It’s Makeup Wars time! Today I’ve got Makeup Wars Favorite Cruelty Free Illuminizers. I picked the best illuminizers from my collection to share with you. This post contains a mix of products purchased by me and press samples.
I swatched some (but not all) of my favorites for you.
Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo – $30 for . 35 0z
This duo is sheer gold/ gilded rose is my all time favorite highlighter. That’s why it made my Holy Grail Beauty Products of 2014 list.
Silk Naturals Illuminating Powder in Flattery – $9.95 30 gram jar of 1 tablespoon
Flattery started out as a GWP “Vegan Illuminator”- it’s essentially a Vegan Perfecting Powder with just a hint of pink, and a few fine interference colors- mainly gold, blue and purple. It perks up a dull complexion and adds just a little bit of shimmer.
I use this all over sometimes, or just under my eyes and on my cheekbones to add a glow. This also made my Holy Grail Beauty Products list. Vegan.
Cover FX Illuminator in Moonlight – $28 for .35 oz
This gives a pretty pearly glow. Vegan.
Pumpkin & Poppy Cream Illuminator in Lady of Light – $$9.89
This is a mix of peach, gold and copper. Vegan
Urban Decay Urbanglow Cream Highlighter in Moonshine (Discontinued)
This is the only LE / Discontinued product that I just had to mention. I love this gorgeous iridescent pink highlighter. Too bad it’s been discontinued. See my review.
NARS illuminator in Copacabana – $30 for 1.1 oz
This is a beautiful glistening pearl.
NARS Blush in Albatross – $30 for .16
This is a sheer light golden sheen. I think it’s stunning.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light – $45 for .35 oz
This is a beautiful opalescent sheer, cool white powder.
Nyx Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Sunbeam – $7.50 for .5 oz
This is a gorgeous pale pink iridescent liquid.
Dreamworld Hermetica Glo Worm Powder in Mummy Glo – $15.99 for 8 to 10 gm of product.
Mummy Glo gives a shimmery white with gold iridescence glow.
It Cosmetics Hello Light Creme Illuminator – $24 for .23 oz
This gives you a lovely iridescent beige gleam.
There’s one other highlighter that I love that I didn’t mention (because I can’t find where it’s hiding in my stash since I’ve moved things from one room to another; it’s probably hiding with my UD Moonshine) is an LE product. It’s the essence Twilight highlighter. It’s another golden iridescent product but I think the glow it gives is so pretty!
Looking for more? Check out
- 10 Organization Hacks for Beauty Lovers
- Best Mascaras + Mascara Hacks & Tips
- The Easy Way to go Cruelty Free
- The Pale Girl’s Guide to Highlighting and Contouring
What are your favorite illuminizers? Do you use them all over or just on the cheekbones? Let me know!