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Nyx Cosmetics

Illuminator

Narcissistic

Item #: 2254856

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Nyx CosmeticsIlluminator
 
4.1

(based on 63 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (50)
  • Blends well (43)
  • Lightweight (37)
  • Good pigmentation (33)
  • Natural looking (32)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (9)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Poor coverage (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (42)
  • All skin types (23)
  • Going out (21)
  • Sensitive skin (9)
  • Travel (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (22), Classic style (20), Trendy style (14)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (33), Medium (22)

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4.0

Perfection

By Janelle

from Los Angeles, Ca

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Good Pigmentation

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

    Okay so this is the first time I've purchased an illuminator/ highlighter. At first it applied chalky so I decided to spray some fix+ on my brush before and it worked out perfectly. Without fix+ it can look a bit chalky. Overall this is a great drugstore highlighter!!!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    Not what I expected

    By Libby

    from Oregon

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

      I bought this as a highlighter in Ritualistic. I expected it to be a nude ish shimmer, but it's like a shimmer white. I was a little confused, so it's not a light tan nude like it looks like in the picture, just know that going in ;).

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      2.0

      the swatch was deceiving

      By Bree

      from alameda,ca

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

      • Easy To Take-off

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

        I bought the Narcissism and Ritualistic illuminators. And I should have listened to reviews because the liquid one is 100 times better. When I swatched the illuminate in the store they were gorgeous on my hand but you can't she it on my face... Get the liquid

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        I will buy again and agin

        By Gwen81

        from Orlando, FL

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out

          Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

          Great Illuminator for the price and the way it looks on the skin. When you put on the skin it gives a nice glow to it.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Love this highlighter!

          By CK

          from New York, NY

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Natural Looking

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

            I've searched high and low for a good pressed powder highlighter and have only been disappointed until I found this little gem! I was worried it would be too sparkly because in the compact it looks very glittery, but when applied it is not as sparkly as I feared. It gives a beautiful glow to the skin! I put a little on my forehead, a bit on my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, and a bit on the chin. Put it wherever light would naturally hit your face. LOVE this.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            3.0

            NYX illuminator

            By MakeupManiac

            from NC

            About Me Classic Style

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Clumpy
            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

            I purchased this product, in hopes of adding a natural glow. When I applied this to my cheek bones, it only added glitter rather than a glow. I am not a glitter person, so on the cheek bones, this did not work for me. HOWEVER, applied (with your finger to prevent fall out) to the eye lid; this makes a beautiful summertime shade with a light brown in the crease.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            3.0

            ok!

            By t

            from NYC

            Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

            Bought this in chaotic wasn't as " glory" as I would have liked it to be . But it's nice for everyday wear.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Decent product

            By Cait

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Classic Style

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Lightweight
            • Natural Looking

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

                This product is 'okay.' I find it natural looking, but I guess it is not giving me that "glow" I am looking for. I might have to try some other products. I found it works better using my finger to apply and then blend with a brush. It is a product worth trying if you want a glow but are not into bronzers.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Too Intense

                By Ashley

                from Everett, WA

                About Me Classic Style

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                • Not natural looking
                • Too much sparkle

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

                  I wanted to like this product. This is way too shimmery and did not at all look like a natural glow.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Brings life to the face...

                  By RieRie20707

                  from MD

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out

                    Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

                    For those those that say it doesn't stay on, it works best when you set your make up with a fine translucent powder. NYX brand translucent powder is decent to set your make up before applying this highlight. You will get more staying power using this technique. I've used Narcissistic and Chaotic and I apply with a slanted blush brush. It gives a very subtle glow and it's lasted on my face for the 6-7 hours.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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                    • Q:

                      Is this actually a blush or what is this products I am very confused
                      Asked on 2/26/2014 by Karley from Santa cruz ca

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                        A:

                        This product can be applied to cheeks as a blush or applied all over the face for subtle glow. It contains radiant shimmer to brighten the complexion.

                        Answered on 2/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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