I purchased Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator about 2 years ago, in Golden Light.
I’m not a huge fan of it though because it tends to leave me more golden looking than I like.
I feel that the color is just too golden and too shimmery to pass as an illuminator. Illumination to the face should be light and subtle…it should not appear to look like I am covered in flecks of gold sparkles.
Revlon Skinlights gives just that, especially in the Golden Light color. What sucks about the illuminator is that you have no clue what color is actually in the bottle. I should of gone for a lighter color, but I figured Golden Light was what I would need for my skin tone.
I knew nothing of the product when I purchased it. It said ‘new’ and whenever I see the bold NEW on products I want to be the first to try them. I have used Revlon in the past with great results, so I was expecting the same with Skinlights Face Illuminator.
The illuminator comes in a hard plastic tube. The tube is a shimmery golden color with a white pump applicator nozzle. The application pump is very small compared to most pump products. When you pump down on it, it squeezes out a tiny bit of the formula.
I like this, because if you use too much of the illuminator you will end up with shimmery fake golden colored skin.
That’s where I had a main issue with the illuminator. The color is too bold, too golden, and shines too much. In the world of makeup we all know that too much shine can appear to look greasy, and not bronzed or illuminated.
I applied a very small dab to my pointer finger and dotted my cheekbones. I then tried rubbing it into my skin so it didn’t look so golden and caked up in just one spot on my face.
I found that Revlon Skinlights are a bit too thick to spread around easily and evenly. That’s where I ran into my second problem.
If I can’t blend, my face ends up looking mismatched and un-natural. I had to really rub this into my face to get it to blend around evenly. When I say rub, I mean rub…and hard.
Revlon Skinlights felt solid on my face, this was my third issue. I could actually feel the formula on my face. I hate this! I like products that are so lightweight I cannot feel them. The tiniest amount of Skinlights, and you feel it. It’s not a sticky feeling…it’s more like a heavy weighted down feeling.
Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator is probably the worst illuminator I have ever used. I was surprised to see such a crappy product being sold with Revlon’s name on it.
Pricing and Availability:
I picked mine up at my local CVS for about $11.99. You can’t really find it on shelves anymore though. You can however still find it being sold on ebay. In some cases in bulk.
I’d avoid it, even with a decent price tag. The stuff sucks.