Review & Swatches: Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer in “Venus”


Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer in Venus

Availability: Sephora
Price: $28.00
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Company’s Description

A face and body cream luminizer with a unique, refreshing sensation. Bathe your complexion in an incandescent glow and experience the refreshing sensation of this sheer, lightweight cream luminizer for face and body. Wear it alone or under or over foundation to glow like a goddess.

Buxom’s Divine Goddess Luminizer is a cream highlighting product that can be used alone or with foundation. Keep reading for my thoughts on this luminizer.

Packaging: 9/10

This luminizer comes in a clear, plastic squeeze-tube with a twist-off cap.

Quality: 8/10

Venus is, in the tube, a shimmering champagne-bronze. On the skin, the color is lighter–closer to a nude-champagne. And, once the product is blended over the skin, it’s nearly colorless.

Buxom describes this luminizer as a cream, but it’s so thin that it’s more like a liquid. It’s extremely light, thin, and cool feeling on the skin. This makes it very pleasant to wear and easy to blend into the skin, but it also means the effect you get is subtle. If you want more of a dewy finish on the skin, as opposed to sheen or shimmer, this is a great option for you. But if you’re expecting the luminizing effect you’d get with a stronger highlighting powder, you’ll be disappointed. Buxom even states that this is a sheer product.

You could also mix this in with your foundation to make it more luminous overall. Again, the effect will be subtle, but that’s what you’d probably want anyway for something you’re applying all over your face.

Ease of Use: 9/10

The thin liquid formula blends effortlessly into the skin. Layering doesn’t do much to make the luminizing effect of this product more obvious. Make sure you don’t apply powder over this luminizer because you’ll completely lose any illuminating effect it gives your skin.

Price: 9.75/10

For $28.00 you get 2 ounces of product. Stila’s All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer costs $20.00 and contains 0.5 ounces. Smashbox’s Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion costs $27.00 and contains 0.7 ounces. You get an incredible amount of product for the price.

Final Grade


Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer in Venus


Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer in Venus


Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer in Venus Swatches


Water, Squalane, Glycerin, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Trihydroxystearin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Salicylate, Fragrance, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool. May Contain (+/-): Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163)

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