Josie Maran Cosmetics • Argan Illuminizer • Highlighters
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Grey
For my skin type (pale with cool, rosy undertones and dry in the Winter, combo in Summer plus sensitive), this "luminizing" look is a tad much on me. I don't know how to explain why I don't love it, except that it is very obvious that I've applied something glowy and relatively glittery to my face. Not exactly the look I aim for at 31 years old. I may have worn this back in my rave and clubbing days when I had perfect skin and obvious makeup was the way to go when getting down under strobe and laser lights amongst sweaty, gyrating, like-minded people, but alas, I lead a somewhat duller life now and don't need a disco ball face to attract attention and make me break it down, lol. In any case, I do like the fact that it's warm toned with golden flecks rather than silver, which counteracts any pastiness or overly cool/paleness one might be experiencing. That's nice since so many illuminators/highlighters tend to be silver-y and blue-based.
Also, IMHO it's over-priced and although the pump is pretty handy, I could only use 1/2 of what it pressed out, which is a little wasteful.
This isn't a bad product and for the right person, I bet it looks awesome. But for me? Not loving it. I will not be repurchasing this either.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I absolutely loooooove this product
The texture is perfect, its not dewy at all, and what I love about it is that it doesnt have pink tones, its mostly champagne tones and it really illuminates your skin. Plus, it is really good for mixing it with your foundation. The packaging is great (with a pump). I will definitely repurchase even if it is kinda expensive !!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love to blend this with foundation or under foundation for a lit from within glow. I would not use it on top of foundation because I think it would be too much.
I apply moisturizer first, then one pump of this over my whole face and then foundation on top. This doesnt make me look oily but like I said just a pretty lit from within healthy glow.
I do think that I look washed out if I dont apply blush or bronzer when using this, not entirely sure why...I also didnt have an issue with the pump like many other reviewers; I only had to do a few, maybe 5, to get it to come out.
This has not broken me out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
Looks awesome when mixed in with the argan foundation!! Or just as a usual highlighter! but does not do that highbeamed look just a suddle glow.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Very nice!! needs to be applied carefully tho to look right... Im NC35 and it shows up very well.. a pretty gold&pink color. Works well underneath a bronzer or mixed with foundation.
And it should last forever at the rate its going down!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I like this highlighter I have the liquid which is like a light gold with silver in it. It's a color for both warm and cool skin tones. I'm an NW-15-20 and I put this on my cheekbone before blush and it really adds dimension. I also put it on my cupids bow and bridge of the nose and I love the way it makes my skin look.
The product itself is a little annoying because even if I try to pump a little too much comes out. Now I just give the smallest pump I can and I use the excess on the outside of the pump. It get's in the cap too :( But it's so good so I work with the mess. I really like it and would repurchase if I can't work with a power one. I would like to try NARS and this to have the best of both worlds.
It's a very good product so I gave that a high rating the packaging not so much. I do recommend it as it's easy to use and pretty fool proof which I love. Highlighters can be hit or miss and this is a great one for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
This product does look really nice on and does give a little shimmer to your face. The only problem is that it is hard to control when you pump it out and every time I get too much. If too much is applied, it makes my face look shiny. It took me a while to figure out how much to apply. I do like this product, but if you have oily skin I would maybe go for a powder illuminizer. I think I would buy this again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have the winter edition one that came with the color stick.
this is a gorgeous highlighter! it gives me a beautiful golden sheen that compliments my olive NC35 skin. the texture is silky and it blends easily as well. I love that it isn't sparkly-there is a little shimmer but it isn't very noticeable and really gives you more of a glowy sheen rather than glitter. I either apply this to my cheekbones, or if my skin is looking a little dull that day i mix it in with my foundation and I get luminous, beautiful skin without the disco-ball effect! there is a ton, so this will last me forever.
however, the main downside to this product is the packaging. you only need the tiniest amount as it spreads very easily, but the pump releases a bunch, causing me to waste a lot of product. but overall, i love the formula and this is a beautiful highlighter if you have yellow/golden undertones!
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
- Moisturizes more than any other illuminizer I've tried (MUFE and Nars)
- It is NOT sparkly. Some illuminizers look like you washed your face in sparkles and glitter. This one has shimmer and the sparkles that are there are not very noticible.
- Blends well, but be sure to blend! I find that using my fingers works just fine.
- Works well on top of or in place of eyeshadow. Makes eyes pop.
- Works with my very fair skintone.
- This looks fabulous with bronzer and for achieving a bronzed look. The product is more GOLD than bronze, hence why the mix of bronzer and this looks great. This illuminzer reminds me of the bronzed Gods in the movie Immortals or Helen's look in the movie Troy. I love that golden tone.
- Like the majority of illuminizers, makes your skin look healthy and moist, especially since foundations can be very drying on skin.
- You can't control how much product comes out because the dispenser dispenses way too much product. You only really need a little. But because it dispenses too much, you either end up using too much on your face or throwing out the rest.
- It's a bit expensive, but it will last you a long time.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I mix with my foundation just to add a little glow. It takes just a smidge. I haven't experienced any kind of "disco ball." and I really dislike any obvious shimmer. Very nice stuff!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I'm not sure what other people are seeing in this. I think it is awful. It doesn't blend, and it makes my face look like a disco ball. Much too much comes out of the pump as well, which makes it messy. I had to laugh when I saw the instructions said to use it alone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have tried many luminizers/ highlighters and this is The best luminizer ever!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I'm actually doing a review on the new illuminizing powder. It is amazing!! It might be early as it is only my first day, but I am WOWED! A little bit goes a long way with this one, but the finishing result is so natural looking, glowy, not too sparkly. As we speak, my skin feels soft. The powder comes a bit loose when you swirl it with a brush so I'm a bit worried that it might not last too long. Other than that, this is the perfect illumizer! So good for your skin!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have been using a Smashbox highlighter for years, but picked this up in a fairly recent Josie Maran haul. This line is really working for me, and this highlighter is so fantastic that it will be replacing my Smashbox for good. What I like about the JM highlighter is that it melds beautifully with my skin. When pumped out it seems bronzy, but, when smoothed on my cheekbones, nose and cupid's bow, it is flesh-toned. There is no pearly or silver cast, it just GLOWS. My skin looks incredibly luminous and healthy. I'm very impressed.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I got this product in the Sephora Favorites Glits & Glam kit and I love it. I wore it on my cheekbones and it gives such a pretty, natural shine to my lighter skin. I used to use high beam, which I also love, but I've been reaching for this product a lot more since I got it. I think I am going to purchase the full size bottle of this but I like the tube packaging so much better than the pump.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I got this in a LE light gold color. It comes in a pump bottle which sucks because its impossible to do half of a pump so you get all this extra product in your hand. I put it on my brow bone and cheeks bones and it looks like my skin is glowing. It last for most of the day. It does dry fairly fast so i cant blend it as much as id like
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I had to pump the bottle about a hundred times to finally get it to come out but I think I love this! I smoothed just a tiny amount on my cheekbones, nose and chin and I was . . . well . . . glowing. In a really good way. I will try it out tomorrow for a full-day test but first impression is really good!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have a love-hate relationship with this highlighter.
I really think it leaves such a beautiful glow on your face, BUT, I find that it takes a bit of work to make it look natural. Oddly enough, when I apply it with my fingers, it can easily look streaky. I tried all kinds of patting motions and such, but couldn't quite get it to work for me. It just looked like two landing strips on each of my cheekbones. Not cute, right? Right.
Then I started to apply it with a blush brush (I used a cheapy ELF one), and it worked much better. I also find it looks so much more natural with you very lightly powder your skin on TOP of the illuminizer just because it's really easy to put too much of this stuff on. But yeah, under powder, it gives a "lit from within" look that I'm totally loving right now.
It's expensive, but you got a lot of product. I've been using it for about 6 months almost every day and haven't even used up a quarter of it. The phrase, "a little goes a long way" is so overused in the beauty world, but it's SO true with this product.
I've grown to love this one. I would recommend it, just be careful with the application and take the time to make it look natural.