This review will be on the Josie Maran Argan Enlightment Illuminizing Wand.
A creamy luminizing wand for the face, with high-performance crystals infused with multi-colored luster pigments to capture and reflect light.
What it does:
The Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Wand brings your inner glow to the surface of your skin, diffusing and reflecting light to create a soft-focus, radiant effect. Argan oil and shea butter bring ultimate nourishment to the skin, while the Enlightenment hue mimics the natural radiance of healthy skin. Madonna lily and poet’s narcissus help to brighten, leaving skin looking radiant and refreshed. Its twist-up, propel/repel packaging is convenient and portable for quick, on-the-go use. Apply this illuminating formula to the inner corner of the eyes, under the brows, cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow, and more to lift, define, and highlight.
What else you need to know:
Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Wand is inspired by the idea of enlightenment—the overwhelming beauty that radiates from a person after achieving self-acceptance and spreading the light of compassion to others.
My Experience with Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Wand:
Packaging: I love the pretty rose gold tube. This product is basically a creamy highlighter in a stick format (similar to Benefits Watt’s Up) in a stick format that makes this very portable and travel friendly and does not take up much space in the makeup kit.
Texture and Highlight: This is very creamy emollient highlighter. It has a very frosted sheen and is very similar in appearance to the Josie Maran Enlightment illuminizer – the liquid version (review coming soon) with the only difference being in the application method. The stick format makes for super quick and easy application. You just dab (not drag, as that will lift your foundation) some directly on the skin or use just your fingertips swirled on the stick and apply it on the parts of your face you would like to highlight.
Shade: These Josie Maran highlighters come only in one shade, which is a beautiful peachy golden champagne shade (very similar to Becca Opal), which is universally flattering. Since it does have a good amount of warmth and color to it, girls with pale skin need to use it sparsely as it will give a very contrasting color against their skin. For all those with light-medium to deep skin tones, you can be as liberal with this as you like, depending on how much of a glow you like.
I did not find this highlighter to emphasize pores or feel too heavy or tacky on my skin. It sets quickly and does not move around and feels comfortable on my dry skin. Staying power is very good. It lasted 6-7 hours on me before I noticed fading.
Overall, out of all 3 versions of Josie Maran Enlightment trio I own, I find the wand version to be my favorite. I love the easy of application and the beautiful glow it gives. I will recommend this.
Pros of Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Wand:
- Easy-to-use stick format.
- Portable and travel friendly.
- Fine shimmer.
- Creamy smooth texture which does not feel tacky or greasy on the skin.
- Easy to blend, does not apply patchy.
- Gorgeous peachy champagne shade, flattering on most skin tones.
- Long wearing.
- Does not emphasize pores.
- Beautiful rose gold mirror finish packaging.
- Perfect product to achieve the strobing look.
Cons of Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Wand:
- Since it is emollient creamy highlight, I think it will be best suitable for dry skin than oily skin.
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