Forget about highlight and illuminator, luminizer is the new kid on the block which will give your skin a youthful glow. It can be added into your foundation, applied directly onto the cheekbones, or even used as a shimmery eyeshadow – the possibilities are endless!
What are luminizers?
More often than not, luminizers are in liquid or stick forms which are quick and easy to apply on both the face and body. They are used to diffuse the light, and are essential when conturing and highlighting certain parts of the face.
How do luminizers work?
Luminizers are packed with mica which is a mineral with one special property – it shimmers. The tiny little particles are added into luminizers to give their distinct glow without clogging the pores.
How to use a luminizer?
Luminizers are applied mostly in the same way as highlighters and illuminators. They can give the skin a youthful overall appearance, and bring some light to the face without looking like a disco ball!
Cheekbones: Apply just a few dots over the cheekbones and blend it out with a concealer brush, your fingers, or a damp beauty blender. Similarly, a stick luminizer is a quick and easy way to bring some light to the face without using too many brushes.
ModelCo Highlighting Trio, $22
Decolletage: Extend the luminizer down to your décolletage when wearing a strapless or off-the-shoulder top or dress. Apply the luminizer directly over your decolletage, and blend out carefully with a buffing brush.
bareMinerals Ready Luminizer Duo, $24
Legs: Use a liquid luminizer to give the illusion of super-sleek legs during the summer. It will moisturise your skin at the same time!
Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer, $26
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