b-glowing BEAUTY Illuminate and Shine Palette for Mature Eyes!

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b-glowing creates products for mature women that celebrate OUR journey. Products that highlight—not hide—our unique beauty. Women deserve luxurious formulations that celebrate our age with colors developed specifically for our changing beauty needs. bglowing BEAUTY™ is committed to making fabulous makeup that works without apologies for the second half of our lives—we deserve it!

Beauties, you don’t have to sacrifice your personal style just because your chronological age is over 40! I still wear shimmery shadow and bold colors, the trick is having the right formulations. Enter the Illuminate + Shine™ Palette $58 a totally rule-breaking, Age Embracing™ eye and face palette. Filled with a primer, highlighter and eight radiant shadows, the Illuminate and Shine Palette has everything you need to brighten and flatter mature eyes.

I have to talk about the luxe packaging first. The palette is housed in a gorgeous, dusty pink zippered, reusable clutch. There is a mirror and the cream products (primer, highlighter) have a flap over them so they don’t mix with the powder shadows, a detail I very much appreciate. The size makes it perfect for travel and when you’re done with the palette, you can pop out the pan and use the case to hold your treasures–it’s definitely vanity worthy.

The mostly neutral palette has a variety of finishes: two mattes, four satins & two metallics. They are all nicely pigmented, blend well and coordinate for a sophisticated, polished look. The two metallic shades: a stunning plum and a gorgeous gold should please those who like bolder shades. The formula is infused with MicroVector Plump GABA-HYA—a moisture-rich blend of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and other ingredients to help plump, hydrate and smooth the skin. Each row represents a look, but of course, the shades can be worn alone, mixed together or layered to create an effect all your own. The texture is smooth and silky with no fallout!

                                                                                             First Row

                                                                                Second Row

For my eye look, I used the matte ivory shade on the brow bone, the matte peach in the crease, the pale gold in the second row on the lid and the antique metallic gold in the center of the lid. Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen (reviewed here) in MatteMulberry is on the upper lash line and Urban Decay Lucky is on the lower lash line (reviewed here). The mascara is Pixi Beauty Large Lash.

The palette also features a Brighten + Perfect Cream Base and Inner Glow Cream hiding under that flap. The base is a peachy nude cream that works as an eyeshadow primer and keeps shadows in place for 12+ hours. It also does double-duty as a concealer to smooth and brighten dark circles. The Inner Glow Cream is a highlighter that brightens the complexion and imparts a natural, lit-from-within glow. I much prefer cream highlighters for us older women–they don’t settle into fine lines. This is a pretty, universally flattering shade that provides a subtle glow ideal for us over 40 gals.

No matter your age, skin tone, or personal style, we all want to shimmer, shine, and GLOW and the b-glowing BEAUTY Illuminate + Shine™ Palette accomplishes that beautifully. I am very impressed with the quality, performance and packaging of the palette and I think it is absolutely worth $58. 


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  1. That last shade in the first row…TO DIE FOR!

  2. That last shade in the first row…TO DIE FOR!