I’m always looking for a new way to make my skin look healthy and fresh. Great skincare, natural looking foundation and highlighter are three ways I’ve achieved that goal. I’m also into green beauty, so if I can find something that ticks all the boxes AND is good for my skin, I’m sold.
LXMI is a brand I’ve used before and I really like their moisturizer. Their signature ingredient is 100% organic Nilotica Reserve. It’s amazing at bringing extreme hydration to the skin and soothing and healing sensitive skin. Their products are also free from synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, phenoxyethanol, sulfates, or triclosan as well as being vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and noncomedogenic.
As if that’s not enough, LXMI’s ingredients are harvested by women in the Nile River Valley, offering them a chance to earn a living wage to support their families. Cool!
When I saw that LXMI came out with a subtle rose-gold illuminator with moisturizing qualities I knew I needed it in my life!
LXMI Nilotica Goddess Glow is a creamy, whipped, rose gold, hyper-hydrating highlighter. It combines the 100% Nilotica Reserve with subtle and universally-flattering rose gold pigments. It blends like a dream and can be added into foundation for allover use, or applied as a final step to the high points of the face as a highlighter.
The texture is whipped and you don’t need very much applied as a highlighter to create a luminous glow. It’s slightly buildable, but definitely meant to look subtle and fresh rather than bold and shiny. The formula seems like a cream to powder finish to me. Unlike the Nilotica moisturizer that could be applied to the face and lips, the Goddess Glow really seems to be meant for the skin and not lips. If you’re going into this purchase thinking it will be more of an oil based formula like the other products in this line, it’s NOT that. When I tried applying it to my lips, it emphasized dryness.
How I like to use it
I love using this with my Dr. Jart+ Beauty Balm because it gives great, skin perfecting coverage while looking like real skin. I apply a neutral/rosy blush and use Goddess Glow on the high points of my face. The result is ethereal luminescence with a very healthy and fresh, natural looking glow. On a day to day basis, that’s all I’m looking for when I go to highlight. I want to have young, fresh looking skin, and this product nails that for me.
I usually use a very light dusting of powder on my skin to set my foundation, and haven’t noticed this breaking apart like what will often happen when you apply a liquid over a powder. I will often dab it right where I want it, and then blend it in with a beauty blender.
Who will love this
I think this product will suit a wide variety of people.
I have three daughters who already like to play with makeup (the 3 and 5 year olds) and although they aren’t allowed to wear anything to school, I know the time will come sooner than later where I’ll be helping them find products that I feel comfortable with them wearing. I could definitely see middle and high schoolers who are new to makeup rocking the Goddess Glow. It’s subtle and pretty and not over the top and as a mom I’d feel totally comfortable with my future young teen girls wearing this as a blush/highlighter along with some lipgloss and mascara.
I can totally appreciate a bold highlight, but a majority of the time I’m looking for something more natural. Something like this really speaks to me because I can literally just pop it on in a second and it blends right into the rest of my makeup look seamlessly. I can look like I put in a little effort without really trying at all. It’s just the right shade on my fair skin to give me more of an awake look without having to plan a whole makeup look around something that’s so vibrant.
I think this would be stunning on darker skin tones. The rose sheen might get lost but the gold would peek through more and be so pretty. I’d love to see it in action on medium/deep skin tones.