There has been a lot of debate about whether vampires ‘glitter’ or ‘sparkle’. Come on, folks! Glittery vampires are just a Hollywood thing. Real vampires are usually old and do not fall in love with teenagers. If you think about it, that’s really kind of perverted.
I am not afraid to sparkle, a little bit. But, I don’t want to look like I’ve just played with My Little Pony. So let me show you what I have been using to reflect a bit of light.
I have been using a highlighter from Southern Magnolia Minerals called ‘Petal Pink HD Illuminizer.’ I purchased the starter jar for $6.95. This is a very full 1 gram. The site says it’s good for a month but for me, it will last longer than that.
I use this as a finishing touch to my makeup. I use the big brush you see in the first photo and whisk a teeny little bit all over my face and down my decolletage. Sometimes I will flit a bit down my arms too. Use it anywhere you want to illuminate.
Here are my attempts to swatch ‘Petal Pink’…
Not much to see, right? Well, that’s the point. You don’t want to look like an extra for ‘Twilight.’ Let me make a comparison. I have a ‘sparkle’ from a now defunct makeup company. I do like it, however, sometimes I do not want to sparkle THAT much. The finger swatch is about the total amount I’d use on my face and then some. This is very subtle.
Next is a sample bag I purchased of Southern Magnolia Mineral’s ‘Silk Kiss Glow’.
This illuminizer is another all-over duster. Where ‘Petal Pink’ is pink, well the ‘Silk Kiss Glow’ is gold. A generous amount swatched on my thumb pad.
This is in the shade and it is easier to see the generous amount I have on. In fact, I didn’t use the big brush, I used my finger to swipe.
Hard to see the difference with them separately, but here they are together…
‘Petal Pink’ is on my index and ‘Silk Kiss Glow’ is on my ring finger. (what the???? what is that bump on my ring finger? trust me, it’s a shadow thing. gads.)
As you may know, you can use mineral makeup in many different ways. One that I will be using these for is to add a highlight to my brow bone. And since I love a gleam on my lips, I will mix the minerals with a clear gloss for a hint of gold or pink.
The sample size of ‘Silk Kiss Glow’ is more than enough for over a week’s worth of trials. And if you want to do any color correction with your skin, check out SMM’s other illuminizers.
I recommend both of these powders. There is no glitter or sparkle over-load. It’s subdue and barely there. So, if you want to get some for yourself, you can check out the website and when you place your order, let Barb know that Libby sent you for a 20% off your order. (Pssst…you can get a 25% discount if you sign up for her email!)
If you are feeling lucky, you can enter my giveaway for a $20 gift certificate to Southern Magnolia Minerals. Barb, owner of SMM, has provided an opportunity for one lucky reader to try the products yourself. Just check out her site for all the mineral and beauty items she carries. Enter the giveaway here. It ends this Saturday so don’t wait!