The holiday season always brings a wave of highlighter recommendations from various beauty brands and their public relations teams. We must sparkle! and shimmer! and gleam! or else we’re not properly taking part in the season’s festivities!
I really try not to be swayed by this imperative, because I know that some highly recommended tube of twinkly goo will end up languishing at the back of my makeup drawer as soon as the Christmas decorations have been taken down.
On the other hand, I’ve been using LUSH’s Feeling Younger “highlighting skin tint” since it was released, months ago, and I’ll continue to use it into the New Year and beyond. Feeling Younger is a pearly cream packaged in a small screw-top jar. Here’s a look inside…
The ingredients of Feeling Younger are: oatmeal decoction water, orange flower water, almond oil, cocoa butter, glycerine, stearic acid, jojoba oil, triethanolamine, cetearyl alcohol, synthetic fluorphlogopite, titanium dioxide, methylparaben, and propylparaben.
You’ll notice a few moisturizing ingredients in there; the almond oil and cocoa butter and jojoba and glycerine give Feeling Younger a smooth application plus skin-nurturing abilities. The product’s white hue blends into a very sheer, rosy-pearl iridescent shade. I have pale skin, so it blends right into my complexion.
I’m also not usually lured in by “multi-use!” claims, but in this case, I really can recommend LUSH’s Feeling Younger as a versatile little product. I’ve dabbed it into the inner corners of my eyes and over my under-eye shadows (with a fingertip, then a small brush). I’ve also been mixing a small amount into my usual foundation for a hint of glow without any noticeable shimmer particles or weird, space-alien reflectiveness.
I’ve also given some Feeling Younger to my mother, who has been patting tiny amounts over her makeup as a subtle mid-day pick-me-up, so this truly is an “ageless” product. I also like LUSH’s emphasis on feeling younger, rather than just looking younger. It’s a healthier and more positive approach, no?
(I did take a swatch photo of Feeling Younger, but my camera is acting up and I’m not able to retrieve it right now. I’ll update when I can!)
Feeling Younger sells for $18.95 (for 0.7 ounces) at the LUSH website and LUSH boutiques.
Disclaimer: this product was sent to me as a press sample.
Images: photographs by Tinsel Creation.