The story of Ruthie Molloy's quest to create the perfect makeup collection began more than 13 years ago. At that time, Molloy was working as an esthetician, providing treatments to patients who had undergone laser resurfacing treatments for severe scarring and other serious skin conditions. Many of these women had lingering sensitivity, tenderness and inflammation after the treatments and were anxious to hide the irritation without compromising the health of their skin. The only option for her clients was natural mineral makeup, but the powder forms that were available on the market didn't offer enough coverage for their needs.
The Illuminare Cosmetics collection was initially developed as a solution for Molloy's clients, but the popularity and effectiveness of her makeup inspired her to make it available to the public. The products found in the Illuminare Cosmetics collection were the first liquid mineral makeup solution available on the market and allow you to enjoy the benefits of natural cosmetics with full coverage, easy-to-apply formulas. In addition, Illuminare Cosmetics also contain moisturizing ingredients that soothe and nourish the skin while concealing imperfections.
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Illuminare Cosmetics Customer ReviewsAmazing foundation! - 8/6/2014 7:06:10 PM I discovered this foundation a couple of days ago and I must say I am amazed and overjoyed. I have oily skin and have tried using the more popular foundation brands (Lancome, Chanel, Clinique) over the past few years, but I was never fully satisfied. I kept going back to them only because they were easy to find at any department store, but I always had to dab my face throughout the day to remove some of the oil. Additionally, I always felt like I had too much make up on. Why I love/recommend Illuminare's foundation? My face remained matte-looking longer, it is easier and quicker to apply, the coverage is great, and I am left with a more natural look all day.Great Eyeshadow - 1/14/2014 9:20:38 AM One of the best products for the eyes. I put it on in the morning and the coverage last all day. My eyes look the same in the evening, as they did in the morning. It is also easy to take on traveling trips. Two colors can take you from day to night.Love it so far! - 12/10/2013 9:58:06 AM At first I didn't like this mineral makeup. After realizing my moisturizer contained natural oils, i switched to an oil-free one and BAM! what a difference it made to the look of the makeup.I tried all three and florentine fair is my almost perfect match. the moisturizing one has the least amount of coverage. mattifying goes on well and stays almost all day. the concealer one is thick and appears whiter than the others once on. I have hormonal acne and mattifying mixed wiht the moisturizing covers better the the other mineral makeup I was using from the derm. Most recent mineral makeup was mineralogie. Others ive tried are Bare Minerals, Everyday essentials, Laura Mercier, and Sheer cover .Illuminare covers the best. and looks natural on me. I have dry skin and have no problems when I exfoliate and moisturise with and OIL-FREE moisturiser. Will purchase ASAP. By the way the application sponge is cute and makes the application of this makeup way easier!Creme blush in a tube - 5/1/2013 3:36:05 PM The tube is extremely convenient but it seems to have some kind of liquid like water in it so when you open to use it drips out. Coverage is good but the tube is very small for the price you are paying. Perhaps I should have sent it back since the tube is runny and quite watery. Color is very pretty.Makes a difference - 12/1/2012 5:07:45 AM I recommend this application sponge with Illuminare Make Up. I have tried cheaper sponges and brushes, but this sponge gives a better finish. It's expensive and breaks apart once washed but it is worth the finished look. Illuminare Make Up is the best make up I have used.Great Coverage in a Liquid Mineral Makeup - 11/18/2012 12:06:24 AM I've been using this foundation for years. It gives great coverage. It could be mixed with moisturizer for a lighter coverage. The finish is dewy. The mineral ingredients give this foundation a good SPF that doesn't cause allergic reaction that way chemical sunscreens can.great coverage without a heavy feel - 10/15/2012 9:30:12 AM This moisture formula is great for skin with fine lines and on the dry side. Don't order the matte finish if your skin is on the dry side because it is very dry and defines lines. This moisture formual keeps skin dewy in appearance and the color blends well.Best Make-up I've ever used - 8/3/2012 10:32:58 AM I've tried ALL the major department store brands from Armani to Laura Mercier to Estee Lauder, etc. My former favorite was a toss-up between Armani and LM--both of which are very fine products. Illuminare, however, is in a class of its own in terms of sun protection and coverage. I always return to Illuminare because it never makes my skin break-out, even if I fall asleep with it, and it just 'feels right'. Easy to blend to create just the right shade, too -- a real bonus.Best gel liner EVER! - 7/5/2012 10:07:18 AM I have used several brands of gel eyeliner at several price points and this is by far the best one ever! Goes on very smoothly with the Illuminare Eye Liner/Brow Brush. Great coverage, lasts forever!Good in All of Life's Seasons - 4/24/2012 8:37:13 AM I've used this product for many years. In the beginning I needed it to cover acne, large pores, and an oily t-zone. Now that I'm post-menopausal I find it works just as well on uneven skin tone and my still-oily areas. It takes preparation (exfoliation and moisturizer) and some practice to get it on properly, but the result is worth the effort. It does last until you remove it and comes off easily. But the best thing about this product is the color match. My skin is extremely fair and most foundations are too dark for me. This one is so perfect that when I'm wearing it there is no difference between the colors of my neck and face. And, unlike other mineral foundations, there are no ugly orange undertones.
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When you think of mineral makeup, you probably imagine a powdered form. Illuminaire gives you all of the benefits of mineral makeup in its unique liquid form. Convenient, easy to use, and long lasting, Illuminaire cosmetics can transform your existing makeup routine. If you're tired of makeup that fades during the day or you've yet to find the shades and styles that perfectly complement your skin tone, now is the time to try Illuminaire. Explore what this unique brand has to offer today.
A flawless base is the start of every effective makeup routine, and Illuminare offers a variety of products that help you conceal those flaws, even that skin tone, and create a natural radiance. Liquid mineral foundations come in a variety of styles—you can choose extra coverage for those problem areas or a light to medium coverage foundation for equal beauty but a lightweight appearance. These products come in a variety of shades, allowing you to find one for your skin tone, whether you have fair, medium or dark skin.
Once your flawless base is created with Illuminaire products, you can find even more cosmetics in this line to enhance your look. Discover liquid eye color in rich hues such as browns and taupes, pinks, and other neutrals. Then, add a pop of color to your lips with glosses in vibrant berry, rich red, or soft pink. In the Illuminaire line, you can also find the tools you need to make your look last, including brushes and sponges that make product application a breeze.