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Makeup Wars Favorite Cruelty Free Illuminizers

Best Cruelty Free Illuminizers

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.

Best Cruelty Free Highlighters

Best Cruelty Free Highlighter Swatches

Best Cruelty Free Illuminizers

Best Cruelty Free Illuminizer Swatches

I swatched some (but not all) of my favorites for you.

Wearing Too Faced Candlelight Glow Duo

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

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

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

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

Wearing NARS Copacabana

NARS illuminator in Copacabana – $30 for 1.1 oz
This is a beautiful glistening pearl.

Wearing NARS Albatross

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

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!

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    • KinksCurlsandLOVE

      CoverFX Moonlight! *swoons*

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It looks dark in the pan but turns into such a beautiful shade when worn

    • http://polishinsomniac.blogspot.com jbrobeck

      I still haven’t purchased any of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, but I have two of the blushes to make up for that!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Ethereal Light is amazing. I love it.

    • http://www.geniabeme.com Eugenia

      I love love all your looks!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you! <3 See you soon?

    • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

      Love your picks! NARS and Hourglass are some of my faves too!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Copacabana is just so amazing.

    • Gouldylox

      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!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        The Copacabana photo?

    • Anastasia

      Fabulous picks, Copacabana is definitely one of the best highlighting products!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Agreed :)

    • http://www.makeuplifelove.com/ jamie @makeuplifelove

      Awesome picks. Hands down agree Too Faced Candlelight is the best ever!!!

    • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

      I love the Hourglass Ambient powders!

    • beautybymissl

      I haven´t found my favorite illuminizer, yet :(

    • CarleenPruessCoulter

      Great choices and they all look lovely on you!

    • http://mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      I absolutely ADORE Copacabana!

    • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

      LOVE that cover fx one. I got that in the Emmy goodie bag!

    • marciaf

      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.

    • GlitteryGlossy

      NARS for the win! <3

    • Betzy Carmona

      So many pretty shades !

    • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

      So many awesome picks! I need the 2 NARS ones!

    • Pammy Blogs Beauty

      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!!!

    • Kelly R

      Eenie meanie minie moe…. I pick Nars!

    • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

      I loveeeee NARS Copacabana

    • makingupthemw

      I’ve heard NARS Albatross thrown around a lot as a great highlighter, but didn’t realize what a gorgeous gold glimmer it has!

    • Aleya Bamdad

      The Silk Naturals looks great on you. The others are nice too but this one makes you look incredible.

    • cindyprimebeauty

      I want the Too Faced Candlelit Glow!!

    • http://makeupfancyblog.blogspot.com/ Makeupfancy

      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 :)

    • Cosmetic Sanctuary

      I need Too Faced Candlelit Glow <3 Gorgeous photos!

    • Nidia Doherty

      I may have to look into the Silk Naturals one – I love how it looks on you!

    • FabZilla_Kath

      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!

    • Julie

      <3 hourglass! Can't believe I still don't own a single one yet. I am crazy. ;)

    • Justina

      There are so many here that I haven’t tried! Copacabana is really speaking to me!

    • Amber

      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!!

    • http://twitter.com/lover111193 teresa koedyker

      I really have wanted try the Hourglass and Nars one.

    • Jamie C.

      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.

    • Maria J.

      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.