Unsung Makeup Heroes: RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

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RMS Living Luminizer

Laurie Leopold of 312 BeautyAbout the Author
The following guest post was written by Laurie Leopold of 312beauty.com. You can also find Laurie on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

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.

Don’t wear it? Perhaps it’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 doesn’t want to look like them? They make flawless and glowy look so easy.

Despite the stockpile of highlighter I’ve managed to accumulate, Living Luminizer stands out from the rest.

The long-running Makeup and Beauty Blog Unsung Heroes series features much-loved permanent collection products from a variety of bodacious beauty brands.

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 don’t see.


There’s not much this Luminizer can’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, I’d be all right. Use your fingers or a brush — or both, as I prefer. It’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 “Un” 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 don’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 don’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.

Laurie Leopold of 312 BeautyAbout the Author
The following guest post was written by Laurie Leopold of 312beauty.com. You can also find Laurie on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.


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  1. Sounds fabulous Laurie! Love how subtle it is, from your face shot I would have probably said you have really nice, healthy looking skin if I’d not known that you’re wearing a luminizer!
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  2. Katherine M says:

    This makeup line in particular sounds amazing, and while I’ve heard of it, I haven’t seen it in stores anywhere. Would it be in Sephora or Nordstrom or is it exclusively online? It goes to show a little bit goes a long way – your skin looks (and probably is) incredibly healthy and this looks like a great enhancer for one’s natural beauty.

    • Laurie says:

      Hey Katherine, it is available in some stores. I know in Chicago, a boutique called Space 519 carries it. Otherwise, I go online and buy from Spirit Beauty Lounge. They always include tons of samples when you order, and free shipping often!

  3. I will definitely have to get it at some point, heard so many raves about it. My favourite highlighter for years has been BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl.
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  4. Gowthami says:

    I must say it gives super healthy finish to the skin! 🙂

  5. Hanna says:

    This product seems to do wonders for your skin.
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  6. Efrain says:

    Laurie I have a question, do you think it’s a good idea to use it in oily skin?

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