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The Beauty Essential That Can Transform Your Entire Makeup Collection

From top left: the pièce de résistance in my beauty collection, stila’s sparkly all over shimmer liquid luminizer; a swipe of the luminizer in kitten; the stila goodies I transformed (complete with my high-tech blending aid—a paper dixie plate); the resulting creamy creation. 

I try (and love) plenty of beauty products but only a select few earn a permanent spot in my already crowded makeup bag. stila’s shimmery luminizer is one of the chosen ones. Being a total highlighter-fanatic, I’m very familiar with how a topnotch luminizer can simultaneously spotlight our best features and downplay beauty blemishes. This multipurpose highlighter does both those things, with the added bonus of coming in a delightfully light liquid formula that can be blended with all sort of products. 

I’ve been doing some experimenting and adding the shimmer to all sorts of products, from outdated lip gloss and matte foundations to dull eye shadows. I’ve been amazed about how just a few drops of luminizer can completely transform a product. Click through for my step-by-step guide to highlighter alchemy.

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