NYX cosmetics Born To Glow liquid illuminator

We all love a good highlighter, right? Well, I know I do! There’s something special about that little hint of shimmer on my cheekbones that makes me feel really glamorous. So when I spotted this little beauty on the new NYX concession at Boots (yes, they have a concession now, I nearly lost my mind!!), I had to give it a try.

Now, unlike most illuminators which come in a stick or powder form, this one is a liquid in a squeezy tube. The bottle is small and compact enough to just chuck into your handbag, and the product comes out really easily without having to squeeze the life out of it. 

It was actually the colour that caught my eye at first. I’m used to seeing the silver, gold and champagne colours that usually grace the highlighter market but never a rose gold one. This one is called 02 Gleam, and it’s the perfect mixture of a flattering blush pink and a champagne shimmer.

I swatched quite a thick layer to show the colour off. It doesn’t come out opaque when blended, it just leaves a very subtle pop of colour and a gorgeous “lit from within” glow. I used it as a blush and highlighter and it made my skin look so fresh and awake! 

The texture is really smooth and easily blendable too, with no gritty glitter or bits in it. It’s so easy to smooth on with just your fingertips, or use a blending brush to really blend it into the skin for a more impactful highlight. 

I’m a big fan of this, and now think I might try the bronzing version as an alternative to a bronzing powder. 


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