Review: Nyx Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator

Hello people! 

I’m back with another guest post. In this blog we’ll be talking about NYX BORN TO GLOW LIQUID ILLUMINATOR.

So, Lets handover this to my gorgeous guest blogger!

Hello loves! How is the Lady Confidential squad doing today?

My name is Hiba Sameer and I have the pleasure of chit chatting with you today, so thank you for having me, girls!

I put quite a bit of thought as to what should be the subject for this blogpost, but then I settled for the category I love and know the most – makeup. I think one of my favourite makeup item to pop on would have to be highlighter. It wouldn’t be the makeup product I would take on a deserted island if I were allowed only one product, but it definitely makes me feel like a million bucks when my highlight is on fleek!

We all love and use powder highlights and given the variety out there, every one of us is sure to have a couple of holy grails. But when it comes to liquid highlighters/illuminators, boy do I know that they scare people! There are strobe creams, liquid illuminators, metallic liquid drops that everyone uses for that Instagram glam glow- THERE ARE SO MANY, and that too which are not exactly wearable for every day.

Worry not, though, I got you!

The Nyx Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in the shade Gleam is just as the name suggests. It is such a beautiful rose gold highlight that is neither metallic not reflective, it just makes you glow. Period.

A little goes a long way with this little guy which is great. It can be applied directly on the high points of your cheeks, the bridge of your nose and wherever your heart may desire. It can also be applied before your foundation, but since this illuminator is subtle and doesn’t have any strobing properties, it doesn’t show up that well after you’ve applied a layer or two of coverage over the top. My personal favourite way, however, is to mix this in with my foundation. My word, is the finish gorgeous! It’s subtle, which is great for daytime, and gives you the most beautiful overall dewy finish. Thankfully, it doesn’t make the foundation tacky or any different to apply. It blends like a dream. Easy peasy.

It doesn’t have chunky glitters in it (which are pretty unflattering if you ask me) and instead, has tiny shimmers that make it just beautiful.

Ready for a fire up of pros and cons? I bet you are!


1. Multiple ways of application

2. Gives a beautiful overall dewy finish if mixed in with foundation

3. Isn’t tacky

4. Blends easy

5. Doesn’t clog up pores not accentuates them

6. Shimmers instead of glitters

7. Wearable for daytime and everyday

8. Affordable

9. Great 4 shades to cater to every skin tone


1. A little goes a long way, otherwise can look like a pink stripe on the cheekbones

2. Squeezy tube, not the easiest to get a tiny amount of product out

3. Doesn’t show up as much if applied beneath foundation

4. Slightly alters shade of foundation when mixed in- bronzed goddess look, so don’t mix it if you are looking for something to dew you up without the bronze

That pretty much sums it all up, beauties!

I would definitely recommend this for that beautiful overall glowy, dewy look. I know I love it!

That’s it for me, loves.

Catch me on my Instagram at @omaneyez and come over to my website at and we can hang out!

Take care.

Much love,

Hiba x


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