NYX Moon Glow Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter ($6.99 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a pale white with neutral-to-cool undertones and a very fine pearl. This was one of the least “shimmery’” shades, though it still gave the skin a subtle sheen. It seemed to be more watery than most shades, which may have accounted for its sheerer coverage that was only buildable to medium coverage. It dried down quickly but still gave me enough time to work with the product and blend it out evenly. The highlighter lasted for just over 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.
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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: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).