Get your glow on with springy pink and blue highlighters
By Lauren Kelly, Graphics Manager
I’m sure most of you are feeling as tired of the rainy weather as I am. This week, I decided to brighten up my look with some colourful highlighters from NYX. NYX has plenty of options for highlighters, but I settled on a newer offering from them, the Strobe of Genius Holographic Stick.
The Strobe of Genius Holographic Stick comes in two colours: Mermaid Armor, a pink pearl, and Electric Invasion, a blue pearl. I recently picked it up in Electric Invasion since I don’t have any blue-toned highlighters, but I swatched Mermaid Armor in the store and it was also a beautiful colour that would probably be a bit easier to wear every day for a slightly more natural look. Electric Invasion is very striking on the skin due to the blue shimmer.
The stick comes in a black tube with a clear lid, so you can clearly see the colour within—which is handy if you have a budding collection of stick highlighters and want to know which is which on the fly. It is better if you use your fingers to apply it, or use a brush, as applying it directly with the stick can pull your foundation off. Although this makes application a bit slower, it’s still very easy, especially because the creamy formula is quite blendable.
Some high-end brands offer similar “holographic” (truthfully iridescent) highlighter sticks, such as Milk Makeup’s stick, which is $34 for the regular size and $17 for the small. However, NYX’s Strobe of Genius sticks sell for a more budget-friendly $11 at the NYX store, and $11.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Whichever you decide to try, the colourful glow you get from these sticks is perfect for summoning the sun.