Give your complexion and body an incandescent glow with this luxurious, lightweight cream luminizer. The decadent formula blends out easily, delivering a sheer, shimmering finish perfect for all skin tones, and tantalizes with a refreshing sensation.
Dab and blend onto cheekbones, temples, bridge of the nose and décolleté, or anywhere else you want eyes to linger. Wear alone, or under or over Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation.
I received this deluxe mini in a sampler set from a Sephora Favorites kit awhile back (last year, maybe?). I’m not really a fan of cream products, aside from foundation, so this was one of those products I put on the backburner for a while. I’ve only been playing with cream luminizers for the past few months because I don’t like wasting product, especially by it just sitting around. I had such good results from using the Benefit Cosmetics – Watts Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter that I decided to play around with this one and wasn’t disappointed! I reach for this or the Benefit one when going for a lighter, more natural look and this does the job well! Its shade is complimentary to all skin tones and the shimmer isn’t so overbearing that it turns me into a tin man. When used with foundation, I recommend wearing it over the base and blending with your finger with light pressure so it doesn’t mess with the blended foundation. You need to use more when applying powder over it because the powder will diminish some of the shimmer to it. This color is perfect for a sun-kissed look, even on my pale skin. It doesn’t enhance as much for lighter skin tones, but it still does its job. That means it’s perfect for those of us lounging around in Southern California, but not so much for those in regions that experience a snowy wonderland in the winter seasons. Then again, I’ve noticed most people don’t even wear makeup according to seasons anymore anyways, so I guess that doesn’t matter. This is a great stocking stuffer for the holidays or a gift in general for the makeup minimalist. I love that the company calls this product for what it is: a luminizer, unlike many competititors that call shimmery products “highlighters.”
Performance/Wear: ★ ★ ★ ★/5
This works really well with my tinted moisturizers, BB Creams, and CC creams! As I mentioned already, it can be worn for a look with more coverage, but it isn’t me preference for this product. Ever heard the term, “Just because it can be done, doesn’t mean it should be?” This suits that so well, but to each their own. I’ve found the best way to apply is with my fingertips over whatever light coverage base I’m using that day, not with the beautyblender that we’re all so habitual to reach for. It has a natural finish to it and I love using it for my ‘no makeup’ days. You know, those days we either don’t have the time or motivation to wear a full-face of makeup. The fluid consistency makes it easy for dispensing and blending, without any unnecessary tugging on my skin. Although it doesn’t mention it, it can also be used on top of your eye look to give it a bit of a pop to the look. I also like to use it on my body when I self-tan and wear either a strapless dress or shorts to enhance the look of my tan. Key area would be the front of my legs, collar bone, shoulders, and shoulder blades (for bathing suits or low-cut backs on dresses). I especially like that my skin isn’t negatively affected by this since I’ve lost count of the money wasted on products that turned my face into a stuffed crust, meat lover’s pizza. There was a bit of a burning feeling when I applied it to my cupid’s bow, and luckily, it faded after a few minutes. I thought that was the weirdest reaction since it didn’t cause that for my eyes or the rest of my face where I applied it.
Price: ★ ★ ★/5
Not the worst price-to-quality ratio, but not the best either, so I’ll rate it in the middle. Since this can be used for multiple purposes, it makes it more ideal to have this product vs. buying a bunch of different products to do the same thing.
I HATE squeeze tube packaging! I have said it hundreds of times before and since my hand and wrist pain don’t seem to be ceasing, I’ll continue to hate it. I wish they packaged this with a pump and that would win points with me, but not as is. If they change it, I’ll update this review.
Water (Aqua/Eau), Squalane, Glycerin, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Trihydroxystearin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Salicylate, Fragrance (Parfum), Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)
Texture: Liquid Cream
Scent: Faint makeup smell
Size: 2 fl. Oz.
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