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Nyx Cosmetics

Illuminator

Narcissistic

Item #: 2254856

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Nyx CosmeticsIlluminator
 
4.1

(based on 102 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (75)
  • Blends well (66)
  • Lightweight (57)
  • Good pigmentation (56)
  • Smooth (47)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (13)
  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (64)
  • All skin types (40)
  • Going out (37)
  • Sensitive skin (10)
  • Travel (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (33), Natural style (30), Trendy style (23)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (46), Medium (41)

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4.0

bright illuminator

By Kaylee

from Fort Wayne, IN

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Going Out

    Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

    It's a nice brightening highlighter however it does have a good amount of glitter so if you don't like that this isn't the ine. But for me I feel it works well when you are using more makup, helps add a little extra drama to the look.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Worth every penny & more!

    By My Happy Place

    from New York

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Travel

      Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

      You get big bang 4 your bucks. Was hesitant but glad I purchased..so silky and multi purpose too :)

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Ritualistic illuminator

      By Jones333

      from San Marcos, Texas

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out

        Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

        Really great and inexpensive item. I like it even better than my the Balm Mary Lou Manizer and LE Lancôme Moonlight Highlight. A lot of bang for your buck. I bought one and the hoarder in me had to go get a back up!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        LOVE

        By A

        from San Jose, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

        Great price, and great item. I've used other illuminators in the past, but this one is subtle yet so effective.

         
        2.0

        Exactly What I Didn't Want

        By Pansies

        from Los Angles

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Too Shimmery
        • Very Tinted

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

          I've been looking everywhere for something to replace the discontinued Mary Kay Pink Porcelain Highlighter which was perfect. It was sheer and only slightly shimmery. The highlighting aspect came from the subtle color, not the finish.

          This is ALL finish. It looks like gold sparkles on me. I thought maybe it was like a micro-glitter layer on top so I gave it a second and third chance. Nope. Super shimmery gold.

          I bought one for myself and then got one as a gift. So I am definitely returning the unopened one.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          AMAZING!

          By Erin

          from SW Michigan

          About Me Classic Style

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Going Out

            Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

            I went in today specifically for this! I got it in Ritualistic, the pale shimmery perfection. I swatched it immediately at the display and oooomph exactly what I wanted. It swatched on my hand almost identical (save for formulation and actual -feel- I guess) to Candlelight by TF. So, if you're a broke college kid and want the same look as Candlelight, go for this in ritualistic. A little goes a LONG way but it does blend pretty well. Just use a light hand and apply carefully (: I swatched a few other illuminators next to it, including UD's and this one was the best pigment and PRICE-wise and it didn't have any of that awful chunky glitter UD's illuminator had. I definitely will repurchase this!! Well worth the few month wait for me yes yes yes~!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            1.0

            Illuminator by NYX

            By Cramrod

            from Las vegas

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Color Selection

            Cons

            • Apply Alot To Show Up
            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

            This highlighter is not very pigmented. I notice that i needed to apply alot to get a glowing look.
            I though it was just the color that i purchased but i bought another and (it was the pink one)still not enough color. So dissapointed NYX has a great affordable line. I even hesitated on buying these because they were a bit on the more expensive side for drugstore price.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            1.0

            HORRIBLE.

            By Savannah

            from California

            Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

            I was expecting better things from this highlighter. I got it in the shade Narcissistic and after 4 hours of wearing it, it looked cakey and gross on my skin. I thought it would be good dupe for my Laura Mercier one. Nope. Not ever close. 100% do not recommend.

             
            4.0

            I love this!

            By jack merridew

            from Seattle

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

                Like I said, I love this product. If I'm in a hurry while doing my make up, I always put this on my cheekbones. I also like to put a little bit on my temples, brow bone, the bridge of my nose and the center/bottom of my forehead. It's true, a little goes a long way. I like to use a flat foundation brush to apply it, it works really well. Using a brush this flat and thin helps me control how much much I'm putting on too. I wouldn't really recommend using a large brush to apply it, but definitely to blend it!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Great product!!

                By April

                from Franklin, TN

                Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Illuminator:

                Love that it's a reasonable price, especially if you can get it on sale. Tried it today, great color I got the narcissistic color. Love the brightness it adds to my cheeks. The one thing I would have to say that I don't like is that when applying to the brush it is kinda dusty and you have to be careful not to get it everywhere, besides that I love it !!

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