03.09.2017
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NYX CosmeticsAway We Glow Liquid Highlighter
0.22 fl. oz. for $7
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Highlighters can be a great way to emphasize your best features, and a number of brands offer such products. Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter is among the better options out there (and not just because of the price), and given how many highlighters we've rated well, that's saying something!

This fragrance free, fluid highlighter comes in a see-through plastic tube with a sponge-tipped wand applicator. Such packaging makes it easy just to dab a little product wherever you want it, then pat it gently to blend. Instead of obvious chunks of shine or glitter, each shade has just enough shimmer to create that "lit-from-within" look that's wonderfully attractive.

Speaking of shades, there are a number to choose from (from pale silver to rose gold) that work for a variety of skin tones, from fair to deep. Though the finish looks shimmery it doesn't feel greasy. What's more, the formula doesn't slide around or fade throughout the day; instead, it stays put admirably!

Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter also works just as well over makeup as it does on bare skin, though over foundation it's best to lightly dab this highlighter on instead of blending more vigorously.

If you want to try a liquid highlighter that works well and doesn't break the bank, then this one comes highly recommended—consider buying more than one shade to mix for custom results!

Pros:
  • Attractive shimmer effect.
  • Good variety of shades.
  • Formula wears well throughout the day.
  • Works well over makeup and on bare skin.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • None.
Last Updated:03.09.2017
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
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Up, up and Away We Glow! Let yourself get carried away with our gorgeous, new liquid highlighter. This light-reflecting formula comes in nine wonderfully creamy yet lightweight shades. Give ’em a glow for irresistible illumination plus a shimmery finish. From soft to intense, the lighting you love most is totally buildable. Just dab and blend to add luminosity to any look.
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Water/Aqua/Eau, Octyldodecanol, Glycerin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Tribehenin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, Sorbitan Isostearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbic Acid, Laureth-7, Disodium EDTA, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Trideceth-6, Tin Oxide, Myristyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).
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Smashbox At-A-Glance

This small Los Angeles–based makeup line was founded in 1999 by a woman named Toni Ko. The company's Web site is vague about Ko's background, merely stating that she developed an interest in cosmetics as a teenager and wanted to create her own line of cosmetics. Ko's goal was to produce high-quality products at affordable prices, and that's the draw of NYX (pronounced "nicks") Cosmetics. We are pleased to report that, for the most part, Ko succeeded in her childhood dream.

It is important to note that this line offers a full selection of makeup products, from foundations to lip gloss. However, the only place to access everything NYX Cosmetics has to offer is their Web site. The Ulta chain is the largest distributor of NYX Cosmetics products in the United States, and the line can also be found at Target and Nordstrom Rack, but they carry a smaller selection of NYX products. The good news is that most of the few NYX products Ulta stocks are impressive, especially the powder eyeshadows, which compete evenly with eyeshadows that cost a lot more.

NYX Cosmetics website is www.nyxcosmetics.com.

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