NYX Wonder Stick Review & Demo



Ain’t no party like a contour party cuz a contour party don’t stop. No literally, this contour party is not stopping any time soon. When I saw these cream contour sticks from NYX, I knew they’d be mega-popular. I also knew I had to try them and review them for you!


So as all my stories start, one night at Target, I was grabbing groceries and partaking in my favorite past time, “Target Meandering.” Like a mirage in the distance, I saw one last Wonder Stick on the NYX shelf. I threw it into my red cart and dashed away! Boost!


So obvi I want you to watch the video but here’s my report card for the NYX Wonder Stick in ‘Universal’:

Color: The Universal shade I got is a pinkish-tone, pale contour with a pale white/gold shimmer highlight. If I hadn’t been dicking around at Target making impulse purchases like an idiot, I probably would have gotten Light as the contour is more taupe and the highlight is not shimmery. You can’t use the highlight on this for the under eye triangle highlight. Don’t even try. It’s the poor poor man’s version of Benefit’s Watt’s Up.

Formula: While it’s not very creamy, it doesn’t drag on the skin either. I didn’t expect to blend out very well, but it actually does. I don’t love that the first ingredient is mineral oil. It’s known to cause breakouts for many and being the first on the list-eek. This also contains synthetic and paraffin wax so it doesn’t contain amazing goodness. I like the size of the bullets as they are perfect for swiping underneath cheekbones and on the sides of the nose.

Value: If you want to experiment with cream contouring, for $11.99 you can. I like that it’s a double-sided stick, making it super portable and simple to use. It’s one of the fastest and cheapest ways to cream contour.

Final Grade: B-


  1. Elsie twigg

    04/19/2015 at 12:08 PM

    I would like to know how to hide dark places in corners of my eyes and how to contour(hide) my double chin….inherited from my mom. I am a young 71 year old and I rarely use foundation. I do use eye shadow and mascara a lot

    1. Ivy Boyd

      04/20/2015 at 12:52 PM

      Hi Elsie! Thanks so much for reading! I think the best way to brighten up the corners of your eyes is with either a cream concealer or a color corrector. I know you said you don’t really wear foundation so you can just spot conceal. I have very purple under eye circles, so when I use a yellow-toned color corrector or concealer, it helps to cancel out that darkness! And I feel ya on the double chin! Using a contour powder right under the chin and jawline will help to create a shadow to visually push that area back. Does that make sense?

  2. Elsie twigg

    04/29/2015 at 7:14 PM

    Thank you for answering my question. I will surely give it a try. I am on limited income but can you suggest a brand to try for both areas? Thank you

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