When you’re from Finland you experience long and dark winters. To overcome that LUMENE created four new weightless, water based formulas to brighten our skin. These 4 products are enriched with Nordic skincare ingredients thereby creating skincare infused makeup.
The four products are Instant Glow Beauty Serum, Instant Illuminizer, Watercolor Blush, and Watercolor Bronzer. All 4 are formulated with naturally derived ingredients including Pure Arctic Spring Water and Arctic Cloudberry Seed Extract. To make the line even better all of these are 100% vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty free.
Today we have two of these skincare infused makeup products to introduce to you. We think you’ll find them as terrific as we do.
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MARCIA IS MADLY IN LOVE WITH LUMENE INVISIBLE ILLUMINATION WATERCOLOR BLUSH in PINK BLOSSOM.
As a lover of cream blush I was overjoyed to have this watercolor blush. This is what my summer skin craves. I wear mostly cream blushes since I think they are softer on my skin, I love how they blend and I want the radiance that my skin often lacks. As much as I love them though I find that they don’t necessarily last through the day. When going out at night I almost always have to touch them up.
Not the case with Lumene WATERCOLOR BLUSH. The liquid blush lasts so much longer on me. It doesn’t disappear during the day making me one happy lady. Watercolor Blush is available in two shades: Pink Blossom and Coral Bloom. The price is approximately $24.99 but Amazon and Target have these for less.
Now for the nitty gritty! Lumene has brought us a pigmented, buildable texture blush that contains Arctic Spring Water, antioxidant rich Cloudberry and luminizing pigments. The goal is to brighten, hydrate, and perfect our natural luminescence. Pink Blossom is a beautiful pinky peach. It’s a neutral shade that I can wear with just about any color palette. I tend to wear a lot of neutrals on my eyes so I love the look of a pinky peach blush. This is a little bit of perfection for me.
The applicator is a bit unusual since it’s a glass pipette and you squeeze the top to grab the liquid. It looks messy when you pull it out but it doesn’t apply messily. My method is to squeeze some of the liquid blush out on my stainless steel palette and pick up the color from there so I can apply it more evenly. I’ve used my fingers, a beauty blender sponge, or an oval brush to pick up and blend. I like to smooth it out with the oval brush when done. I can always add more color if it looks too light but I like to start slowly so I don’t end up one of those old ladies with blush from eyes to my neckline.
There’s a slight fragrance from the Arctic Cloudberry but I don’t notice that once on my face. This is going to be my best friend this summer. I am a face toucher and I don’t rub this away. Plus the color is just what the doctor ordered.
LISA IS MADLY IN LOVE WITH LUMENE INSTANT ILLUMINIZER IN ROSY DAWN.
I love a good luminizer for perking up my complexion and liquid ones are especially versatile. Lumene’s Instant Illuminizer ($24.99) has everything I want in a luminizer – it is lightweight and blends like a dream, and I can use it alone or mix it in with my foundation for an all over glow.
The Instant Illuminizer comes in three shades that are like morning, noon, and night – Rosy Dawn (a pearlescent pink glow), Shimmering Dusk (a pearlescent white) and Midnight Sun (a deeper bronze shade).
The Instant Illuminizer has pearlescent luminizing pigments that make skin look beautifully healthy without a fake, disco ball glitter. The formula is light and hydrating thanks to the Arctic Spring Water and antioxidant-rich Cloudberry. I like to put this on last over my makeup, dotting it along the tops of my cheekbones for some glow and luminosity. It’s very pretty and not too shiny or overly shimmery – too much of that at my age is like wearing a tube top and Daisy Duke shorts. Not good. Some days I just feel extra pale or my skin seems dull, so I add a few drops into my foundation and it always turns out fabulous. I really want to try the Shimmering Dusk shade because I love the formula of the Instant Illuminizer and I usually love white liquid highlighters. The Rosy Dawn shade is beautiful and I am definitely loving it for summer.
Lumene is a big hit with us for instant illumination – both products are a great way to get your glow on!
Instant Illuminizer Ingredients: AQUA (WATER), CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ISODODECANE, LAURYL PEG-10 TRIS(TRIMETHYLSILOXY)SILYLETHYL DIMETHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, MICA, GLYCERIN, RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS (CLOUDBERRY) SEED EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSILICONE-11, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, PROPANEDIOL, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRIN, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-38, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), (CI 77891) TITANIUM DIOXIDE, (CI 77491) IRON OXIDES.