Monday 18 December 2017

Four of the best: Skin illuminators

Soap & glory Hocus Focus
Soap & glory Hocus Focus
MAC illuminator

Sinead Van Kampen

At this time of year the fun and frolics of the party season can really take their toll on our skin. Feeling dull, dour and less than lively we at Independent Woman have been scouring the beauty aisles in search of the perfect illuminator.

Here's our four of the best:

Skin Illuminator by St Tropez

Perfect for highlighting cheekbones and decolletage, St Tropez's skin Illuminator can be worn alone or over foundation. First seen sashaying down catwalks in the SS10 shows, the illumintor gives skin an iridescent blue sheen and can also be mixed down with moisturiser to create a glowing complexion no matter what your skin tone.

Available from selected department stores nationwide, priced at €19.99

Moonbeam by Benefit

Those of you looking for something more demure in the daytime glow department will no doubt be impressed by the understated highlighting afforded by Benefits Moonbeam. The creamy formula sinks deep into skin leaving a pink hue. With just enough subtle sparkle left over to give give skin lift marks should also be awarded for the clever blush applicator which makes topping up on the go a breeze.

Available from Benefit Counters, priced at €26.

Strobe Cream by MAC

Ladies looking to lighten up a little more than just the face should head for Strobe Cream by MAC. The lightly textured illuminating moisturiser is great for highlighting larger areas of skin like the legs and arms and can even be mixed down with your usual foundation for a more dewy finish. If you suffer from dry skin this one's the best of the bunch.

Available from MAC, priced at €30.87.

Hocus Focus by Soap and Glory

For those of you looking to show something of an all over glow, Hocus Focus by Soap and Glory could be the perfect addition to the winter routine. This long wearing and flaw softening lotion is packed with light diffusing powders. As it also comes with pearls to soften, smooth and illuminate it's perfect either under your foundation for a radiant base or over your foundation to highlight eyes and cheeks.

Available from Boots, priced at €16.99.

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