MakeupShift Tested The ‘Nyx Wonder Stick’ Contour |Review 2023

Contouring has always been tricky mostly for techniques like, round face contouring needs a different set of techniques and vice versa.

Just as we have different contouring techniques for different face shapes, people prefer different contouring products too.

Some like cream contours and other powders, what do you prefer?

Honestly, most of us prefer contouring on special events, and definitely not for a natural makeup look or everyday makeup as it extends the makeup routine.

Beginners often find contouring challenging because they don’t know which contour shade or technique goes well with their skin tone and face shape.

Nyx Cosmetics has made contouring a breeze with its Nyx Wonder Stick Contour and Highlighter Stick. This two-in-one contour and highlighter stick reduce the effort of mixing or matching contour shades to find the perfect shade that goes with your skin tone.

Nyx products go viral overnight for extreme affordability and high-quality formulations. MakeupShift has recently reviewed the TikTok viral Nyx Fat Lip Oil and now it’s time for Nyx Wonder Stick.

If you want to know our honest review of Nyx Wonder Stick Contour then keep on reading!

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Nyx Wonder Stick Contour & Highlighter Stick Review of 2023

Product Claim:

The Nyx Wonder Stick Contour and Highlighter Stick is a dual-ended makeup tool designed to streamline your contouring and highlighting routine.

One end of the stick features a deeper contour shade and the other end contains a highlighter shade to suddenly brighten the face for a sculpted look.

It’s available in 8 shades to cater to a range of skin tones, ensuring that everyone can achieve their desired sculpted and radiant look.

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‘Nyx Wonder Stick’ Packaging, Formula, Shades, and More

Nyx Wonder Stick: Packaging, Formula, Shades


The packaging of the Nyx Wonder Stick is sleek and practical. It comes in a matte black tube with a transparent plastic cap, allowing you to easily identify the shades on both ends.

The dual-ended design is not only convenient for on-the-go touch-ups but also helps to keep your contour and highlight products organized in one place.

Creamy and Blendable Formula:

Nyx is known as a cruelty-free makeup brand and the formula of the Nyx Wonder Stick Contour is 100% vegan and free of animal testing. It’s creamy and easy to blend making it a must-have product for makeup beginners.

The contour end allows for seamless application and a natural finish, avoiding harsh lines or patchiness. The texture is neither too dry nor too greasy, striking a perfect balance for most skin types.

The highlight end, on the other hand, has a subtle shimmer that adds a beautiful luminosity to the high points of your face, such as your cheekbones, brow bone, and Cupid’s bow for the perfect glowing skin makeup look.

Shade Range:

Nyx Wonder Stick is available in 8 color-coordinated shades making it accessible to a wide range of skin tones. Whether you have fair, medium, or deep skin, you’ll likely find a suitable shade to enhance your features and create dimension.


Nyx Wonder Stick Swatches


The Nyx Wonder Stick Contour offers buildable coverage, allowing you to create a subtle daytime contour or a more dramatic look for special occasions. The creamy texture makes it easy to layer and adjust as needed.


The Nyx Wonder Stick is incredibly easy to use, even for beginners. The creamy texture glides smoothly onto the skin, and it’s blendable, allowing you to achieve a seamless and natural finish.

Start with your skin prep and do your regular makeup like foundation and an oil-free concealer then apply the contour on areas where you need contouring and a little sculpt like the hollows of your cheeks, jawline, and nose, while the highlight shade can be applied to areas you want to illuminate.

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Our Thoughts on the Nyx Wonder Stick

·         Packaging is impressive:

We like the packaging of the Nyx Wonder Stick, it’s really practical, sleek, and convenient and doesn’t carry much space in your vanity or purse. The dual-end design is really thoughtful as you don’t need to buy contour and highlighter individually.

·         Clean beauty product:

Despite being an affordable makeup brand Nyx Cosmetics has really made its mark high on ethical beauty standards. This Wonder Stick Contour is made of 100% vegan formulation and is a clean beauty product that doesn’t involve any animal testing or harmful chemicals.

·         The shade range is not impressive:

Nyx Wonder Stick is available in 8 shades and the product claims that everyone can find their perfect match for contour which is not true at all!

Well, most of you might find your perfect contour shade but to us, the shade range is really not impressive. We tested the ‘Fair’ shade on one of our models whose skin tone is fair.

On the application, the ‘fair’ shade looked perfect but gradually it started turning orange and ended up making the complexion look ‘pale’ and not brightened at all.

If you have a medium or darker complexion then you might the performance of this contour stick.

·         Blending is not hard:

The product claims that it features a creamy formula which makes it easy to blend but honestly, it’s not easy to blend. For someone who is a beginner this contour stick is a big no!

When we started blending it took off the foundation, we put our hands very lightly on blending but nothing much to notice as contouring is supposed to give you a sculpted look.

It might work for you if you apply it in more quantity than your usual contour. But still blending won’t be easy.

·         Lasting is average:

The lasting time of the Nyx Wonder Stick is average it stays good for like 3-4 hours. However, if you don’t touch your face frequently it might last for 6-7 hours.

Bottom Line

Overall, the Nyx Wonder Stick is an average product there is nothing extraordinary about this contour stick. The product claims much more than it actually does which is disappointing.

From the recommendation point, we don’t recommend the Nyx Wonder Stick however, if you still want to try this dual contour and highlight stick then you can definitely.

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