Sunday, September 25, 2016

Scout Cosmetics Illuminate Review + Swatches and Video Demo

My skin can get pretty dry and flaky, so I have always craved a healthy glow on my face, to the point I look at people with oily skin and think "WOW, I want that", I am sure that dry skinned beauties would understand this. We always want what we can't have huh?

Highlighting and conturing has been a trend in the forefront of beauty for the past year, this is something that my past self would have loved - changing your face shape using makeup, WUT!

To be honest, I only started highlighting recently and I can't stop! I use a subtle highlighter on a daily basis and for events, I have been using Scout Cosmetics Illuminate.

If you are not familiar with Scout Cosmetics, I will copy and past their philosophy from their site below:

The SCOUT philosophy is very simple, every SCOUT product must have three attributes:
  • It must be made in Australia from only the highly quality certified organic and natural ingredients;
  • It must be formulated by experts and manufactured to exacting Australian and international standards; and
  • Most of all, it must be effective in looking after your skin, enhancing your natural beauty and be a delight to use.
How good does that sound?


  • I have been pretty obsessed with Scout's Illuminate lately, it produce the most amazing glow (the million dollar effect, not the disco ball effect).
  • Alongside highlighting, I have been using Illuminate as an eyeshadow too, the shade reminds me of Stila's eyeshadow in "Kitten" which has been my favourite for a long time! But uh... without all the nasties.
  • The actual colour of the highlighter is a nude-ish shade, I feel that it works beautifully on olive skin - if you have lighter skin tone, I would highly recommend you to layer the Illuminate on top of your blush or bronzer.
  • The highlighter lasts for up to 3-4 hours, it does fade a little over time - however, keep in mind that I do rub my face subconsciously. The product itself is finely milled so it does not look grainy on your face, it literally just looks like a really beautiful glow (just check the photo below #highlighteronfleek). For those who might be a little bit clumsy when it comes to mineral makeup, so make sure you always close the twist-lock sifter. The other brilliant thing about Illuminate is the ingredients, I can count all the ingredients (even with all the different codes) on two hands.
  • You can watch the product demo below, my camera lets in a lot of light so I look more washed out than usual (Sorry guys, still trying to find a good spot to film!), however the photo is pretty damn accurate of what Illuminate looks like on my skin.
Scout Cosmetics Illuminate is available for $39.95 from

VIDEO DEMO (plus food)

*This product was provided for editorial purposes, all opinions are my own.


  1. It looks like such a pretty shade, I've never heard of this brand before! xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

  2. I've never heard of this brand but it looks really interesting!! x

  3. Such a pretty shade! I always struggled with mineral makeup though... no matter what I do, I get it everywhere!

  4. That shade looks beautiful. Thanks for the review, I had never heard of this brand before.


  5. Love the glow!! I have oily and dry skin.. worst of both worlds! LOL

  6. Beautiful looking product! Must keep an eye out for Scout Cosmetics in future.

  7. I never heard of Scout cosmetics, Illuminator looks pretty and shade is wearable too.

  8. What a gorgeous glow! The high tea looked good too

  9. A new brand for me Lily, but I do love their philosophy, and your skin looks fabulous xxx


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