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NYX Illuminator
5 varieties available

NYX Illuminator

BY NYX

4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars50%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars16%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star2%
4.19 / 5 based on 705 Reviews

Product Description

Brighten up your complexion! The radiant shimmer of this illuminator diffuses light so your skin looks vibrant and refreshed while adding a subtle glow. Available in 5 radiant colors.

Ingredients

For most recent ingredient list, please refer to packaging.

Talc, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Isostearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Petrolatum, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamte, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).

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  • Does anyone else feel like they have to use quite a bit of this f...5 Answers
  • Is it pigment i heard so many good things about it. Hopefully I'l...2 Answers
  • Can this be used for setting the foundation? It look like it has ...4 Answers
NYX Illuminator
NYX Illuminator
Reviews (705)
Q&A (32)
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REVIEWS
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "this illuminator was fairly good. nice sheen to it and buildable for a more natural or intense glow. can even be used all over face or just to highlight. the color is nice but i think more suitable for lighter skin tones and light medium and olive. great price and recommended." in 53 reviews
  • "love this highlighter i find it as a dupe for champagne pop because it does have gold and undertones i do find it to be a tad powdery but other than that it's fine i would suggest wedding your fan brush before using to get that glow withen" in 39 reviews
  • "a little gritty but otherwise soft. more of a chunky texture, but dose not contain chunk yet glitter if that makes sense. it is a perfect shade for those with fair skin. i really love this highlighter on my skin tone" in 22 reviews
  • "the shade matches my skin tone perfectly, it gives my face a young flawless glow and it's also in my price range." in 1 review
  • "i use it everyday it is extremely versatile and the color pay off is crazy good for the price i use this with a light coral nix blush and the combination makes me look perfectly sun kissed all year around!" in 1 review
Thalita A.
Bellevue, WA
137 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Enigmatic more...
This is the first and only product I have ever purchased from this brand. I think I was expecting a bit more from it since it’s advertised as a professional make up brand. I first learned of this brand on Instagram as I’ve seen a lot of posts and decided to try. The highlighter is good but not great. I was expecting a lot more of a shimmering effect then what I got. And also it dried out my skin slightly.
Alexa K.
161 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Ritualistic more...
I also have this in narcissistic. It was one of the first highlighters that I ever bought and at the time, I loved it, but now not so much. The formula is very stiff and hard to work with. I have to dig my brush in and still don’t end up with much pigment. I dug my brush in so much one day that the powder broke! You can definitely end up with a nice highlight with this, but there are now ones out there that work way better
Marie N.
Burke
259 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Narcissistic more...
I absolutely love this highlighter. It gives me a really nice healthy glow and I like that it has gold undertones because it makes me look just a tiny bit tanner. I will Be buying this when I run out but it seems like it’ll last forever because there is just so much in the pan. It goes on really well with any small tapered brush or a fan brush!
Jenni N.
Edwardsville, IL
115 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Ritualistic more...
I surprisingly love this highlighter. It’s blinding which is what I love and the best part about it, is that it is super cheap. It matches my very fair skin tone and I love how I can get it at ulta. There are a lot of colors to choose for your skin tones
Geraldine T.
Union City , NJ
327 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Ritualistic more...
Me encanta! Es el único iluminador que tengo y deja un acabado bien lindo y suave :) da un acabado tan lindo y brillante me encanta y dura mucho en el rostro :) lo compraría mil veces más porque es a muy buen precio. NYX Illuminator
Connor D.
Harleysville
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Ritualistic more...
Love this highlighter I find it as a dupe for champagne pop because it does have gold and undertones I do find it to be a tad powdery but other than that it's fine I would suggest wedding your fan brush before using to get that glow withen
CERA B.
Beeville , TX
837 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
These highlighters work so well. They are very affordable and give off so much illumination to the face. I always have this in my make up kit. I highly recommend this product to anyone who’s a make up artist that is adding on to their kit.
Angel B.
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
13 reviews
Review for: Ritualistic more...
If you like a subtle glow, then this product is for you. On my skin, it looks too chalky and isn’t enough glow for me haha. In my opinion, highligh is my favorite part of my makeup routine, but this highlight doesn’t make me excited. Would only recommend to some people.
Miranda M.
Kannapolis, NC
6 reviews
Review for: Ritualistic more...
I LOOOOVE this product. It is so pigmented and every time I use it, I get tons of compliments. This is more of a pearly undertone in my opinion, and it’s perfect for my natural fair skin. I would highly recommend this product.
Destiny E.
Fort Worth
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Chaotic more...
I normally use this as a highlight and under my brow bone. It has a nice shine to it and the color isn't heavy, but it does take a few applications and I have to really get my brush in there for the product to show up. 
Emma C.
Chicago, IL
2 reviews
I've been looking for an inexpensive highlighter that will be subtle, but still be a great highlight. Is the NYX like that?
Ashley B.
Jacksonville, FL
33 reviews
Does anyone else feel like they have to use quite a bit of this for it to show-up on their skin?
Gris H.
252 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Can this be used for setting the foundation? It look like it has a lot of shimmer
Ash S.
Dickson City, PA
36 reviews
Does this highlight have chunky glitter in it or is it more a sheen type of highlighter?
Samantha P.
Churchville, PA
278 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
What do you guys use to apply this? Trying to find the best way. It doesn't seem to be working well for me

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