My fav MAC inner corner highlighter and its DUPE!


NYX Barely there (left) and MAC Nylon

All of us, I’m sure have at one time or another woken up in the morning with tired eyes. I have too, after a long night of over indulgence, a late night writing like I am this post . . . basically, the effects of fatigue.

Eye drops are a must have to get rid of the red, blood-shot eyes. Works like magic. But what about those tired eyes that age you and make you look like a hot mess?

Highlighting the inner corner of your eye is a fantabulous way to catch a wake up! This is not a new concept, its been around for a long time . . . not as old as kohl but as old as the Smokey eye. Get the timeline? I’m sure many of you know what this is, but many people don’t realize how this can make you look younger and wide-awake!

Placing a shimmery highlight to the inner corners of your eyes creates a bright, open, and youthful appearance. While some people think that highlighting the inner corner of the eye is reserved for glam nights out, don’t be afraid of wearing shimmery inner corner highlights for the day. How does it work?

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Basically, like with most highlight shimmers, it reflects light and diffuses darkness and this is one time you want to look like a deer in the headlights

How do you apply this? First, if you’re using a powder highlight, take your concealer over and up into the inner corner of the eye. This will give the powder something to stick to and increase the wear time. I like using a fine detailing brush, but any fine-tipped of small brush will do even a lip brush. You can also use your fingers. Just close your eyes and lightly press the powder onto to inner corner of the eye, with your eyes closed and once you’ve opened them, you have pretty peepers.

MAC Nylon is my favourite inner corner shadow highlighter. This product is highly pigmented and frosted so use with light hand, you have been warned. . . Did say use with a light hand? Yes, you have been warned . . . remember you want to be in the spotlight, not look like one!

MAC Nylon and MAC eye shadows in general are not the cheapest eye shadows but they are very good quality and of all the budget buys, I feel NYX single eye shadow is the closest in terms of pigmentation, wear-time and all-round quality.

The NYX vs MAC battle begins!
The NYX vs MAC battle begins!

NYX Barely There is almost identical to MAC Nylon

NYX Barely There eye shadow swatch. Gorgeous shade.
NYX Barely There eye shadow swatch. Gorgeous shade.

 

The biggest difference is the finish. MAC nylon is a frost eye shadow so the finish is different like a yellow/champagne with a white overtone.

As you can see, MAC Nylon ( middle finger) has a frostier finish and NYX has a more yellow but a highly pigmented shade. Pretty close, right?
As you can see, MAC Nylon ( middle finger) has a frostier finish and NYX has a more yellow but a highly pigmented shade. Pretty close, right?

The NYX shadow has more of a yellow gold shimmer and is a little chalky,

On the eyes, you can barely tell them apart and NYX does just a great a job!

 

Where to MAC Nylon: MAC FFS, MAC counters across the country or www.maccosmetics.co.za

Price: R195 (1,5g)

Where to buy NYX: Barely There: Clicks

Price R70 (2,4g)

 

You getting a little shy of twice the product with NYX Barely There. 1,5g vs 2,4? Tough call?
You getting a little shy of twice the product with NYX Barely There. 1,5g vs 2,4? Tough call?

A third of the price and double the amount of product . . . it’s a steal!

 

 

 

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