Hi beautiful people! I realized I have severely slacked on my #safebeautysaturday posts, but I promise I will make it up to you today with a really lovely product!
Using natural cosmetics and safe alternatives can make it very difficult in the search for specific products, such as, luminizers and highlighters. Prior to being introduced to 100 Percent Pure, I didn’t really find any companies that had a highlighter that I felt matched either a wide array of skin tones, or that met a reasonable price point for consumers.
I read review after review before settling upon 100 Percent Pure’s Luminous Cremes in both Northern Light and Starlight.
It’s quite hard to see on the website, but Northern Light ($21) has a pink base, which reminds me of Benefit’s High Beam highlighter, but without all the nasty ingredients. It comes with an easy wand applicator to be applied directly on the skin. If you’re a pro makeup artist, however, I would first apply to a palette or to your sanitized hand for sanitary reasons. This shade is recommended this for fairer skin tones.
Starlight ($21), however, looks like it has a beige base via the image from the website, but in fact, comes out as a nice golden glow on the skin. I would recommend this products for medium to dark skin tones or anyone who has a nice base tan. If you can’t see your highlight from space, you’re not doing it right, right?! 😉
You’ll love these Luminizers because…
The product works well overall. It does dry quicker than most cream highlighters, which gives you less time to blend the product, but I find adding a small amount of a lightweight moisturizer assists in that issue. Secondly, I would apply this product last over top of your makeup instead of underneath, or within your foundation, because of the blending issue, but also, it seems to not have as much longevity as most other highlighters do. This isn’t a huge problem for me working as a pro artist when I am changing from look to look, but may be for someone who wants it to last all day or all night.
I can say though, I would rather have a safe product to use on my clients that needs a little bit of maneuvering and tweaking than using something that is harmful to the skin. Each product on the market has it’s pros and cons, of course.
I do hope you enjoyed this review! Have you used this product before? If so, what did you think?
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