Highlighters for Spring: Nyx Cosmetics Away We Glow Highlighter Review + Swatches

By Trecee Hutchinson - 7:52:00 PM

 Am I the only person who put on highlighter even when you're not wearing a full face of makeup?

If you've been with me for a while, you know there are two things that I obsess over when it comes to makeup, highlighter and Nyx! So when I saw that Nyx was dropping yet another highlighter, but in liquid form I had to run and pick one up to try out.

Nyx Away We Glow Highlighter

Nyx Away We Glow Highlighter

The Away We Glow highlighter is a liquid illuminator that is highly reflective and super light weight. These can be worn sheer or built all the way up to a full on blinged out highlighter. My favorite way to apply these is under a traditional powder highlighter. Not only does it prolong the wear of the highlighter, but it also takes the sheen up to the next level.  OMG, the formula of these highlighters is so creamy and sticks to the skin for a long lasting finish!!

I also love that these are super easy to apply! You just dab some on directly onto your face from the applicator and blend out with your fingers or a stippling brush.

So what's the final verdict on this highlighter?

I purchased mine from Ulta beauty here and there are 9 available shades.


Gold Rush (Mid tone bronze gold)

Nyx Away We Glow Highlighter
In sunlight: Swatched from applicator and sheered out with a finger

Nyx Away We Glow Highlighter
In natural light: Swatched from applicator and sheered out with a finger


Packaging 3

This liquid highlighter comes in packaging that looks a lot like a liquid lipstick. It contains .22 oz of product and retails for 6.99. The doe foot applicator is tube has a rounded at the end, which I found handy for product placement. The texture of the actual highlighter is similar to the Nyx Cream eye shadows. Very gelee' like, but still really creamy. When dried, the product sets to a sheen powder like finish.

Pigmentation 4

Straight out of the tube, this highlighter is completely opaque like a cream eye shadow. Upon applying one layer and blending out with my finger, I found it to sheer out nicely. The shade I have Gold Rush does not contain any glitter particles, which is a plus for me. In the swatch above, I layered two layers of product so y'all can see just how the product builds up.

Performance 4.5

 This highlighter performs well on the skin, especially when wearing it as a subtle highlight. It is not glittery and gives the most beautiful, yet subtle sheen. This definitely give off a lit from within vibe and is soooo worth it from the price point. The formula is pretty long lasting and lasts even longer layered with a traditional powder highlighter. This product is perfect for everyday use and isn't over the top dramatic.

Try out this highlighter. You will not be disappointed! I would definitely purchase other colors, but I found that a lot of the shades were ideal for lighter skin tones.

Have you spotted these at your local Ulta lately?! Drop me a comment below.

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  1. Wow...gorgeous products, I love the shine. I haven't yet tried a Nyx product but this seem like a very good start.
    Wish you a beautiful evening.
    Flo from