Splurge vs. Steal: Illuminating Powders at 3 Price Points
Illuminators are fabulous products. They help to give life to dull skin tone and bring a healthy shine and sparkle to your face. Back in the spring, Mandy let us all in on her lastest beauty secret for glowing skin: her Guerlain Météorites Powder. I've seen Mandy up close, so I can vouch for her choice of illuminators; the girl knows her beauty stuff. Which is why I, like many of you chicks were so intrigued by this powder, only I don't think we were too enthused by the price point of C$67.00.
Which is why when we received the new Body Shop Lily Cole Collection into the office, I was pretty excited. The collection features an item called Puff on Radiance. In a little sphere shaped tub, the product comes with small beads and a puff to dust on the illuminating powder. Pretty cool, eh? Plus,it's at an even better price point of C$22.
Then, I was inspired by my recent makeup haul challenge to find a comparable illuminating powder at a lower price point, available at your local drug store or grocery store. I chose to go with Physicans Formula Mineral Wear Illuminating Pebbles Powder with actually looks a lot like the Guerlain product in colour.
1. Guerlain Météorites Powder For The Face (C$67.00)
2. The Body Shop Lily Cole Collection Puff On Radiance (C$22.00)
3. Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Illuminating Pebbles (US$13.95)
Are you chicks illuminator users? Do you prefer drug store or high end brands?
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I've never even used one before, I've seen them many times but never taken the leap. I think I'm going to test it out now though. They're so pretty looking. :)
I like all the physician's brand products that i've tried so far. This made me want to try out some more.
I have never used this, I would like to go for it and see the effect of it.
I love all Physicians Formula's products, but I'm interest in the Body Shop one
I have not tried any of these, but looks interesting may have to give them a try.
I've never used these. Would love to see how to use them!
I use illuminators when I want to look a bit glowy. I'm still on the quest for the perfect glowing skin routine (glowing, not greasy which I end up with when I try the wrong stuff..anyways). Right now I use Bobbi Brown brick shimmer palette if I want a bit of highlight on my cheeks, and if I want an all over face glow, I mix my Tarte Iluminator with a foundation and apply.
I've tried the Physicians Formula illuminator they have a few different ones and are really responsibly priced and also hypo-allergenic.
I have always seen the Guerlain ones in Sephora but never bothered because my face is super oily! If i wore these, I'd be an oil slick by 5 in the afternoon! Haha :P
I'm curious to know which out of the three was your go to selection. How did the three of them rate up against each other?
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