Beauty report: lilah b. Glisten + Glow Skin Illuminator

words by Rachel Krasky

Name: lilah b. Glisten + Glow Skin Illuminator
Price: $92
What it does: multi-use illuminator to add a natural glow to the skin
Available from: mecca.com.au

How it feels/smells/looks

Another week, another exciting brand coming to Aus. I’ve seen multiple YouTubers, influencers and makeup artists rave about lilah b. For those who don’t know, lilah b. is a ‘clean’ makeup brand that’s cruelty-free, vegan and uses all-natural ingredients. The cream illuminator is the first product I’m trying and I have to say, it’s everything I was hoping it’d be. The packaging is STUNNING – it literally weighs a couple of kilos, but you can tell thought has been put into everything from the way the product is opened, to the box it comes in. The product itself is creamy, soft and luxurious to the touch. Overall, just looking at this product sitting in your bathroom vanity is a positive experience.    

Why I like it

Every ingredient has a reason for being included and is designed to help your skin. Not only is this illuminator cruelty-free and formulated without gluten, parabens, phthalates, sulfates and synthetic fragrance, but it contains other added goodies too. Think black currant seed oil extract and sunflower oil concentrate to help reduce inflammation, carotenoids, plant sterols and essential fatty acids to strengthen the skin and brown sea algae to improve skin texture.  Most importantly, it’s beautiful on the skin. I’ve been applying it to the high points of my face using my fingers and the creamy texture glides onto the skin to leave a luminous glow. It does require blending to ensure it looks seamless, but the colour and texture are perfect for all skin tones. I’m now intrigued to try other products from the range as I have fallen hard.

Areas for improvement

The one main thing that people will not enjoy about this highlighter is it does have small glitter particles in it – they do show up on the skin, which means the finish is definitely not ‘natural’. To be honest, I wish it didn’t have these, but I look past it due to the beautiful colour and finish. My second issue is the price point – $92 for a highlighter ain’t cheap and if you are looking for a really good alternative, check out my Marc Jacobs illuminator review or the cult classic Benefit Watts Up Highlighting stick.


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