Friday, January 13, 2012

Revlon Pink Light Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator Review, Photos and Swatches!

Natalie Friday, January 13, 2012
revlon face illuminator pink light

Revlon Pink Light Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator

I love a good deal just like the rest of us, and when I see a clearance rack, I'm all over it. I love checking out my local drugstores - especially Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy for good deals. Granted, their cosmetics are higher in price than Walmart or Target per say, but their markdowns are awesome! Last week I spotted this Revlon Illuminator (being discontinued) for 75% off. I ended up paying around $3, which was a pretty sweet deal for a product with such high ratings. (Makeupalley has all shades rated 4.6/5!)

Revlon Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator is a creamy, sheer liquid that works to brighten dry, tired dull skin. It has a pearl finish to cast light to the areas where it has been applied, to create a soft glow and to add definition to your face. It can be used under foundation as an illuminating base, over foundation in areas that need brightening (high points of the cheeks, corners of the eyes, etc), alone or on your neck & body.

PRODUCT DETAILS:
-Boosts natural radiance for a fresh, luminous glow
-Light reflecting micronized crystals illuminate on contact
-Sheer color in a lightweight, oil-free formula
-SPF 18

Revlon Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator is available in (4) shades: 010 Bare Light, 020 Pink Light, 030 Gold Light and 040 Bronze Light.

I grabbed Pink Light, a pale, frosty pink. Similar to Benefit High Beam, but a little more sheer.
revlon illuminator pink light

It comes in a plastic squeeze tube with a soft, synthetic brush tip. The nozzle can twisted on and off, to make sure product won't be dispensed when it's in your bag or being handled. A brush tip applicator is never the most sanitary application method, but the brush can be washed or sanitized after use. Or, rather than using it directly on your face, you can squeeze the tube and use your finger tips for application. In reviews I've read, some even cut the brush off, but I wouldn't want to ruin the look of the product, as that will make it look less attractive.

revlon pink light swatch

Some illuminators can make the skin look ashy or dirty, but this illuminator works really well. It's a good thin consistency, so it blends well without depositing too much color. It adds a healthy glow to the skin that doesn't look too frosty or fake.

revlon pink light swatch

 An overall really nice product. I wouldn't necessarily pay $10-13 for it regular price, but for a few dollars, it was a good buy.

If you're in the market for a new illuminator, check your local drugstore before they're gone! I'm sure in a short time they'll pop up at your local Big Lots, like many discontinued products do.

What's your favorite illuminator? Mine is still Dior Amber Diamond for powder, and Benefit High Beam for liquid.

11 comments :

  1. This looks pretty, I have never actually tried an illuminator before. I've been wanting to try Benefit High Beam

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  2. Nice color. I would get it but I have a few illuminators already. $10 is a little steep for me.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com'

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  3. Can you post more FOTDs and maybe more random type posts of your day? I honestly miss your old style of posting where there weren't so many reviews. Love ur blog though :)

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  4. I want to try that golden tan benefit liquid highlighter? Sunbeam I think? I realllllyyyy want Dior Amber Diamond.

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  5. I love the tone! and also I like the applicator! nice! thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love this color! I actually happened to pick up the same product (but in a foundation color light/medium) at big lots last week for 4 bucks! It's too light for me but if I mix it with my Clinique liquid bronzed it's a great mix:) love your blog!

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  7. I just ordered The Balm's Mary Lou Manizer since it's gotten amazing reviews so I'm hoping that'll be my new HG illuminator! Otherwise I've been using MAC's Soft & Gentle MSF which is amazing especially for a night look. I've received so many compliments on my skin when I use it!

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  8. I need to try that it seems pretty. I only use makeup from Sephora but it gets expensive so I need to start trying some drugstore items!

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  9. PolaBerry - High Beam is great stuff!

    Girlie Blogger - Yeah, $10 is a little steep. I hate paying too much for drugstore products. Department store makeup is one thing because it never goes on sale, but d/s makeup always goes on sale and there are always coupons in the paper! I always wait for the best deals. I was happy to score this for a few dollars.

    Anonymous - Aww, I didn't even notice it's been mostly reviews lately. I've been so piled up with products & I've been trying to post them quickly so I can cross them off my list. :) I will try switching it up.

    Eden-Avalon - Oo yes, I've seen that as well. It looks super pretty. I want! I may have to test it out on my next trip to Sephora :)

    Makeup Artist Jessica Rivera - I can't believe I still don't own it. I've been meaning to get it for the past few years and always put it off. lol Do you think pearl is better than hush?

    Yessie - Oh, awesome! I'm going to have to keep my eyes out at my local Big Lots. :) Thank you!

    Falcon - It looks very pretty! I've seen it at my local Marshalls/TJ Maxx, but people can't seem to keep their fingers out of them! Soft & Gentle is great!

    *Thank you everyone for your comments!*

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