On my latest trip to ULTA, I picked up a few goodies to get my skin ready for fall. One of the sweetest finds that I came across was the Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder. I knew instantly that I needed to try this powder because I had been wanting to illuminate some areas on my face that had fallen victim to summer breakouts and subsequent scarring. I have no problem using bronzer year-round. In fact, I encourage it. The problem with most bronzers however is that they are poorly made. All too often I find myself disappointed in how pasty or overly pigmented bronzers seem to appear. The Illuminated Shimmering Powder by Urban Decay is lightweight and made for use on the face or body.
There are 3 options available for Illuminated and they are: Aura, Lit, and Luminous. I selected Lit because it was closest to my complexion. With so many different undertones, it can be hard to locate the right powder throughout the year. The product is packaged in a shimmery box with rose-gold design, metallic lettering, and includes a mirror and applicator brush. There is plenty of powdered packed into the 0.2 oz box so I imagine that it will last for quite some time unless you are like me and use it every single day.
Illuminated goes on smooth without leaving a caked on residue. After a light application, I noticed that my skin took on a healthy, natural-looking glow. I use the powder on top of my blush to give it a nice sun-kissed look. This is hands down the best illuminating powder I have used and I would highly recommend it as a must have makeup staple. I may be tossing out several bum-bronzers that I have picked up along the way if not re-purposing them for other color-combo projects.
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