Lush Feeling Younger Illuminator

I'm a big fan of highlighters, and have been since before they were properly A Thing - no other make-up products work so well with such little effort to make skin look healthier. I remember it being just about impossible to find any to fit my small budget as a teenager, and limited myself to using tiny dabs of Benefit's High Beam to stretch out the bottle I'd received as a birthday gift one year. After discovering a bit later on that a shimmery eyeshadow does the trick, I started using one of the Little Round Pots by Bourjois in a pearlescent champagne colour to add a bit of a light where I needed it and stuck with that until just a couple of years ago.

Thankfully, highlighters totally are A Thing in a big way now and there are piles of options to choose from in endless different colours and formulations without having to go to one of the higher-end brands. I much prefer creams to powders (I'm yet to find a powder highlighter that doesn't look glittery or cake up on top of my foundation) and I'm really enjoying the variety of skin illuminating creams around now that are even lighter and more natural looking than regular highlighters.



At £12 for 20g, Feeling Younger by Lush isn't the cheapest one out there, but it's still a pretty damn reasonable price and it lasts for ages. It's a versatile product, not dissimilar to MAC's Strobe Cream. It can be used alone like a normal highlighter - on cheekbones, brow bones, and anywhere else you want to make stand out - but also can be mixed with or used underneath foundation and moisturiser to give your whole face a bit of glow.

It looks incredibly natural on the skin - I tried to take a swatch photo but failed because once rubbed in, the white disappears and all that's left is a subtle hint of gold and pink that brightens skin without actually looking like make-up.  It has a dewy finish and a soft iridescence without ever looking sparkly or shiny, and just leaves a lustrous light-reflecting sheen.

Obviously as it's a Lush product it's made with mostly natural ingredients including oats, almond oil and jojoba oil which are all gentle and moisturising, however the cocoa butter in there has potential to block pores, and it contains a few parabens, which is something to be aware of for anyone with a sensitivity to them (but personally, I've never had any problems with either).

This is definitely one to try if you're after a "my skin but better" product.
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11 comments:

  1. I'm obsessed with highlighters too! Great post.

    http://meganemilybeauty.blogspot.com

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  2. I've never tried anything from lush that wasn't for the bath, but I will definitely make sure to keep an eye on this when I visit next. I love highlighters like these & this one sounds amazing plus it's not too bad price wise either comparing some other high end brands x
    Beauty with charm

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    1. I always used to think of them as a bath/body place too actually, but I've been pleasantly surprised by their make-up offerings - totally worth checking out :) x

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  3. I've never seen or heard of this before but will be sure to check it out next time I'm in a Lush store. Great price for what sounds like a brilliant product! xx

    Beautylymin

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  4. I can't get enough highlighters, will have to give this a try! Nice to have found your blog :), didn't realise you were beauty blogging too!

    fourcatsplusus.co.uk - Amy x

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    1. Only since a couple of weeks ago! I decided I should probably get involved with some like-minded people given that most of my friends are men or non-makeup wearers whose eyes glaze over when I start gushing over lispticks, ha! x

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  6. I've always been intrigued by Lush makeup, I'll definitely have to try some, you never think about looking in Lush when you need new makeup. Lovely post!

    http://blushandnoise.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. No, even I still don't really think to look at the make-up when I go in, I actually only got this because I was placing an online order with them and noticed it on the website! They have some nice super-sheer foundation/tinted moisturiser type things there too :)
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  7. Sounds like a great product. Don't think we have it in sweden though. To bad.

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    1. Aw, no! It's always frustrating reading about a product you love the sound of then realising it's not available in your country :(

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