Thursday, 1 March 2012

Review and Swatches: Face Of Australia Limited Edition Mineral Therapy Illuminator in Angel Flame

A few months ago, the revamped Australis brand and their products were all the rage in the Australian beauty blogging community, and they still keep getting great reviews. However, at the moment, Face Of Australia is getting all the hype and praise. Mind you, this is well deserved. FOA have come out with some great products lately that I'm sure you've noticed, one of them being the Lip Quencher in Lychee Crush (review coming soon). Another amazing product, which I'm sure you've heard of, is the Mineral Therapy Illuminator, a range of liquid highlighters available in four shades to create a glowing complexion.

The Mineral Therapy Illuminators are described as being 'a light reflecting illuminating liquid to create a gorgeous sheen with a touch of colour'. The illuminators come in a huge 50mL (1.7oz) tube, which will truly last for years, considering you need about (or less than) a pea size for both cheeks. It is dispensed through a small hole that lets you control how much you squeeze out, so you're not wasting excess product or using too much.

The shade I purchased was Angel Flame, a gorgeous shimmery pink with golden undertones, that many have claimed to be a dupe for the Nars Orgasm Illuminator, at only a fraction of the cost! It also comes in Angel Mist, a shimmery white with pink undertones (a dupe for Benefit's High Beam), Angel Flame, a a shimmery pinky shade with brown undertones, and Angel Glow, a shimmery bronze shade.

Top: Benefit High Beam
Bottom left: Angel Flame Swatched Right: blended out

There is a shade to compliment any skin tone, and if I didn't need more blushes/bronzers/highlighters, I would certainly go buy the other shades. I really might consider going to buy Angel Mist, because who would pay in excess of $50AU for a 13mL (.45 fl oz) for Benefit's High Beam, a lovely simple highlighter, when I could pay three times less, for nearly four times more product! Same case for Nars Orgasm illuminator. So many people have said these are just as good, if not better! And the lasting power is just as good as the product!

These illuminators are absolutely amazing! Fantastic price for an insane amount of product that has five uses! A body highlighter, a face highlighter, a mixer with foundation for dewy skin, temporary tan or a blush, all in one for $14.95AU! How cheap is that? How brilliant is that?!

I highly suggest if you can, get your hands on at least one of these babies! These are nearly always sold out wherever I go, and considering the website says they are limited edition, you never know when they'll be taken away. Seriously guys, it's totally worth it!


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  2. Awesome review Gianna!

    Pretty sure every body loves it when drugstore brands release products that are dupes of really expensive brands! FoA & Australis are really doing well for themselves now

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  4. Thankyou so much for the review...I went out and bought it today!
    Love it! Glad you convinced me to buy it!


  5. I seriously love these illuminators!