NYX Strobe of Genius illuminating palette is just genius. This highlighting gem got so many rave reviews that I just had to order it (you can find it here). Sadly we don’t have NYX here in Bulgaria any more. I really hope they come back soon.
This palette includes seven highlighters and it’s supposed to be used for strobing. If you are not familiar with this technique, it’s basically contouring, but you are not allowed to use a contouring powder. Although some people cheat and use just a little bit. All you need for strobing is a highlighter, lots of it. It goes without saying that only young skin can handle so much shimmer.
I got my NYX Strobe of Genius palette for 15 pounds. You get 7 highlighters - 4 that are 2 g. each and another three that are 4 g. each. The quality of this palette is very good so it’s worth the splurge. It’s a little bit pricy for a drugstore product though.
The only two shades that are not very pigmented are the two smaller highlighters on the left - the yellow one (you’ll never use this shade on its own anyway) and the light pinkish one. You can make them look more intense when you apply them over one of the other shades. The lilac highlighter is gorgeous, I just adore it. This palette favors the light skin tones. There’s only one darker highlighter and it’s not even that dark. Most of the shades can be used for everyday makeup, but you can definitely get some serious glow too. I’m happy to report that there is no glitter in this palette, the shimmer looks very natural.
The packaging is plastic and cheap looking, but the product compensates. NYX Strobe of Genius is without a doubt great for strobing. If you want to use it just as a highlighter, you can choose between the seven shades or mix and match them. No matter if you are after an everyday glow or an intense shimmer, you’ll love this palette.
NYX Strobe of genius can meet all your highlighting needs. I can’t wait for the winter season so I can wear the lilac shade.