Are you a fan of highlighter?? I am definitely a huge fan when it comes to highlighter and to be honest I never really knew what highlighter is before entering the makeup world but now I am obsessed with them. Whether I am spotting full face makeup or minimal makeup I never skip highlighter.
NYX Illuminator in Ritualistic is a white pale gold with an ivory base. I like how this feels. The texture is very soft, creamy and highly pigmented. It’s neither chalky nor powdery. It applies very smoothly and blends easily. It’s great for a natural every day glow or you can build up the product a little more for a more intense highlight. There are 5 shades to choose and I was in dilemma as to which shade would suit my skin tone I ended up with Ritualistic (which is pale white) as I have other peachy pink highlighter. I think this is perfect for my skin tone. It might look too white for darker skin tones. It has good lasting power. It stays good for more than 5-6 hours and starts fading but still you are left with little glow. I like to use this as a body highlighter as well.
On swatching it might look very chalky but after blending it gives very nice subtle natural look. If you like high beam highlighters then you should pass this one and if you want every day natural glowy look then I highly recommend this and of course intensity can be built.
I love the packaging. It comes in a good size compact powder kind pan which is black glossy plastic and a mirror which is great during travelling as well.
- Cruelty free
- Good staying power
- Blends easily
- Good pigmentation
- Smooth texture
- Everyday use
- Might be too white for other skin tones
- Not a high beam highlighter
Have you ever tried this one before? Which is your favorite illuminator? Thanks for reading !:)