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Beauty: Product debunk - What's all the fuss about... skin gleamers?

Byline: Text by Tricia Welch and Katie O'Brienr: LFI. Still-lifes by PSC

We'll let you in on a secret: that gorgeous glow that celebs mysteriously acquire when they become famous comes out of a bottle! Skin gleamers are brightening liquids you mix with foundation which illuminate the skin in an incredibly flattering way. We slap on four...

Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator Lotion, pounds 9.95. We tried Natural Light (a clear finish) but there's also Pink Light and Peach Light. Gives the effect of skin lit by candlelight, softening flaws while delicately enhancing skin tone. lll

M's choice Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, SPF 20, pounds 25 (020-7299 4999). A skin-firming moisturiser with antioxidants and iridescent mica, we tested Pearl which brightened skin and gave it a soft natural shimmer. lllll

Ultima II Glowtion No Colour Skin Brightening Moisturizer, SPF15, pounds 20.

Skin-smoothing Vitamins A and C give Glowtion a shell-like pearly shimmer. Light reflectors offer subtle illumination and soften lines beautifully. llll

Capsule Perfect Skin, pounds 20 (020-7408 4444). Applied before foundation, it's designed to create an 'airbrushed look' and a light, opalescent finish rather than a high-pearl effect. Foundation sweeps on more evenly. llll

Beauty-spot RATING

l No glow! ll Barely there lll Soft touch llll Gleaming great lllll Light fantastic
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 23, 2002
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