December 26, 2011

Get ready to glow with Bare Escentuals, Avon, LUSH, Stila, Benefit and Josie Maran!

Illuminators are one of my newer beauty loves - I never realized before just how versatile they are! Powder ones are perfect for brushing over foundation for an all-over glow or in strategic locations to highlight. The liquid type is excellent to mix into foundation or moisturizer to add a little extra glow.

Bare Escentuals Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil Duo - $37 - infused with genuine Honora Cultured pearls and housed in a pink pearl custom-colour mirrored compact with a Buff & Go Brush for quick on-the-go touch-ups.

Come on, how pretty is this (and it doesn't hurt that it's pink)!

Available at Murale.
Avon Smooth Minerals Radiant Veil - $12 - this illuminating face powder is available in 3 shades: Pink Radiance, natural Glow and Luminous Rose. Made from a blend of 100% naturally derived minerals and is free of talc, dye, fragrance and oil which is great for sensitive skin. It's then mixed with pearl pigments for a luminous, radiant effect.

Available from your Avon rep at 1-800-265-AVON or online at
LUSH Lustre Dusting Powder - $14.95 - fragranced with jasmine, it's meant to just be used on your body but my skin isn't sensitive so I've been using it on my face as well with no ill-effects. It has a very fine gold shimmer to it that adds a lovely glow and looks, smells and feels amazing!

Available in-store as well as online at
Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer - $42 - the easiest way available to illuminate! A sheer wash of colour that is oil free and contains a small amount of pear to brighten your skin and make it appear luminous! Available in 2 shades but if you find you like more foundation coverage then these tints offer, just mix a bit with your regular foundation for the same effects!

Available at Sephora, and Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques.
Benefit Watt's Up! - $34 - a sheer champagne highlighter that provides a luminous sheen and cream-to-powder finish. What's really great about it is the blender provided on the other end of the product which makes it super easy to not make the dreaded highlighter goof of not blending!

Available at Sephora,, Murale and Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques
Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer - $36 - an ultra-light skin-illuminator with a hint of bronze to give skin a bright, radiant, lit-from-within glow. With a blendable serum-like formula, it works to brighten and bronze skin with a universally flattering glow while natural Argan Oil conditions and restores. Not only all that, it also diminishes dark circles for a noticeably rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.

Available at Sephora, and

- Lisamarie -

1 comment:

  1. I really wanted to try Lush's Lustre Dusting Powder, great to know it works well on the face :)


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