I know that folks have been raving about this brand FOREVER, but I’ve never given it a try. For one thing, the selection is MASSIVE, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. And unless you have oodles of time, it’s hard to determine what’s worth it and what’s not.
I went into the Beauty Supply Store (Hi Boo Boo Ninja!) to get Kevyn Aucoin’s Radiant Diaphanous Powder (I’m out), but ended up being drawn to the new Inglot display. So I poked around and came home with a few things:
From the left, lip glosses in 545 and 546, Pigment in #84, and Face & Body Illuminator in 62.
Now, what you can’t see is the ‘gold’ hue that both of these glosses feature. 545 is basically a coral orange color, and 546 is a golden orange color. I could NOT get the gold shimmer to come through with the camera. They’re supposed to be like ‘3D’ glosses, but I don’t know about all of that. They’re beautiful, but they don’t have that much dimension. On the up side, they weren’t expensive, so I’m not stressing too much about it.
Isn’t that STUNNING? It’s a greenish gold that stays true in the pot and on the skin. I compared it to MAC’s Reflects Antique Gold (because I was worried about the similarities), but it’s not even close…
MAC is on the right.
Reminds me of a similar Illuminator from Make Up For Ever, without the hefty price tag. I was looking for an alternative to the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, for warmer skin tones. This one works PERFECTLY, and not just on warm skin tones. The MUA who showed it to me (Cheyenne. I think I’ve mentioned her in a past post), is uber pale. She put it on her skin and it still shimmered beautifully on her, without making her skin too ‘yellow.’ It’s distinctly golden, and works perfectly on bare skin, under foundation, or blended with foundation to give it it a golden boost.
That’s my mini haul! I’m glad I finally gave this brand a shot.