Disappointed with this illuminator!
The built in brush wastes a lot of product because when you squeeze out too much you can't get the product back in.
Also when I applied it to my makeup it made my foundation clump together!
The illumination isn't subtle so if your going for the natural look this product won't help with that.
Amazingly disgusting product. Tested this in the shop, was repelled by the huge, stupid brush, but went ahead and bought it anyway. (Why? That part was my fault). This is truly the world's most impressive makeup repellent. If you want your foundation to peel off your face in revolting flakes, this is the product for you! simply apply some of this highlighter, allow it to dry (it will be sparkly, but that's what you want, right?) and then carefully dot a little foundation over it, blend in. It will look fine for about two hours, then your foundation will start flaking off, like a horrible skin disease. Brilliant eh? Or you could try putting this OVER your foundation. It will instantly curdle your foundation, making you look like you have different disgusting skin disease. Amazing. At least that way you have time to re do your makeup before you leave home. Apart from the hideous packaging (the brush is ugly, pointless, wastes product and adds cost for no benefit) this really is the most horrendous stuff. I'm amazed as Boots normally do reasonable products, but this is only useful for makeup artists who want to replicate a 'mild psoraisis' look. Not for the rest of us. Arggh.
I like this highlighter alot. I got it at Boots in london with a 5 pound off voucher. I have it in the peach version because it suited me better.
I dont like this applicatior brush thing, so what I did was i broke it off with pliers and then I transferred the contents into a small empty pump bottle.
this thing will last forever, i only need a small pump and i dot it onto my cheekbones, nose bridge and cupids bow. Give a nice subtle glow :) product dries quickly and is not greasy.
I doubt i would need to buy another highlighter. Go buy it :)
I got this in Peach as I have golden undertones and this is just beautiful on my skin. It has to be applied lightly, tho, otherwise it will look way too frosty and shimmery. But at the right amount, it gives serious healthy glow for my face.
The way I apply it is to tap and stroke lightly with a brush (I use RT's pointed foundation brush from the core collection) or just use my fingers. I use it on my upper cheekbones, browbones, center of the nose, cupid's bow, and inner corner of eyes. My face looks healthy and radiant.
I share people's disliking on the packaging. The brush is too big for me and catches too many products. Such a waste. Although I like the sleek tube for storage purpose, one can easily dispense too much product. I pulled off the nozzle, dispensed some to a 5ml pump bottle and popped the nozzle back to prevent the product from oozing out. I only need one squirt out of the small bottle for one face.
This product will last me forever, but I will repurchase when I run out.
i really really like this & thanks to lisa eldridge, i would never have discovered this otherwise :-)
i purchased this in peach because its warmer of the 2 available & i find it great to use for all sorts of things. illumination in general, highlighting, primer under some eyeshadows. i have also been known to use this when im feeling particularly sick - it just instantly makes you feel brighter & glowing.
definite xmas prezzies for the girls coming up! great product.
update ***** like other reviewers, i too pulled off the brush. i found it wastes alot of product & i prefer to use my fingers to apply. removing the brush was done really easily by gripping it with pliers & pulling it off. its just glued in so there is no fear of breaking anything!!
I love this produnct. i got this in Peach and now couldnt live without it!
I mix mine with my ESDW to brighten it and give myself a lolvey glowy dewy finish, which didnt happen before I started using it, or use it to highlight my cheecks.
Like many others, I didnt like the brush so pulled it off with some sissors.
Overall, I would defently be repurchasing!
I love this product...gives you a really natural radiant look when applied to cheekbones and under eyebrows. I really didn't want to have to use the brush, taking up all the product and holding bacteria so I just took a pair of pliers and pulled it off. It was quite easy its only attached with a layer of glue. Once its removed there's just a little applicator where you can squeeze the desired amount out directly on to your finger, much more economical! This should last for ages now as you only need a really small amount its very 'spreadable' :)
I came across this during my hunt for an illuminator and got it in Peach. It was great when I tried it out at the store..i guess..cuz of the lighting? But when I got home and tried it out, it just kept leaving my face in a greasy mess...i even tried applying t smallest quantity to the apples of my cheeks and it just didn't look right. I'm trying to figure it out and till I do, i'm gonna rat out that brush applicator it comes with cuz its so unhygienic! I really wish they would change it! I wouldn't repurchase out here cuz its much more expensive than it is in the US.
This product is amazing. I bought it in the pink version.
This was $12.99 at Target and trust me, that price for what the item is/does compared to other higher end brands is well worth it. The bottle size for the Boots skin illuminator is 30ml or 1 oz. You can buy two of these bottles and it would still be cheaper then 1 bottle of the Benefit Highbeam and you get wayyyyyyyy more product.
The packaging is nice as well because it comes with a pump. You just have to be careful and not pump too hard or else you'll get too much product, but you can open the lid and put the excess product back.
IMO, I would not use this as all over over face product with your foundation as you'll look way too shimmery (unless that is the look you want). I would just use it in the areas you would like to highlight: cheekbones, nose bride, cupid's bow or eyebrow bone.
A little product goes a long way so one bottle would probably last you years and years.
I have it in Pink. I love the product itself, it's definitely not too shimmery and it looks natural on the skin. Gives that really nice healthy glow when light hits it. But I don't like the built-in brush. I wish it was removable, because I end up wasting a lot of the product because it doesn't come out well.
Overall a great product, but the packaging could be better.