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Color:Bright Lights (golden shimmer)

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This lightweight Ulta Liquid Illuminator contains antioxidant properties and provides intense hydration to the skin upon a silky, smooth application. This innovative formula contains Micronized Pearls which create a spotlight effect, catching and refracting light from all angles and emitting a beautiful radiance.

Benefits:
  • Vitamin E containing antioxidant properties
  • Sunflower Seed Oil provides moisture and protects against environmental aggressors
  • Micronized Pearls create subtle, multi-dimensional light reflecting effects
  • Sheer, luminous finish
  • Paraben free
  • Dermatologist Tested
Apply highlighter to areas where light naturally hits your face to accentuate features (cheekbones, forehead, chin, bridge of nose). Use alone or mix in with liquid foundation for added luminosity.
Bright Lights: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG / PPG-10 / 1 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Mica, Alumina, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Chloride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Xanthan Gum, HDI / Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470).

Starlight: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Mica, Cetyl PEG / PPG-10 / 1 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Chloride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Xanthan Gum, HDI / Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Silica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Northern Lights: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG / PPG-10 / 1 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Mica, Alumina, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Chloride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Xanthan Gum, HDI / Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470).

Beaming Light: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG / PPG-10 / 1 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Mica, Alumina, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Chloride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Xanthan Gum, HDI / Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470).

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ULTALiquid Illuminator
 
4.3

(based on 58 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (43)
  • Good value (32)
  • Long lasting (27)
  • Good pigmentation (23)
  • Versatile (13)

Cons

  • Wears off easily (5)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (27)
  • Daily use (22)
  • Dry skin (12)
  • Special occasions (8)
  • Sensitive skin (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (28), Classic style (8), Trendy style (7)

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2.0

My skin hates this

By THillis

from Huntsville, AL

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about ULTA Liquid Illuminator:

      Everywhere I put this I got very painful bumps before the end of the day. It sucks because it was so gorgeous.

      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      5.0

      Better than Tarte pro glow liquid

      By Icy

      from Oklahoma

      Comments about ULTA Liquid Illuminator:

      I love this. It truly gives you that glow not glitter. I have mature skin and I love the way this product looks and wears. It even applies well over foundation and powder with a damp sponge and it lasts as long as you need it to. I use the color Northern lights. It can be subtle or glow to the Gods.

       
      5.0

      Like

      By Shea

      from Texas

      Comments about ULTA Liquid Illuminator:

      I like this product a lot, it gives a nice subtle glow but you can still see it, it doesn't just blend away. I have tried northern lights and sunray burst. Northern lights blends out into a dewy reflective sheen, not much base color if any. Sunray burst leaves an intense pink reflect, think Anastasia subculture "cube", but with no white base pigment. I really dislike sunray burst and am going to exchange it for bright lights.

       
      4.0

      Beaming Light - Nice Glow

      By Linz1242

      from Michigan

      Comments about ULTA Liquid Illuminator:

      I've been searching for a new illuminator because I can no longer find the Nars Illuminator in stores (which I've been using for years). This is a pretty decent substitute. The shade, "Beaming Light" is similar to the "Orgasm" shade by Nars. The consistency is slightly thinner, so I have to use a tiny bit more. But it still gives me a nice glow and for the price, it's really not bad at all. Glad I found something close to my original favorite.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love love love

      By Kay

      from Michigan

      Comments about ULTA Liquid Illuminator:

      This stuff is great. I got the shade bright lights and don't be fooled by the pictures online, this shade is actually beautiful on my fair skin. I swatched them all in store and I'm so glad I did because I wouldn't have ever chosen this shade online but in person it was by far the most glowy of them all and had the most color pay off in my opinion. I mix in with my foundation and use again to spot highlight with a powder highlight on top and it gives the most natural glowy skin ever and the price is great!

       
      5.0

      must have!

      By borischick

      from Hutto, TX

      Comments about ULTA Liquid Illuminator:

      I received it in an ULTA gift bag and now I'm addicted to it. I mix it with my primer before applying my foundation. My makeup have never looked better!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Product!!!

      By Angekcake

      from Chesapeake

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Color
      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dry Skin
        • Normal Skin
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about ULTA Liquid Illuminator:

        I love this product cause it makes me look fresh and takes away the tired look. It blends and compliments my skin tone perfectly.

        • Age:
        • 45-59

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        LOVE this product

        By Suze

        from IL

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about ULTA Liquid Illuminator:

          I'm normally not one for highlighter (especially liquid ones) because of my oily skin, but this is so beautiful! I have it in northern lights and apply it once I've put on my foundation, then I set my face with powder and apply a sheer powder highlight on top and it's so glowy and natural looking! It shines through the setting powder without looking greasy

          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          5.0

          I would get this again in a heartbeat

          By Sara

          from Wyoming

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Good Value
          • Long Lasting
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about ULTA Liquid Illuminator:

              I use this as a highlighter.

              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              4.0

              I have only tried it once since i bought it.

              By Barbie

              from Orange, CA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Value
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about ULTA Liquid Illuminator:

                I used it once so far on top of my regular makeup and I liked the glimmer effect.

                • Age:
                • 60+

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                • Q:

                  Do you recommend for an under eye concealer?! Because that is where I have been using it!
                  Asked on 4/21/2018 by allie from connecticut

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Here is how we suggest to use it:

                    Apply highlighter to areas where light naturally hits your face to accentuate features (cheekbones, forehead, chin, bridge of nose). Use alone or mix in with liquid foundation for added luminosity.

                    Answered on 4/23/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  I am a woman of color with medium to dark skin. Which shades do you recommend?
                  Asked on 4/4/2018 by Law101 from NOLA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    All of the shades are subtly sheer, so you could really use any of them! We would recommend testing the shades at your nearest Ulta Beauty store to see which you like best. :-)

                    Answered on 4/4/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Is this glittery? I like to apply illuminator to my décolletage to make my skin there glow, but I don't want an obvious shimmery or glittery shine.
                  Asked on 2/19/2018 by Violetsrblu from TN

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    This product features a sheer, luminescent/pearlescent finish that is very subtle and glow-y. We think you'll love it! Enjoy!

                    Answered on 2/20/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  I am looking for a replacement for what was the ulta BB cream in "illuminating." Would this be a good choice or is the tinted moisturizer more comparable?
                  Asked on 1/2/2018 by Sarah from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    A great replacement would be the Ulta Tinted Moisturizers. If you want it a little more illuminating, you can always mix in one of our Liquid Illuminators for extra radiance.

                    Answered on 1/15/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Does this dry down or stay wet when applied to the skin?
                  Asked on 1/2/2018 by BB from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    The Liquid Illuminator will dry down on when applied to skin.

                    Answered on 1/10/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Is this suitable for sensitive skin prone to break outs?? Will it make me break out?
                  Asked on 11/25/2017 by Highlighter from Usa

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    It's formulated for all skin types, but if you have any concerns, it's always a good idea to review the ingredients list prior to use.

                    Answered on 11/27/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  What is the country of origin this product was manufactured in?
                  Asked on 6/18/2017 by Francie from Tucson, Az

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Italy

                    Answered on 7/12/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Which color is recommended for a medium complexion?
                  Asked on 5/21/2017 by Fashion50 from Benicia, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    All of the shades are subtly sheer, so you could really use any of them! We would recommend testing the shades at your nearest Ulta Beauty store to see which you like best. :-)

                    Answered on 5/31/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  How do I know what color to get? I have very pale skin and freckles. I'm 42 yrs old and I don't know much about contouring or highlighting
                  Asked on 5/21/2017 by Julia from LA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    All of the shades are subtly sheer, so you could really use any of them! Northern Lights (pink shimmer) is especially gorgeous on fair skin tones. Enjoy!

                    Answered on 5/31/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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