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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
 
4.4

(based on 62 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (45)
  • Good value (34)
  • Long lasting (28)
  • Good pigmentation (24)
  • Versatile (15)

Cons

  • Wears off easily (5)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (29)
  • Daily use (24)
  • Dry skin (13)
  • Special occasions (10)
  • Sensitive skin (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (28), Classic style (10), Trendy style (7)

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5.0

Love it

By ZoeyZoeyZoey

from MD

Comments about ULTA Liquid Illuminator:

I bought sunray burst after looking up swatches online. I was a bit worried it would be to dark but I was enchanted with the uniqueness of the shade and it wasn't to dark at all. I'm quite fair to the point I have a hard time finding my shade of foundation/concealer in less expensive products. (I ended up buying a white mixer to make foundations I'd bought the lightest shade of work.) This highlighter is just so pretty. If you're worried about it being to dark for you, it shouldn't be. I now want to buy the to other light shades. Northern lights and the really white one.

 
4.0

Good Product. Might Buy Again

By Addicted to Ulta

from Texas

About Me Classic Style

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Normal Skin
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about ULTA Liquid Illuminator:

    I bought 'Sunray Burst' and 'Bright Lights'. I mixed it with my primer hoping to get the same effect as
    Becca 'Backlight Priming Filter'. I REALLY like the results using that primer. I got a sample and fell in love with it. I'll spend good money on higher end cosmetics if the performance is worth paying more to get it. However, I draw the line at nearly $40 for a product that will last about 6 weeks or so.

    I just wasn't happy with the way it turned out. I will use them for highlighting and bronzing and might buy them again.

    I DID get the same result using Ulta's Highlighting Drops.

    • Age:
    • 45-59

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Subtle glow

    By Susan

    from USA

    About Me Classic Style

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Value
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about ULTA Liquid Illuminator:

      I got the pink shade Northern Lights since I have light skin with cool tones. I don't use it alone but mix a couple of drops in with my usual liquid foundation and LOVE how that looks. There's a subtle glow that isn't glittery or disco ball shimmery. This product is as good as or better than ones from companies that cost much more.

      • Age:
      • 45-59

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Started as a freebie and now I have them all

      By Del

      from Louisiana

      Comments about ULTA Liquid Illuminator:

      I initially got a couple of mini versions in my freebie beauty bag. I honestly didn't know what they were. They came in the same type of packaging as the tinted eye primers, so I thought they were illuminators for your eyes. LOL! So I used them on my eyes for about a month before looking it up to purchase the full size ones. Imagine my surprise. Regardless, they look fabulous on the eyes and I continue to wear them as either a compliment to my eye shadows or on their own. I love them so much on my eyes, I have every color, plus doubles of my absolute favorites so I won't run out. I haven't tried them as they are intended to be used yet. I have other highlighters and illuminators, so I might just continue to strictly use these for my eyes.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

          (3 of 3 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!

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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!

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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

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            • 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:

            Can this be mixed with body lotion and used all over body?
            Asked on 9/30/2017 by Mimi from Davenport FL

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              Yes, you can absolutely use it that way! We also recommend mixing it with your foundation for a dewy glow. Enjoy!

              Answered on 10/2/2017 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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