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NYX Illuminator
5 varieties available

NYX Illuminator

BY NYX #82 in Highlighter

4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars50%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars16%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.14 / 5 based on 935 Reviews
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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

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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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NYX Illuminator
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Reviews (935)
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
  • "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
  • "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
RosaBeauty28 C.
Atlanta
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is one of my favorite highlighters! It lasts all day long, even without a setting spray. Since it is baked, there is a thin, hard layer on the top that I had to press into with my brush the first time I used it, but after that initial use, it's really easy to pick up with a face brush. I've worn this highlighter on long travel days and gotten compliments when I was sure it must have worn off by then. Easy to use and I don't need to blend it much because it's just the right amount of shimmer over my foundation (I'm pretty pale). Definitely recommend if you want a low effort highlighter that looks amazing
Danielle M.
Marietta, GA
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Ritualistic more...
Ritualistic is my baby. It’s kind of pressed hard and I feel like I need to get the top layer off, but my gosh, is it beautiful. It’s a slightly subtle white-gold highlighter; a NARS Albatross dupe for a lower price tag. It can easily be built up for more sheen and it’s simply beautiful. It is kind of pricy for the drugstore, but much less than a NARS compact! The pan is fairly large however, and does have a decently sized mirror in the lid. The compact feels a wee bit cheap, but it’s holding up.
Crystal M.
Columbia
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Ritualistic more...
I used this for year to highlight very small areas of my face, usually the inner eye corner, brow, and Cupid’s bow. It is a bit intense for the cheek area but if you like that then go for it. I’ve had for a very long time and I’ve just now hit pan. I used it all over my face when I was in a play because it showed up well on camera under the stage lights.
Jes B.
Saint Louis, MO
123 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Ritualistic more...
When I first started getting into using highlighters I started with a drugstore option. This fit what I was looking for. The color is so pretty! When dusting on with a brush, this sweeps right on and leaves a beautiful shine. The color isn’t super bright with one sweep. I like that because it makes it buildable. It can also be used for a brow bone highlight. I’m all about versatile makeup products! I will definitely keep this in my collection.
Mikaelah N.
Rochester
102 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I tried the NYX Illuminator in 'Ritualistic' (gold sheen) because it was supposed to be a good dupe for NARS Highlighting Powder Albatross 0.49 oz/ 13.9 g. I'll be honest, the color was very similar, but I hated the formula. It was so dry and chalky feeling to me, and I felt like I had to build it up a lot to get any sort of glow payoff. I know it's not a blinding highlight, but I still had to use a lot of product to see any kind of result. It wasn't the worst product I've tried, but I returned it.
Melissa B.
Springfield
102 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Ritualistic more...
This primer looks really good on my skin. My skin is light town and it works well with Willy skin it doesn’t spread out too much or look like I’m too oily to make it worse. I also like how it is cheap and affordable also available at Walter. I think that it does take a hard hand to really press into the illuminator to get enough product on your brush. That’s all I would change, is if they could make it easier to pick up on the brush.
Mary M.
McLean
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Now that I have them, these are the only highlighters I use regularly. They go on very easily and blend well and leave with a subtle or radiant glow depending on how much I use. They are also universally flattering, and I have shared them with friends of varying skin tones and they look great on all of us. I also love the packaging since it is cute and durable and includes a mirror.
Anna L.
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Ritualistic more...
It’s not my favorite highlighter I’ve ever picked up, but if you’re going for a soft luminescent glow, this is a good product. The shade Ritualistic is a soft white and when applied in small soft circular motions it makes my skin look glowing. I prefer higher impact highlighters usually, but on days when I’m dressing down or going for a natural look, this is what I grab.
Marie N.
Newport, RI
272 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!
Lauren C.
119 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Ritualistic more...
The formula for this NYX highlighter isn't my favorite. It is dry, not very smooth and it's powdery. It doesn't sit well on my skin, and it looks kinda patchy. The color is great, so I wish the formula was better. I still use this once in awhile, but it is not my go to. If you want a good highlighter, go for wet n wild or colourpop. 
Erika C.
Mobile, AL
18 reviews
Is this a good product? How do you use it. I purchased it but I haven't opened it yet.
Kimberly D.
Ruskin, FL
41 reviews
I'm highly interested in this illuminator I have only used cream illuminators, my question is how does this product leave the face feeling, like the texture?
courtney h.
Newcomerstown, OH
14 reviews
How does this work as a highlighter? Just ordered it, and am curious! Is it pigmented?
member-4aec460fc
Chicago
8 reviews
I've been searching for an inexpensive drugstore highlighter and swatched this at ulta today. The other colors seemed to be very glittery and this one wasn't but it was out of stock 😕 . Does anyone own this highlighter and can possibly tell me how the pigmentation and finish is and also if it's flattering on a light to medium skin complexion? Thanks
Adina P.
Berwyn, IL
75 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Has anyone tried this illuminator? Is longwearing? I need something glowing all day.

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