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Why We Love It


Light up your features with NYX Professional Makeup Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder. Available in frosty, glowing shades, this silky highlighting powder blends like a dream for a fresh-faced look. Our breathtaking formula's light-catching pearls deliver a luminous finish that looks different from every angle. Brush this illuminating powder wonder along the highest points of the face - like the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow (upper cheekbones).

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  • Vegan Vegan



For most recent ingredient list, please refer to packaging.


Talc, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850).

How To Use It


Use a pro brush to sweep this illuminating powder onto the high points of the face. The bridge of the nose, upper cheekbones, and chin all look gorgeous with a little highlight.

Pro tip:
Layer to create a strobing effect. Try the Holographic Halo Sculpting Highlighting Brush to make strobing easy.



What is recommended for light-medium Asian skintone with yellow undertones? 

Asked by: smokeybaekcon
Hi there! You may like any of these little beauties. Check out Lavender Steel and Synthetica if you're looking to use our Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder as a blush.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2017-09-18

which would you recommend for light skin tone? thank you

Asked by: aynusha23
Hi there! You may like Snow Rose, Twilight Tint, Lavender Steel or Crushed Bloom.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2017-05-10

Why is it called Duo?

Asked by: avery17
Hi Avery! This powder is duo chromatic. The formula's light-catching pearls deliver a luminous finish that looks different from every angle.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2017-04-05

Which would you recommend for medium skin tone?

Asked by: Atia
Hi Atia! Take a look at Lavender Steel, Crushed Bloom and Synthetica.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2017-03-10

Has anyone used this to set undereye concealer? Does it work?

Asked by: Pricelessturnip
Hi there! You may want to use a loose powder, like our Color Correcting Powder or Mineral Finishing Powder.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2017-03-01

What do you think the best colour for someone with olive/tan skin would be? sometimes white works for my, sometimes pinky, what do you recommend?

Asked by: SophiaAzra
Hi Sophia! Check out Lavender Steel and Synthetica.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2017-02-17
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorites!!! These are my favorite highlighters! I don't know what to say I just love them.. They are perfect!!
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE THIS Bought this a week ago and honestly it works and amazing :))
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not pigmented! I bought three of these (lavender steel, crushed bloom, and twilight tint) and I was so excited to get them because they get good reviews and for some reason I felt like nyx would make really good highlighters. I was expecting to be blinded with gorgeousness, but it is actually SO DIFFICULT TO BUILD UP ANY COLOR OR GLOW AT ALL. Out of the three I bought, lavender steel was probably the best (lilac with a pinkish shift) but twilight tint is SOO subtle, I have to dig a brush into it to see anything at all, and crushed bloom's duochromatic effect makes it looks bronze when there's not enough light on it, which looks really weird on my skin. I have gone back to just using shimmery eyeshadows to highlight, because these "highlighters" don't do much for me.
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pigment and shine I had bought this product in January and it had lasted till end of May. I loved how it had so much shine and pigment to it all at once.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I never leave the house without my duo highlighter
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This glowww thoooo I absolutely love synthetica... golds look great on my skin tone and this one pops but not too much to look obnoxious (not all the time anyway)... it's is a beautiful color with beautiful undertones.. and it lasts and lasts and lasts!!!
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING Highlighter!!!! I was looking around in Ulta, and I found this. I fell instantly in love with the beautiful color shifting effect. I bought this in the shade snow rose, and it’s definitely my new favorite.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice highlighter I've recently started using highlighters more. As a "woman of a certain age" I don't want something crazy blingy as that usually draws more attention to my...less than perfect skin. This has a beautiful color and can be applied subtly.Love the duochrome-ness.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Its so pigmented and blinding! Love the duochromatic effect
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST HIGHLIGHTER!!! I got this highlighter in the colour synthetica and its the best one I've ever purchased! it doesn't make your skin look dry even though its a powder, and it applies really smoothly. this highlighter can take it to one extreme to the next with a subtle glow, or to a blinding glow that would have your haters shielding their eyes. I've gotten so many compliments from friends, family, and customers at work since I've started wearing it. A worker at Sephora even mistaken it for Rihanna's Fenty Beauty trophy wife! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good quality, inexpensive highlighter
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from opalescent shimmering highlight fantastic opalescent highlighter. apply to ridge of nose, up to forehead, and along cheek bones and under eyebrows into inner corners of eyes for a dewy refreshed look.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE - LOVE - LOVE! Love using Twilight Tint right below the brow line and inside corner of my eyes, the more neutral shade just on the cheek bone and top of my nose. Can blend in for a subtle day look or 'stamp' on with a brush for more dramatic results. I wouldn't describe it as complicated to use but I will say that it does take some getting used to how to apply and since its usually used at the end of the make-up routine 'fixing' the illuminating powder can be more took me several attempts to put it on good enough to leave the house and seems I'm continuously learning more techniques and ways to apply each time I use it - the more I use it, the more I love it!!
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE - LOVE - LOVE! I bought this (twilight) about a month ago - and I LOVE it!! It does take a little 'practice' learning how to apply it and how you like it. This is a very strong/bold/noticeable highlight shade and I'm almost 40 so I definitely need to be careful how I use it. For me, I use this under my eyebrow from the arch out, dabbed in the corner of each eye and ever so slightly in the outer corner of each eye (with whatevers left-over on the brush, very little) then I spread a small amount across the very top of my nose.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from subtle shimmer Love how it adds a gentle shimmer without being overly sparkly or harsh!
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it The color payoff is great, and the shine is sooo pretty! I bought 4 out of the 5, but have only tried on snow rose and blooming pink so far. I really like the snow rose one, it has some blue and pink reflect. Looks really really gorgeous when swatched on hand. When it's applied on face, it looks mainly pink and the blue reflect isn't obvious. Still a great choice of "unicorn" palette among all those in the market. I'd recommend it!
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great glow!! I love this highlight!!! It gives me a beautiful glow without looking super shiny and I am able to get a highlighted look without having to use a contouring kit!
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Mocks trophy wife , it’s definitely more adorable!
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!!! Product so soft. Glides on beautifully. Lavender Steel an absolute gorgeous color! Thank you NYX Cosmetics!
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such A Fun Product!!! I love to wear this and the purple duo chromatic highlighters all the time, and I get SO many compliments! It really goes well with a green lipstick I have. ❤️
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I am obsessed I got this about a month ago and I am completely obsessed with it. There are no big chunky glitter bits. It applies so smoothly, and looks amazing on my light to medium skin. I actually put down my hourglass ambient highlighter for this. It shimmers and I can use it for a subtle glow or turn it all the way up for night wear. Beautiful.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No words to say about my love This is a wonderful product! As I'm not a makeup artist or insta-star I've chosen the Snow Rose shade and it helps me to make my everyday look pop. This lovely pink sparkle looks great on the cheekbones, in the inner corners of my eyes or used as an eyeshadow. The pigmentation is amazing, I guess my granddaughters will inherit the rests of this product.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great color and Shimmer I love this color on my skin and the shimmer it creates. It has this hint of pinky-purple that looks amazing on your skin!
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing and Vibrant! I bought this a while ago and am in the process of buying another in the shade Lavender Steel. It is suuuuuuuccchhhh a beautiful product, and it needs one swipe and it's very vibrant. I'm the kind for pretty highlights that are colorful and bright and I 100/10 recommend this product especially for its affordable price!
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very pretty Bought snow rose a few weeks ago, very pretty pink colour but isnt that pigmented as an actual highlight, ive found if i put a liquid highlighter underneath then apply this its give it a gorgeous pink glow, doesnt smell of anything which is good, looks like it will last a good while, i have combination skin and it doesnt at all dry out or make my skin oily it sits nicely, overall its a nice product to use if you dont want something too drastic
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never discontinue this! Amazing highlighter especially for the price. Absolutely no chunky glitter and snow rose works for the palest of skin tones.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BLINDING I bought this in the shade Twilight Tint because of a promo (reach 1500 worth of NYX products including a highlighting product and get a free leather bag) and since I had attained the amount needed, I thought 'eh, why not?' I was never much for highlight and usually just used the champagne pink highlighter shade in my eyeshadow palette, so I decided to get a silver highlight since I already (sort of) have a pinky shade. I tested this out during a show (I'm in theatre) and WOOOOHHH BOOOIIIII it's amazing! I first realised it was an amazing highlight when I went backstage and our official photographer took a photo of me with the backstage lights off with only fairy lights as the light source and OOHHHH MYYY GODDDD the highlight on my cheekbones was BLINDING in the darkness! I don't have the photo with me because it hasn't been released yet but I am impressed! The theatre-goers who have seen our show as well have tweeted under our hashtag complimenting the cast's highlighters. With this product, I am instantly HOOKED! I previously only relied on bronzer for my skin (I'm crazy pale) and lipstick but this product is a game changer and I am really looking to buying more shades!
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality. Unique color. I bought this color because it was unlike anything I had in my collection. It is pigmented and good quality. Looking forward to purchasing more of the colors.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It came cracked I probably would have enjoyed it more if it didn't come all cracked up in the package
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect glow So happy I bought this!!! I love all Nyx products!!!!
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE!! I love these highlighters my only complaint is that they are not in a palette and that I have to buy them individually
Date published: 2017-08-25
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