REVIEW: NYX 'Born To Glow' Liquid Illuminator w/ Swatches

July 19, 2016
Today I'm talking beauty. I feel as though I have neglected the beauty side of my blog recently as I haven't been wearing as much make up etc because I have been doing absolutely nothing. However, I have plenty of lifestyle posts coming up over the next week or two which means I have been out and about and I have been playing around with make up again, which makes me very, very happy. 

Today I'm talking about the NYX 'Born to Glow' Liquid Illuminator. NYX has been getting a lot of good rep recently and although I've only really used their lip products, I feel like I need to have a look into more of their products after using (and loving) this little gem.


I decided on the shade 'Gleam' as it is a beautiful, pink, almost rose-gold shade, which is perfect for my cool-toned skin. I've only ever used a couple of liquid highlighters which were more gold, so I did find it hard to work with this particular shade but I found that when I used it under my foundation, or mixed it in with my foundation, it gave me a very natural glow for every day wear. 

When I go out, however, I like my highlighter to be very dramatic and I like to lightly tap this onto the top of my cheekbones (using a damp beauty blender), and set it with another highlighter (recently I've been loving the highlighter from the Blush&Glow palette by Collection).

The texture of this product is lightweight and creamy. It blends easily onto skin leaving you with a natural glow. It is very easy to over do with this product as it is so pigmented so start off with a tiny amount and build as desired. 


For me, Gleam is a must-have in my make up collection as it is so easy to incorporate into your every day make up routine. A tiny amount of product placed on your brow bones, cheek bones, and/or mixed in with your foundation can brighten up your entire complexion, leaving you with a healthy and natural glow for summer!

'Gleam' (as well as three other beautiful shades) are available from nyxcosmetics.com as well as from Boots.ie for under €10.00.