On this week’s beauty post, I’m sharing with you a product that is not only what I consider on the budget end of the spectrum, but a multi-use product that I know you would love too! I’ve shared my love for a multi-use product, so when I was sent the new Lumi-Tint from Face of Australia, let’s just say it was pretty hard to contain my excitement.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with multi-use products, well, they basically do what their name says – having more than one use for it. Face of Australia released their Mineral Therapy Illuminator a few years ago, and while I did love those, these babies makes it much easier for you to travel with and keep in your handbag for any handy touch ups. Not to say that their liquid form isn’t portable or anything, just that with a stick, there’s less chances of having it spill all over your bag if you so happen to not screw the lid on properly.
The **lumi-tint illuminating sticks come in four shades – When in Rome, Tuscan Sun, Santorini Skinny and Hydra Haven.
While they serve the same function as their predecessor, the Mineral Therapy Illuminator, the difference is, I can use ONE stick in a few ways, depending on the shade I choose.
When in Rome is the lightest of the four and this makes the perfect tool to highlight your face. I use it on my brow bone, cheekbones, and cupid’s bow. If you love the look of nude lips, then you could also use it on your lips to pair with really dark smokey eyeshadow.
Tuscan Sun has a gorgeous orange glow, perfect as a bronzer AND a lipstick, for that soft sun-kissed look. I also use this to contour my face.
Santorini Skinny is slightly darker than When in Rome, but still has a soft, nude shade with a soft pink tinge. Very soft. I use this as my eyeshadow base, but this could also double up as a blush or a soft, almost nude pink shade. As an eyeshadow base, I make sure I apply the lumi-tint first and then apply a powdered eyeshadow on top to set it.
Hydra Haven is a pink based shade, which can be used as a blush, eyeshadow base and even lipstick.
So which ones should you pick? I’d say all of the four as they’re only selling for $12.95 per stick. But, if you’re twisting my arm, I’d say pick the When in Rome and Santorini Skinny and you’ve got your face covered!
Much like the illuminator in liquid form, the stick is creamier and dare I say, easier to blend. You could use your fingers to apply the stick onto your face, or like me, a mix of a flat brush and your fingers.
I use the smaller, more pointed creme eyeshadow brush to highlight the areas on my face. This makes it a lot easier to properly apply it on these areas without applying too much or getting in on areas you don’t need to highlight. Then I blend by dabbing the product that’s already on face with my fingers.
I use the flat concealer brush to do the contouring and for the blush and lips, I simply use my fingers. Be sure to wipe off the top of the stick with a clean tissue after application.
There are other multi-use sticks out there, usually way more expensive than the Face of Australia Lumi-Tint *cough* NARS Multi *cough*, although that brand does have more choice in colours and have a matte range out. But, with this being a quarter of the price, I say why not have a play with something that works just as well.
Have you tried any illuminating sticks before? Which brands have you tried and loved? What about the one from Face of Australia?
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