Review: NYX 'Born to Glow' highlighter

Well hello to you my reader chums! It's true what they say that you can never have enough highlighters. We are born to shine and that's why highlights are the perfect addition to a full makeup look. I'm not one to usually buy a lot of highlighters and tend to stick to what I know, however, when I was in Superdrug the other day, I decided to treat myself to Nyx's Born To Glow. It looked cool and it sounded cool so I thought I would give it a try.

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Review: NYX 'Born to Glow' highlighter

I'm loving the highlighter and have implemented it in my daily routine. If you're looking for a new highlighter, here are my overall thoughts.


I can always judge a product by it's packaging as that's what you see first before testing it out. I really liked the simplicity of the tube the highlighter came in. It's pink and black and says exactly what it needs to. My favourite part of the packaging is the small nib as it allows me to get the perfect amount of product out without wasting excess.

Colour and pigmentation

Highlighters can be used for different types of looks and this one I would recommend for a glowy and natural shimmery look. The highlighter is light pink in colour with natural flexes of glitter running throughout it. The pigmentation is intense and means it takes a bit of blending before it looks right on the skin. I tend to apply it above the apples of my cheeks for the full highlighting effect as I find the sun hits naturally on those spots.

Review: NYX 'Born to Glow' highlighter


I was quite surprised when I first used this that the consistency is very liquidly. Because of that fact, it really reminded me of Benefit's Highbeam highlighter. Due to the watery-like texture, it can take a few moments to blend and settle onto the skin. However, that also means I have more time to put it in the right spot and work it onto the skin. The liquid consistency also helps the highlighter look more natural as it applies like a moisturising cream.

Lasting power

Like with any makeup product, everyone wants it to last all day long, otherwise, it means reapplying again and again. The lasting power on this product isn't anything out of the ordinary, however, it does last. It's not as obvious at the end of the day than it is at the beginning on the skin, but, the glitter is still prominent and shining. It may need some reapplying for that ultimate glow if you want the highlight to be strong but if you're happy with a natural highlight, then one application should do the trick.

Review: NYX 'Born to Glow' highlighter

Overall thoughts

Overall, I'm really liking this highlighter. It compares strongly to Benefit's Highbeam and if you're looking for something with a cheaper price tag, then you could easily buy this and get the same effect. I love the colour payoff, natural highlight and the easy application it has. 

I hope you enjoyed this review. Have you tried this highlighter before?

Thank you for reading <3


  1. This sounds like such a great highlight! I'm not too sure how I'd feel about reapplying throughout the day, but it's amazing if it's a dupe for the Benefit one!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush


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