I remember wanting to have all variants of this Luminizer back when I was still not addicted to makeups. I even bookmarked the link to this item from Sephora back then. But when I started to grow my makeup stash, I have no idea why I never bought these, not until I came across these luminizers on eBay Philippines (again!)
It was just a few months ago when I decided to get me two variants of this product.
The packaging is similar to that of Nail Polish Bottles, but these babies are huge, they hold 25ml of product (around twice than the content of Benefit HighBeam and MoonBeam which only has 12ml each)
Attached to the bottle's cover is a long wand with a brush on its end, again, similar to nail polish applicators.
I wish this had a paddle-like spatula instead of this brush thing (ill make a review of the Skinfood Lime Secret Shine Base tomorrow so you guys would see what I mean by the Paddle-Like Spatula rawr!).
I bought 2 variants of this Stila All Over Shimmer
2 and 3
2 - is a pretty pale pink fluid with iridescent pink shimmer. If you happen to have MAC MSF in Petticoat, this has the same iridescent shimmer. Warm Pink and gives a pretty radiance on the cheeks when used as a blush base.
3 - is a nice warm muted gold fluid with gold shimmer. I use this as a base whenever I use my NARS Luster blush and it looks fab
Stila All Over Shimmer has slightly chunkier shimmer than Benefit's Highbeam and Moonbeam, what I mean by chunkier is it has bigger specks of shimmer but not too big that youd look like a disco ball when you use this, a drop perhaps of this luminizer may be enough to be used for the key areas of the face.
The consistency of the fluid isnt oily, its more like water-based so its easy to blend and it sorta hydrates the skin too.
See how pretty they are?
The picture couldnt even give justice to how pretty these are, especially #2 which has a nicer pink iridescence in actual.
water\aqua\eau, tricaprylin, pentaerythrityl tetrethylhexanoate, glycerin, butylene glycol, ceteareth-20, stearic acid, dimethicone, vp/eicosene copolymer, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, polyisoprene, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, xanthan gum, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, acrylates/palmeth-25 acrylate copolymer, phenyl trimethicone, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium stearate, bht, phenoxyethanol, [+/- mica, titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163), carmine (ci 75470)]
Stila Says :
WINNER In Style's Best Beauty Buys 2008! Light up your look from lids to cheeks and collarbones, with this lightweight way to add flirty sheen and luminosity to the skin. This Liquid Luminizer allows for added application control and will last longer than traditional powder or cream shimmers. Use alone or mixed into your favorite stila foundation for an all-over glow. The glass bottle has a built in brush for mess-proof application.
The pretty sheen lasts about 6-7 hours on me. The whole day actually. <3 <3 <3
A bottle would last long so I dont think its backup worthy, I wanna get #1 though. :)
Would you believe I got these Luminizers for just Php275.00 ($6.00) each? Lucky coz nobody placed a bid on these. LOL!
SRP is $22.00
I got mine from eBay Philippines
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