There was so much excitement when this collaboration was announced from one of my new favorite brands and longtime favorite YouTuber. The spellbinding collection from OFRA Cosmetics x NikkieTutorials include a universal highlighter compact that consists of three shimmering shades and three custom liquid lipsticks that were exclusively designed by Nikkie herself.
The OFRA x NikkieTutorials Collection retails for $79.00, which seems like a steep price, but considering the quality, formula, and packaging, I think it’s definitely worth it; however, if you don’t want to buy the whole bundle, you can purchase the items individually as well.
The Everglow Highlighter ($35.00 if purchased separately) is a three-in-one, featuring a frosty champagne with a white reflect, a brilliant gold, and a warm copper. These highlight shades took me by surprise with their incredibly soft and buttery texture. The formula was consistent throughout all three shades — they all felt amazingly smooth, are super pigmented, and contained ultra fine shimmers that applied on effortlessly for a build-able, stunning glow.
The two light shades are absolutely incredible! They’re the perfect highlight colors and would complement any skin tone, in my opinion. Their blend-ability and easily build-able formula gives an easily customizable luminance that would cater to everyone’s preferences, whether you like a “lit from within” glow or a blinding intensity.
As for the copper shade, I almost disregarded it as suitable for the face because it looked way too dark and pigmented to be used as a face highlighter, but I was wrong! This shade does work on the cheeks because once it’s applied onto the skin, the pigments disperse and blends out to give a beautiful warm glow! It doesn’t look as intimidating as in the pan once it’s applied on — it’s quite stunning, actually! You can apply this shade on top of bronzer for an added sheen or on the cheekbones (or on bare skin!) for a gorgeous healthy looking warm glow!
I’m wearing the light champagne highlight from the compact in the photos below — this is my favorite shade out of the three because I love the silvery white gleam that it gives! 🙂
The three liquid lipsticks ($19.90 each if purchased separately) come in a diverse trio of colors from nude pink to a bright coral or a vampy brown. I’m very fond of OFRA’s liquid lipstick formula and was surely not disappointed with any of these lip colors. They have a mousse-y texture that feels very creamy and smooth, and doesn’t set completely, so they’re not drying. They’re very comfortable to wear and last well for four to five hours with minimal eating and drinking.
Nude Potion is a light nude pink with a satin finish; this color applied on nicely and had an opaque coverage with two coats.
Spell is a metallic neon coral; it required building up to achieve full opacity and was a bit streaky, but was very easy to work with.
Coven is a cool-toned brown with a metallic finish; this color was effortless to apply and was nicely pigmented.
Check out the OFRA x NikkieTutorials Collection here.
What are your thoughts on this collaboration? Did you add anything to your makeup stash?
(I received these products complimentary of OFRA Cosmetics. The opinions are 100% my own.)