It’s supposed to make me glow. But it makes me look like I rubbed chalk on my cheeks. Its powdery, cakey, and just plain white.
I bought the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator to do what illuminators are supposed to do–give me a fresh, dewy glow. But it doesn’t do anything nearly close to that! In it’s defense, I am not totally loving the NYX HD Finishing Powder that I use to set my face, and so I know that could contribute to the dissatisfaction. But still, we can’t be blaming NYX for the L’Orral Lumi when no matter how I wear it, my “illumination” comes off looking like a chalkboard accident. And you guys, ugh…I hate looking like an accident.
I bought it in Rose (N202). There are four compartments: a pearl white, a cashmere light, a tea rose, and a dusty rose color. I feel like they are pretty comparable to each other…I don’t see much of a difference at all between them when they are on the skin. When you swatch them, they all look white. And they have a sparkle to them, not a dewy quality. But when you actually apply them on your face, you hardly even get a sparkle. It’s just white dust.
And unfortunately, it ain’t pixie dust.
To be fair, I think the packaging is pretty cute. The colors look glossy enough in the box. It has a double opening palette, meaning one layer opens for the illuminator and then a bottom layer opens where the brush is stored. Cute!
But don’t be fooled by the cuteness. It is not my friend, and I am warning you not to try to make it yours. But, speaking of friends……. Friends, please help me find a good illuminator!