In our eyes, makeup is a powerful tool. It can enhance your best features, cover up imperfections or even transform you completely… all while boosting your confidence! Which is why when we came across NYX’s Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator, we were intrigued by the empowering name. Here is our review of ‘Gleam’.
The product comes in a squeezable plastic tube with a black cap. The colour of the tube corresponds to the shade of the illuminator, which makes it easier to buy. The ingredients and directions for use are mentioned on the back.
In the name of thorough testing, we applied the product on to our bare face. The illuminator is quite pigmented so a pea-sized amount is all you need. The texture feels light and creamy, but can be layered easily. ‘Gleam’ is a beautiful golden peach shade, which blends into a sheer, pearly glow. While you can use a makeup sponge or a stippling brush, we found that using our fingers were the best bet for this product.
We tried out this illuminator at a day wedding, and were pleased with the results. Initially we were worried that the illuminator would look too sparkly in daylight, but in reality it translated into a subtle shimmer that brought us many compliments. The colour stayed golden, without oxidising, and retained its pearly finish.
If you are looking for a natural, lit-from-within glow, then this is the product you need. Affordable, weightless and pretty, this illuminator is a fierce competitor to its more expensive counterparts. Swipe it on to the high planes of your face or mix it with a foundation for radiance like no other.
Price: USD 7.50