I initially received a sample of this in the colour ‘Bronze’ and given that I’m far from bronze and the name is ‘luminizer I kinda of assumed it WAS a bronzer. Turns out I just had totally the wrong colour.. enter Light Ivory (much more up my street) and I can confirm it is indeed a foundation product. Quick note on the packaging first of all.. I LOVE the twisted look of the product.. LOVE. I also very much enjoy a pump in a base product as not only is it mess free but it allows you to better measure how much you’re using thus avoiding waste. It’s very plasticky to the touch but that doesn’t bother me so much, in fact I prefer a non-breakable bottle much as glass looks and feels a lit more lux.
The product itself is very light in coverage and texture, I expected a tinted moisturiser type consistency, something thick and balmy but far from it. It’s almost a powder finish which means it’s not super flattering on the pores/dry areas but it’s the first product I’ve tried that claims to be luminous and seems suitable for my oily skin. Most have a ton of shimmer and give a ‘natural glow’ which in truth just means it doesn’t really set but this is different. I’m not sure where the luminosity claim comes from as it doesn’t appear to have an sheen to it but you can see from the half/half above that it does seem to naturally brighten everything up, don’t you think?
I didn’t find that the colour changed/oxidised throughout the day and it lasted fairly well.. definitely one I would reserve for the less warm weather.. the not so oily months. I don’t think it would withstand much but if you have normal/combination skin I think you’ll like it. – the one thing I would point out is Bronze is actually the darkest shade you can get in this and that’s pretty poor. They have 6 shades which in the grand scheme of things are all pretty pale and when you consider that Max Factor is comparable to Revlon in price, revlon do a MUCH better job at catering for a wider variety of skin tones.. just sayin’