NYX Illuminator In Ritualistic- Review

NYX ILLuminator

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 Cosmetics

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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.

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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.


  • Inexpensive
  • 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

Price: $8.99

Rating: 4.5/5

Have you ever tried this one before? Which is your favorite illuminator? Thanks for reading !:)

36 thoughts on “NYX Illuminator In Ritualistic- Review

    • karishmarajendrakumar says:

      Oh thanks honey 🙂 That’s very sweet of you 🙂 Haven’t tried Sivanna shimmer brick but heard good stuffs about it !

    • karishmarajendrakumar says:

      Oh thanks hun for letting me know about NYX Strobing palette. It was on my wishlist but I guess I’ll just pass this one.

  1. Saabri says:

    loved the review as always. I am quite tempted to try this one out, the swatch looks gorgeous.
    I remember using one illuminator from NYX out of the tube, which did not impress me much. I found it greasy and too bronze-y for my skintone. But this one looks super stunning, thanks for sharing this lovely review.

    • karishmarajendrakumar says:

      I guess you talking about the liquid illuminator. Even I got that and it’s not very pigmented but at times I like to use it as a base for my powder highlighters. Its stays longer. You should try it 🙂

    • karishmarajendrakumar says:

      Thanks for the letting me know. lately I have been facing a lot of problems from the time I moved from wordpress.com to self hosting site.

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