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.
I swatched some (but not all) of my favorites for you.
Wearing Too Faced Candlelight Glow Duo
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.
Wearing Silk Naturals Flattery under the eyes and on the cheekbones
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.
Wearing Pumpkin & Poppy Lady of Light
Pumpkin & Poppy Cream Illuminator in Lady of Light – $$9.89
This is a mix of peach, gold and copper. Vegan
Wearing Urban Decay Moonshine
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.
Wearing NARS Copacabana
NARS illuminator in Copacabana – $30 for 1.1 oz
This is a beautiful glistening pearl.
Wearing NARS Albatross
NARS Blush in Albatross – $30 for .16
This is a sheer light golden sheen. I think it’s stunning.
Wearing Hourglass Ethereal Light
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!
What are your favorite illuminizers? Do you use them all over or just on the cheekbones? Let me know!
Tags: Cover FX, Dreamworld Minerals, Hourglass, It Cosmetics, NARS, Nyx, pumpkin and poppy, Silk Naturals, Too Faced, Urban Decay
CoverFX Moonlight! *swoons*
It looks dark in the pan but turns into such a beautiful shade when worn
I still haven’t purchased any of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, but I have two of the blushes to make up for that!
Ethereal Light is amazing. I love it.
I love love all your looks!
Thank you! <3 See you soon?
Love your picks! NARS and Hourglass are some of my faves too!
Copacabana is just so amazing.
I’ve not heard of Lady of Light, but it’s gorgeous! I love that photo of you wearing the NARS. I think it’s my favorite photo of you, ever!
The Copacabana photo?
Fabulous picks, Copacabana is definitely one of the best highlighting products!
Awesome picks. Hands down agree Too Faced Candlelight is the best ever!!!
I love the Hourglass Ambient powders!
I haven´t found my favorite illuminizer, yet
Great choices and they all look lovely on you!
I absolutely ADORE Copacabana!
LOVE that cover fx one. I got that in the Emmy goodie bag!
Love your choices, you have great taste. Of course I love the It Cosmetics. I think I’ll try to find the NYX one since it’s actually affordable so it won’t make me feel guilty.
NARS for the win! <3
So many pretty shades !
So many awesome picks! I need the 2 NARS ones!
I always forget about albatross! I have it in a palette and must use it more! I just ordered the hourglass and cant wait to wear it soon!!!
Eenie meanie minie moe…. I pick Nars!
I loveeeee NARS Copacabana
I’ve heard NARS Albatross thrown around a lot as a great highlighter, but didn’t realize what a gorgeous gold glimmer it has!
The Silk Naturals looks great on you. The others are nice too but this one makes you look incredible.
I want the Too Faced Candlelit Glow!!
A previous post where you mentioned the Too Faced made me want it very bad, lol. Also I just have to say how much I enjoyed seeing all your hairstyles and colors and wigs in this post! Have you ever done a post just for all the different hair you’ve had? That would be fun
I need Too Faced Candlelit Glow <3 Gorgeous photos!
I may have to look into the Silk Naturals one – I love how it looks on you!
More than anything else, I enjoyed looking at your photos- from the makeup to wigs to accessories. With that said, keep it coming!!!! I love Hourglass products!
<3 hourglass! Can't believe I still don't own a single one yet. I am crazy.
There are so many here that I haven’t tried! Copacabana is really speaking to me!
I can see why you love the TF Candlelight duo! It really looks gorgeous on you. I can’t believe I haven’t tried the NARS Albatross. It’s so pretty!!
I really have wanted try the Hourglass and Nars one.
Just based on the Swatches only, I love the Nars Albatross & Copacabana highlighter. My Holy Grail highlighter is theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer and Second Place is Too Faced Pink Leopard bronzer, I know it’s supposed a bronzer but I think it’s the perfect shade as a highlighter.
I love the Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer, I’ve had it forever and I feel like it’s never ending because a little goes a long way.