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Why We Love It

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Brighten things up with one of our new Bright Idea Illuminating Sticks! Available in a range of radiating hues--including four highlighters, four blushes and four bronzers--each creamy-soft shade goes on smoothly and sets right away for an instant, lit-from-within glow. Petite, portable and perfect for strobing, it’s the makeup must-have of the season.

Ingredients

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For most recent ingredient list, please refer to packaging.
 

All shades contain the following unless otherwise noted:
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Nylon-12, Ozokerite, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Zinc PCA, Water/Aqua/Eau. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410).

Pinkie Dust, Brick Red Blaze & Rose Petal Pop
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Nylon-12, Ozokerite, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Zinc PCA, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Water/Aqua/Eau. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410).

How To Use It

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Apply to highpoints of face. For an all-over glow, apply to chest.

Q&A

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Is this product being discontinued?

Asked by: Shay16
Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our Bright Idea Illuminating Stick! We currently have the shades Brick Red Blaze and Topaz Tan available. Our other shades have been discontinued. We recommend trying our Born To Glow Illuminating Powder! You can find it here: http://tinyurl.com/yxnvklwm We hope this information is helpful! Please feel free to reach out to us directly with any additional information or if you need any further assistance!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2019-10-23

I hope you guys decide to bring back the shade “Pinkie Dust!” It is the BEST!!! Do you offer that same shade in any other products?

Asked by: Gaines233
Hey there! Thank you so much for letting us know how much you loved our Bright Idea Illuminating Stick. We are so sorry that your go to product has been discontinued. We know how frustrating it can be when your go to product is no longer being sold. We will definitely be passing along your comments to the team. Although we do not have an exact replacement, we suggest trying our Away We Glow Strobing Cream in Pink Pearls, we believe you'll love it! We hope you continue using NYX Cosmetics with great satisfaction XOXO
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2019-10-16

Will you be bringing back the Pinkie Dust shade? It is the best!

Asked by: Aimster
Hi there! We are sad to share that our Bright Idea Illuminating Stick in shade Pinkie Dust has been discontinued and there are currently no plans to reintroduce the shade. We understand how frustrating it is when your fav is no longer in production, however we think you may like our Holographic Halo Shimmer Stick in shade Reflector. You can find it here: http://tinyurl.com/y569wvuk. We hope you try it soon! xoxo
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2019-10-15

What is the pinkie dust used for blush? Or highlighter?

Asked by: Summercamp
Hi Summercamp! Our Bright Idea Illuminating Stick can be used for blush and a highlight. If you are looking for a luminous rosy glow, we would recommend using the product as a blush. If you prefer a matte blush we would recommend checking out our High Definition Blush. You can view this product by clicking on the link below: https://www.nyxcosmetics.com/high-definition-blush/NYX_178.html?cgid=blush We hope this helps!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2017-12-29

Can the rose pop be used as a highlighter 

Asked by: Omgitsme
Hi there! Since Rose Petal Pop is a deep pink, you may want to apply it as a blush.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2017-09-20

Does this go on after liquid foundation and can I put my powder on top without it losing it's shine? 

Asked by: Paris1994
Hi Paris! You may want to apply it after your liquid and powder foundation to brighten up.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2019-09-19

What would be the best tool or way to blend it in without loosing the shine

Asked by: Tayshia1
Hi Tayshia! You may want to blend using your fingers or our Teardrop Blending Sponge.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2017-04-05

Do you just swipe it on or do you have to blend it?

Asked by: Tayshia
Hi Tayshia! After you swipe on the Bright Idea Illuminating Stick, you can blend the color if you wish to soften the look.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2017-03-27
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good dupe These are good ''dupes'' (will explain further later on) for NudeStix and glossier cloudpaints. You have to moisturize beforehand (I use marula oil and farsali 24k) to get it to blend properly, and not use a matte foundation underneath. Blending it out with your finger will help the product move better when blending it out too! These products are similar shade wise to nude stix and cloudpaints by glossier. It's kinda the middleground betwene the two. Not too dewy, not too matte. I do like to set it with a powder though, just to make sure it doesn't sweat off throughout the day lol. I do find that it's easiest applied when rubbing the stick on your hand, then taking your fingers into the splotch off colour and then applying it to your face. I personally also find that it works better to put underneath foundation/bb cream so that it gives that extra natural sheen. I'm sorry that this is all over the place, but I do really enjoy these, you just have to apply it right! Extra; these look wonderful on the eyes too, and it's a little bit more forgiving than on the cheeks! (I forget which shades I use but it's the muted orange and deep peach shades mixed together))
Date published: 2019-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Doesn't blend properly I was hoping to use this as a blush since I prefer cream/liquid blushes over powders and loved the color of this one. I like having minimal and dewy makeup. But when I use this, it doesn't blend into my cheeks and skin at all and just paints my face brick red. It's impossible to soften out. I can't imagine anyone using this as a highlighter and it doesn't work as a blush well so. Sort of disappointed :( I wish it was creamier.
Date published: 2019-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this stick I started using the topaz tan about a month ago as a contouring stick on medium - dark skin. I rub the stick right under the cheek bone to create a soft golden brown contour line that I blend it out with a brush or beauty blender and it looks amazing. I then use one of the lighter illuminating sticks as a highlighter on the cheek bone. These sticks are perfect and you can't beat the price.
Date published: 2019-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bright Idea Illuminating Stick I purchased Bright Idea Illuminating Stick in the color Pinkie Dust and it is the perfect shade for my skin. It actually makes your skin glisten and again, I have had several compliments asking me what I use to make my skin look so radiant. I definitely would recommend this product to everyone. It truly is amazing and a great product.
Date published: 2019-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing, Came just like it said and early! I bought 3 Products last months and it was amazing, it also came earlier then expected, the package was nice nothing was broken, and everything worked just fine, I would recommend to everyone.
Date published: 2019-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colors! I bought a couple of these to use as blush and I LOVE them! They are so easy to apply and blend great with my foundation :)
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sun-catching glitter I bought Chardonnay and Lavender Lust and love them! My friends weren't really noticing the effect I had the first couple times unless I was in direct sunlight but the amount of noticeable shimmer you want depends on how much you blend it. The Chardonnay was really close to my skin tone and therefore more subtle for me even unblended whereas the Lavender showed up much lighter against my skin. I thought they were lovely and made me feel like a fairy knowing I was sparkling. It could be considered oily but I got used to the feeling of it on my skin after just a few minutes. Getting it off proved to be a bit difficult but I guess that's the price you pay for things that stay on longer.
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the shimmer Great shimmer! Subtle enough so you don’t over due it
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous I bought this to try out, what great stick wear alone or with a light blush over. Last a long time. Now I need one in each color. Should produce the stick and blush to match in a set.
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blinding! this highlighter is amazing, sometimes the highlighter takes off some foundation under it but if you don't press too hard you'll be good. I have the lavender lust shade and it looks so shiny, I've even put it on my eyes for a shimmery look...
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I am so glad I bought this Illuminating stick, it has become my favorite product! I got the CHARDONNAY SHIMMER and wear it almost everyday. It goes on smooth, very easy to use and it gives you just the perfect glow.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shiny I got this product in the shade Chardonnay Shimmer and it is a great highlight stick. The color and shine it emits is the perfect amount for my skin tone. The only problem is that when you apply the stick it pulls on your foundation a little and you have to blend it out a little, but that’s a given for highlight sticks. Great product.
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Fave I keep 5 products on me at all times. My brow pencil, lipstick, eyeliner, mascara and this. It. Is. The. Best. I have 2 colors, pearl pink lace and sun kissed crush. I just swipe it onto my cheek bones, nose bridge, Cupid’s bow and all across my lids. I look like a shimmery princess tbh. It’s great for a subtle glow and for layering. Comes on like a dream and has lasted me over a year without any signs of running out.
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME This works awesome 10/10 recommend this product is an absolute must
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from y'all kk so usually my highlight is champagne pop and being a girl with medium to dark skin, it's a little ashy unless you REEEAALLLLYYYY seamlessly blend it out ( tbh who has the time) but man, i have this in maui suntan and i think i've found my true love. It's so natural and just melts to give you a goddess like glow (which earned me lots of compliments) got this for a couple of friends. Time to get them all hooked!
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice natural glow I really like this for a natural look! It makes your skin look dewy while staying matte and non oily. It glides on sooo smoothly, and blends out nicely! It can be used on a bare face as well as over foundation.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not that crazy about it. Maybe I'm not using it correctly but I haven't been wowed by this product.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bright little lift! I love the little lift this brightener gives to my dull winter skin! It applies easily and has just enough illumination to perk up my look when I really want to look better... perhaps a little more youthful and awake!
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Doesn't Blend Well It sorta feels like I'm putting a great color lipstick on my skin. Doesn't blend well, sorta sticky. But it's a GREAT color.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful! I love the color on this! It adds beautiful color to my face, yet looks natural and radiant. I also like that it's easy to apply and blend!
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Illumination! I added this item to my shopping cart last minute... boy am I glad that I did. I have used this stick every day since it came out of the box. If you haven't tried contouring/highlighting yet, you are missing out. The Bright Idea Illuminating formula is creamy and blendable, and comes in a tube for easy application. Smooths in easy with fingertips or sponge. Gives you that gorgeous, healthy glow. I like it along my forehead, jawline, and of course my cheekbones. This little guy has become a staple of my makeup bag.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pretty and blendable I got this in one of my packages unexpectedly-I guess there was a promo if you spent so much... I was pleasantly surprised- it's a great color and it's really easy to blend. Really does give a sun kissed glow.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun multi use item It makes a nice blusher highlighter combo and could be used as bronzer by some skin tones
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lasts all day! I bought this stick in Chardonnay Shimmer and then I will set it with a powder highlight and y'all it lasts all day long!! the pigment and color payoff is wonderfulllllll
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy&Effortless I got this as a free gift for one of their promos. I really like this product for it's easy hi-lite. The stick is a nice quick way to add a lil color quickly. No brushes needed, a few swipes and your on your way.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from BEAUTIFUL COLOR Easy application and the color Chardonnay Shimmer is so beautiful.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and smooth! Gives me just the right amount of glow and very sheer. Love this stuff!
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This will change your makeup game I got this as a promotion at the Nyx store and the women helping me picked out the best color and it is a makeup game changer!! Love it!
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous color! This Illuminating Stick is awesome! I love how chubby and easy it is to use. The color is just gorgeous. It gives such a beautiful glow. I even swipe some on my lids to match. Did I mention it's awesome?
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Creamy, easy to apply I got this as a free gift in an order. I'm not sure if I had the option to select the shade I wanted because it just would automatically pop up in my cart. Anyways, the shade is quite orange and noticeable if I applied it directly with the stick. So I just blended with a sponge and it gave such a pretty, bronzed glow.
Date published: 2017-08-22
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