b-glowing BEAUTY Illuminate + Shine Palette


It's been awhile since I've been excited about eyeshadow but the b-glowing Illuminate + Shine Eyeshadow Palette is one worth getting excited about. There's a lot to like about this rule-breaking, innovative palette from its complementary colors formulated with skin loving ingredients to the luxurious zipper clutch it comes in.

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b-glowing BEAUTY Illuminate + Shine Palette

$48

b-glowing celebrates Age Embracing ™ Beauty. They believe that no matter your age, all women deserve luxurious formulations that celebrate their age with colors and formulations developed specifically for our changing beauty needs. The first product in the company's Age Embracing ™ Beauty collection, the b-glowing the Illuminate + Shine Palette was designed to provide all you need to create a complete look with ease. It comes inside an elegant reusable zipper clutch that combines form with function in being both portable and secure. The palette contains a brightening primer, highlighter, and eight pigment-packed shadows. Formulated with MicroVector Plump GABA-HYA, a moisture-rich blend of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and other hydrating compounds that help plump, hydrate and smooth the skin, this palette works to brighten, blur, illuminate, smooth fine lines, and nourish the skin making it ideal for mature skin types.  The Illuminate + Shine palette is a cruelty-free clean beauty product formulated with safe ingredients according to EWG Skin Deep’s standards and does not contain any glutens, parabens, sulfates or phthalates.

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The mostly neutral b-glowing BEAUTY Illuminate + Shine Palette contains eight shadows that include a mix of warm and cool tone in matte, stain and shimmer finishes. These are polished colors that are flattering across a range of skintones as well as suitable for everyday wear. The velvety creams and silky-smooth powders blend seamlessly like second skin delivering vibrant color without creasing, cracking or caking into fine lines.  Formulated with beneficial ingredients like collagen and hyaluronic acid, these shadows not only enhance your eyes, they also smooth and improve the health of your skin. The Brighten + Perfect Cream Base is a color correcting eye shadow primer that also doubles as a concealer for fair to medium skin tones. It works to create a smooth canvas for makeup application, reducing the look of fine lines and pores. Those with darker skin tones  can use their favorite concealer over it for smooth and bright application. The Inner Glow Cream is a universal highlighter that creates a subtle lifting effect, brightening the complexion and imparting natural, lit-from-within glow. 

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Ingredients
Inner Glow Cream Highlighter: Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Octyldodecanol, Mica, Phenyl Trimethicone,Triethylhexanoin, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Polyethylene, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Di-C20-40 Alkyl Dimer Dilinoleate, C-30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Tapioca Starch, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Zea Maize (Corn) Starch, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Boron Nitride, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, FSS MicroVector Plump GABA-HYA 0.50 (Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Gamma Aminobutyric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Hydroxyacetophenone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide Red. 
Brighten + Perfect Cream Base: HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Tapioca Starch, Silica, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tribehenin, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triisotridecyl Trimellitate, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Cera, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Phenoxyethanol, Avena Sativa Kernel oil, Mica, FSS MicroVector Plump GABA-HYA (Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silicate, Butylene Glycol, Gamma Aminobutyric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate), Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide Yellow, Iron Oxide Red, Iron Oxide Black. 
Eyeshadows: Mica, Diisostearyl Malate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Wax, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methicone, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, FSS MicroVector Plump GABA-HYA (Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Gamma Aminobutyric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate) May contain Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide Red, Iron Oxide Black, Ultramarines, Iron Oxide Yellow, FD&C Red No. 40 Aluminum Lake.

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The eyeshadow shades in the Illuminate + Shine palette which are designed to complement each other can be worn individually, layered or mixed together, giving you countless options to the looks which can be achieved. Using the matte shades as a base beneath the shimmery ones creates a real  intensified effect. The darker shades can also be used in place of eyeliner. Vintage and Baroque both work really well in that capacity. I swatched these without primer to show the depth of coverage and pigmentation on bare skin. 

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 Brighten + Perfect Cream Base
Inner Glow Cream
Ethereal ( Ultra Matte Ivory)
Silhouette (Warm Matte Taupe)
Ella (Prismatic Pink) 
Cashmere (Champagne with Silver Shimmer)
Halcyon (Silvery Lilac)
Vintage (Metallic Java Brown)
Baroque (Deep Metallic Plum)
Rococo ( Antique Metallic Gold)

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This palette features a range of eight versatile, neutral shades that can easily be used to create looks for both day or night. The shadows which have a rich creamy texture are easy to work with. The highly pigmented shades are all buildable and blend easily. The velvety consistency is lovely and they can easily be used with or without primer. I'm able to get a solid 8 hours of wear sans primer without any creasing or drying and barely any fading or falloff.  It wears even better with primer and more importantly to me is that it's easy to remove without much effort. I was able to take this off effortless using Bioderma Sensibio H2O. I don't know about you but I hate tugging and rubbing at my eye area. And you know how there are always a few shades that you wouldn't use in a palette. I can find use for every shade here. They are all quite wearable. The one I'm using the most is Halcyon, a super pretty shimmery lilac shade. What's nice about the shimmer is that it is luminous without being shiny or glittery which makes it appropriate even for daytime.

The Brighten + Perfect Cream Base which works as a smoothing and brightening concealer is quite nice and having it in the same palette is so convenient. Color wise it works better for me as a an eye primer, providing a smooth base as well as extending the wear of the eyeshadows. The Inner Glow Cream is a silky highlighter that provides a natural and radiant finish. It's convenient that these products are contained within the same palette and practical that they're under a separate cover.

The palette itself is a little flimsy but it's not meant to be a standalone product. The reusable zippered blush pink leather clutch which houses it is both luxe and gorgeous. It has a nice full sized mirror which always useful while also making it easily portable and travel friendly. I can already think of a few ways to repurpose this case when I'm finished with this palette. It would be perfect as a travel jewelry case. This is such a well conceived, high quality and high performance eyeshadow palette that is perfect for everyday use. It will be replacing my only other eyeshadow palette since it has everything I need. I've actually enjoyed wearing eyeshadow more again since I've acquired it. Even though this palette was designed with the consideration of the skin needs of mature women, I think women of all ages would enjoy using it.

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The b-glowing BEAUTY Illuminate + Shine Palette retails for $48 which is an incredible value considering the high quality and the clean, skin friendly formulation and that case... It would make a lovely gift for yourself or someone special. This palette can be purchased through B-Glowing. It would make a lovely gift for yourself or someone special. This palette can be purchased through B-Glowing.



What do you think about this palette? Do you have a favorite eyeshadow palette?

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21 comments

  1. Wow, such a beautiful palette. All shades of this palette are so pretty and wearable. It's a great pick for summer. Love the packaging too.
    Have great day dear. With Love
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  2. This looks so lovely. And I would totally buy it just for the packaging, haha!! Beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful week x

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  3. Love those shades & the pretty case, dear! xoxo

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  4. Morning Rowena! I dont buy eyeshadow palettes from long now and this is totally my kind, how cute! I just love the fact it contains also a cream base and a highlighter, it's complete, plus I'm into the glow effect this summer. Happy new week dear! xo

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  5. I love it when palettes come in this kind of packaging, it just is a lovely touch. The eyeshadows though are a tad to neutral for me personally, I have too many of those already.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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  6. I can totally see why you love this palette, Rowena! Love the combo of warm and cool shades (also a fan of neutrals), and so awesome it comes with that cream base. Thanks for the heads up on this, chingu:)
    Happy Monday!

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  7. Oh the packaging is awesome, I like the zip up case! They look like such nice shades too, as you said so wearable.

    Hope that you are having a lovely start to your week after a nice weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  8. This palette is really a great value for the money, both the packaging and the eye shades look fantastic. It would be worth getting for that pink case alone, it is so practical and beautiful. The shades look really versatile, very feminine and chic. I wish I was better with make up, I have no make up skills to speak of. I actually don't even have an eye palette right now, I haven't worn any make up except a lip gloss or lipstick for a long time, I might check this one out.

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  9. very pretty colors and great packaging too

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  10. Oh very cute palette~ all the colos are wonderful. Ella "Prismatic Pin" is my favorite shade

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  11. I am loving this eyeshadow palette! The colors are all so beautiful, and the case it comes in is amazing!

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  12. Oooh, this is so pretty! The zipper case is unique and feminine. I love that the cream products have a separate lid, too! I try to avoid palettes that come with both cream and powder because the powder kick-ups eventually end up on top of the cream.

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  13. What a beautiful palette in terms of color and design. I also really like the range of shades.I have a few B Glowing masks and should use them soon!

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  14. In love with this palette, amazing colors and chic packaging!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  15. Oh my what a beautiful palette. The colors that case, the pouch. This color blend reminds me of a palette I want to get from Color Pop. l like that is age embracing as well. Glad to have the heads up on this.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
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  16. The shades are gorgeous and I really loving the packaging.

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  17. This palette sounds absolutely dreamy and I like that it has a little flap to protect the cream products from the powder ones.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  18. How pretty and unique is the packaging! I also love that you can reuse the leather pouch after you finish the product. The shades in this palette are all beautiful, and I can see myself wearing all these shades! Thank you for sharing!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

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  19. These eye shadows are so pretty and that design of the palette with the zipper *_* Thank you for sharing!

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