Benefits of Using This Product
This illuminating compact powder product uses strong yet sheer pigments to brighten and illuminate skin. The advanced formula that powers all ABH products is now housed in an easy-to-use stick form. This allows you to create your perfect shade of illumination right where you want it—on cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow, or on the eyes and lips. For optimal results, use The BlendFingerTM Brush #55.
How to Use This Product
What makes it even more special is that you can use it anytime, anywhere. Go on an exotic vacation but find yourself far from a mirror? Don’t worry about reapplying makeup later—this ingenious illuminating powder product never needs to be removed.
Go about your daily routine and touch up when needed throughout the day. No matter how much or little time you have before heading out in public, it's easy to keep yourself looking your best with Formula 10.0.6's innovative stick illuminator formula! Apply as you would any other highlighter: sweep over the face where desired and blend with fingertips. The non-greasy formula glides on seamlessly without streaking or settling into pores or fine lines like powders can.
Beauty Tips with this product
It’s not just about using it to contour and make up a highlighter. I love to apply it under my foundation or tinted moisturizer. Since you can easily blend it into your skin seamlessly with your fingers, there’s no need to find that tricky spot between concealer and foundation.
Just rub it on where you would put the best makeup highlighter concealer (or cream blush), tap off any excess, and let it sit for 30 seconds before moving on to other areas of coverage. That way you'll get an allover sunkissed finish that looks like it's coming from within instead of looking fake or caked on. This effect is especially nice in photos (where lighting is at its harshest). A luminous face never gets old – even after 20 years in the makeup biz!
Where to Buy This Product?
To purchase this product please go to the FACES CANADA website.
Why use Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator
You may have heard of the popular Ultime Pro BlendFinity Makeup Highlighter Liquid foundation, but what you might not have heard about is the matching illuminator that comes along with it! The Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator does exactly what its name suggests—it illuminates skin to give your complexion the perfect glow.
In addition to making your skin look and feel radiant, it can be used as a highlighter on cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, or on the top of your collarbone. Here are ten reasons to use this product!
This oil-free primer helps control shine and banishes dry patches. It works like a charm on dry skin. You’ll love how smooth it makes your skin feel and will likely never look back. We use our sticks over moisturizer every day, but if you prefer, you can apply it directly over cleansed skin.
And if you have trouble finding concealer or liquid makeup highlighter foundation that matches your tone, applying a little of our primer before makeup application can help fix that problem, too!
Like, I put it all over my face—under my eyes, on my lids, above my brows. The results? My skin looks super-radiant and polished. It even doubles as a concealer when I need it! I’ve never used a stick makeup highlighter kit illuminator before, but now that I've experienced how awesome they are, there's no going back! Worth every penny!
The goal of a highlighter makeup kit illuminator is twofold: To emphasize you're natural skin tone and bring life to dull complexions, while also adding light and luminosity to your complexion. Some illuminators have shimmer, sparkle, or even color pigments in them. However, if you’re concerned about shine or a shiny look, it’s best to skip these highlighters.
To avoid looking shiny or sweaty, go for something sheer with a moisturizing finish like FACES CANADA Paris True Match Super-Blendable Multi-Use Illuminator Stick in Light/Medium ($8). If you have dry skin—or prefer something without shimmer—look for a cream highlighter that's tinted peach.
A lot of people refer to contouring as the new blush, but that's not a fair comparison. Instead, think of it as an alternative for makeup highlighter brush highlighter. While you still want to use your fingers or a brush and blend (as opposed to swiping directly from the stick), you can use just a tiny bit and apply wherever you want to accentuate features and give definition. A little goes a long way—you might even find yourself reaching for it more than blush!
5) Covering flaws
A gold highlighter makeup illuminator can be used in small areas to cover blemishes, or on larger surfaces for a more natural effect. The light-reflecting properties of an illuminator will provide a subtle glow and can even help diminish wrinkles in people with mature skin.
Many men like using a makeup highlighter powder illuminator on their upper cheekbones, above their brows, and under their eyes because it helps soften their facial features. On dark-skinned people, an illuminator makes them look bronzed and tan; on fair-skinned individuals, it creates a shimmering highlight that gives them a sun-kissed appearance. Illuminators are typically cream-based and can be applied with your fingers or brushes for maximum control over your desired application amount.
6) Defining features
The makeup base highlighter illuminator stick is oil-free, dermatologist-tested, and has a velvety soft formula. It's also long-lasting and waterproof. The stick is designed to be used on cheeks, lips, eyelids, and other areas of your face that you want to be highlighted.
The product comes in ten different shades from a natural glow to dazzling glamour! Just swipe it on for an intense radiance that can be built up for a dramatic look or subtly applied for a more subtle definition. No matter what look you are going for there will always be an option with a Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator!
With Faces Canada Illuminating Powder Makeup, touch-ups are not optional. They’re essential. Most women need more than just powdering their noses. That’s why Laura Mercier created a creamy stick formula with ultimate blend-ability and texture—to deliver natural-looking coverage that doesn't slide, separate, or settle into fine lines.
Your makeup will stay fresh and look as great at 9 p.m. as it did when you applied it that morning, without caking or settling into fine lines (so your skin looks renewed, not retouched). Best of all, no matter how long your day lasts—or what activities you have planned for date night—you’ll always be prepared for whatever comes next thanks to touch-ups that truly go everywhere!
8) Concealing tattoos and birthmarks
The key to covering tattoos and birthmarks is finding a makeup that’s close in color. And because your skin will change color from season to season, you may have to try a few different shades before you find one that matches perfectly. Look for a yellow-based concealer so it doesn’t look ashy against your darker skin tone.
Another option is to use Faces Canada Ultime Pro Illuminating Powder Foundation, which will match your skin tone more closely and work better with a powder blush. Also, don't skimp on applying foundation—lighter coverage makes tattoos and birthmarks look obvious. Make sure you blend it well so there aren't any lines or creases left behind when you put on your other makeup products. Using an eyebrow pencil can help hide just about anything!
9) Sun protection
It’s easy to forget how harmful it is to expose your skin to UV rays. The sun can burn and discolor your skin, but even worse, can cause premature aging by leading to brown spots or wrinkles. Stay protected with a product that contains SPF.
You might also consider investing in some kind of cover-up for those days you know you'll be spending a lot of time outside—that way you won't have to constantly reapply sunscreen throughout the day. SPF lip balm is a good option if you want something you can easily apply after meals.
10) Staying young-looking
We’ve all heard that it’s never too early or too late to start taking care of your skin, but it’s a lot easier said than done. What we fail to remember is that these actions need to be ongoing for them to be effective.
The trick isn’t just in having good habits. You need sustainable ones. Once you find Faces Canada Highlighter products that work for you, stick with them so they can perform their best work—and make sure you don’t miss any important treatments (we recommend scheduling regular visits with your dermatologist). And always look out for new technology; products and procedures are constantly improving and getting better at boosting collagen production and plumping up fine lines and wrinkles over time.
What Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator does
If you haven’t been introduced to BlendFinity Stick Illuminator by now, it's the only product out there that can give you 10 things in one amazing application! It's not often that you see one product that can cover so many different skin issues, but BlendFinity Stick Illuminator combines all of these different applications into one product! Find out what these ten things are today!
1) Complexion Perfection
While I’ve been fortunate enough to not have bad skin, I often found that no matter what I did, my face could always look better. Whether it was putting on too much or too little foundation or spending hours contouring and highlighting, my beauty routine needed a serious change. The reason? While these tips were great for adding definition to your face shape and making you look more youthful, they never quite gave me that natural glow.
Once I started using Blend Finity Foundation with Pure Clean Clay Mask Exfoliator to treat acne-prone skin every morning, I noticed a huge difference in how soft and smooth my complexion looked throughout each day. What surprised me, even more, was how easy it is to achieve an overall glow thanks to just one product!
2) Easy Flawless Application
We want you to look your best, but we know that sometimes you need a little help. This Creamy Faces Canada Highlighter Stick glides easily onto the skin for a radiant finish in one easy step, and it is formulated with our exclusive Lumilayer ConcentrateTM Complex to provide wear-anywhere coverage and long-lasting radiance.
Perfect for highlighting cheekbones, brow bones, cupid’s bow, or anywhere else you want to glow, we've also created 3 new shades so every woman can find her perfect match. Apply before makeup or on bare skin as a luminous glow enhancer!
3) Perfectly Smooth Finish
Skin looks smooth and radiant while minimizing pores, redness, and other imperfections. Uplift your look by applying to cheekbones, nose bridge, and forehead for a healthy-looking glow. This easy-to-use stick is easy to apply anywhere you want luminosity: T-zone, cupid’s bow, sides of the nose.
4) Dazzling Glow
This revolutionary multi-effect stick illuminates, brightens, and lifts skin while diffusing fine lines and wrinkles. Layer multiple applications to create a strobing effect with a next-level glow. Light reflects off of our anti-aging peptides, mineral pigments, and shimmering mica to immediately brighten skin while reducing visible signs of aging.
Your skin will appear fresh, dewy, and luminous—as if you've just had an amazing facial treatment or an amazing night's sleep. As your skin drinks in nourishing ingredients, it becomes more radiant, plump, and illuminated from within. You'll have gorgeous skin with no extra effort!
5) Long-Lasting Coverage
If you want your Faces Canada Liquid Highlighter makeup to be as impeccable at 5 p.m. as it was at 7 a.m., reach for a primer. The liquid, lotion, or powder-based solutions coat your skin with pigment that essentially holds onto foundation, concealer, and blush, keeping them looking vibrant and fresh throughout your busy day—and they're great under-eye shadows, too!
That said, primers aren't just useful in extending foundation wear; they also give you a smooth base that can help you glide on a foundation more easily (which makes it harder to overdo it) and keep creases at bay so you look fabulous all day long! Our favorite primer: FACES CANADA Mineral Veil Primer - Oil-Free SPF 15.
6) Weightless Feel
Women of all ages are realizing that makeup can be too heavy, which is why they’re turning to Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator to get a fresh-faced look. Thanks to its weightless feel, you'll forget you're wearing makeup! Unlike traditional powder foundations that sit on top of your skin, our stick provides an even and natural finish thanks to its creamy formula.
With buildable coverage from sheer to full, you can add more as needed throughout your day without any adverse effects. And because it feels so good on your skin, you may find yourself reaching for it again and again! It is also best for oily skin types. Aside from that, it is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic. Anyone will love it!
7) Incredible Hydration
The stick illuminator contains a powerful dose of Cacao Butter, an ultra-hydrating ingredient. It provides incredible hydration and also protects your skin from harmful rays. Waterproof and sweat-proof, you can trust that it will stay on for hours!
This product is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes and is formulated with exclusive Glycerine Technology to ensure that it is never sticky or greasy. Your makeup will look natural rather than heavy or caked on!
8) Easy, effortless blending
There are a lot of reasons you might want to blend your foundation. You could be creating an all-over glow, evening out skin tone, masking blemishes, or perfecting your contour by adding definition to cheekbones. Whatever your reason for blending foundation, you’ll find it easy and simple with Nyx's BlendFinity Foundation Stick in Praline.
This twist-up stick gives you complete control over how much or how little product you use—and a mirrored cap makes it easy to apply without messing up your fingers (or anything else). Your makeup routine just got easier. Apply now!
9) Beautiful Airbrushed Look
This airbrushed look is so gorgeous! With just a few strokes of makeup, you can create an ethereal, yet youthful glow that makes your skin-pop. Even though it's a cream product, you don't have to blend very much or wait for long before seeing amazing results.
The illuminator immediately gives your skin a flawless finish with just one application. It allows you to skip concealer on specific areas like under the eyes and chin as well as on parts of your face such as near your nose and mouth. You don’t need to pile it on either, which means it lasts longer than regular foundation products too!
10) The finished look lasts all day long
The six shades and high-definition pearls reflect light beautifully to provide a natural glow that lasts all day long. The formula is extremely creamy, and you can pat on just a little or a lot. No matter how much you apply, it will never look shiny or oily.
This cream illuminator also provides plenty of coverage, so if you're trying to conceal unevenness in your skin tone, it can do that too. But that's not all: Because there are six shades in one compact stick, you can choose between pink undertones or peach undertones depending on your preference! The result is subtle but noticeable—you won't get covered head-to-toe in glitter like some other cream illuminators out there.
How to use Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator
While it’s pretty simple to use the Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator, there are some tricks to get the most out of this product. Using this makeup stick in the right way will help you achieve the perfect glow for any occasion and make sure you get your money's worth from this expensive but-worth-it item. So here are 10 ways to use the Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator, depending on what look you’re going for.
1) Creamy highlight
Since they're creamy, highlights are more forgiving than powders, making them easier to apply. They'll look natural on both fair and deeper skin tones. Creamy highlighters should be applied in a patting motion with a light hand.
Let them set before blending out any harsh edges with your fingers or brush of choice. Apply sparingly and build as needed; you can always add more later, but removing it entirely is a tricky business!
2) Contouring cheekbones
Using small circular motions, apply directly under the cheekbones for a highlighted look. Feel free to layer on more products for an intense highlight or use with another FACES CANADA illuminator in a complementary shade. Cheekbones are a great place to contour and highlight, but don't forget about other key areas of your face such as your jawline and brow bones! The possibilities are endless.
3) Adding highlights on top of lipstick
Adding light-reflecting properties to your lipstick makes it instantly pop. The illuminator is super creamy and blends seamlessly into your skin, which means that you can use it as a cream shadow or highlighter. Your lips will be shiny but not overly shimmery!
There are two reasons why a cream highlighter is ideal for your lips. First of all, a stick formula makes it super easy to apply and blend out. Second, highlighters are often marketed with a glow in mind, meaning they have an iridescent sheen.
4) On the collarbone
If you’re feeling adventurous, try using a dab of illuminator on your collarbone. Just dip your finger in and dot it on like you would with any other highlighter. Then go back in with another shade of illuminator, like super-pale gold, and create a custom moonbeam effect. To take it up another notch, layer on your favorite pearly powder or liquid highlighter for an ultra-glowy look.
5) Parting hair and highlighting down the middle
If you have straight hair, it’s as easy as sectioning off your hair on either side and working a line of concealer down your part. The key is blending: Use a flat paddle brush or clean fingers to lightly buff it into your hair for an imperceptible effect. If you want something bolder, try a strong highlighter instead.
6) Highlighting under eyebrows
The skin under your eyebrows is thinner than any other spot on your face and therefore more prone to breakouts. When you're using a highlighting product, be sure not to get too close—try a few inches above your eyebrow and blend carefully into place. The same goes for foundation: Make sure it doesn't travel up towards your brows!
7) Across the nose bridge
Brighten up your nose! This is a perfect way to highlight the natural definition of your nose. Apply a small amount of illuminator across your bridge, from nostril to nostril. It will help add some dimension, as well as make it appear more slim and defined.
When you're out in the bright sun, it can be hard for anyone's nose to look perfect! A little highlight does wonders for not only making you feel better about your look but also helping you get an even tan by highlighting where light naturally hits your face.
8) Inner corner of eyes
Most women know that an easy way to get a healthy glow is to apply a highlighter in the inner corners of your eyes. This gives you a fresh, awake look while helping conceal dark circles under your eyes.
However, it’s not always easy or convenient to pull out a highlight stick and tap it into place. That’s why we suggest using your BlendFinity Stick instead. To do so, run a thin line right along with that crease in each eye and blend upward with your finger or a brush.
9) Cupid’s bow
This classic beauty move is one of our favorites for several reasons:
(1) You can use it on most parts of your face, and
(2) It’s so easy! Just follow your cheekbones from bridge to tip with a mix of light and dark shades. You can use a small brush, like an angled blush or foundation brush, or you can grab a makeup wedge and dip it into your highlighter stick before sweeping along that natural shape.
(3)To highlight around your eyes, just wing out from your tear ducts in little swooping motions, then blend downward until there are no hard lines left. We love FACES CANADA Albatross Highlighting Duo ($59), which gives you plenty of options between a shimmery peach color and a champagne-tone gold one.
10) Under eye area
Using your finger or a clean brush applicator, apply a thin layer of illuminator under your eye and blend. This helps conceal dark circles caused by old age and lack of sleep.
For even better results, mix with a concealer or foundation before applying. To keep from looking cakey or dry, always make sure to exfoliate and moisturize under your eyes beforehand. Also, never use too much; one small drop goes a long way!
Where to apply Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator
Apply a thin layer of product directly on your cheekbones, apple of your cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin. Smooth with your fingers or a brush using a paintbrush technique. Apply directly from stick on eyes (upper lid & lower lid) as well as Cupid's bow & center of lips.
Continue by applying the product evenly through makeup-free skin to enhance the evenness of the complexion. Can be used as an eyeshadow base or applied directly onto eyelids before applying eye shadow for extra sparkle. Can also be used on the collarbone and décolleté before applying body shimmer or oil. If irritation occurs, do not use again on that area and discontinue use if irritation continues elsewhere.
How to use Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator as a highlighter
Highlighting is all about brightening up your face and making it look more awake. When done right, a highlighter can make you look like you just had a nice vacation.
Make sure that when using illuminating powder as a highlighter, you don’t overdo it. Remember, there’s no such thing as too much highlighter in a jar—but there can be too much highlighter on your face. Remember how subtle an effect good highlighters should have and avoid getting carried away with their use.
How to use Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator as an eyeshadow
In many ways, stick illuminators are very similar to cream eyeshadows. They're versatile and portable, which makes them perfect for use on the go. If you have a no-makeup makeup look you like, you can use your stick illuminator as an eyeshadow base.
If not, make sure it’s part of your daily routine. It will help conceal dark circles and make your eyes look bright and awake. If you don’t have much time in the morning, use a fine brush (like our Makeup Brush Cleaning Glove) instead of your fingers or beauty blender. The small applicator size means it won't take much effort or time at all!
How to use Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator as body shimmer
To use as body shimmer, apply to your skin using circular motions. Apply a very small amount of product as a little goes a long way. Using too much can make you look like you have chunky glitter on your skin and that’s not good.
Once you’ve reached your desired glow, be sure to blend everything out so there are no visible sparkles or uneven spots. You want it to look natural. The illuminating powder product will last for about four hours, but if it fades before then just reapply or top with a powder highlighter for an extra boost in shine.
How to apply Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator from the stick
There are two ways to apply a stick illuminator from the stick. The first way is using your fingers. Make sure your hands are clean and dampen them with a bit of water. Then take a small amount of product and pat it on your face.
We recommend using fingers for an extra boost of shine, as well as getting a little more product on your face for maximum coverage. The second way is with a sponge applicator or Beauty Blender-type product.
How to apply Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator with a brush
With a fluffy brush, tap into the product and apply in one direction. The fluffier and denser your brush, the more layers you'll have. Keep layering until you get desired effect. You can also use your fingertips instead of a brush.
With fewer layers of product using fingers will give you a more diffused look while using a brush with more layers of the product will give you an intense highlight or contour! The areas I tend to highlight are my temples, brow bone, and center top of my forehead right on top of my hairline.
Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator tips and tricks
The BlendFinity Stick Illuminator is one of the most popular products from the Ultime Pro line of products from FACES CANADA, used by celebrities and makeup artists alike. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly the easiest product to use, and mistakes are often made when applying this product to your face. We hope these 5 tips and tricks will help you avoid making those mistakes, while still getting that luminous, gorgeous complexion you desire!
1) Brush or Pat it on
To apply, either use your fingertips or a foundation brush to swipe on a thin layer of foundation, then lightly pat BlendFinity all over your face. You’ll notice it gives off a subtle glow without having to layer on multiple products.
The light-reflecting properties of our proprietary mineral complex also give you a dewy look that's luminous but not greasy. Those with dry skin may want to pair with a nourishing serum or moisturizer, while those with oily skin can get away with just using water or oil-free primer underneath (bonus: it helps keep the product in place!).
2) Hold your phone sideways
If you want to avoid any blurry selfies, make sure to hold your phone sideways instead of facing it head-on. Then, tilt your phone up towards you a little bit to get a wider shot. If you’re in a situation where there’s not much light, get as close as possible and try taking multiple shots in rapid succession so that when you enlarge them on your computer or look at them later on an Instagram filter like Valencia, they will look smooth.
Another good tip: play around with lighting and practice makes perfect! For instance, if there are dramatic shadows at an angle across one side of your face (think: duck lips), turn slightly so that one side is more illuminated than another.
3) Give yourself some time
While it’s true that makeup application should take no more than 10 minutes a day, don’t be discouraged if you can’t master a new product on your first try. Patience is key when learning how to apply makeup. Don't rush through each step thinking you need to get an entire look done at once. Doing so will only lead to frustration and possibly costly mistakes, like blotchiness or cakey foundation. Rather than applying eyeshadow all over your lid in one swoop, try using small dabs instead—this will help you better control the application while keeping things smudge-free.
4) Wait until dry
The formula for BlendFinity was specifically designed to deliver lightweight coverage with buildable, natural-looking results. It’s infused with Hyaluronic Acid and Bamboo Water, which provide a dewy finish that dries to a powder-soft feel.
Though it's best to apply it quickly after blending to achieve maximum skin hydration, you can also use it before foundation if you want an extra glow. While you wait for your concealer or foundation to set, just dab on a bit of Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator under your eyes or wherever the light hits your face—it'll soak up excess oil while evening out your skin tone! This tip is especially helpful if you tend to get oily around midday.
5) Lay Down Makeup Over It (with powder foundation, eyeshadow, etc.)
While you might not want to use Illuminator on its own, a good tip is to use it as a base under makeup. The brilliant thing about Illuminator is that it contains special ingredients that will make your makeup last longer.
When used underneath your foundation, it'll help even out skin tone while also helping your makeup blend seamlessly into your face when you go to apply concealer or highlighter after. It's all-around magic in a tube. Apply all over the face. If you want an all-over glow, taking out an old makeup brush (and preferably a clean one) and applying one swipe of product all over your face will be enough.
Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator hacks
Sometimes, despite trying everything, your makeup just won't stay in place. It will move around on your face or even run down your cheeks during a long day at work. If you can relate to that, these hacks will help you solve all these problems—and they're so easy!
To make sure that shine stays away during a busy workday, don't forget to set your base with a powder before adding any blush or bronzer. Another secret weapon is setting powder —it's also great for controlling shine throughout the day. After applying it onto dry skin with a large brush, take the loose powder with a big brush (or puff) and sweep it over foundation or concealer to set it in place.
How to remove Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator
Remove Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick illuminator with non-acetone nail polish remover. Remove all excess product by gently wiping it off with a cotton ball.
What kind of finish does it give?
Sometimes, a product does one thing well. Sometimes, a product does two things moderately well. And sometimes, there are products like Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator that are multifunctional.
Will the stick break easily?
No. The brush on the end of your UltimePro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator will last you for a long time before it breaks.
Is it long-lasting?
The stick is long-lasting as it doesn't leave a white cast and blends easily into the skin. It wears well under illuminating powder makeup and I find that I can go about my normal routine with minimal touch-ups.
Is it smudge-proof?
Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator has a long-lasting formula, making it extremely smudge-proof.