It’s very unlike me to be ahead of the game when it comes to new products! I don’t like to feel pressured into buying something, preferring to wait and have the opinion’s of others before parting with my cash!
However, I couldn’t refuse the opportunity that came my way at the recent Content Beauty RMS Beauty Event (see my post here), when founder of RMS Beauty, Rose-Marie Swift unveiled the yet to be launched Magic Luminizer £30 (available now in the US only) and she had some spare from a recent press conference that we were able to buy from Content Beauty! Can you imagine my excitement?!
Inspired by the success of the Living Luminizer (for those not familiar with RMS Beauty, I don’t think I’d be wrong in saying that the Living Luminizer is one of their cult products), a cream sheer illuminator that gives a subtle natural highlight, with a pearl finish. There are not many days when I don’t use this to help add a bit of glow to my skin. Rose-Marie wanted to expand on the success of this, and create a highlighter that had more impact, hence Magic Luminizer was born. I was intrigued!
|Top Magic Luminizer, bottom Living Luminizer|
What do I think?
If I’m honest, when I swatched this at the event, I wasn’t sure it was for me. It seemed a little too much. However, it doesn’t look too much on my face and after a bit of working in leaves a gorgeous sheen, perfect for an evening look, but not at all out of place during the day either.
Magic Luminizer has a warm, champagne tone to it, with more ‘attitude’ than the Living Luminizer! I don’t know whether it’s because I have had my Living Luminizer for a year now, but the Magic Luminizer seems to have a slightly thicker texture, which does need to be worked well into my skin to avoid it ‘sitting’ on top. When I applied both products to either side of my face, on first appearance, I couldn’t really tell the difference. It isn’t until the light catches at different angles, can you see the contrast between the two, making the Magic Luminizer still very wearable. In fact, in some photos, it didn’t show up at all. It’s all about the light with this product.
The pictures above show my face without Magic Luminizer on the left and with on the right.
I have tried out a few different ways to use this; under my foundation which, as you might imagine, gives a more subtle glow. It has very impressive staying power, lasting a good 12 hours on my skin, which I find is often hard to achieve with natural cosmetics. I added a little to the centre of my eyes (on top of my Swift Shadow in shade TT-71 – a perfect combination) which gave the shadow a bit more oomph! I have also worn it under my lipstick and loved the extra dimension it gave to my lips.
Rose-Marie suggested that this would look beautiful applied to the collar bones or even down the front of the shin bones to create a subtle shimmer and I agree.
I am glad I bought the Magic Luminizer. I like it more than I thought I would. As I mentioned, I find it a little harder to work with than the Living Luminizer, but nothing that would put me off using it. I’m not sure how this compares to the RMS Lunar Eye Polish which is considerably cheaper at £19, but I’m thinking it may be comparable? If you’re a lover of highlighter I think you’ll like this.
If I’ve tempted you to try this be sure to keep an eye on Content Beauty’s Twitter page, as I believe they will be stocking it very soon!
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