I’ve often been asked – what are mineral illuminizers?
Mineral illuminizers are loose mineral powder, often finely milled, with translucent effects just like finishing powders, only with added glow. The glow is so fine that it is not considered glittery, so the glow looks very natural, and very much coming from within.
Mineral illuminizers are often applied after all makeup has been applied, because if this is applied after the loose mineral powder, perhaps for a mattifying effect, it would cancel out the effect of the illuminizer. Mineral illuminizers are also good for oily skin, because it would give you a glow, without it looking too shiny and that. Of course, there must be an amount of control on how to apply it.
To apply, the perfect tool to use is a makeup brush not so dense. Perhaps a dual fibre brush, or a very fluffy powder brush, or a blush brush. Get minimal product out on the lid, swirl, and definitely tap off excess. Start by applying in small amounts and just reapply if you want more shine because too much applied on the face is quite hard to undo.
To lift, and highlight your cheekbones, apply the mineral illuminizer in circular strokes, starting from the cheekbones, blending up to the hairline. That would definitely make the cheekbones pop out and give the face more dimension. A light sweep on the forehead would also be nice, as well as a small area on the upper lip, and on the chin, perhaps a mini dot. To highlight the nose, brush vertically a straight line using a blending brush or fluff brush until the button of the nose. It is most advisable to highlight one or two areas, as highlighting everything might result in too much.
To give a tired face a lift, or a perk-me-up, a very very sheer wash on the face, perhaps on the apples of the cheeks would really help.
A flesh, or skin tone colored illuminizer is very versatile as it can be worn on top of any kind of makeup. A pinkish colored illuminizer, for me, looks very very fresh, and gives youth back to the face. A yellow colored illuminizer, gives warmth to the face. A bronzer sort of illuminizer gives a sheer wash of color, and perhaps a deeper hint of color to the face that can also be used as a blush. More product can be applied during night time, for parties, and formal events.
I would really recommend using mineral illuminizers, whether their skin is dry ( it would actually give some dew to the face ), oily ( with controlled amounts, it won’t look oily or greasy ) or normal ( just for that secret glow that others wouldn’t be able to guess from where it comes from ) because it definitely makes the skin look better, and healthier.