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

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NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter

Moonbeam

NYX Moonbeam Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter ($6.99 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a peachy gold with warm undertones and a sparkling sheen. The finish had slightly larger sparkles to it, though it was still a more moderate highlighter once blended out on the skin. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage with two or three layers–it was best built up by letting each layer dry first. The consistency was blendable, spreadable, but thin and water-like so it felt cool on the skin initially. The highlighter 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).

Moonbeam

PPermanent. $6.99.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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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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Looks a bit sheer but I love the packaging! I’m kind of done with those bulky powders / nail-polish type applicator for highlighters! This is what I think of when I think of the perfect highlighting concealer!

This one looks really nice, too. Pretty funny, though, that these are better and longer lasting than the TF ones! I still have a lot of MAC Summer Wind left, so I may not actually need another similar one, but the cooling sensation sounds heavenly!

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