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NYX Wonder Stick in shade ‘Universal’ Review, swatches & FOTD

(Author ~ Nidhi)

Hello everyone !

Sorry for being MIA. But I can’t be kept away from blogging and reviews for long :-P. I am back on BnB with my recent purchase from NYX cosmetics which is their bestseller Highlight/Contour stick called the Wonder Stick. I love highlighting and contouring as it changes the overall makeup look within seconds. Still need to learn more in this concept, but yes, the new products help me achieve the desired look easily. 

One such product is this Wonder Stick which I am reviewing for you all today.


­Description (claims by company): Amplify your look with our all-purpose Wonder Stick that has a creamy finish that conceals highlights and contours with ease. The Wonder Stick is available in 4 different shade combinations to fit every skin tone including one universal shade.

Price: 835 INR

Available: Nykaa, Amazon, Habanna

My Experience:

Shade: ‘Universal’ shade consists of

  • Highlight shade: Light neutral color with yellow undertone WITH SHIMMER.
  • Contour shade: Warm tone brown with slightly on organish side.

In simple words, the highlight is a pretty cream shade with silver shimmer and the contour is a medium brown which will suit the warm skin tones nicely. The silver shimmer looks pretty without being OTT. This can be a great highlight during night outs/parties.

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Texture: The stick has a very creamy texture and applies buttery smooth. The finish of the highlight is a wet like shine which may be bothersome for oily skinned beauties especially. Even I prefer a dewier look but not this much shine as the stick leaves. You have to set the highlight and the contour with a matte bronzer and a loose powder which makes the end result looking nice and the product lasts long. The creamy texture of the stick makes it super easy to apply and blend. Use your fingers or a brush, blending in the product is quite easy.

The pigmentation is good too and 1-2 swipes are enough to get the color applied. You can swipe more to layer off the product without worrying about it becoming cakey. Just a little more blending in and you are all set.

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Longevity: Once set with a loose powder or a matte bronzer, the highlight/contour lasts for the whole day. You may find the skin shiny after 4-5 hours depending on the outside conditions but use a compact and you are all ok once again. It doesn’t melt off in outside heat and when you splash water on your face. A proper cleanser or makeup remover has to be used to get it fully off. Small specks of sparkle are left even once you remove it so (of the highlighter) I prefer using a cleaning wipe to fully remove them.

Packaging: The Wonder stick comes in a dual side stick form which can be used by rotating either side. Like you use your lipstick, similar way you can use both the sides of the stick. They are covered with a sturdy plastic cap and overall the packaging looks pretty and is easy to use. One stick and you are done with highlight/contour both. It’s sturdy, travel friendly and cute.




What I like: 🙂 

  • Comprehensible packaging
  • Good shade selection by the brand keeping in mind all skin tones
  • ‘Universal’ as the name suggests would suit many skin tones.
  • The pretty shimmery highlight looks lovely for special night-outs/parties
  • Once set with compact, the product lasts for several hours at a stretch.
  • Buttery smooth texture.
  • Good pigmentation
  • Easy to apply and blend.
  • Pricing is good too.

What I dislike: 🙁 

  • The wet-like shine may be bothersome for oily skinned beauties.
  • A setting powder/compact is a must (for me) at the end.

Overall, If you are a fan of shimmery highlighter and looking for an easy to use contour/highlight duo, then this wonder stick is your thing. Now easily available online, these become a must-try product by NYX.

BnB Ratings: 4.5/5

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Disclaimer: All products mentioned in this post were purchased.  We are not being sponsored/compensated/paid to write this review and all opinions are absolutely honest by the team. However, each person is born with unique skin type and that’s why we request our readers to test each product before using on their precious skin.

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