There are many different kinds of iluminizers. How do you know which one will work best for you? This article can help you narrow down your options and, more importantly, know how to use the product. Done well, illuminizers can give you a natural glow. Done poorly, and you’ll look like a disco ball. These beauty tips will take out the guesswork.
You’ll need a good fluffy brush, so you can apply lightly. Tap the brush to get rid of excess powder. It’s easier to start with small amounts and then add as you see fit than correct a mistake. However powder illuminizers fade faster than cream and liquid, so you may need to reapply over the day, especially in hot weather.
Apply illuminizers after foundation. Place it on areas where the light naturally hits your face: under the brow bone (eyebrow), top of the cheekbones, and the bridge of your nose. A great technique for adding light and making your eyes pop is to use a pressed powder illuminizer and applying under the brow bone with a fan brush.
Liquid illuminizers can easily be mixed in with your foundation and applied all over the face. They can add a subtle sparkle and help you achieve glowing, radiant skin. You can also ‘spot apply’ illuminizers by dotting it over your foundation and blending it in softly with your finger. However you have less control over liquid illuminizers than powder illuminizers. It’s easy to overdo it. For more precision apply with a synthetic brush.
Cream illuminizers can offer the best of both worlds. It’s easier to work with than liquid but still a bit more potent than powder, you can apply cream illuminizers straight on top of your powder and sometimes even on top of your blush (in very small amounts). Buffing a cream illuminizer onto your face (same spots – brow bone, cheek bone, and even bridge of your nose) can help you achieve a natural dewy glow.