ILIA beauty products are known for their organic and natural ingredients as well as their beautiful packaging. Just launched are the ILIA Illuminator ($34 at Sephora) that are formulated with 72% organic ingredients, are cruelty-free and are free of artificial preservatives, fragrance and gluten. It's also combined with healing properties of Rose Hip Oil to bring out the best in your skin.
There are three shades for the illuminator: (L to R) Cosmic Dancer - a champagne tone good for medium and olive skin, Polka Dots and Moon Beams - a bright pearl tone good for fair skin, and Sway - a golden/bronze tone good for dark skin or for contouring.
I have two of the shades Polka Dots and Moon Beams and Cosmic Dancer. I love both of the colors and they both work well with my light to medium skin tone. As I get more tan over the summer, I'm sure I'll lean more towards Cosmic Dancer by the time it's September (when our Indian summer starts in SF).
I really love this cream formula. It goes on really soft and glides easily over your skin. The color is also very subtle so you can build on it as you need to. I love the bright natural summer dewy look it gives me and it's perfect for everyday. I usually use it on the tops of my cheeks and a tiny bit at the top of cupid's bow on my lips, but you can definitely do more. I just love that this product is good for my skin!
Sasha Plasvic, founder of ILIA has these tips on how to apply the ILIA Illuminator:
You can apply the highlighter directly to the facets of the face that naturally reflect light, or swatch onto the back of your hand and apply by tapping the product onto your cheekbones, below or above the brow, down the bridge of your nose, and at the top of the cupid's bow on your lips. I like to warm the product with my fingers so that it melts into the skin and then blend out and soften the edges with a buff brush for a fresh, youthful look. You can even swipe the illuminator across your collarbone to highlight and define your décolleté.
Here are more ILIA Illuminator tips in this video:
Purchase the ILIA Illuminator at Sephora.com or try it in person at your nearest Sephora location.