Monday, 13 May 2013

Revlon photoready skinlights illuminator review

Ciao Bella!

I've been searching for a drugstore highlighter for a while, to add glow to by skin and not make it look dull after I've applied my powder. I have been tempted to buy the Benefit high-beam but i think it is quiet pricey at £19.50 for 13 ml.  I was so excited when i saw the Revlon photoready skinlights illuminator, which is reasonably priced at £11.99 for 30ml (more than double than benefits illuminator). Revlon's illuminator, claims it can make you have a healthy glow in any light. Banish dullness and even out skin with light-capturing crystals and photochromatic pigments.

How did i  apply?
  • Firstly, i dotted the illuminator over my cheekbones, cupids and brow bone and the places the sun would normally hit. 
  • Secondly blended over makeup using a real techniques stippling brush.
  • You can also mix with your foundation.

So did it live up to its claims?

The photo ready skin lights is available in two shades: bronze and pink. I chose the shade 'Bronze' as i thought rather than the 'Pink' pale shade, it suited my skin tone better - this turned out not to be the case. I swatched it in the store and it looked lovely on my skin. But when applied to the areas i wished to highlight it was quiet sheer and wasn't as pigmented as i hoped. I have a slight suspicion that the shade bronze on lighter skin tones may appear orange so very pale skin tone should probably opt for shade 'pink'. Surprisingly, this illuminator contains lemon peel extract, acai palm extract and citrus peel extract, which is quiet skin friendly. Lemon and citrus peel are known to even out your skin tone.

I wasn't impressed with this highlighter, the only thing that i really loved about the Revlon photoready illuminator was the price. My hunt for an affordable highlighter continues. I am tempted to give in and buy the Benefit highlighter, as it may be worth the money.

Whats your favorite highlighter?

Revlon photoready skinlights illuminator  in Bronze

Pros: Contains lemon peel extract , acai palm extract and citrus peel extract. Reasonably priced.
Cons:  didn't blend as well, watery , contains silica
Bottom line: Its great that its priced at £11.99 for 30 ml in comparison to other available liquid highlighter. But unfortunately i wouldn't buy the Revlon photoready skin lights illuminator again due it being watery consistency and it not been able to blend.

Have you tried the Revlon highlighter?

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Inez said...

What a shame it doesn't blend well!

Bella Vogue Beauty said...

I Know! It was at such a bargain price as well.

V xx

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