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NYX Roll On Shimmer Review, Swatches & How To Use

(Last Updated On: June 16, 2019)

If you love everything glitter like me then you need this product IN.YOUR. LIFE (I mean in your makeup collection). I used to buy every shimmery looking eyeshadow that I came across but could never achieve that “pop of shimmer” look. Every glitter looking eyeshadow would also go dull when applied on the eyes. Then, I saw this NYX Roll On Shimmer, wondering if it would do its job, I decided to buy them.

This is NYX Roll on shimmer powder with intense pigmentation that will blow your mind. The product can be used on face, eyes and body. I personally also use it on the center of my lips, highlighting the center of your lips makes them look instantly fuller. There are 16 brilliant shades to choose from. I bought five shades in it because – 1. I had faith in the brand 2. how cheap they were.

NYX Roll On Shimmer Review & Swatches

Nyx Roll On Shimmer India

Product Name: NYX Roll on shimmer

Price & Quantity: It will cost you $4 for 1.5 gm.

Shelf Life: Use within 18 months.

Ingredients: In the image below.

Nyx Roll On Shimmer Ingredients

Availability: These are easily available at Sephora or online.

Packaging & Appearance: It comes in a transparent sturdy plastic container with a black screw on cap. As the bottle is transparent it shows the true color of the pigment inside.

Nyx Roll On Shimmer Tutorial & demo

Has a roll on applicator which is not very precise for the use of it on eyes. Sometimes need to apply a gentle pressure to get it going which could be irritating on the eyes.

Smell: No smell what-so-ever.

Swatch: In the images below.

NYX roll on shimmer swatches

Shades: Some of the shades can also be used as a highlighter as well as a glittery bronzer.

The 5 shades are as follows

Nude – ‘Champagne pigment with matching glitter.’

I reach for this shade the most as it is perfect for day and night looks. As these have pigment in it and not just glitter you can use it as an eyeshadow itself.

I use it all over the lid, pair with bold winged liner or mascara and you are good to go. Of course when you have time you can warm it up with some browns in the outer corner and blend.

I have also used this shade on the center of my lips. Use your favorite lip shade and just dab a little all over or the center of your lips.

Nyx Roll On Shimmer Tutorial

Perfect as a subtle highlight. I have literally used this shade all over my eyes and face. The color payoff is excellent and it looks the same as it is in the bottle, the swatch on the arm and on the eyelids.

Purple – Bring out your inner mermaid with this shade! With blue undertones and multi-color glitter, this looks amazing on hazel eyes.

The pigment is not very popping, if you want it to look proper purple you need to layer on quite a lot, else it gives a washed off look.

Taupe – ‘Iridescent Olive-Gold pigment with silver glitter.’ Prettiest Olive-Gold combination I have ever seen. All of these shades give off varied sheen in different lights, which is my favorite part about them.

Nyx Roll On Shimmer Nude, Onyx, Puprle, Walnut, Taupe

Walnut Noix – ‘Iced mocha with silver glitter.’ This appears like a bronze shade, add a subtle sheen to your look using it as a bronzer. Looks beautiful on any skin tone.

Onyx – Black pigment with multi-color glitter which kind of gives off an emerald green sheen because of the glitter.

The pigment of this one is also not very dark, you need to add another layer to get the perfect color.

Nyx Roll On Shimmer Review

My Experience: You know the struggle. You want shimmery eyes, but the shimmer shadow is too much, and the matte is too boring. NYX Roll on Eye Shimmer to the rescue!

The product is really smooth, non-gritty texture, slides on perfectly has a velvety feel to it, does not itch like regular glitter (Yes I have used regular glitter on my eyes before!).

You can roll on a light shimmer, or layer up to create more dramatic shine. Great for day to night makeup looks. I reach for the Nude glitter the most.

Smooth, slides on perfectly has the velvety feel to it, does not itch like regular glitter. I don’t really use a primer before it as they last long enough by themselves.

Nyx Roll On Shimmer Review Swatch

The shimmer can be used by themselves just like all over the eye look as these are subtle and popping at the same time, or just in the inner corner to brighten up that area, highlight under your brow or over an eyeshadow.

I have used them combined with a lipstick on my lips and it gives me a totally different lip shade and I have all my friends asking me for the lip color I used. You can control the intensity and build up as you go.

How to use? / Best way to use it:

I suggest you to do your eye makeup first before your face as this has quite a lot of fallout. Staying power without a primer is 4-5 hours. Use a primer for it to last as long as 8-9 hours.

If you have big eye lids which I don’t, you can simply roll on the product and blend with finger or a brush. You can use a brush and slide on the roll on applicator and dab it on your eyelids.

Nyx Roll On Shimmer Review

If you have a makeup setting spray, spray a little on the brush before picking the glitter from the roll on tip and dab on your eyelid and it will last till you wipe it off.


• Highly pigmented
• Easy to blend
• Travel friendly packaging
• True to color
• Can be used on face, body, eyes & lips
• Cheap but not cheap-looking
• Stays where you put it


• Fall out
• Roll on applicator not so precise

Jhalli Diva Verdict: 4/5 , not a fan of the applicator.

Will I Repurchase?

I would definitely buy more colors in it, I have my eyes on Chestnut and Salmon.

Do I Recommend?

Just the perfect glitter product, plus point all in one for eyes, face & body. What more could you ask!

Overall Summary: Definitely my go to product when I need to add lustre to my eyelooks. Never had to reapply it. Also they don’t crease which many glitter products do. After applying just pop it  in your purse for on-the-go sparkle.

~ Sara

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