Price: $7.50

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Why We Love It


Enjoy a luminous, lit-from-within glow year-round with the luxuriously lightweight NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator. This multifunctional moisturizing formula can be used as a foundation base or as a highlighter over cheekbones, décolletage, and cupid's bow for a natural-looking radiance that’ll have everyone talking.

This Product is also:
  • Vegan Vegan



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).

How To Use It


Apply all over your face to illuminate your features under and over foundation. It can also be blended with your foundation for an additional touch of glow.


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best liquid illuminator for the price! I got this at ulta because they were having a buy one get one 1/2 off sale on nyx products and i really wanted to try a liquid illuminator! i'm an olive skin tone and got the gleam shade! i mixed this with my primer and it made my GLOW. it was beautiful, like that dewy look that is super popular these days. the only reason i am giving it 4 stars is because when i tried to make the glow a little more intense after i put on my bb cream, it would not blend out on my nose. it was fine on my cheeks, but i had to literally drag it on my nose so that i would not have a weird strobe streak that was clearly unblended lol. anyway, for the price, this product is amazing! I will continue to use over and over. and plus that it's vegan and cruelty free!! win win win
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this highlighter I usually wear powder highlight, but I tried this because I had a coupon for NYX at CVS. It's really nice to mix with foundation to give your whole face a little glow! It's not too much. I really like it a lot!
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! This is my new go to highlighter! I love it! And I've already recommend it to all my girlfriends!
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mehh I bought this about a month ago in the shade "Gleam". I was super excited to use it, but when I got to applying it to my face, the highlight would not blend unless I worked as quickly as possible. I noticed when I put it on my cheekbones and inner corners of my eyes that the glitter looked chunky and unnatural. However, It did look very good on my nose. I also noticed that when light hit my face on those high areas where the highlighter was, the glitter was really in your face. It looked less like a glowy higher and more like straight up glitter. I don't know, it was an okay product, but there are lots of better options for the same price.
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn’t Exencuate Texture I love this!! I rarely ever use liquid highlighter because of my skin type but I decided to give this a try last summer and I was surprised at how much I loved it. It’s great for a natural glow, but can be built up or even layered under a powder highlight to make it more blinding, I found that using a Wet n Wild powder highlight over this makes a very bright highlight
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great glow It lasts a whole day without reapplying its v good.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous Glow This glow is amazing, it stays in place, doesn't kiss off, doesn't blot off, I LOVE it!!!
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I hated it until I figured out how to use it I thought I could use this as just a subtle highlighter, but it would just take off my foundation so it made its way into the back of my drawer. Then I saw someone mix it with a foundation that was too light, and it gave her a beautiful glow, so I tried that. It was incredible. I was glowing all day, and it was beautiful.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it ! I purchased this at a local mall that sells nyx products and I used it today for the first time.... I Love the way it makes me glow !
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Flattering My friend got me to try hers in the color "Gleam" a couple of months ago and loved it! Of course I had to get my own! I own the colors; Gleam and Sunbeam. I love them! But keep in mind, a little goes a LONG way.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dewy and fresh This illuminator is awesome for making your skin look dewy and fresh. I love the subtle highlight that it creates on my face. When paired with a good primer, blusher, and highlighter, this is an absolutely indispensible part of my daily beauty routine - but it is awesome when you want to do simple, light makeup. I'd definitely purchase this again and plan to do so in the near the future!
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Adds a very pretty glow to my skin very easy to use and blend can be worn alone or with foundation
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I love this product! It adds the perfect amount of rosy glow, without looking too glittery. Already bought some for my sisters' Christmas stockings :)
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I bought this illuminator about 3weeks ago and i decided to try it out just yesterday. I used the shade GLEAM, mixed it with my foundation & i got a fantastic result. I will definately buy more.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the golden tone I bought the pure gold because I liked the other color so well. I just either put a dab of the illuminator on a pump of my liquid foundation, then slightly mix them together with the end of my foundation brush, then I apply the mixture to my entire face with my foundation brush. It will also be helpful to darken some of my lighter colors that I use in the winter so that then they can be used on my darker and sunnier summer face if I wish!!
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Bronze for dark skin girls! I am in the same skin tone range with Gabrielle Union, Serena Williams, etc and thus bronzer gives a beautiful glow. I like to add to my moisturizer for a NO Makeup look, with a little concealer and I am out the door. Love love love!
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Makes my face glowwww I have a cream Highlighter and this stuff makes my highlighter glide on so smooth and it pops even more than it does when used by itself
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Glow Bought this and I love it! The product blends well and makes my skin look like it's been kissed by the gods. Will definitely be buying it again!
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful glow Very easy to use. Smooth finish and great price!!
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it!!!! No regrets at all. Great product for great price. Will buy again!
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smashing accent I purchased this at CVS and very pleased with myself. I always like a little glitter, but this is more of a glow. It makes my face shimmer a bit and look radiant. I bought another one "to go" when I'm at work or on the road. I adore this product.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked great on my skin tone!! I mix this product in with my bb cream and it worked pretty well. It gave my skin a bright dewy finish.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great color I bought this for some many reviews on YT. And I love it!! I use before setting powder and looks beautiful!!
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shine! I bought this highlighter online to wear to prom and I'm so glad I did! It shipped quickly and was at my house within a week. The illuminator works great with fair skin and gives off a subtle pink undertone.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NO I bought this a fee days ago and i am never using it!! it looks like its really pretty and good but it is soooo glittery like its bad its just pure glitter and its hard to blend kfowhrw
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the right shade I got this product in an Ipsy bag and I was excited about it, but I am very fair skinned. The shade they gave me was too dark.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Great product. A new favorite of mine. I combine this with another one and love the shimmet and shine. Received lots of compliments.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Makes my skin look refreshed! I use on my no make-up days. I have also used a little over my foundation which gave my skin a nice fresh glow. I love it!
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value I love it, it last all day and the colors and quality are awesome for a low prize . Recomended
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome brightness! Love this product. It gives a brilliant shimmery look.
Date published: 2017-04-01
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Will the shade sunbeam appear pink or white on darker skin? 

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi Lipshiz! Thank you for the interest in our "Sunbeam" Liquid Illuminator. This product is intended to add a subtle glow to the face, whether under your foundation or mixed with it. It does not add much color to the skin other than glow that will have everyone talking! We hope this helps.
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2019-07-22

Is this product non-acnic? Will it clog pores 

Asked by: Elizaa
Hi Elizaa! At this time, NYX Professional Makeup products do not claim to be non comedogenic. In the future if this changes, the package and artwork will be updated to reflect so. Thank you!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2019-05-16

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
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