Beauty on a budget: NYX Strobe of Genius Holographic Stick

Illustration by Cara Seccafien

Illustration by Cara Seccafien

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.


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