Lit Up: Natasha Denona Face Glow Cream Shimmer

NatashaDenonaFaceGlowI am obsessed with highlighters/illuminators/luminizers/anything that makes my skin glowy and radiant. There are so many great products in this category out now, it’s kind of ridiculous that I’d only heard of Natasha Denona Face Glow Cream Shimmer ($42) recently. I am usually all about a very noticeable highlight, but this product is making me love a subtle, lit-from-within glow.IMG_7643This is part of Natasha’s Glow collection, a 4-piece line of products that work together to create Natasha’s signature glowy look. In addition to Face Glow, the collection includes Face Glow Foundation, Allover Glow Face & Body Shimmer Powder, and Body Glow. The products aren’t cheap, but the quality is outstanding; well worth the price.IMG_7650I got this this cream stick in the shade “Light.” It appears sort of pinky-nude in person, but goes on as a near-perfect match for my skin; all you see is shimmer, no color. It highlights skin beautifully (especially on cheekbones), and makes you look alive and refresh. This product gives such a vibrancy. It’s not a disco ball effect (like you’d get from Becca Champagne Pop and Laura Gellar Gilded Honey), but rather a subtle, diffused light that makes skin look dewy and fresh. There is definitely shimmer in this, but it’s more muted than some of the stronger highlighters. The effect is soft yet noticeable, and it translates beautifully into virtually any makeup look. Because it’s a cream formula, I dab it directly onto my cheekbones from the stick, and then blend as needed with my fingertips. For other areas of the face (like browbones and Cupid’s bow), I use my finger to dab it on and buff it out. The cream spreads and blends easily. Applying this is really effortless.IMG_7646This photo does not do this glow justice. It melts beautifully into the skin for a warm glow with a light veil of shimmer. The effect is obviously more pronounced under lighting, but still looks natural — never harsh.

The only con of this product is that the white packaging gets really dirty when it’s stored with other makeup. The clear plastic cap also feels a little flimsy, like it may crack if it gets jostled in my makeup bag. I do like the mini plastic cap that fits directly over the surface of the stick; it’s nice to have an added layer of protection when dealing with cream-based sticks.

My husband ordered this as a Christmas present for me, and it didn’t arrive until January. He ordered directly from Natasha Denona’s website, so it shipped from Israel, which explains the long delivery time. If you’re in the U.S., I recommend shopping for this on Beautylish, which just recently started carrying the ND product line.

If you have some time to kill during the supposedly epic East Coast blizzard this weekend, watch this video; you’ll want Natasha’s entire highlight line when you see it!IMG_7648Have you tried this, or any of Natasha Denona’s products? I’d love to hear what you think, especially about her Glow line!

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