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REVIEW: NEW NYX Born to Glow Illuminating Primer

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Is this NYX Born to Glow Illuminating Primer a drugstore dupe for the Becca Backlight Priming Filter?

Keep reading to find out……

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Cost: $13.99

I went to Ulta last Saturday and as I walked in there was a glorious display of new products!! (See my picture below) I wanted to buy everything!!! This primer definitely caught my eye. I am a HUGE lover of the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter. I know this primer isn’t for everyone but I have dry skin and the Becca primer has been awesome so I figured I would try this out and let you guys know if they are similar or if it’s a dupe.

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NEW Ulta NYX Display

First Impressions:

I applied this with my fingertips to a clean face. From the moment I applied it to my face, it reminded me a lot of the Becca Backlight Priming Filter. These primers don’t give your face that slick silica feeling like a smoothing/pore filling primer.  It feels like a hydrating lotion with small shimmer particles in it and it gives the face a nice healthy glow. Foundation goes over this primer beautifully as well.

Is this a dupe for the Becca Backlight Priming Filter? Not exactly. If you see my picture below you will notice that the color is different. The Becca Primer is more of a peach shimmery glow and the NYX primer is a white shimmery glow. Now, with that said I feel like the formulas are very similar. And once you blend it out on the face you can’t really tell that they are different.

NYX and Becca comparison
NYX and Becca comparison


Great price. I love putting foundation over this for a beautiful healthy glow. It doesn’t dry out my skin.

I don’t think this will work for every skin tone because it is a white shimmer.

I love the way my skin looks with it underneath foundation
I love the way my skin looks with the illuminating primer underneath foundation

Pass or buy?

In my opinion I say buy, especially if you wanted to try the Becca Backlight Priming Filter.

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