I’m slightly obsessed with highlighter at the moment (check out my favourites here) and after mentioning the Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminators (£11.99 each) a few times, a post on them was well overdue.
I’m not sure why I never spotted these before, as I’ve been after a drugstore liquid illuminator for ages! This one comes in 4 shades and I have 3 of them (the other in the range was just too light for me): Bare Light, Peach Light and Bronze Light. They all have a shimmer to them of course but I wouldn’t describe any of them is glittery. I would say that Bare is the lightest, a beige-champagne tone, Peach is a golden-peach colour (obviously!) somewhere in the middle and finally Bronze is a deep bronze-brown shade.
Bare is definitely my favourite and looks the most natural on me, whereas Peach adds a touch of colour and Bronze adds a more sun-kissed look. You can use them in two ways; either by mixing a little in with your foundation or dotting them across the cheek bone and brow bone then blending them in. I didn’t think I would like Bronze at all, however I found it worked nicely mixed into my foundation, though it didn’t look right just added on as I would a highlighter. Mixing the illuminator with foundation gives the most natural look; you don’t look like you have bits of glitter on your face or anything like that, it just gives you a real glow. It's hard to gauge the wear-time of this type of product but even when used on top of foundation like a standard highlighter, I don't find that these go patchy or streaky over time and also I don't find that the formula settles into pores and emphasises them (no matter how you use them).
£11.99 definitely prices these at the higher end of the drugstore, however I don’t think many of those brands do a product like this (off the top of my head I can only think of the one Seventeen do), especially not in so many shades. Whilst a highlighting product isn’t an essential, if you are a fan looking for a liquid formula but don’t want to fork out for something from Nars or Becca I would really recommend these. I also think Bronze is great for people who find most highlighters on the market too light and frosty for their skin tone, even with a high-end brand it’s hard to find highlighting products in this colour.
Overall these definitely get the thumbs up from me!
Have you tried a liquid illuminator before? Which are your favourites?