Artist Couture Illuminati Diamond Glow Powder Review & Swatches

Illuminati

Artist Couture Illuminati Diamond Glow PowderArtist Couture Illuminati Diamond Glow Powder ($27.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. The glow was designed to be buildable, so one layer yielded a high-shine, moderate glow, while a second layer went to full-on, intensely metallic and super shiny glow–very much as advertised.

The consistency was soft, finely-milled, and blendable on bare skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that had good adhesion and didn’t seem to emphasize my skin’s natural texture, though the loose format lends itself to loading up the brush for more coverage or going in with a lighter-hand for sheerer coverage. This particular shade had finer pearl and less sparkle compared to some of the shades in the range. It wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$27.00/0.16 oz. - $168.75 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed have a buildable glow, so you can have a "subtle, luminous sheen" or build it up for an "intense, amplified look." They can also be applied to eyes and lips if desired. They appear to be opaque in promotional swatches and imagery, which was what I also found while testing; they were semi-opaque to opaque, though as a loose product, one could simply use the smallest amount to get something sheerer.

The powder was very finely-milled, which helped it spread well on bare skin and not emphasize my skin's natural texture. It seemed to have a shinier finish, while still being noticeably shimmery/sparkly, and the glow could be built up to intensely metallic if desired. I liked to pick up product on a tapered highlighting brush and gently swirl the brush on the underside of the lid, which helped to evenly distribute the product on my brush.

They wore between seven and eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

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Ingredients

Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891). May Contain (+/-): Silica, Carmine.

Illuminati

PPermanent. $27.00.
A-
A-
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Artist Couture Illuminati Diamond Glow Powder

Artist Couture Illuminati Diamond Glow Powder

Artist Couture Illuminati Diamond Glow Powder

Artist Couture Illuminati Diamond Glow Powder

Artist Couture Illuminati Diamond Glow Powder

Artist Couture Illuminati Diamond Glow Powder

Artist Couture Illuminati Diamond Glow Powder

The Overview

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Even though I still love Coco Bling more, I’m also taken by the soft candlelit glow of this one! Oh, and that name cracks me up because I have a very close family member who believes the Illuminati is real, LOL.

Actually, They’re real and faux. One of the reals is similar to the Masons and was a secret society in Bavaria around the time of the US Revolution. Special religious enlightenment. Just ripe for the conspiracy theorists! I thought of the faux, dangerous Illuminati when I read the name, too.

I really do love the Artist Couture formula. I own this, Sugar Daddy, La Bronze & La Peach (both were collars with Jackie Aina), and Conceited. They’re all so flattering and give the best glow. Happy to see them featured on the site.

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