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NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator
4 varieties available

NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator

BY NYX #50 in Highlighter

4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars44%
  • 4 Stars31%
  • 3 Stars17%
  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star2%
4.10 / 5 based on 4,489 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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Gillen B.
Metairie, LA
21 reviews
Review for: Sunbeam
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. 
Danielle K.
Annandale, VA
643 reviews
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Review for: Sunbeam
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
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Level 1
Review for: Sun Goddess
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
104 reviews
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Level 2
Review for: Gleam
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. 
Dee P.
38 reviews
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Level 1
I'm not a huge fan of makeup but when I do use it, highlighter is a must! This is by far one of my favorites, the gold shade NYX provides is phenomenal. It's perfect for brown skin tones, especially if you like a gold glow look. This is on the pricey side and is not easy to find Ice only seen i.t in Ulta.
Rayyan O.
60 reviews
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Level 2
Review for: Pure Gold
I LOVE this product with all of my heart. I use it every day even if I'm not wearing skin makeup. It provides a natural glow that will stay on my face all day. It blends well into my skin if i tap it in with my fingers (don't rub.) When I want to wear powder highlight, I wear it under as a base. I also mix some with a matte foundation to give some extra glow to my skin when I am in the mood. A little bit of this product goes a long way however it is a stable in my beauty drawer so when it finishes, I will be sure to pick up more and try out the other shades NYX has to offer.
Anjanah❤️ M.
59 reviews
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Level 1
Review for: Pure Gold, Sun Goddess
Shade range is pretty good! I love this product as a primer actually! It gives me a glow within. It is a little thick and sometimes comes out clumpy. You have to find the right way to work with this product. I will recommend this product to others
Koraima P.
La Palma, CA
262 reviews
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Level 4
Review for: Sunbeam
As a hightlighter I like this but I'm not so sure as an illuminator. It has a lot of shimmer for an illuminator and it made me face look super glittery which I did not like. Especially since in the summer my face is more oily and it would just be too much "glow". It is super affordable and a good amount of product.. a little goes a long way. As a highlighter it looks very nice and would recommend it.
Brittany D.
Delray Beach, FL
45 reviews
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Level 1
I like this highlighter! You can absolutely use it with an everyday look, but my favorite usage for it is when I'm doing a pageant look or I'm going for an overall glow. A great trick is to mix some of this highlighter in with your foundation. It gives you a really beautiful dewy look!
Lauren B.
Pasadena , CA
14 reviews
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Review for: Sunbeam
A little too runny/liquidy for my preference - when trying to add more I felt like it just blotched up in one place and it was not cute - I like I was becoming the tin man! Maybe the color was off - might be willing to try a different shade
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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