Thursday, March 15, 2012

Face of Australia Illuminator - Angel Flame

It's nice to be told that you look good. It is even nicer when you find a magical product that draws in compliments like a worm on a hook in a sea full of fish. This product, my friends, is the worm on a hook.

When I first purchased this, which wasn't at all long ago, it was for a number of reasons. The first was that I had seen several positive reviews on it. The second was that Face of Australia was having a buy 2 get one free deal. Another reason was that I wanted a highlighter/illuminator and the fourth reason was that this was a colour that I found totally intriguing (and rather scary if I'm completely honest).

As many, many, many people have pointed out - you need no product at all to get the desired look. Seriously, this 50mL tube will last me a lifetime. A whole lifetime! I kind of wish that they had made 25mL tubes and cut the price in half. Not because it was expensive (I picked it up for $15) but because I don't feel that I will ever be able to use it all, and that would be such a waste.

No Flash L-R: Unblended, barely blended, completely blended
I was a bit hesitant with this product. Though I am a beauty blogger it doesn't mean I am always beauty-brave. I didn't fancy the idea of resembling a glittering disco ball and feared that this product would turn me into that. It doesn't, if you are careful.

And be careful you must, for this tube is generous. So much product comes out with so little pressure. It would not recommend storing it standing up because I found the product to rush to the bottom. When I opened it, it went everywhere! Lay it on its side.

I am not going to lie - it is a sparkly, glittery product. However, make that work to your advantage. I watched video tutorials on applying illuminator and found that everyone had a different way of wearing illuminator. Find what you like and try out everything! On the packaging it suggests that you mix it in with your foundation. I haven't yet tried that because I personally feel as though it would be too much for my face to handle (sparkle and I aren't always best friends) but maybe one day I will try it.

It does settle into small creases on the skin but it is hardly noticeable. Don't be afraid of this colour because it is absolutely gorgeous! I never thought this pink liquid with gold shine could look so lovely, but somehow it does. I also really like the packaging. Nice and simple, classy looking.

I like this product. A lot. Would I recommend you buy it? Yes, if you fancy illuminators for 15 bucks. It does require a little practise to get it right, but it is oh so worth it. Also, there are five (I think) shades in the range so I'm sure if you don't like this shade (which, by the way, is Angel Flame) I guarantee you shall find one you love.

I give this product 8 out of 10.

Oh, one more thing - it is also limited edition!

With Flash (see the shimmer!)


  1. this product looks so pretty! X

  2. Love this shade, I hear it's a dupe of the NARS Orgasm illuminator :) I ended up buying all 4 shades of these...whooops :P

    1. I've heard that it is a good dupe too. Haha, all four! Hopefully you get a lot of use out of them! :)


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