NYX Sunkissed Radiant Finishing Powder


I am always on the hunt for blush, bronzer and highlighters.  I honestly don’t know what my fascination is with all of those, but I just have a darn addiction to makeup in general – so I just chuck it all up as such.  Most that know me know that Laura Geller’s Baked Highlighters are my favorite and I am also a huge fan of Milani, but after having the opportunity to try out NYX’s Sunkissed Radiant Finishing Powder – I have added a new favorite to my list.

Recently, NYX released a plethora of goodies for their Spring 2014 launch.  Many of these products were available for a few months now and I’ve been having fun with the NYX Sunkissed Radiant Finishing Powder for about 5 months or so and have been enjoying it.  Retailing for just $9.00 on NYX’s website and available in both Sunkissed (pictured) and Brighten – these new products are pretty cool additions to the line.  You can find these on NYXCOSMETICS.COM or on Ulta.com for about the same price and if you are lucky to find new NYX goodies in your local store – you may be able to grab one for you there too.

Check out my video below for a quick review on the product as well as a demo on how it applies so you can see what it’s all about.  You can click here to watch directly on YouTube as well.

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NYX Sunkissed Radiant Finishing Powder

Obviously from the video (if you watched it) you can tell that I’m quite smitten over this product.  First let’s talk about the cost… totally affordable right?  Then, it offers a great highlight as well as a nice bronzed look if that is what I’m going for.  If this can be achieved on my medium to dark skin – I’m truly amazed.  Most drug store products don’t offer colors deep enough to match my skintone perfectly and when it comes to highlighter, it often can appear to white and ashy when applied.  I love the fact that this powder offers a few shades in range from warm and cool with great highlighting shades that have gold light reflecting capabilities.  This not only offers me a great all over powder if I need it to be but is a great multi-tasker as I am able to highlight, contour and even add a light blush to my cheeks.

Add natural radiance to any complexion for a healthy glow with this luminous collection of bronze, rose and gold toned powders. Soft, smooth, lightweight and luxurious, this all-over powder is comfortable to wear anytime anywhere.

NYX Radiant Finishing Powder

I tried my best to get photos that would provide a sample of what the powder looked like on my skin and took the photo you see above of my cheek bones where you can see that soft glow it offers.  While on video – I love how this powder offers an almost diffused look to my cheeks, with a soft glow.  It’s really awesome considering the price tag you get.  In the photo below – I took a screen capture of my video where I demoed the product.  What I love so much about this powder is how well it captures and holds the light reflecting back so nicely.  I still have a warmth about my face, I don’t look ghostly and it doesn’t offer any flash back like other shimmery type powders can do.  The tutorial for the eye look in these photos can be found here.

NYX Sunkissed Radiant Finishing Powder

The product itself has a soft buttery like texture and while you may not be able to tell from the photos, but each shade has gold shimmer – but not enough to make you look like a disco ball while wearing the product.  When swatched, each color offers up a very bold look (i.e. the creamy white looks like a bright cream shade when swatched), but applied with a brush and blended nicely, it creates a really nice glow and highlight that looks wonderful.  Keep in mind you definitely want to blend this product well using a brush that will lightly buff the product onto the areas you are applying it to.  Because of the shimmer – you can experience a little bit of powdery fall out – but for the most part, I haven’t found that to be an issue at all and sweeping it away from your skin with a brush leaves you with a gorgeous glow.

NYX Sunkissed Radiant Finishing Powder SwatchesIn the compact, the Pink shade offers up a baby pink hue that looks almost too bright for me to pull off (just me being honest), but working with the other shades in the palette and blending them together – they all work well and compliment my skin tone nicely.  I am very impressed with the staying power that this powder offers, especially since I use it on my bare skin (no primer or foundation) and it clings well and lasts for at least 6-8 hours with normal wear.  When I use the bronzer portion of the compact on its own – I’m also super impressed that it did not oxidize on my skin, shimmery bronzers can do that to me very easily.

Overall – I think this powder is a great and affordable alternative if you are looking to add luminosity, radiance and glow (highlight) to your makeup look without a costly price tag.  Considering that it is a drugstore product and cost under $10, it reminds me of some of my higher end brands.  If you are on the hunt to try something new or if you are just a makeup lover like me that loves to sport that “glow from within” look – I definitely think this is something you should check out.  So – do you think you could give this product a try?  Are you a NYX lover like me?  I’ll be getting my hands on the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders Palette in the next few days – I can’t wait to see how this NYX Sunkissed Powder compares.

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Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger. Mother of 3 and proud Wife. I love Food, whether it be eating it or cooking it and love to learn about new types of food from different cultures. I love making YouTube videos and meeting new friends and I have had a passion and love for photography since I was a little girl.


  1. So this is something like a drugstore version of Guerlain Meteorites? Looks really pretty on your skin!

    • Well – I am not sure… I haven’t tried anything from Guerlain yet. I only admire from afar. lol Thank you so much Anastasia. 😉

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