NYX Illuminator Chaotic Review, Swatches, Look

Posted on Sep 12 2013 - 10:00am by poonam

NYX Illuminator Chaotic Review

Hello everyone, today i am going to review an amazing highlighter cum blush from our favorite Blusher brand NYX, its NYX Illuminator Chaotic.

NYX Illuminator Chaotic Look

Product Claims: Brighten up your complexion! The radiant shimmer of this illuminator diffuses light so your skin looks vibrant and refreshed while adding a subtle glow.

Ingredients:-NYX Illuminator Review

Price:- $9.00 for 9.5 gms

Packaging:- NYXΒ Illuminator comes a big rectangular cardboard box with double slots. One of them is occupied with the highlighter case but the other once was empty, weird! The illuminator is contained in a glossy round black case with big round mirror on the inner side of the lid which comes handy for touchups while travelling but wish there had some fancy puff too along. πŸ˜‰

NYX Illuminator- Chaotic Review

Available in 3 shades –

  1. Narcissistic (IBB01) – champagne with gold sheen. Β 
  2. Chaotic (IBB02) – Dark pink with gold sheen.
  3. Magnetic (IBB03) – Ppeachy pink with gold sheen and glitter

My experience with NYX Illuminator Chaotic:-

NYX Illuminator-Chaotic

Chaotic is a beautiful medium peach shade with golden sheen and tiny shimmery gold specks added liberally in the base. It is an illuminator (highlighter) but looks like a shimmery blush in the pan. It maintains the color when swatched but transforms to a pearly golden sheen when blended.

The formula is cushiony soft which blends smootly on cheeks. It isn’t powdery and doesn’t loosen up even with hard brush strokes. The shimmers are finely milled and aren’t chunky or gritty but they don’t disappear on application rather sits on the top of skin surface; however the miniscule size of shimmer specks does a brilliant job at reflecting the light rays and creating an illusion of glowing skin.

The Illuminator does serve the purpose of a blush due to the peachy tones. It gives hint of color if applied with light hands but the color can be intensified with layering but at the same time you are building the golden sheen so be careful as u might end up overdoing it. I usually swirl it as a top coat over my matte blushes for a luminous glowing cheeks.

SwatchNYX Illuminator- Chaotic Swatch

Just a touch of brush is enough to pick up a decent amount as a cheek bone highlighter as the formula is loaded with good amount of shimmers. It imparts iridescent glow to the cheeks but doesn’t look OTT. It can be worn comfortable during day time as well which adds *Stars* to this beautiful blush cum highlighter.

FOTD- As a blush. I have used it as a Highlighter here and swiped over a blush here

NYX Illuminator -Chaotic Look

The staying power is great on me as it lasted whole day on my dry skin with a BB/CC cream base. The illuminator is so gorgeous that it was just not enough for me as a blush or highlighter and I am thinking of using it in my eye makeup as well.

Don’t Miss to Checkout:

Pros of NYX Illuminator Chaotic:-

  1. Soft texture which blends nicely
  2. Has fine shimmer specks which aren’t gritty
  3. Imparts a radiant glow to cheeks
  4. Can be layered for a pigmented blush look
  5. Lasts whole day
  6. Works both as a blush and highlighter
  7. Sleek black packaging
  8. Decently priced
  9. Available in 3 beautiful shades

Cons of NYX Illuminator Chaotic:-

  1. Some may not like the gold shimmer specks in the formula
  2. Not much pigmented as a blush and requires layering for the color to show up
  3. Emphasize the pores if worn heavily

Recommendation:- NYX Illuminator Chaotic is a Β pretty shimmery peach toned illuminator/highlighter with finely milled formula which glides nicely giving a smooth glowy finish. It can be used both cheekbone highlighter and a blush but needs layering for some color to show, so I suggest use it on the top of your regular matte blushes for likable gleaming glowing cheeks. But if you insist on using it as a blush opt for a dense brush else you are gonna only build the sheen and no color. πŸ˜‰

It is like a mutli-purpose product at a pocket-friendly price. I am getting ideas to use it as a highlighter in eye makeup or may be a eye shadow as well. It may very well serve the purpose of body illuminator as well. Recommended!

NYX Illuminator

NYX Illuminator Chaotic

NYX Illuminator Chaotic Review

NYX Cosmetics Illuminator- Chaotic Review

NYX Illuminator Chaotic IBB02

NYX Illuminator  Chaotic Swatch

NYX Illuminator Chaotic Look1

Rating:- 4/5

Have you tried NYX Illuminator Chaotic? Do you use highlighters/illuminators?

Β PS – It appears pinkish in the pictures but it is a true apricoty-peach shade in real. The camera just wasnt capturing the true shade. 😐

31 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. RadhaSeptember 12, 2013 at 11:10 AM - Reply

    Lovely review and swatches pics Honey <3 πŸ˜€
    You know what even I am facing the issue with my camera πŸ™ It behaves weird when we try to capture the true shade :/

    • poonamSeptember 12, 2013 at 1:41 PM - Reply

      Thanks a bunch Sweetheart!!.. <3 <3
      Aww.. I can totally understand ur pain Rads... sometimes the camera behave so weird.. feel like throwing it out of teh window.. πŸ˜‰

  2. ParitaSeptember 12, 2013 at 11:24 AM - Reply

    wow looks very similar to sleek rose gold and mac springsheen! its gorgeous and you have flawless skin!

    • poonamSeptember 12, 2013 at 1:36 PM - Reply

      Thank u Pari “Blush-O-Pedia” πŸ˜‰
      OOhh Goshh it is closer to be a dupe of MAC.. I love thsi even more nw!! πŸ˜‰

      Awww.. thanks for your lovely compliment dear.. *Blush* *Blush*

  3. SugandhaSeptember 12, 2013 at 11:39 AM - Reply

    Looks like a lovely product havent tried it but it sure is going into my list. and beautiful FOTD…love the eye makeup as well, pretty pretty!!

    • poonamSeptember 12, 2013 at 1:34 PM - Reply

      YEsshhh it amazingg.. u will definitely like it!! it is a beautiful product!!
      Thanks a tonn sugu.. :-*

  4. Rajani @ Perfecting the ImperfectionsSeptember 12, 2013 at 11:44 AM - Reply

    Loved this shade… it really looks great on you!!!!!

    • poonamSeptember 12, 2013 at 1:32 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Rajani dear.. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  5. tejinderSeptember 12, 2013 at 3:16 PM - Reply

    wow..it looks great poonam..i am definitely buying this one…
    u look lovely n EOTD tu bus mashallah <3

    • poonamSeptember 13, 2013 at 2:54 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Tej.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ . go grab it but sirf ise hi lena .. no more hauls.. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

      ***Blushing***. thansk for ur lovely compliment.. <3 <3

  6. Richa SaxenaSeptember 12, 2013 at 8:46 PM - Reply

    This is so verry pretty! I just loved it on you…Lets see where I can grab these πŸ™‚

    • poonamSeptember 13, 2013 at 2:52 PM - Reply

      Thansk Richa.. get hold of ur some imported friend or some online websites selling NYX.. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰
      U will love it babes! πŸ™‚

  7. Vipra SSeptember 12, 2013 at 9:01 PM - Reply

    Woaahh !! Such a pretty shade – The color is soo adorable and that illuminator on your cheeks is a treat to my eyes πŸ™‚
    I loved it dear <3 <3 <3 :* Packaging is cute too πŸ™‚ I just love your pix πŸ™‚

    • poonamSeptember 13, 2013 at 2:59 PM - Reply

      Hehhe.. thanks a tonn swetiie pie for ur beautiful comment!! I love treating ur eyess.. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

      I love its casing too so sleek and shiny.. awww thnks again! <3 <3

  8. Preeti KaurSeptember 13, 2013 at 12:16 AM - Reply

    Loved the shade, the texture, swatches, FOTD, your clear skin <3 Whats not to love πŸ˜‰

    • poonamSeptember 13, 2013 at 2:51 PM - Reply

      Thanks u so much honeyy!! <3 <3 ... The illumintaor is really gorgeous!! I love it too.. :-*

  9. HeenaSeptember 13, 2013 at 10:02 AM - Reply

    I Love Your Reviews.. You Explain Everything So Well Without Making Reviews Look Like an Essay:P

    I Think This ‘ll Be a Great Highlighter For Me Since The Effect Is Pearly Sheen Which Is Just Right For My Face Since I Have Quite Some Open Pores

    You Look Lovely!:)

    • poonamSeptember 13, 2013 at 3:03 PM - Reply

      Thats a huge compliemt and encouragement Heena ji.. thanks a lott!!
      I try to keep them short but couldnt getaway without talking everyaspect so they tend to get lengthy!! πŸ˜›

      yes i love its pearly sheen .. It has a shimmy effect too but not OTT ofcourse!! Hope it work for u too!!

      <3 <3

  10. NieshaSeptember 13, 2013 at 2:50 PM - Reply

    Lovely shade! I like how it gives a glow and adds some color to your face dear! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    You look very pretty! πŸ˜€

    • poonamSeptember 13, 2013 at 3:00 PM - Reply

      Yes it add the much needed glow and doesnt look OTT even during day.. so like it even more!!

      Thansk u so much dear!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  11. Shweta SarawgiSeptember 13, 2013 at 4:54 PM - Reply

    Lovely shade .. That camera thing is such a pain , it always happen with me too ..

    • poonamSeptember 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM - Reply

      Thanks Shweta.. πŸ™‚
      yess ..I tried changing all the setting but to no avail..
      I need lot more practice to get the best possible pics.. ot may be a new cam would be good.. πŸ˜‰

  12. Shivi@COSMOCHICSSeptember 13, 2013 at 11:17 PM - Reply

    Nice review Poonam!
    Lovely pics:)

    • poonamSeptember 16, 2013 at 2:05 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Shivi..!! πŸ™‚

  13. Melissa...September 18, 2013 at 5:17 PM - Reply

    Gosh Poo enough u hav tempted me enough ..,,I need this

    • poonamSeptember 18, 2013 at 5:46 PM - Reply

      πŸ˜€ :D.. you must get it sweetie.. its amazingg!!
      I am sure u will love it .. just like me.. :-* :-*

  14. MeghaSeptember 20, 2013 at 4:34 PM - Reply

    Wow its looking gorgeous on u poo. Loved ur eye look!

    • poonamSeptember 20, 2013 at 7:26 PM - Reply

      Thanks Megha.. πŸ˜€ :D.. The illuminator is really nice πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  15. KarishmaSeptember 22, 2013 at 4:07 PM - Reply

    You have clicked such nice pictures!

    • poonamSeptember 22, 2013 at 6:01 PM - Reply

      Thank u so much Karishma .. glad u liked the pictures!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  16. Sneha MehtaJanuary 27, 2016 at 7:57 PM - Reply

    Hi dear just love this post done by you.Your eyeliner looks stunning !!! Can I know the brand and the specifications

Leave A Response