NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator
4 varieties available

NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator

BY NYX #52 in Highlighter

4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars44%
  • 4 Stars31%
  • 3 Stars17%
  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star2%
4.09 / 5 based on 4,585 Reviews

Product Description

Enjoy a luminous, lit-from-within glow all year long with our luxuriously lightweight Liquid Illuminator. Now available in four light-catching shades, this multifunctional formula can be used as a foundation base or over cheekbones, décolletage, and cupids bow for a natural-looking radiance that’ll have everyone talking.

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polyacrylamide, Polysorbate 60, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, C9-11 Pareth-6, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Benzophenone-3, BHT, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

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NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator
NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator
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Lacee J.
113 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Sunbeam more...
This is a pretty highlight. Sunbeam is a pretty pearly pink highlight that works well on fair skin tones. Now, I took a few stars for a couple reasons. I wish the packaging was different. If this came in a small tube with a doefoot applicator, that'd be perfect! I find that I always get too much with the squeeze tube and end up looking like I have metal on my face. I like a good, blinding highlight but even I have my limits. I feel that different packaging would allow for smaller applications and a more precise application of the product.
Grace M.
Harrisonburg, VA
17 reviews
Review for: Sunbeam more...
I like mixing this product into foundations or even putting this under my foundation with my primer. I also like this on a day where I don't want to wear foundation or anything to just brighten up my skin a little. I do not like using this on top of my foundation because it tends to wipe away the product instead of melting into it nicely. Ends with weird lines on my cheeks, not a nice glow. Id repurchase only for the a few purposes. BUT GOOD PRICE
Gillen B.
Metairie, LA
21 reviews
Review for: Sunbeam more...
I'm giving this product the benefit of the doubt and chalking it up to user error. I have never used a liquid highlight before and after watching many beauty vloggers on Youtube I decided to try it out. 

This highlighter is a little tricky to blend out so you have to work fast and in small sections before it dries down. I did not and was left with an obviously unblended streak of highlight on my cheek. It also took off part of my foundation and concealer, but that could also be because I was applying it with my fingers. 

This highlight is not for people with skin on the oily side. The next time I try this product I will be applying it with a beauty blender to see if it makes any difference. 

I do love the color though, and at $6 it is a steal. I look forward to testing it again in the future and playing around with it to see how I can get it to look flawless. 
Nicole G.
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I've bought every shade of this and use the darker ones as bronzer and the lighter ones as highlighter I love that it's liquid as I mix it with my BB cream in the summer and put it on my legs to make it look like I have perfect Beach skin I also like to mix it with my Foundation to make myself look like I have a healthy glow this stuff is great and a little really goes a long way it is worth the price which is a very affordable
Jody P.
7 reviews
I got this in the gold shade and it looks amazing on darker skin tones! They can also be mixed with foundation so you can glow from within but I normally put it on my cheekbones as a base for my powder highlighter. Also, you only need a little bit at a time and it works best I find if i use my fingers and pat it into my skin. This is a good everyday highlighter but it does dry quite fast so you've gotta blend it quite quickly!
Stephanie F.
Philadelphia, PA
70 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It’s time to glow ! And this illuminating glowing gel is just the right fix for you ! It will leave you will a dewy glow finish and is perfect for any skin tone . Can be found online or in local hair supply. It is affordable and easy to apply . I would recommend this product to any make up fanatic that loves a good glow !
I would buy this product again and again .Good luck
Christina N.
15 reviews
Review for: Gleam more...
This is a good one. I apply as if I'm contouring. It has that nice highlight effect and is a bronzy color, so I figured why not!?!? A little goes a long way. You don't want to apply a whole lot. It spreads easily when used with a brush. Blend blend blend. Has a dewy feel at first. But dries nicely. I don't even use a blush when using this product.
Danielle K.
Annandale, VA
675 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Sunbeam more...
I brought this from CVS, and paid full price for it!!! Which is really unlike me! It was about $14 which for NYX is quite a bit.

Unfortunately I didn’t get on well with is product, I did like the pink pearlescent color, but when it was applied on to my skin with a beauty blender it just made me look incredibly oily.....which I am naturally too so always tried to avoid. It felt like a slick on my skin, and smells weird.

Didn’t get a good finish sadly, more looked like I needed to wash my face, which isn’t a good look.
Safe to say it will remain untouched
Laraisa G.
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sun Goddess more...
I bought this product and forgot all about it so I figured I would bring it out for old times sake. This highlighter have a very gold undertone with very little shimmer. These can be used as highlighters or bronzers I used the right way. NYX products can go a long way with just a little bit. I would recommend this product to everyone especially beginners because it is very affordable and can be used in multiple ways but this specific color would work best in my opinion on WOC.NYX Retail Stores
Natalie R.
Coral Gables, FL
110 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Gleam more...
I got this product in one of my ipsy bags and a little goes a longggggg way ! this is perfect to put under foundation for that glow from within look everyone is trying to achieve, i really like it i have to buy it in a lighter shade if i want to use it over my foundation as a high light though. 
Halee W.
3 reviews
Does this actually look good/work?
Olivia B.
185 reviews
I want to go buy this but I'm worried that it won't do what I want, I'm really into a strong highlight right now but I have super pale skin, will this work?
Nancy G.
Bakersfield , CA
47 reviews
How well does this blend ? Does a little go a long way? Does it illuminate a lot ?
Snighdha C.
Long Is City, NY
54 reviews
Is it long lasting? I've tried liquid illuminators and they would go away very quick.
Amanda M.
Madison, WI
234 reviews
I just bought this and haven't yet used it, can I mix this in with foundation?

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