Monday, April 19, 2010

Review: Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator in Natural Light


This is a review for Revlon's Skinlights Face Illuminator in Natural Light. This product, now discontinued, was released by Revlon with their Skinlights collection released in 07 or 08, I'm not entirely sure. I found this one about a year ago at Ocean State Job Lot ad I think you may be able to find some of the line at Big Lots as well. The shade I got is the lightest and it's a pale luminescent pink. They have beige shades as well, and I think beige will suite someone with a darker complexion better than pink. However, if you want to complement a tan, use the pink.

The product itself is a loose powder and comes in a very large sifter--think the size of your setting powder. I've been using mine for a year and still have barely made a dent cause you need a tiny tiny bit for each use.

The packaging is a bit annoying as the holes in the sifter are fairly large, so every time I open the container a shimmer cloud erupts. Also, it makes it difficult to apply because I have to be careful when I stick my brush in that I don't get too much. If I do, I've gotta tap off the excess and that again is a waste of product. Not that I really mind that much cause I'll probably never finish it at the rate I'm going, haha!

Here's a swatch on my hand:

On the left it's strait off a brush, on the right it's blended in a bit.

Having oily skin, I've never been a fan of uber shimmery product as the make me look oilier faster. I much prefer a matte finish, but I've got to say that I'm liking this product. First off, a little goes a long way. I dip my brush in and swirl it in the cap, tap of excess, and apply it to the tops of my cheek bones, brow bones, a tiny bit on my nose, for head, and chin. It gives me a glow, like I've had a full nights rest. I automatically look more awake and I like that. It comes with a brush that is flat and sorta domed (sorry no pic) but I find that a blush brush works better. I also like how multipurpose this product is. I can use it on my face, as an eyeshadow (use a q-tip to dab it into the inner corners of my eyes, or use a brush to use it as a highlight on my brow bones when I'm in a hurry, etc), or I can put some into my foundation/moisturizer/body lotion to get a barely there glow. There's so many things you can do with this product. heck, I've even put it into a nail polish! Word of warning, though, use very sparingly. Otherwise you'll look like a disco ball, no kidding. It does make me look oily faster, but honestly, if I only use a bit it doesn't make much of a difference, maybe only an hour. Lasting power is ok. It looks fresh for about six to seven hours. If you want it to last longer then put it into a lotion or foundation. Overall, great highlighter! It's perfect for this time of year when cooler, more opalescent colors are in style.

Info:

Price: $3.99 (Ocean State Job Lot)

Ingredients: TALC, POLYMETHYLMETHACRYLATE, DIMETHICONE, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, CYCLOMETHICONE, CALCIUM SILICATE, SILICA, ETHYLENE/METHLACRYLATE COPOLYMER, ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, PEG-4 DIHEPTANOATE, PERFLUORONONYL OCTODECYL GLYCOL MEADOWFOAMATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, LECITHIN, METHICONE, ZINC STEARATE, OCTYL HYDROOXYSTEARATE, SACCHAROMYCES ZINC FERMENT EXTRACT, SACCHAROMYCES COPPER FERMENT EXTRACT,SACCHAROMYCES MANGANESE FERMENT EXTRACT, SACCHAROMYCES IRON FERMENT EXTRACT, SACCHAROMYCES SILICON FERMENT EXTRACT, SACCHAROMYCES POTASSIUM FERMENT EXTRACT, SELENIUM FERMENT EXTRACT, GINKO BILOBA EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, CAMELIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CENTAUREA CYANUS FLOWER EXTRACT, GRAPE SEED EXTRACT, MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, FRAGRANCE, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN, PHENOXYETHANOL. MAY CONTAIN: MICA, IRON OXIDES, CARMINE, ULTRAMARINES, RED 7 LAKE, RED 6 LAKE, RED 30 LAKE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE, ALUMINUKM POWDER.

Disclosure:The product featured in this post was bought by me for the purpose of my personal use. If you have any further questions about disclosure, don't hesitate to ask in the comments.

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