see that on your skin, but I find it to blend very well with the other shadow colors on my lids, it helps get rid of harsh lines when needed. It's more of a skin color type of shadow. It goes on a bit sheer. I think I'd buy it again, I also you it when I want my highlight to be more matte instead of a shimmer.