August 30, 2019

NYX Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation

As you may know already, NYX has launched a new liquid foundation recently! Available in 45 shades, the Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation provides a radiant finish and buildable medium coverage. In addition, the vegan formula is supposed to be suitable for all skin types!

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NYX Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation Review Photos Swatches Before After MAC Equivalents

The texture is similar to a BB Cream, the Born To Glow foundation is creamy and feels hydrating but not too much, it doesn't feel heavy or greasy. My skin is very oily though, so I only use a very light moisturizer when I wear this foundation, otherwise the finish can be too dewy.

I like to apply it with a damp Beautyblender, but it blends out well with my fingers too.

NYX Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation Review Swatches Before After
NYX Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation in 06 Vanilla and 7.5 Soft Beige (06 is a bit too light for me)

This foundation has such a beautiful finish on the skin, it's luminous and slightly dewy! And it never looks cakey even if I apply two layers! The coverage is sheer to medium with one layer, and medium to full with two layers. Oh and by the way, it doesn't contain shimmers or glitters.

The finish is significantly less luminous when I set it with a light dusting of loose powder, but it looks more dewy after about 30 minutes. My skin looks dewy and fresh (but not oily) until the 4 hours mark.

NYX Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation Packaging

If I set it with loose powder (I love Givenchy's Prisme Libre Loose Powder) and a makeup setting spray (I currently use Skindinavia's Bridal Makeup Setting Spray), it wears well for about 11 hours!

It can be applied over mattifying primers too, such as Becca's Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector. It doesn't make the foundation look cakey!

NYX Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation Ingredients

I didn't expect to love it that much but wow, what a nice surprise!

My skin is very oily so I need to use 2-3 blotting sheets throughout the day, but I don't mind because it looks sooooo good on my skin!

NYX Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation Swatches 1.3 Porcelain 06 Vanilla 6.5 7.5 Beige 09 Olive 12 Tan 15.8 Honey 16.7 19 Mocha MAC NW10 NC15 NC30 NC35 NC45 NC50
Swatches on light skin (NC15-NC20)

1.3 Light Porcelain is lighter than NW10 and has neutral undertones.

06 Vanilla is darker than NC10 (but lighter than NC15) and has peachy gold undertones.

6.5 Nude is slightly lighter than NC20 and has olive undertones.

7.5 Soft Beige is a bit lighter than NC35 and has peach undertones.

09 Medium Olive is similar to NC30 and has golden olive undertones.

12 Classic Tan is slightly darker than NC35 and has golden peach undertones.

15.8 Honey is a bit darker than NC42 and has gold undertones.

16.7 Warm Mahogany is darker than NC45 and has golden caramel undertones.

19 Mocha is slightly darker than NC50 and has gold undertones.

NYX Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation Review Photos

The NYX Born To Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation retails for $14 CAD for 30ml and is available at Ulta.

(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial. This post contains affiliate links.)


  1. I've actually never tried a NYX foundation before but the finish on this one looks gorgeous! Would you say it's similar to the L'Oreal Pro Glow foundation (I love that one!)?

    1. Oh god I haven't used the Pro-Glow foundation since last year I think! The NYX foundation is thicker, feels more hydrating on the skin. But I would need to try the L'Oréal foundation again to compare them properly!

  2. This looks really great on you - and 11 hour wear for a dewy foundation?! awesome!

    1. Right? I set it with a bit of powder though, because it would look way too dewy for my oily skin.

  3. THANK YOU for these swatches!!

  4. What shade suits you the most?

    1. I currently use 06 Vanilla with a drop of 7.5 Soft Beige, and 09 Medium Olive when I'm tan.

  5. I'm quite late to the party! I'm an nc15 in MAC, do you think 6.5nude would work for me?


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