Glamglow Glowstarter, glow guaranteed!When I hear the name Glamglow, I immediately think of facial masks because these are the only products from this brand I’ve tried thus far. I was glad to test something different this time and these are my experiences with Glowstarter Nude Glow, Glamglow’s Mega Illumuniating Moisturizer, designed to brighten dull, fatigued skin.
Opening the box of a Glamglow product always makes me smile, their marketing department does a great job at that. Upon opening the flap, the uplifting “Hello Sexy” pops into vision, as well as the nude star on top of the jar’s lid. The first thing I notice upon opening the silver-colored jar is a quite strong, candy-like fruity vanilla scent, which I like personally, though it’s rather present. I’m immediately smitten with the nude peach color of this product, however on my skin this is hardly noticeable. It goes on clear with just the faintest hint of peach and it brightens my skin with a shimmery veil of pearly light-reflecting particles with gold undertones. Don’t expect it to conceal any imperfections, at best it has a slightly blurring effect.
The texture is very lightweight, it is described as a cream, but I find it more of a cross between a lotion and a gel-like primer. The silicones in the formula are noticeable, so it goes on smoothly, but make sure to apply only a thin layer! You can wear this alone if your skin tone is even and your skin is in good overall condition. However, if you use too much product you will shine like a seventies disco ball. It doesn’t feel heavy on my skin and the moisturizing ingredients (hyaluronic acid, TEAOXI Golden Root, jojoba oil, shea butter, algae and green tea extracts) provide a nourished and well hydrated, comfortable feel. Glowstarter does a great job as a primer as it doesn’t completely sink it, applying foundation or concealer over it is a piece of cake really. The shimmery glow even shines through and again, use Glowstarter sparsely to prevent it from pilling when your foundation goes over it. For me, the shade Nude Glow works turns out fine. If you have dark skin, Sun Glow, a pearlescent bronze, might be a better choice, and for very fair skin there is Pearl Glow.
Shine like a star,