Josie Maran’s Enlightenment Illuminizers
We all crave that lit-from-within glow that mimics an angel basking in the light of her halo. Very, very, very few people actually have this glow genetically (Cate Blanchett excluded), so we are forced to fake it. Thankfully, there are a plethora of illuminating products on the market that highlight our high points (i.e. cheekbones, brow bones, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow), resulting in dewy, glowing skin that looks as though it’s lit-from-within.
When it comes to illuminizers, there are a variety of formulas and applicators to choose from: You can go with a powder for sparkle that sits on top of the skin. Try a cream for a more dewy, precise application. Then there’s liquid for all-over glowiness, to be worn alone or added to a moisturizer or foundation.
Josie Maran has taken their cult-classic Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer ($26), repackaged it and repurposed it into a creamy wand, the Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Wand ($28) and a sheer powder compact, the Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Veil ($30). Each formula and applicator can be used for different areas of the face and to achieve different results, depending how you like your glow. The wand is ideal for on-the-go spot treatment, the powder offers a more subdued lustre, while the liquid is a go-to for the entire face and can be worn alone to up-the-ethereal-ante. All of the formulas create a healthy champagne sheen on the skin, and each is made with Josie Maran’s star ingredient, Argan oil, to nourish and brighten.
If you can’t choose between the three, do as I do and combine them: Liquid mixed with foundation for that inner glow, spot treat with the cream wand on specific areas like brow and cheekbones, and finish it off with the powder which locks it all in for a sheer, silky finish.
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