I was about to slather it allover my face like an ordinary face creme but a little voice inside me told me to swatch it on my hand first. I'm glad I listened because I discovered that this is more of a highlighter than a typical BB creme. You could certainly add a tiny drop to your foundation to give your skin an all over illuminating effect, or apply a thin layer underneath your foundation but I found it works beautifully as a highlighter.
As I was vainly admiring the gorgeous glow I kept thinking it reminded me of something that I already had in my collection, so I took all my highlighters out and had as swatch party. At last! I was able to pin point what it resembled.
If the highlighters, Opal from Becca Cosmetics and Whispers of Gilt (Limited Edition) from Mac, had a baby; this is exactly what she would look like!
Of course, unlike the other 2 highlighters, BB Plus is liquid which is fine by me because I've been applying Opal wet anyways :)
I know in the photo it appears to be more in the rose family but when the light catches it in different angles it has a hue of gold in it that is absolutely stunning, you just have to see it for yourself. You can get a very dramatic highlight as well since it builds up very nicely.
This Illuminating creme retails for $36 and you can find it here
They have provided me with a discount code for all of my readers to receive an additional 25% off site wide: missliz
As I was getting links for the creme, I notice that Whitening Lightning is having a Summer Special that includes some of my favorite products from their line.
They are offering a package which includes the Illuminating Creme, 2 lip glosses of your choice and a Super Booster Whitening Pen which I use religiously to keep my teeth white (I refuse to give up coffee, tea, or red wine).
So I thought I would share some swatches of my top 3 favorite glosses in case any of you are interested in taking advantage of this Summer Special.
The first one is called Salmon, this is a gorgeous vibrant peachy toned lipgloss that is pigmented enough to wear on its own or on top of your favorite peach colored lipstick.
This next one is called Nude and it is my absolute favorite Nude lipgloss EVER! It's in its own category because I feel the texture is smoother than the other glosses. I love wearing it over any nude gloss and it has the most gorgeous shine to it.
This one is one of their newer colors and its called Coral Craze, it is a more toned down peachy pastel. These type of shades don't normally flatter my skin tone but this one is just warm enough to work.
What's cool about these lip glosses is that they light up. I know it sounds like a novelty but, trust me, it is extremely practical. I keep the nude in my bag at all times and I can't tell you how many times the light has come in handy, especially in the car at night when hubby complains about me turning the visor light on.
The lip glosses normally retail for $24
Whitening Pen for $29 and
The BB Plus Illuminatior for $36
So the total retail value is $113 and for the summer special everything would be $89
With the 25% discount code (missliz) it would bring everything down to $66.75
You can find this Summer Special here
Have any of you tried any of these or other products from this company?