Today I'm going to be reviewing a new addition to my make up bag which is the Naked illuminator by Urban Decay. I've tried many variations of illuminating/highlighting products before ranging from creams to powders and this is definitely one of my favourites.
First of all, I think the packaging is gorgeous and the shimmer on the box really foreshadows what the product will be like inside. I can appreciate its quite a chunky box and it is a pain to fit into a Make Up bag so it may not necessarily be perfect for travel.
I don't think it's any surprise that I was drawn to this product as soon as I saw it. I have magpie like tendencies when it comes to shiny, glittery things and this just suited me right done to the ground. It's a powdered highlighter that has microfine shimmery particles to allow the light to reflect upon it to create a healthy and dewey finish. Even though it is beautiful, I can understand that the glitter may be too much for people and some may prefer to use it just for evenings as opposed to the daytime. It's also great for your body too, allowing you to add an extra bit of shimmer before a night out.
As you can see it's quite pigmented but applying this with a Kabuki brush or a large powder brush allows the product to apply sparingly as so not to overdo it. It's light and beautiful and along with the pretty packaging, I feel this product is definitely something I'll be reaching for all year round.
It even has a hidden compartment underneath the powder that has a mini applicator. I personally never find much use for these but if you do it's definitely and added bonus!
Priced at £20, it definitely fits in to the high end market but what can we expect from Urban Decay? I like to think we are paying more for quality, don't you think?
What's your favourite highlighter?