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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.

Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy carry blush and illuminator It’s a two in one product. I use it in routine. It gives a healthy glow and natural finish to my cheeks .
Date published: 2019-07-04
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
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Q&A

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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: 2017-07-17

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

I'm confused as to which shades are highlighters?

Asked by: nat7
Hi Nat! Chardonnay Shimmer, Lavender Lust, Pearl Pink Lace and Sun Kissed Crush can be used as highlighters.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2017-09-05

Which shade is the lightest highlighter?

Asked by: marymary
Hi Mary! You may like Chardonnay Shimmer, Lavender Lust or Pearl Pink Lace. Each of these light highlighters brightens things up in a different color.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2017-09-05

My makeup routine is liquid foundation, finishing powder-NYX's NoFilter, setting spray. So I'm not sure if I would highlight after foundation and put the powder over it, or skip powdering that area? How would I set this?

Asked by: nessa0427
Hi Nessa! Highlight after applying your liquid foundation and set your look with Makeup Setting Spray.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2017-02-11
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