I saw these intriguing St Tropez Illuminators, at the spa’s till point at Wentworth Club, where I had been having a massage. Three different shades – Gold, Rose, and Violet.
The violet version, is the original. It used to be packaged in a white tube – for those who may be familiar with it – but with the introduction of the gold and rose shades, it has been repackaged. It was used behind the scenes at London Fashion week in 2010. In 2011, the rose and gold, were London fashion week additions.
All three shades can be used on face and body. I was greatly struggling to pick between the three colour options.
As pictured – Violet/Rose/Gold
The Violet is blue undertoned – slightly unusual for a highlighter perhaps. It says it suits all skin tones. I would imagine it to look most fabulous on pale skins, asian, or black skins. It is apparently still the best selling colour of the three, it perhaps has some very loyal followers. It is quite a cool colour. We all probably have a good idea as to whether cool or warm colours suit us the most.
The Rose, is the shade that I bought. I am relatively pale, especially in the winter months. I have been using it on my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose, and across the top of my forehead. It gives a very healthy look. It isn’t intense, it’s fairly subtle. It isn’t as thick and apparent as benefit’s High Beam, but it has that similar feel. It being a thinner consistency, and less pigmented, means it is perfect for use on the body. Being St Tropez they are all meant to compliment a tan – whether that be real or fake. Across the chest, shoulders, and legs would be the areas of the body I would focus on.
The Gold, is the shade that I bought for my friend Katie, who is fairly tanned all of the time. Of the three shades, this is the one I would buy for the majority of my friends. For anyone other than those with much paler skin, I think it is probably the easiest one to use. I didn’t buy it for myself because it felt that it would have been the ‘safe’ option, and I always like to try something different!
I have found a video on YouTube of Nichola Joss, who Kelly Brook credited in her top five beauty tips blog, showing us the best way to use the Skin Illuminator!
Please vote on the poll – purely because I am being inquisitive – and because I’ve just worked out how to add a poll!
But also, please tell me which shade you would chose, in the comments below, and I buy one for someone to try. It’s definitely time, for not only a poll, but a giveaway…!