We all love a warm summer glow, right? How can you give a sun kissed look to someone that is already naturally bronzed or they have a natural warm complexion. If you are a makeup artist you will love this article. This article will cover the top 5 illuminators for dark skin and will have a variety of prices for every budget. With this list I am giving you should give you at least two that will give you the glow you are looking for. Why did I say two? Some Illuminators have a warm gold look and others have a pink bronze look. Nevertheless, this list will give you some great choices for yourself or your clients.
L.A. Colors- Bronzed Glow-This bronzer/illuminator is priced at only $1! Yes, you can find this at your local Dollar Tree. This one may surprise you since it is a bronzer. However, for us tropical sun kissed beauties this shade loves to give you a highlight that will make the sun jealous! This silky golden tone bronzer mimics a natural tan. Includes applicator in an attractive compact case. So dust yourself and enjoy a year round natural bronze glow! To purchase visit your local Dollar Tree
Ruby Kisses All over Bronzing Powder– This bronzer/illuminator is priced at $3.99. From sunrise to long after the sun sets, this silky smooth and SPF infused bronzing powder delivers a natural head-to-toe glow for any skin tone. Radiant and delectable, your sun-kissed look will be perfect for any time of the year.
To purchase visit www.kissusa.com
Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator, Gilded Honey-This illuminator is priced at $26. You can find this at your local Ulta Store. Illuminate your natural beauty! This innovative hybrid texture applies like a sheer powder but feels like a cream, creating a translucent wash of luminous color that can be swept all over the face for a lit-from-within glow. A fresh 3-D design captures the look of your favorite Italian dessert, and lasts until the very last application. To purchase visit Ulta.com
Becca-Shimming Skin Perfector, Champagne Pop – This illuminator is priced at $38. It has soft white gold w/ pinky peach undertones. Find refined luminosity in any light. This bestselling formula is enriched with ultrafine luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect, and refract light so your natural radiance is never lost. Unlike the traditional pressed powder method which simply mixes and compresses dry ingredients, this unique process blends pigments with proprietary liquid binders, resulting in unparalleled, creamy application with balanced color dispersion. Like a compact full of crushed gemstones, the multi-toned, ultra-fine pigment pearls adjust to your skin’s natural undertones for a truly unique glow. To purchase visit Sephora.com
For the last illuminator, I’m going to throw in a wild card. This product is not a bronzer or illuminator. It is an eyeshadow. You may be in a situation where you have a client with a skin tone you have never worked with before. Some illuminators can look too ashy and pale, while the bronzers can be too orange. What can you do to solve this beauty problem? Look at your eyeshadow palette and create your own illuminator. Keep reading this article for the reveal!
MAC’s Woodwinked Eyeshadow– This Eyeshadow/illuminator is priced at $16. This warm antique pearl shade is perfect for even the darkest skin tones. You can’t go wrong with this product. M·A·C Eyeshadows are a highly pigmented powder formula that applies evenly and blends well. Suitable for use either wet or dry, it’s available in a wide variety of textures and finishes. Vibrantly toned and velvety soft. This woodwinked shimmering, metallic, eyeshadow has a deep unique pearl shine that really warms darker skin tones. I have used this on several African brides and it looked stunning every time. To purchase visit Maccosmetics.com
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