Kryolan Shimmering Event Foundation review and swatches

Kryolan Shimmering Event Foundation

Beautiful summer evenings out mean lots more skin showing so why not make it fun with some shimmering body makeup? Glimmery pressed or loose powder is always an option, but I am having tons of fun with Kryolan’s Shimmering Event Foundation ($35). I think it’s more versatile than shimmer powder and the effect is absolutely gorgeous.


Shimmering Event Foundation is a very light liquid foundation that has luminescent pearlescent pigments. It comes in eight shades and the bottles are large – 1.7 fluid ounces – bigger than the 1.0 oz Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer, which is a similar product that costs almost twice as much.

I have three of the eight available shades:  Amber, Pearl, and Gold.

Kryolan Shimmering Event Foundation in Amber

Amber is the deepest shade I tested, a golden bronze. It’s a marvelous face shade for medium to dark skin tones and an amazing body highlighting shade.

Kryolan Shimmering Event Foundation in Pearl

Pearl is an opalescent pearl shade that is a fabulous highlighter. It’s especially great for highlighting darker areas on your face, under eyes, brows, and around lips.

Kryolan Shimmering Event Foundation in Gold

Gold is a fantastic shade that gives just right amount of luminescence. I imagine this is what Jennifer Lopez has on her makeup table. It’s just as dynamite for the face as it is for the body.

I find the Shimmering Event Foundation to be extremely versatile. Sometimes I use it alone to highlight my skin – sheered out I can use Amber as a body foundation no problem. I use Pearl or Gold before applying foundation for a glowy base. I mix any of the three with my foundation or tinted moisturizer to add some gleam.

Kryolan Shimmering Event Foundation swatches

Kryolan Shimmering Event Foundation swatches

Just applying the Shimmering Event Foundation straight out of the bottle makes any area of the body look radiant, from the decolletage to the arms and legs. It’s just as fabulous on cheeks for luminosity without disco ball sparkle.

The finish is actually very subtle. If you want more you can build it up, but really it’s a very grown up, fresh glow that is pretty amazing. I just love it mixed with some tinted moisturizer for my face, and mixed with body lotion for my arms and legs before going out on the town.

Let loose and have some fun this summer with Kryolan Shimmering Event Foundation! They are truly versatile and so much fun. You can find Kryolan online at  Enjoy!!  – Lisa

Ingredients:  Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate), Homosalate, Glyceryl Stearate, Octyldodecanol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Propylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Hamamelis Virginiana Water (Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Ceteareth-20, Ceteareth-12, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Glucose, Fructose, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Alcohol Denat., Dextrin, Sucrose, Urea, Propylparaben, BHT, Hexyl Nicotinate, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Alanine, Aloe Barbadensis Extract (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract), Butylparaben, Tocopherol, Parfum (Fragrance) and may contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77499, Tin Oxide, Mica]


  1. Ehmkay Nails says:

    I can totally see how these would be great as highlighters!

  2. I would use gold and pearl under my foundation.

  3. I like the idea of mixing it with body lotion for the legs!

  4. I love Pearl! So pretty

  5. The pearl is so pretty!

  6. Kathryne says:

    they look so nice and shimmery. wish it didn’t have octinoxate, avobenzone and parabens– these break me out so bad

  7. Amber is such a rich, lovely pigment. Great colors overall, though!

  8. Wow how pretty!

  9. That’s very interesting! I would use the lightest one for highlighting my skin.

  10. Pearl is gorgeous! The other two are too warm for me, but I would definitely wear Pearl!

  11. 25 Sweetpeas says:

    The idea of using it with lotion is fun!

  12. These look great but not for me, I already have too much shine on my face so I tend to go for more matte items.