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Nyx Cosmetics

Illuminator

Narcissistic

Item #: 2254856

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Nyx CosmeticsIlluminator
 
4.1

(based on 55 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (44)
  • Blends well (39)
  • Lightweight (33)
  • Good pigmentation (30)
  • Natural looking (30)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (7)
  • Poor coverage (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (37)
  • All skin types (21)
  • Going out (20)
  • Sensitive skin (9)
  • Travel (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (19), Classic style (17), Trendy style (13)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (29), Medium (19)

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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

    (3 of 3 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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Cracked powder

      By SMS

      from Minneapolis

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

      • Blends Well

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

      I bought this powder in Enigmatic, the color is pretty but didn't stay on very long. I was also very disappointed because after only 3 uses of it, the powder cracked and broke apart!!! uuughh!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Pretty and affordable

      By ezbeinggreen

      from CT

      About Me Natural Style

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

      I waited to see these colors in store and I am glad I did because I purchased what appeared to be the most pigmented color in the pan and it is still very subtle. I ended up going with the Chaotic color. It is a light sheer peach with gold shimmer (no glitter chunks!). I am a warm medium skin tone and this really only works as a highlighter on me. I do have a tan right now, so perhaps once I fade it will work as a subtle blush. I like it, it is not the best illuminator I have ever purchased but for the price-point it is a good value. This is a great entry point to see if you even like this type of product before spending $40+ for another high end product. Like other reviewers, I do wish this was more pigmented and lasted longer. I found I got about 3 hours before needing to reapply, which is kind of a nuisance (I don't like to carry all my makeup with me all the time).

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium

      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not true to color

      By ursvetlanka

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Natural Style

      Pros

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Not true to color
        • Poor Coverage

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

          I can't understand this product. Ultas I shop at have their NYX sections all messed up quite often. Products are all mixed, broken and what not.
          I knew I wanted this Illuminator and the sample they they have for it displays a very soft, creamy and light beige/ivory type product. The first time I picked the "Chaotic" by mistake because they had it sitting in the section for the Narcissistic. I went back and exchanged the item.
          Narcissistic in the package is a shimmery peach color. With gold shimmer. It's not what's displayed as a sample for that product at all.
          I don't want to go back again and I'll make it work but seriously, NYX should do something about the colors of their products and the names assigned to them.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Don't worry, it's not a glitterbomb!

          By Bflopolska

          from Buffalo, NY

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Noncomedogenic
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Not Much Color

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

          I initially bought this thinking I was purchasing a shimmery, light pink blush, and ended up more pleasantly surprised than disappointed. This powder is pink in the compact, but goes on with a very even, virtually colorless luminescence. The overall effect is dewy and youthful without being sparkly or glittery. I can wear this to work without feeling like I'd been playing with my 6-year-old niece's play makeup. If you're looking for a blush with a heavier color payoff, this isn't the thing to go for. But if you like a fresh face, or to set off vibrant lip or eye color without being overdone, this is a wonderful little compact!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great color

          By Sarabay

          from Sarasota, Fl.

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

              A perfect blend of rose & hint of gold

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              pretty!

              By Bethie

              from Abingdon, VA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Going Out

                Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

                I had been wanting to try this illuminator and so glad I did. It gives just the right amount of glow for that everyday look. I wouldn't reach for this if I were doing a dramatic evening look because it has a soft pay off but it is very pretty!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Gentle, subtle glow!

                By gwenc

                from Mt. Pleasant, SC

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

                  Love this product! and a GREAT price! Adds a subtle highlight glow to cheeks, nose, forehead, jaw line...brightens up face without the harshness and over shininess of some products.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Narcissistic Review

                  By Tiger Lily

                  from Racine, Wisconsin

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Take-off
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Stay On
                  • Feels Gritty

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out

                  Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

                  I bought Narcissistic to highlight & contour & I would say that is is just ok. I have a fair complexion w/ a normal skin type, and it really doesn't last very well. I really only like it simply because personally I prefer powder to liquid, so that is a plus. But, the powder itself kind of has a grainy texture, which I did not like, and I have to swipe the powder a lot to even get enough on the brush to show definition. Yes it shows a little shine, but I have used other illuminators that require less work to get a nice glow. I would say though, that the powder is definitely light weight & doesn't feel too heavy.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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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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