Physicians Formula Spotlight Illuminating Primer ($14.95 and available at Rite Aid, CVS, Target and Ulta) is A-OK if you’re going for an extra dewy look…
1. Because I think it looks beautiful blended into foundation.
That’s when I really like this glittery champagne-colored liquid primer. Mixing it with foundation tones down the sparkle. A lot. Making it a little more wearable, and when I’m going for extra dewy, illuminated skin, like on rainy days when the muted light outside is more forgiving than it is on sunny days, it’s fun.
2. It is NOT a dupe for BECCA Backlight (sadly).
I hoped it would be. A drugstore version of $38 BECCA Backlight would have rocked, but Spotlight’s shimmer is bolder. Light softly beams off of my skin when I wear Backlight, but Spotlight has noticeably bigger glitter flecks and a harder, frostier pore-highlighting reflection, ESPECIALLY in full sunlight.
I mean, I looove me some glitter, but not when it’s from big-honkin’ pieces of glitter all up in my pores. I’m like, Whoa, Nelly! This ain’t A Night at The Roxbury. It’s just a Tuesday, and I’m only going to Target to buy bread. Chill.
That said, if you’re carefree and pore-less like porcelain, and if big sparkles put a spring in your step, you should be able to wear this without a hitch. No prob.
2. It’s pricey for drugstore.
A 1-oz. bottle with a pump is $14.95 (vs. BECCA Backlight, which is $38). If you’re interested, it’s available now at Rite Aid, CVS, Target and Ulta.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy Tuesday. 🙂