Good morning, or afternoon, or evening, depending on where you are! I just wanted to quickly share my favourite highlighter with you – the X Factor Complexion Illuminator in Pink from Brazen Cosmetics. I ordered this highlighter in January of this year, and have been using it daily since then!
It is a very fine, loose powder, and gives my skin a soft luminosity without making me look like I’m covered in glitter, not that that is a bad thing, but sometimes you want a subtle glow and not a full-on glitterfest.
Below is a the Complexion Illuminator swatched on my arm – both with and without flash, hopefully the lighting will show the colour accurately. I think that it is photographing more white, but in real life it is more pink toned.
I purchased the full size version, a 20g jar with sifter for $11.99 (USD plus shipping). It is also available in a smaller size jar. It is currently not on their website as they only list products that are currently in stock.
It is made by Brazen Cosmetics, an indie brand from the United States.They are a cruelty-free company, and some of their products are vegan. Their products are available in their online store (they offer international shipping). Here’s a little blurb about the company (taken from their website):
1) Shameless and bold. 2) Marked by flagrant and insolent audacity.
Brazen is your top stop for kick ass indie cosmetics for stage and street! We love creative and trendy makeup and scents! Why blend in?! We specialize in professional formulas, intense pigmentation, and long wearing shades.
Our founder and chief formulator has over 15 years experience formulating cosmetics of all variations so you get the benefit of years of research and testing. Brazen Cosmetics were created for the daring confident girls (or guys) who demand a lot from their makeup and don’t settle.
Our products work HARD to bring you high pigmentation, long lasting wear, unique colors and makeup that actually IMPROVES your skin! One swipe and you’ll be hooked. Unleash your inner drama queen and strut your stuff in style!
Disclosure – this was purchased by me!