Dolce & Gabbana Illuminator in shade #6 Shimmer

Dolce and Gabbana Illuminator Shimmer #6

It’s about time I write a review about this beauty. This D&G illuminator was a love at first sight. Even though it was one of my typical impulse buys, months after the purchase I’m still very happy with it.

But first, I have to mention one thing: this product is not a highlighter. I read some negative reviews about it where girls insisted this product does not deliver compared to traditional highlighters, but this is not that kind of product to start with. It’s much more nude and sheer. I personally use it and love it as a daylight highlighter as I like subtle glow, but if you are after more intense glow on your cheeks this product is not for you. D&G Illuminator is more of a face powder, quite a versatile one!

Dolce and Gabbana Illuminator Shimmer #6

Dolce & Gabbana offer two face illuminators in their beauty line – the lighter one is #3 Eva, while darker one is #6 Shimmer.

Official description:
Ideal for adding definition or achieving an effortless glow. Suitable for all skin types.

– Illuminating powder formulated with light reflective pigments
– Offers a transparent, luminous glow to any complexion
– Can be used to define cheekbones or illuminate the eyes
– Can also be used under the eye area
– Fragrance-free

D&G illuminator in the shade Shimmer is neutral beige. It looks slightly pink in the pan, but on my fair cool-to-neutral toned skin, I don’t detect any of that pink. The powder is finely milled and packed with finest multi-coloured micro shimmer.

When applied sheer over the T-zone, it gives skin a beautiful, natural looking glow without any visible shimmer. In that department it is a step above Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders which, although I love, I find sometimes can look a bit greasy on the skin. With D&G Shimmer I don’t have that issue, it is the most natural looking illuminating face powder I’ve tried so far.

Dolce and Gabbana Illuminator Shimmer #6

^ from left to right: swatch taken in a shade and in a direct sunlight

Other than performing its main task beautifully, another great thing about this product is its versatility. When used more intensely, the Shimmer is darker than my skin tone and I can use it to contour and highlight my cheeks at the same time. It can be used on the eyes as well. I love products that give me an opportunity to experiment and deliver in a more than one way. Especially when it comes to expensive, high-end makeup this is a big plus.

Dolce and Gabbana Illuminator Shimmer #6Dolce and Gabbana Illuminator Shimmer #6

This illuminator comes in a sleek gold packaging, inside a black velvet pouch, and with a soft, usable brush. It has 15g of product and retails at £34.50 in the UK.

I’m curious to try other D&G beauty products as this first (and so far the only) one I enjoy so much. If you have any recommendations please share in the comments bellow!



12 thoughts on “Dolce & Gabbana Illuminator in shade #6 Shimmer”

    1. Hi Amber! You’d like it then. I’ll post some comparison swatches with my Nars Nico and Hourglass ambient powders next week so stay tuned if you are interested in D&G Shimmer! :) I love your blog btw, will be following. Thanks for stopping by! x

  1. Jao mislim da mi treba. Fak :p Bas me zanima kakav je i onaj svetliji. I zelim da probam jos DG stvari zaista sam impresionirana kvalitetom powder proizvoda koliko je nezan i svilen sigurna sam da je i ovaj takav. JAko bih volela da probam powder foundation ali nema nigde counter da vidim boje i nemam pojma koju da narucim online pa da ubodem da valja.

    1. Svetliji je vise kao klasican HL, ne znam da li bi mogao preko celog lica. Mislim da bi ti se svidela oba, ja sam se odlucila za tamniji najvise zbog toga sto nista slicno nemam i sto mogu na vise nacina da ga koristim.

      1. CItala sam neke reviews za svetliji i nisu bas neki… a kako bih ja mogla da koristim ovaj tvoj? daj mi neke ideje . Ako ispipkas powder foundation javi utiske

    2. Pa isto kao ja :D Preko celog lica ili u par slojeva kao HL i kontur u jednom :) Planiram da uporedim sve finishing powders koje imam, ali je vreme ocajno nigde svetla. Slikala sam prosli vikend ali su ocaj ispale fotke.

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