The Quick Review: Nyx Illuminator for Face and Body



It should come as no surprise that I am a massive fan of Nyx Cosmetics. You can bet on me having one of the brand’s Butter Glosses or Mega Shine Lip Glosses in my handbag at all times. What I love most about the brand is the variety of products and colors it offers, as well as the quality you receive for such an affordable price.

I have seen the Nyx Illuminators at my local Ulta, and finally decided to order the shade “Magnetic” online last week. Magnetic is a peachy-pink with very fine gold micro-glitter – the perfect combination for achieving a healthy, summer glow.

The formula of this illuminator is very soft and blendable, and can be worn as a bronzer, blush or highlight [and is incredibly flattering worn any of these ways!]. Being that it is for face and body, I can see applying it to the tops of shoulders when I have a bit of a tan going on in the summer [let’s be honest – a fake tan with St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse]. If you’re not into glitter I still think that you should give this illuminator a try as the individual particles really aren’t visible when applied; instead, it adds a beautiful golden sheen to the cheeks.

I get about 8 hours of wear with this illuminator, and find that it really doesn’t fade at all throughout the day. I also really appreciate how much product you get [0.33oz] for a mere $9.00.

All in all I am, well, obsessed with this Nyx Illuminator, as I am with most Nyx products that I try! You get incredible quality and a ton of product with this glow-y, versatile product, and I will absolutely be picking up the shades Chaotic, a dark pink, and Narcissistic, a golden-champagne.



  1. February 25, 2014 / 12:25 am

    i have been eyeing this off every time i go to target but haven’t picked it up yet, i think you’ve convinced me sarah! would love to see what it looks like in a makeup look.

  2. February 27, 2014 / 7:57 pm

    I also love nyx products and LOVE this illuminator! Gives a gorgeous highlight for a great price! Great review!

  3. February 27, 2014 / 11:36 pm

    Love this as well!!! Such a lovely product

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