I like the “illusion” of having radiant, ethereal-like skin that’s why I’m a big fan of MAC’s mineral skinfinish from a couple of years ago. However, for some reason I can’t find them in their stores anymore, especially in the pigments that I liked so I was on the hunt for the next best (and more affordable) thing.
Luckily, NYX carries a similar line that’s probably half the price and I decided to give it a try. It was labeled as also for the body (apart from the face) but I have no intention of illuminating other parts of my body, haha! Instead I tried it the next day to see if it will give me the effect that I was looking for.
After applying my blush on, I brushed in the NYX Illuminator on my cheekbones for that glowing effect. The shade I chose was the Peachy Pink with Gold Sheen, which I felt matched my skin tone more and made it look natural. It’s best to apply it on parts of your face that will likely benefit from the light of day and lets you highlight them (like your upper cheekbones). Recently “strobing” has become a trend on Instagram so this might let you catch up on the latest makeup craze and stay illuminated over the summer! For an everyday look that won’t hurt your wallet, this item would suffice.
Product Name: Illuminator, Peachy Pink
Where To Buy: Centrepoint branches in Riyadh Gallery, UmalHammam and Dhabbab St.