Beauty Bakeries So Icy Illuminator ($32 for 0.46oz) left me feeling a wee bit freezer burned glamour babes. And by freezer burned, I mean frosty and glittery. It was a little much for my taste.
I thought the illuminator was going to be more pearlized when I went by the swatches online. Turns out, it is not.
Iced is a luminous (blinding) white highlighter that has hints of micro fine pink shimmer with a frosted finish. Indoor and Outdoor swatches.
I felt like a walking snow globe as I wore this shade of winter wonderland. I was sparkling from head to toe, and not in a flattering way really. Wearing the So Icy Illuminator made me feel kiddish. Like I was trying too hard to create a incandescent glow. The sparkles is what makes the glow look overwhelming. There was too much churning going on in that tiny ice cream inspired container. I think it would have been a successful treat if that part was taken out of the formulation.
I could deal with a frosted finish. It can sometimes come off as pearlized, depending on the intensity, but those two together only produced a massive glitter bomb on my face. I definitely think that this illuminator is targeted for a much younger crowd.
Complimenting all skin tones. The super finely milled loose powder formula is lightweight, highly pigmented, comfortable to wear, not so easy to apply, blendable, buildable, and has a smooth silky texture.
The loose powder makes a mess of everything. The directions seem pretty simple on the lid. Tap top, open slowly.
Okay, Yup, I followed as directed, and as I tapped ever so gently, illuminator started to shimmy its way outside the lid, and upon opening it, a lovely plume of highlighter dust emerged. Sparkles, sparkles here and there, sparkles, sparkles, everywhere! Including myself. Applying Beauty Bakeries So Icy Illuminator with a brush was no easy task either. The kickback gets allover. Is this an expensive party popper gag that I don’t know about? Lol. It sure felt like it. I found using the flat end of a blending sponge helped prevent a lot of fallout to occur during applications.
The color payoff is alright. I got about 5 hours of wear time before it fully faded away. I did not re-apply. I have an oily t-zone and the shimmer only enhanced my shine, which is something I can do without.
I’ll be there. Watching the fun unfold…….That’s if an invitation is extended my way. Hint, hint, wink, wink.
Stay beautiful! Xo.