The RMS Beauty Living Luminizer proves you don’t have be around for decades to become an icon. Just a few years old, this rather unassuming beauty product has already gained a notable cult following.
Coveted by the most influential beauty aficionados, it is one of the most impressive products I have come across of late. Simple in its composition yet boasting only the highest quality ingredients, it illuminates the dullest complexions and adds radiance and glow precisely where needed.
RMS Beauty Living Luminizer is a facial highlighter, so it’s best to know what that means, including where to apply it. A facial highlighter does not mask, cover, nor conceal – it emphasizes and brings light to areas of your face you want to highlight – hence the name…
A highlighter tends to have brightening and light reflecting properties so always think of what you’d like to emphasize and not what you’re trying to hide. Words of advice: dab it on strategically. And, less is more.
For an instantly “awake” look, most highlighters work like a dream when applied to the inner corner of your eyes. Try Living Luminizer right under the brow line for a more lifted appearance or bring light to the center of your face by dotting it on your cupid’s bow–center of the chin and down the bridge of your nose. The RMS Beauty Living Luminizer is stunning when applied over your bronzer at the top your cheekbones. Some go for the middle of the forehead but as brave as I am, unicorn is not a good look on me. Find an area or two on your face to balance the glow. Overly ambitious applications will make you look too alert (like you took two Adderall and broke a sweat cleaning your house for hours).
This illuminator gives the softest of glows to the skin. Neither harsh nor aggressive and far from shimmery or glittery, its effect can be best described as a soft pearlescent, luminous sheen. The key to this winning formula was striking the right balance between the light-reflecting Mica and the balmy base.
The blend of Castor Seed and Coconut Oil give the RMS Beauty Living Luminizer its solid texture. Rosemary Extract is added as a natural preservative and antibacterial and rich in Vitamin A, Beeswax protects and nourishes the skin. All natural, the ingredients of any RMS formula are the highest grade organic.
Make up artist Rose-Marie Swift founded the RMS brand after searching for natural products that perform equally well on the runway and off. Her bestselling Living Luminizer is requested reguarly by some of the most recognizable faces that grace her chair (read: Karlie Kloss, Gisele Bündchen, Miranda Kerr, to name a few).
The dreamy texture, subtle highlighting properties, and pocket size pot make this an on-the-go must have. It’s the quickest way to shine some light on tired looking skin as it melts into the skin without overlooking greasy. More gold than silver, the sheen is so subtle the metallic quality does not overpower any skin tone. Rose-Marie Swift suggests using your finger to apply the Living Luminizer as a brush may leave a line. The heat generated by skin-to-skin application melts it into the skin flawlessly.
$38 (.17 oz) available at dermstore.com