NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

01/04

NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

Liquid Prism

NYX Liquid Prism Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter ($6.99 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a pale, whitish beige with iridescent pink to violet pearl. This shade was more like a duochrome, though the shift was subtle. The texture was lightweight, watery and thin but spreadable across the skin. It had sheer to medium coverage, which was buildable by applying a second layer after the first one had dried. Another way to build up coverage was to pat the color on, wait until almost dry, and then blend out the edges to maintain that initial opacity. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

The Away We Glow formula is a liquid highlighter that has buildable coverage “from soft to intense.” The brand recommends to “dab and blend” on skin for “irresistible illumination.” There are nine shades available, and the shimmer varied from shade to shade: fine pearl to chunkier sparkle. The formula has a watery, thin feel from the tube, and I liked getting a bit on the back of my hand and then dabbing with fingertips or a stippling brush onto the cheeks and high planes of the face for highlighting. It did dry down after a minute or so, and the wear ranged from seven to eight hours.

Ingredients

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: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay ABC Gum Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeliner
  • Urban Decay Half Baked Eyeshadow
On lips:
  • Chanel Nude Lip Crayon

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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This is the one I very nearly bought on Wednesday night at Ulta! And now that I can see that this shade can be done sheer enough for a medium skintone, I think I will get this one after all. Or I may just wait on that icy CoverFX Halo I saw you wearing in a look!

Halo is pretty nifty, but if you have anything that’s like a bluish white in your stash, you may be covered!

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