I have been mixing my Clinique’s Up-Lighting Liquid Illumimator with a little bit of illuminating moisturiser over the past few days, and I love the result.

The bronze shade of the product, that also comes in Blush and Natural, is potentially slightly darker than I need for my skin, unless I want to self tan my body daily. You need the tiniest amount, I have been discovering. One full pump is too much. I had the bright idea of mixing it with the multi use product I keep mentioning – through gritted teeth today – after having ‘misplaced’ my phone in Superdrug yesterday, their Vitamin E SPF 15 Radiance Moisture Cream.

I’ve been using a light base, examples of which would be, Mac’s Face and Body Foundation or Clinique’s Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser, a little concealer where needed, and then on the back of my hand squeezing a little Vitamin E Radiance cream, and a little Bronze Up-Lighting Illuminator – mixing together and applying with a foundation brush. Any foundation brush will do, but I like this smaller pictured Clinique brush, for this. MAC’s badger brushes – as I call them – the black brushes with the white tips are also great option for this.

I don’t apply it all over my face, across the cheeks (smile whilst doing this to make the apples of the cheeks stand out), across the top of the forehead and down the nose. This picture of Leighton Meester, is a great example of the applying across smiling cheeks effect!

The diluted version of this product, with the radiance moisturiser, gives such a natural youthful look. The colour and illumination is there to give skin healthy appearance, and yet it looks really natural. I add a little pencil to my eyebrows, some mascara, and some lipbalm.

Links –

Clinique Up Lighting Iluminator £20.00 

Vitamin E Superdrug SPF15 £2.99

Clinique Foundation Brush £21.50

MAC Badger Brush £26.00

MAC Face and Body Foundation £25.50

Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser SPF15 £21.50

4 Comments on A Naturally Glowing Suggestion – Clinique Up-Lighting Illuminator

  1. Hi Susie, I’ve just tried and bought the Clinique Tinted Moisture Surge in 03 shade. It looks really good with a very natural coverage. I’m going to mix it with my moisturiser. What shade do you use? S.x

  2. Great ideas I’ve been looking for good illuminaters gonna check these out! I used moisture surgr last summer aswel very good! X

  3. I need to get over the obsession I have with having Matt skin, this is a good start. But my issue is with a shiny nose! As you know I hate it, so my question is would dewy face and Matt nose look odd? Sorry it’s probably a really obvious answer but I genuinely don’t know!

    • Hi love, just have your skin as you feel comfortable. I don’t like mine dry for example. This is a liquid bronzer it’s not dewy, I just diluted it down for colour which in effect makes it less matte x x

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