7 Key Places to Apply Skin Illuminators

by Diana Ajih on March 23, 2010

in beauty

Rihanna using NARS Orgasm Illuminator

How to Apply Skin Illuminator

Looking to achieve that glow like all the Hollywood starlets? Enhance your skin’s glow with a skin illuminator. Skin Illuminators are used to brighten skin and to add a healthy glow while highlighting you best features. Just look at Rihanna makeup look.

Illuminators contain very small particles that captures light for endless sparkle.

So How Do I Choose the Best Skin Illuminator?

Illuminators come in several different types such as: liquid, powder, and cream form. Choosing the best illuminator for you shouldn’t be difficult. Whether its a  NARS or MAC illuminator, it all depends on your skin type.

  • Powder- Oily/Acne Prone Skin
  • Cream- Dry Skin
  • Liquid- All skin types for all over glow

Where to apply illuminator on my skin?

How to apply illuminator- To use illuminators, you can apply to these areas:

  • Forehead
  • Cheekbones
  • Lips
  • Brow Bone
  • Down Nose bridge
  • Inner corners of the eyes
  • All over body

For just a hint of glow, another trick is applying it under your foundation. It will truly brighten the face.

First time using one? Check out my pick on best skin illuminators!

  1. Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector $28.50
  2. Maybelline Mineral  Powder Illuminator All Over Sheer Loose Powder $11
  3. Stila All Over Shimmer $22
  4. Boots No.7 Skin Illuminator $16
  5. NARS Orgasm Illuminator $29
  6. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Illuminating $42
  7. Clinique Uplightening Liquid Illuminator $22.50

Check out these reviews!


Best Makeup Illuminators

Light up your look with some of the best makeup illuminators. Add luminosity to your skin!

Storified by · Tue, Jul 31 2012 12:34:29

@iamrubyy I use NARS Illuminator in Orgasm. It gives JUST the right amount of glow. It stays in my purse.Ms. Quinn
Best Things in Beauty: Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer …May 24, 2012 … I couldn't let the week go by without showing you the three glorious shades of Stila's All Over Shimmer Liquid…
My summer must have items #stila convertible colour in Gladiola and #nars illuminator in orgasm. Will be usi http://instagr.am/p/NdHb6IOoQB/Natasha Buchanan
Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator – InStyle MagazineClinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator. You can use this sheer liquid for a wash of shimmery color on cheeks or to highlight your brow…
Laura Mercier ILLuminator!! Must haveMissVickybee
Just ordered my new uplighting liquid illuminator from Clinique. Mixed with your foundation it’s fantastic!kirsty duffy

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