Price: $5.63 - $7.50




Enjoy a luminous, lit-from-within glow all year long with our luxuriously lightweight Liquid Illuminator. Now available in four light-catching shades, this multifunctional formula can be used as a foundation base or over cheekbones, décolletage, and cupids bow for a natural-looking radiance that’ll have everyone talking.



For most recent ingredient list, please refer to packaging.

Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polyacrylamide, Polysorbate 60, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, C9-11 Pareth-6, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Benzophenone-3, BHT, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).



Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 168.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product for Strobing ! I bought this product back in April and LOVE it! I use the strobing method now instead of contouring because it's a heatwave right now in new york---and this product is amazing! I love it! And brown skinned girls--this product--unlike the awful contouring stick--is GREAT for our skin tones! It makes my skin glow! True to its title! Get it and you will be happy! I use it EVERYDAY! :)
Date published: 2015-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Highlight I purchased "Gleam" about a month ago. I don't use it often but when I do, I receive a lot of compliments, with most people saying that my skin looks healthy and a radiant glow to it. Even though my skin type is oily, I don't feel and I don't notice an excessive shine to my skin when I use this product. If I want a subtle highlight, I get a little on my fingertips and gently press it to the areas that I wish to highlight (inner corner of my eye, cheekbones, chin, and cupid's bow). If I want an extreme highlight, I simply spray my brush with a little of the "Matte Finishing Spray" and use the product in a little wetter state. I have noticed that it is a little difficult to blend into the skin in a drier state, but working with a little product at a time helps.
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great long lasting highlighter I usually use this illuminator under a powder highliter, and it's adds so much shine! I have shade sunbeam. It is very pink, so if you are looking for a yellow highliter this is not it. It's great for fair skin. I tried to put this all over me face to add shine before foundation, but all it did was add little specks of glitter and looks weird. So if you were looking to do that with this product I wouldn't recommend it. I like to use it mixed with my foundation though. I would recommend it for highliter base layer or a mix in illuminator. For the price it is good but not the best. However it is very long lasting it will stay on my face all day. It has great pigmentation and I love it. I would recommend it to beginners.
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sunbeam is exactly as described! Excellent dupe for Benefits High Beam! Packaging is better than High Beam also... More hygienic (not a bottle with brush)and easier to get the prefect amount out! High Five Nyx!! :)
Date published: 2013-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Takes some work I was SO excited to use this but was very disappointed the first time I tried it. I used it right after applying my foundation as contouring and used it to highlight my cheek bones, bridge of my nose, center of my forehead, and a little dab on my chin and I used a stippling brush to apply it. HOWEVER, it looked caked on, and looked awful when set with my NYX HD powder. So then, I washed my face, determined to get it right, and once doing my entire makeup look, I dabbed a bit of this on my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, brow bone, inner corner of my eyes, and the bow of my lips to highlight and this time I used it sparingly and with my finger and set it with NYX matte setting spray and it looked FLAWLESS. Just enough shimmer to catch the light and create a glow without looking clownish!
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from really good product i have pretty dry skin, and most products meant to even out skin tone make my skin look extremely flat and unhealthy, even if it is a moisturizing product. i always avoided illuminators, though, because i assumed they would only look good with heavier makeup. i was even more skeptical about it being liquid, but i got the illuminator in the lightest color available and it works so well! you hardly have to use any, and its not too shimmery that it looks unnatural. gave my skin a nice healthy glow. the only problem with the product is that you have to apply it in a very specific way. definitely not something to do with your fingers/hands. i used a soft blush brush and it looked fine.
Date published: 2016-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is AMAZING! I picked up the darker illuminator at Target and am so glad I did. It goes on really easy and provides excellent coverage + a wonderful glow for the summer. Subtle! Not a bronzer...and has little flecks of sparkle. My face just glows. A Must-Have!
Date published: 2014-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE this illuminator. At first I was afraid it would be too much for day but I have found that it is exactly what my cheek bones and center of my lips need. I love wearing it with just moisturizer and lip balm. It just brightens my whole face. Just know that a very little bit is usually all you need but you can build it up if you need to.
Date published: 2013-06-15
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I am having issues with this separating immediately after I apply. I apply foundation, set my foundation with setting powder, then apply bronzer, blush, and lastly this highlighter on my cheekbones. Is the issue that it is liquid over setting powder?

Asked by: Nessa18
Hey Nessa18! Thank you for trying our Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator and letting us know what you thought about your results. Please know that we do recommend that you apply your liquid highlighter before your setting powder. This is because the liquid highlighter will tend to cling to the powder, causing a cakey or separated look, when applied over top of the powder. We hope that you give this order for application a try for a more flawless finish!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-07-31

Which colour would match my caramel skin tone best?

Asked by: Nicki125
Hi Nicki! You may like the Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Pure Gold.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2017-09-16

I know we'll i heard your not suppose to add liquid after you set your powder. Is that the case with this?

Asked by: Marieann76
Hi beautiful, it's all up to you! But if you want to set your highlight, then you should wear this under your finishing powder.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2016-11-02

what is the best way to apply? what type of makeup brush^

Asked by: emilywhiteification
Hi there! Dab a small amount onto the highest points of your face. Then blend the color with a clean finger or sponge, like the Flawless Finish Blending Sponge.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2018-05-02

What's the best way to apply this I.e using fingers or with a particular make up brush? If using a make up brush which type is best?

Asked by: SA24
Hi there! Try dabbing on a small amount with a clean finger. You can then blend the color with your finger or a sponge, like the Flawless Finish Blending Sponge.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2016-07-11

Why did I receive a very small .6 FL oz.? I've seen so many photos and read so many reviews before buying this and I am so very displeased with the size. This is not the size advertised everywhere. I feel as though I have a sample.... nyx What happened??

Asked by: MorganFrenchGoolsby
.6 oz is the size advertised in the picture. If you zoom in the picture it showes .6 oz 18 ml 
Answered by: Nizzle1221
Date published: 2016-06-15

what is the expiration date of nyx born to glow? How long it can be used?

Asked by: joyti
Hi there! On the product you will see a container icon. Inside there will be a number followed by the letter "M," this shows how many months you can use the product after first opening it.
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2018-08-10

I know nothing about makeup I want to know how to use this product.Does it go on top of foundation? Does it replace contour and highlight makeup and you put it on the same areas? What shade would work for Med.brown AA skin tone? Thanks!

Asked by: ColdasIce
Hi there! The beauty of this formula is that it's totally multipurpose: You can apply it as a foundation base for a subtler glow. Pair it with your contouring faves for easy highlighting. Or wear it alone to strobe like a pro. Plus, everyone can rock these shades. It's all up to you! xoxo
Answered by: NYX_Cosmetics
Date published: 2016-11-11
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