Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator Loose Powder
Just two days back, I was out shopping and just had two main things on my grab list . The highly recommended (by dear kimi :)) Revlon touch and glow cream and The Maybelline primer I have been looking for almost a month now. This was like the 10th place I asked about the primer, but still received the same answer, “OUT OF STOCK” grrrr….. I have given up all hopes on finding it at any Maybelline counter now . I could not even buy the touch and glow cream as they didn’t have tester for it. As I was slowly sulking away to leave the REVLON counter, I saw REVLON, SKINLIGHTS FACE ILLUMINATOR LOOSE POWDER” I could quickly recollect an instance when this MUA used it on me and said its not easily available. I got it swatched on my hand, liked the way it looked and tada, I got it .
NOW, most of us are aware of the other skin lights face illuminator lotion version. I find this appropriate for oily skin as compared to that. Pricing of both the products is same.
What the Product Claims …
-This translucent, oil-free, skin-brightening loose powder sweeps on for silky radiance.
-The unique formula features light-reflective crystal color and skin-enhancing minerals to instantly brighten skin, soften flaws and boost radiance. Vitamins C and E help improve skin tone.
Price, Rs. 710 for 21 gm of quantity
Skinlights Face Illuminator Loose Powder comes in a small, round plastic jar. The pearlescent ivory, plastic jar is a little over 2″ high and is about 2.75″ wide. The jar is divided into two halves that unscrew so that you can get to the bottom jar. The top half, which has a lid that simply pulls up, contains a little face brush that has its own little spot inside so that it won’t move around. The bottom half of the jar contains the loose powder.
The white, plastic-handled brush is very flat but is actually cute, small and soft. The handle could be a little bigger, but overall it’s a nice brush considering the fact that it’s included free. The bristles are very soft.
The Revlon Skinlights Illuminator comes in five shades,
*Natural Light (the lightest one and the one I got, The color of the product itself is a shimmery peach. ),
*Golden Light (the darkest).
I could judge about the appropriate shade for me after testing it, there is no indication of exactly which color one should use, so you have to make a “guesstimate” based on your skin tone if you don’t get to use a tester. So I would advise you to purchase this at a store with an exchange/refund policy.
When I first opened up my container of Face Illuminator Loose Powder, I was met with that familiar, wonderful Skinlights scent that nearly all of their products have and I love it. The next thing I noticed when I unscrewed the top half of the container and pulled back the paper covering that covered the sifter holes was that this stuff looks nice shimmery.
The mistake I made the first time I used this illuminator was to use way too much. This is not a product that is meant to replace your current loose or pressed powder. This product is meant to simply highlight and brighten the face on the whole or for highlighting in select places. If you want to put it all over your face, you certainly can – but no matter how you use it, you will want to use it sparingly! Because I used too much, my skin looked downright sparkly (shining disco ball) – I had to take it off and start over, with a lighter hand this time. So, this is what I did for my last night’s outing, first, applied my foundation, I dipped my brush in this powder and swirled it in the cap, tapped of excess, and applied 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. My skin looked natural, dewy, and healthy. Just a little bit of the powder goes a long way. It is is actually better to use the small brush that is included with the powder because it’s smaller and picks up less powder than your normal face brush would.
FINALLY! coming to THE MOST IMPORTANT PART, which will interest all of us much more than the product itself… I GOT THIS WALLET FREE FREE FREE 😛 Revlon is running this scheme on a min. purchase of Rs. 700. I could just meet the mark, as this was for Rs.710 😛
Summing up its pros and cons
Pros of Revlon Skinlights face illuminator Loose Powder
- Highlights and brightens skin really well ,undoubtedly,
- The powder scent is clean and fresh, not heavy or irritating.
- The powder is very fine and silky smooth, spreads easily. It feels good on the skin too.
- The Skin Lights Illuminator is a good option for formal parties preferably at nights. The shine is a little extravagant – but looks good again for formal parties.
- Even though I have sensitive skin ,I haven’t faced any problems as such. No itching. It comes off easily on washing.
- Oily skinned beauties, this is your thing.
- I also like how multipurpose this product is. I can use it on my face, as an eye shadow (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), or I can put some into my foundation/moisturizer/body lotion to get a barely there glow.
- The package comes with its own brush.
Cons of Revlon Skinlights face illuminator Loose Powder
- Must be used sparingly, very easy to use too much (read experience, shining disco ball 😛 )
- Can be difficult to get the application right for beginners!
- Not for casual wear.
- Find it a little expensive
- The packing doesn’t come any smaller – which is bad, since the available one would perhaps last a lifetime, and more!
In a nutshell, the Revlon SkinLights Face Illuminator is pretty good, though I don’t recommend it to be used it every day. But when your skin is tired or lacking some oomph, you can definitely get this illuminator out as the results are worth it.
So go ahead – Shine Tonight girlie!
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