Without a doubt, highlighter is one of the hardest working products in my makeup bag. Admittedly, I have an entire drawer full of them in liquid, cream and powder variations.
Donâ€™t wear it? Perhaps itâ€™s a matter of finding the right one. That might just be the only thing standing in the way of you getting your supermodel on. And I mean that rather literally.
My holy grail highlighter is RMS Living Luminizer ($38), developed by Rose-Marie Swift, makeup artist to supermodels everywhere. Giselle and Miranda Kerr are fans of RMS Beauty and who doesnâ€™t want to look like them? They make flawless and glowy look so easy.
Despite the stockpile of highlighter Iâ€™ve managed to accumulate, Living Luminizer stands out from the rest.
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Made with just a handful of ingredients, including coconut oil and beeswax, Living Luminizer is a sheer balm that leaves skin glowing and fresh. No glitter or sparkle, just supermodel-worthy glow. The kind that you notice but donâ€™t see.
Thereâ€™s not much this Luminizer canâ€™t do. It even works on all skin tones, from the fair to the deep. If this was the only beauty product I used on any given day, Iâ€™d be all right. Use your fingers or a brush — or both, as I prefer. Itâ€™s a no-rules highlighter. It goes far beyond use on just cheekbones and brow bones.
Living Luminizer can also…
- …oomph up concealer. Because the formula is nearly translucent, it can be used under the eyes. I mix it with a little dab of RMS â€œUnâ€ Cover-Up and it brightens and conceals.
- …double as eye shadow. Blend ever so slightly on the lid, focusing on the center. I wear a primer if I do this and usually tote it along in my bag for touchups.
- …illuminate your body. Sometimes you just need to highlight your clavicle, you know? Also, I love blending just a bit onto shoulders when wearing a sleeveless dress. You notice the effect but donâ€™t see the product.
- …be used as lip gloss. Always dab a bit at the bow of your lips and even wear as a base for lip gloss. The coconut oil is nourishing so you donâ€™t have to worry about it drying out your lips.
Despite how often I use this, one tub will last you many months. A full-size costs $38, but you can order samples as well from Spirit Beauty Lounge if you want to try before you buy.