Glowing skin is all the rage right now and I much prefer strobing to contouring as it is really easy and looks great on all skin tones and types. Contouring can be quite a tricky technique to get the hang of, compared to strobing which is a lot easier. Who doesn't like nice glowing skin. There are many illuminators out at the moment and one I tried recently is NYX's Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator.
These ones come in a range of different shades and the one I went for is called Sunbeam, which is a pale pink pearl. This product comes in packaging very similar to Smashbox's Primers.
There are many ways to use illuminators. They can be used before foundation, mixed in with foundation and even applied on top of foundation. Or if you are going a day without makeup, you can actually apply this just to your face and you will still get a nice glow. I personally like to mix this one in with my foundation to give my skin an all around glow. You don't need to use a lot either to get your whole face glowing and I really liked the look it gave my skin.
It actually mixes really well with foundation too and doesn't change the way your foundation goes on. The consistency is just right too, not too runny and definitely not too thick either. Sometimes when you mix products in with foundation, they can make it really unworkable, this one pairs nicely with it.
Once on, my skin stayed glowing all day and didn't fade. I just loved the glow my skin had with this one. NYX have done a great job with these illuminators.