Backlight Priming Filter: This is supposed to blur any imperfections while giving a natural glow. While my skin is currently combo to oily, it tends to be more on the dry side, especially in the winter so I was really looking for something that was going to give my skin a little extra glow, and I had heard amazing things about this primer.
Shimmering Skin Perfector (opal): If you use this product you understand why there is so much hype around this line of highlighters. It's a golden opal color and is super creamy and easy to apply. I love a highlighter that gives you a glow without looking glittery and I like that it blends into my foundation, it doesn't just sit on top like some products tend to do.
|L to R: flower child blush; moonshine highlight; opal powder highlight|
Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush: I was really excited to try out this blush-- I typically switch between my two favorites (madly and chiffon), so it was fun to have a new color to try out. I found the formulation to be similar to the highlighter-- very creamy and easy to apply. I quickly learned you get a lot of color payoff with each swipe of the brush.
It's a neutral peachy pink with gold shimmer to it, I think it would flatter a lot of different skin tones. The only downside (for me) is that it's really similar to chiffon-- which might end up being a good thing because upon writing this post I wasn't able to find chiffon online anywhere. I saw it at Nordstrom Rack a few months ago so I guess that should have been a sign, but that always seems to happen to me with Smashbox products!