Illuminate Your Face with Revlon Photoready Skinlights in 100 Bare Light

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Who is excited that Revlon brought back the Skinlights?  Me, me, me, me, me!!!!  I am so excited.  I used to have these a while back and have long been trying to dupe them.  I think the closest I have come to duping these wonderful illuminators is the MAC Lustre Drops.

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Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection: Rose Champagne Glow

I mentioned last week that I picked up a lipstick from the Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage collection, but I also picked up one other item that I wanted to show you.  Rose Champagne Glow is a beautiful highlighter that I think most people can enjoy.

The packaging is sort of large.  If I place it in the center of my hand it covers my entire palm and then some. 

The product itself seems less refined and chalky, and I must agree that it doesn’t feel nice when doing finger swatches -B U T- it looks awesome on the skin.  The texture may not feel refined but the effect it gives off sure is!

It gives a look of a lit-from-within glow.  Really amazing if you ask me.  And even though this is a pink highlighter it really appears to look like a fairly neutral shade that would work for anyone.  

I would say that this is my favorite product from the entire Centerstage Collection.  It really reminds me of a Mineralize SkinFinish from MAC or another high end baked highlighter.  

I give the Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection highlighter in Rose Champagne Glow 4 out of 5 stars.  I am only taking off 1 point due to the initial gritty texture.  Still a fabulous product overall!
Did you pick anything up from this collection?

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theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer Review and Swatches

I love luminous skin so highlighters and luminizers are something that is in my regular routine.  theBalm’s Mary Lou-Manizer is a beautiful one!

theBalm always does a great job on packaging and on Mary Lou-Manizer there is a beautiful blonde with a 1950′s-esque look.  It is simple packaging other than that.  You open the compact to a nice large mirror and the product inside.  This compact holds a lot of product with 0.3 oz.  That is twice the size of your typical blush or highlighter.  

The powder is wonderfully pigmented and very soft and almost creamy.  It is a pale champagne with a hint of gold.  

If you have seen this in person and swatched it at a store you may thing that it is frosty, strong, or just too much but I assure you when applied with a light hand or even just blended out the effect is gorgeous.  On the left side of my arm you can see the beautiful sheered out swatch as compared to the blunt swatch on the right.
Because of the versatility you can use this not only to highlight your face, lips or decollete; you can also use Mary Lou-Manizer as an eyeshadow.  It would made a beautiful lid color to be blended with a dirty gold in the crease.  

theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer retails for $24 and can be found at thebalm.com, Zappos, Nordstrom, ModCloth, as well as any other location that carries the brand.  I am very fond of it and give it 5 out of 5 stars.  It is versatile, beautiful and can suite most skin tones.  
What is your favorite luminizer/highlighter of the moment?
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Favorite Highlighters and Bronzers

I haven’t done a “Monthly Favorites” in a couple of months.  I have really just been unmotivated.  The things that I love are the things that I review.  I don’t review LOTS of things I try because I don’t feel compelled to talk about them.  I am going to let this post stand as my past two months of favorites.  My Newest Addiction’s Favorite Highlighters and Bronzers.  

I tried to stick to the things I reach for the most.  That being said, I try to use something different all the time for review purposes but these are my tried and true.  I numbered the next picture because that is the only way I could keep this post semi-organized without telling you over and over which was what.  

(1) Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Nectar is a gorgeous highlight that is somewhere between a rose gold color and a light copper.  It has a fabulous refined shimmer/sheen and smells delightful.  Because of the actual shade people may tend to wear it more in the summer but it really is beautiful all year round.  I started wearing it during the winter months and I loved it.  It retails for $55 for 30ml of product at beautyhabit.com and zuneta.com.

(2) Guerlain Meteorites in Teint Beige is a beautiful product.  A lot of times I use it as an all over face powder, but when I go for a matte look I love to highlight with this product because it doesn’t take away from the matte effect, it just really illuminates the high points of the face.  The best way I can describe it is glowy.  It retails for $58 and is sold at Nordstrom, Sephora, and anywhere else Guerlain is sold.  

(3) Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous is a gorgeous Limited Edition rose gold highlighter.  It has a gorgeous metallic (but can be subtle) shimmer/sheen.  You can find Laura Mercier products at Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and anywhere else Laura Mercier Cosmetics are sold.  
(4) NARS Copacabana Illuminator is absolutely gorgeous.  I don’t have this in full size.  I got a generous sample of this from Sephora a while back and will be purchasing the full size very soon.  This one is close to being dried up because the container they stick them in aren’t air tight.  I have had it a long time now but a little goes a long way.  It retails for $30 and can be found at NARS, Sephora, Nordstrom, Beauty.com, Barney’s, and anywhere else NARS is sold. 

(5) Edward Bess Ultra Luminous Daydream Bronzer is a gorgeous bronzer.  The one I have is in the older packaging.  It is best described as a subtle tan color.  This bronzer retails for $45 and the only place that I know that sells this is Sephora.
(6) Too Faced Chocolate Soliel bronzer in Chocolate is a gorgeous matte medium-deep colored bronzer.  It smells like chocolate (and even tastes like it–no I didn’t lick it but when the particles are flying in the air you can taste it!)  It is actually made with real cocoa in it so that is fabulous.  It retails for $29 and you can find it at a lot of locations.  SkincareRX, Sephora, Ulta, and anywhere else you can find Too Faced products.    

Here are the swatches in order, left to right, of the way they are numbered in the pictures above.
RBR SoN, Guerlain Ballz, LM RR, NARS Copacabana, EB Daydream, TF Chocolate Soliel.  

Same order as above, but indoors with flash.

They are gorgeous aren’t they?  What is your favorite highlighter and bronzer?  I would love to know!  I am always expanding my collection.  Tell me in the comments below!
*This post was not sponsored in any way, each of the items I purchased with my own money.  I am, however, making use of affiliate links.  

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