rms beauty Living Luminzer Review, Photos, Swatches

rms beauty Living Luminzer
rms beauty Living Luminzer

rms beauty Living Luminzer ($38.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as an “ultra sheer, glowing, luminizer with a translucent, satin-pearl finish.” It’s a pale, champagne beige–a warmer, more golden beige–with a soft, frosted sheen that blends out to a barely-there glow (no frost) when applied to the skin. Tom Ford Beauty Blush Guilt (LE, $58.00) is warmer, shinier. Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00) is more frosted. See comparison swatches. MAC Strobe Cream, when mixed with moisturizer, also has a similar effect on the skin.

If you’re someone who feels like they’ve tried dozens of highlighters and they all feel over-the-top, pore-emphasizing, too frosted, too shiny, and just too much, you may find the Living Luminizer is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Subtle is the name of the game here. It mimics an illusion of glowing, healthy skin, which may be too subtle for some or just right for others. It doesn’t emphasize pores, dryness, or skin imperfections. When my skin is drier, and I’m not wearing any other base makeup, this is a nice way to add a little natural-looking luminosity onto my skin without wearing foundation and powder. If I apply a light-medium coverage foundation with a more luminous finish, I get similar results–I can’t really tell that I’ve applied the Living Luminizer in that instance. If you have a more matte-finish foundation, it will help to breathe life back into it so it’s not as flat all-over. The consistency is creamy, a little thick, but blendable and does melt on contact with the skin. It doesn’t feel tacky, but it never fully sets or dries down. On me, it lasted five hours on cheeks, four hours on the bridge of the nose, and five hours on the cupid’s bow.

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rms beauty Living Luminzer
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rms beauty Living Luminzer
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rms beauty Living Luminzer
rms beauty Living Luminzer

rms beauty Living Luminzer
rms beauty Living Luminzer

rms beauty Living Luminzer
rms beauty Living Luminzer

rms beauty Living Luminzer
rms beauty Living Luminzer

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Gah! This is really nice and completely wearable for daytime without looking like a disco ball although the staying power is a bit disappointing. Did you stipple this over foundation, Christine? Did it lift your base at all? Thanks!

Hey Wendy!

I spooned a tiny bit out of the pot, and then I patted it on with fingertips 🙂 It didn’t seem to lift the foundation at all – the big bit of advice is really to pat and lift. This is so sheer it really doesn’t need to be blended!

This is really, really tempting. Pretty much all the rms beauty products I’ve seen are tho. I like that the glow is natural and it’s actually good for your skin, though of course better wear time would be nice

Worth considering as long as coconut oil isn’t problematic for you! It seems like there are a fair amount of readers who find it is breakout city.

Ooh, this sounds like it would be right up my alley! I wonder if anyone stocks RMS in Edmonton — the luminizer I’m using right now is actually just a raw mica/titanium dioxide blend, and while it’s gorgeously subtle, the wear time is really bad >.<

I have this, the un cover-up, one lip2cheek and two eyeshadows from RMS beauty. The living luinizer is the only product I consider an absolute must have!

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