What is an Illuminator?

Seint Illuminator

What is Seint Illuminator and How to Enhance Your Makeup Routine with It

If you have ever caught how the light hit someone’s face just right, chances are that they were wearing an illuminator (highlighter). If you are looking to add more glow and radiance to your skin, then you need to know about Seint illuminator. This popular highlighter has taken the makeup world by storm and for good reason.

However, it is one of those products women are unsure of how to use them, so I am here to break it all down for you. Once you give an illuminator a try, you will never want to be without a few in your palette. 

Seint Illuminators are a versatile makeup product that helps draw attention to the elevated areas of your face and can add a subtle glow to your skin. Illuminators enhance your facial features and create a light-reflecting radiant look. This popular product when talked about in the world of makeup is called a highlighter.

A highlighter is not a bronzer, which you add for a sun-kissed glow. An illuminator can be used to accentuate your cheekbones, brow bones, and other areas of your face that you want to highlight. Illuminators help to brighten and illuminate the face. 

One of the unique features of the Seint Illuminator is that it is a multi-use product that can be used in a variety of ways. You can mix it with your foundation or moisturizer to create an all-over glow or you can apply it directly to your skin for a more targeted look. Additionally, you can use the Seint Illuminator as an eyeshadow, lip topper, brow accent, or even a body shimmer. 

Applying Illuminator

The biggest rule in illuminator application is less is more. As with any product, you can always add more if needed but it is challenging to remove highlighter is you’ve used too much product. Not to mention you will end up taking off your foundation and any other products you have applied in doing so. 

When it comes to applying an illuminator, there are several areas of the face where it can be applied to create a natural and glowing look. Here are some of the most common areas where you can apply your illuminator:

  1. Cheekbones: Apply illuminator on the highest point of your cheekbones to create a natural glow. You can apply it in a diagonal line from the center of your cheek to the outer corner of your eye.

  2. Brow bones: Apply illuminator under your eyebrows, following the arch of your brow bone. This will help to highlight your eyes and make them appear more lifted.

  3. Bridge of the nose: Apply illuminator on the bridge of your nose to create a subtle highlight. This will help to create the illusion of a more defined nose.

  4. Cupid’s bow: Apply illuminator on the cupid’s bow (the small V-shaped area above your upper lip) to make your lips appear fuller and more defined.

  5. Inner corners of the eyes: Apply illuminator on the inner corners of your eyes to brighten and widen your eyes.

  6. Collarbone: Apply illuminator on your collarbone to create a subtle shimmer that will enhance your neckline. 


what is an illuminator

What is an illuminator

When applying an illuminator, it’s important to use a light hand and blend it into the skin. You can use your fingers, a makeup brush, or a beauty sponge to apply and blend the product. You will want to lightly stipple or dab it on so it goes on smoothly. Avoid sweeping motions which can cause streakiness. Remember that a little goes a long way, so start with a small amount and build up the product as needed.

My absolute favorite way to use a cream illuminator is to swirl it together with my cream bronzer to create a beautiful luminous sun-kissed glow. Glow illuminator mixed with Bella bronzer is an absolute summer must-have for your palette.

Powder vs. Cream Illuminators – Which one should I choose?

Both formulas have their own benefits and choosing the right on is based on individual preferences and skin but let me help better explain the difference between the two formulas.

Cream Illuminators

In terms of texture, cream illuminators tend to be more natural giving a dewy finish and creating an all-over radiance. I most often recommend the cream illuminators to my mature skin customers because they are subtle and more hydrating, making them ideal for those with dry or mature skin. You do not want to see shimmer sitting in fine lines, that will only increase the look of the texture. Cream illuminators are easy to apply and blend with your fingers or a damp beauty sponge. Cream illuminators give a natural and everyday look.

The cream illuminators come in six shades:

  • Pearl
  • Honey
  • Confetti
  • Angel
  • Rose Gold
  • Glow

Rose Gold Cream Illuminator

The Rose Gold cream illuminator also comes in an unscented version or a scented perfume. The scents are as followed:

  • Seint 1 – Bouquet of floral perfection, layered with fruity notes and vanilla undertones.

  • Seint 2 – Bright medley of sparkling citrus, sweet tuberose, and sandalwood, a truly heaven-scent.

  • Seint 3 – Dewy, amber notes with a touch of white musk a sweet and refreshing fragrance.

  • Seint 4 – Base notes of coffee and cocoa with almond, jasmine and tuberose create this delicious scent.

  • Seint 5 – Hints of peach, jasmine and iris with a heart of coconut and creamy macadamia nut wrapped in a layer of vanilla, heliotrope and musk.

  • Seint 6 – White florals, notes of amber woods and exotic musk with rich vanilla.

These perfumes are easy to take on the go filling your senses and leaving you with an enviable glow. Apply it to your wrists, neck, and the areas of your face you want to illuminate.

The perfume illuminator is a real treat for us women that are in masks all day. I found that applying a little of the perfume illuminator on my cheek, I would have a sweet subtle scent while in my mask as a healthcare worker.

Powder Illuminators

Powder illuminators are usually more pigmented and ideal for accentuating specific facial features. The powder will show up with more of a pop making them ideal for special occasions. They are buildable too, making it easy to control the intensity of the glow. Powder illuminators are best applied with a soft fluffy brush applying it in a sweeping motion. Mature skin can still use a powder illuminator but will want to keep it away from areas of fine lines.

They are also an excellent choice for oily skin as they absorb oil and help mattify the skin in turn they have ideal staying power. Powder illuminators can also be used as a shimmery eyeshadow too and add a pop to the center of your lower lip to give a fuller lip appearance.

The Powder illuminators come in five shades:

  • Photoshop
  • Glamazing
  • Goldie
  • Georgia
  • Starlet

Seint illuminators are a versatile and must-have product in your makeup collection. Whether you’re a makeup novice or a professional, you can use this product to create a natural and radiant look that enhances your features and adds dimension to your face. With its lightweight and blendable formula, Seint Illuminator is easy to apply and can be used in a variety of ways, making it a great investment for your beauty routine.

Can all skin tones wear Seint Illuminators?

Anyone can wear an illuminator. It’s just choosing a shade that compliments your skin tone. Choose a shade that is just a couple shades lighter than your complexion.

What should I do if I apply too much?

If you accidentally applied too much illuminator then take a clean damp beauty sponge (perfector) to tone it down. Or you can take a little of your foundation and over over it. This will bring down the effect of the shimmer.

When using illuminators keep the rest of your face less shimmery so that your illuminator truly stands out. Too much shimmer all over the face can cause you to look either oily or like a disco ball.



So go forth and glow! Don’t be afraid to try an illuminator if you haven’t tried one yet. With these tips, you be able to make it an easy, everyday part of your beauty routine. Whether you are looking to add a subtle glow to your skin or create a more dramatic look, Seint Illuminators are the perfect product to help you achieve your desired makeup look.

Ultimately, it’s all about finding the right product that works best for you. Makeup should be fun and bring out your playful side. Consider trying out both formulas and watch how you will use each one a little differently.

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Updated on November 26, 2023

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