‘Glass’ skin is somewhat of a beauty buzzword right now, with many brands creating primers, highlighters and powders to help you achieve a glass-like glow to the skin. I’m all about the glow, rather than a matte look, so the NYX High Glass Illuminating Powder sounded like something I needed to try. The glass skin trend has been inspired by K Beauty, and is meant to evoke the idea of a crystal clear piece of glass. I am going to focus on just the two powders, but there’s a primer and brushes too.
NYX have launched a whole High Glass collection with three products which can be used together for the perfect glowy look, as well as three brushes which are designed to be used with the powders and primer;
- NYX High Glass Illuminating Powder
- NYX High Glass Finshing Powder
- NYX High Glass Face Primer
- NYX High Glass Illuminating Powder Brush
- NYX High Glass Finishing Powder Brush
- NYX High Glass Face Primer Brush
NYX High Glass Illuminating Powder
“Spotlight your features in a gorgeous, glass-like glow with our NYX Professional Makeup High Glass Illuminating Powder. As Step 3 of our 3-Step High Glass Skin Regimen, this pressed-gel highlighting powder is packed with luminous micropearls that catch, reflect, and refract the natural light for a multidimensional, mirror-like sheen.
Specifically designed to go with your glass skincare regimen, this highlighter comes in three inclusive shades (light, medium and deep) to highlight and complement a range of skin tones. Glass skin, defined: Evolving from K-Beauty’s dedication to a healthy, glowy, hydrated-looking complexion, “glass skin” refers to skin that looks translucent, smooth and reflective – just like a pane of glass.”
NYX High Glass Finishing Powder
“Blur imperfections and keep it glassy all-day long with our new High Glass Finishing Powder! As Step 2 of our 3-Step High Glass Skin Regimen, this versatile formula was designed to be worn over High Glass Face Primer or the foundation of choice. Available in three light-reflecting shades which stretch across light to deep skin tones (light, medium, and deep), each shimmering setting powder sets your makeup and gives the complexion a sleek and polished glass-like glow.“
There are three shades available in both the Illuminating Powder and Finishing Powder; Light, Medium and Deep. The shade range has a lot to be desired, and needs to be more inclusive. The lightest shade isn’t very light, and the two deeper shades look very similar, so I would hope NYX choose to extend the shade range, so more of us can try their powders. The NYX High Glass Illuminating Powder is £11 and contains 4 grams of powder, and the Finishing Powder is £10 for 4 grams of product too.
The packaging is very simple, but it’s inline with the rest of the NYX pressed powders, with a clear lidded plastic compact. I really like that both of the powders have a slightly raised, shards design which looks similar to the Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector pan design too. I do feel like £10 and £11 is pricey for a drugstore brand, but NYX is expensive in the UK compared to the US. The powders are available now, alongside the primer and brushes on the NYX UK website.
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