What is the difference between these face makeup product?

Hello lovelies.

How are you all? I hope you all are doing great?The most popular question I am getting from my friends, nowadays is that what is the difference between illuminator,luminizer,highlighters and many other products related to face makeup products.Most of the women,beauty gurus they knows about them but still there are many ladies  get confused while using them .So today I would like to share a post about different face makeup products that have confused me in the past too.

Illuminator vs Highlighter vs Luminizer:


illuminator is a face makeup product used to add a hint of shine and shimmer to your face to give your skin a healthy glow and to brighten the entire complexion,They usually covers your whole face giving you a sheer dewy look.Sometimes it has sparkles or glitters in it but very sheer. Illuminator comes in a liquid.cream and powdery form as well. The liquids and creams are best for dry skin and powder illuminators are best for oily skin types.One should be very careful while applying because wearing too much illuminator will make your face look oily instead  of shimmery.Mostly illuminators are used by mixing them with moisturizer or liquid foundations.I recommend  them to use as a night time look because during the day you will look too sparkly and noticeable,it can be worn alone and it does not conceal.


A highlighter is lighter than foundation or skin and can be a powderliquid or cream. A highlighter comes in a few colour but always option for pinky peachy and silver colour.Highlighters let you reflect light and highlight the features of your face by lending some shine to it that is most flattering to you, but you need to apply and blend it well.These are the main areas where you apply highlighter
1-top of cheekbones.
2-middle of your head.
3-down to the end of your nose.
4-your cupid bows.
5-above your eyebrows.
6-on the chin.
it gives much stronger effect than illuminator



Luminizer is just like the same as illuminator.They have less shimmer and don't reflect as much as highlighter.Luminizer comes in various forms such as stick,liquid,powder,cream and mousse.
Luminizer is a shimmery product that applied to the skin which can diffuse light to make skin look softer and younger, add shimmer to highlight certain areas of the face or add a soft glow to other parts of the body, it is also called the soft version of highlighter.

Bb cream vs Cc cream:

A bb cream sounds for Blemish Beauty Balm cream. It is a primer ,moisturizer, serum, foundation, and sunblock all in one.  These provide various ranges of  coverage  most are in the sheer light coverage range but depends what one you use. Bb cream are like a lighter coverage foundation with skin benefit as well.Bb creams contains limited shades.

Cc creams are  Colour Correcting cream. Cc cream is meant to address skin issues such as redness or sallowness.Cc cream have less coverage than bb cream.

Baked blushes and eyeshadows:

Baked blushes and eyeshadows are very common among ladies nowadays.These are face makeup products that is formed by baking coloured liquid on terracotta tiles for up to 24 hours to achieve desired consistency. The mixture solidifies to form a creamy substance.You can used these products on face in dry and wet forms, when applied wet the shades will come out with more pigment.

Alright ladies that was my little post on some face makeup products  and I hope you will enjoy it and in my next post I will show you the difference between some more makeup products so don't forget to follow and comment on my blog.

                   so stay tuned and blessed.


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  3. Very informative post dear. Really like it.

  4. Very interesting and informative post. Love the way you have explained different aspects of face make up products.

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  6. Very nice and informative post to clarify the basic differences :)

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  15. Really interesting! I liked the luminizers most!

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  20. I always love learning more about makeup so this was very helpful! I didn't even know highlighters and luminizers had different purposes but the pictures really helped demonstrate the differences :)


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