Calgon NYX, take me away! Take me to that place where highlighters don’t have to be so totally in your face, and where folks cherish a subtle pearly glow.
Oh, my goodness! The NYX Away We Glow Liquid Highlighters are so, so good! I was expecting a chunky, obvious “hello from the outer reaches of the universe” type of highlight from these liquid highlighters, but they aren’t like that at all. I’ve tried three of the nine shades, all of which are available in the permanent line, and they’re gloriously subtle. They have more of a pearly sheen than an in-your-face frost, and I think they look just like the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfectors (but at a fraction of the cost).
I dunno… Maybe because these are only $6.99 each, I was expecting bigger pieces of glitter and frost that highlighted my fine lines. Shame on me for automatically assuming that, just because these are inexpensive, they wouldn’t be very good.
But they are.
I love that I can so easily erase any visible edges and blend them into whatever else I might be wearing — foundation, cream blush, etc. All it takes is a few pats and swipes of a finger. Plus, they’re easy to build up or sheer out, and they last all day for me.
In a word, they’re “luminous.” In five words, they’re “inexpensive but not cheap-looking.”
Go on with your bad self, NYX! Thank you for making it easier for makeup lovers to get their affordable glow on.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,