Get an Out of this World Glow with Life's Entropy Galaxy Glow Illuminators

I Purchased This

When it comes to the "strobing" trend, it's truly a case of "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet". That is, strobing is the same as highlighting/illuminating and though it's a recycled trend, I'm down for looking as lit as possible. 

Granted I've been hesitant in the past when it comes to illuminators or highlighters for fear of enhancing my pores. Nowadays I've learned to deal with it because if I'm looking like the light is shining from my face, no one's going to care about a few obvious pores. Today's review will be on the Life's Entropy Galaxy Glow Illuminator. 


Where to Purchase: Life's Entropy Cosmetics
Price: A sample costs $1.50-$2.00 for 1 gram, the full size costs $12.00 for 16 grams
Do they test on animals?: The company does not test on animals.
Packaging: The samples come in clamshells and the full sizes come in a tube with a pump applicator.

If you're looking an indie illuminator to try, feel free to scope the review! I have two shades to share today, Constellation and Solstice.  
Constellation is described as a "golden pale pink". Constellation has medium golden shimmers in a pinky base. 

Solstice is described as a "pale gold". Solstice has light golden shimmers in a light gold base.

life's entropy galaxy glow illuminator photos (1 of 2)


The formula is a slightly slippery gel/cream. Because of this, I actually prefer applying it with my fingers. I find that synthetic brushes don't pick up the product well and it can apply it unevenly as a result. I get the most control with placement and effect if I use my fingers. 

You can control the intensity of the highlight depending on how you apply it. For a more subtle effect, swipe it on with your fingers. For a more intense highlight, dab and pat it on. You can also mix this with your foundation for an all-over glow effect.

Being a gel/cream, the illuminator mostly dries down on your skin though it may transfer a bit if you rub your face. If you want it to stay all day but don't want to ruin the highlighting effect with powder, I suggest using a setting spray (like Urban Decay's All Nighter Spray or Skindinavia's Spray) to set it and improve the wear. If the highlighting effect too intense, use a bit of powder to reduce the glow.

Wear time will depend heavily on your skin type and the ambient temperature. I've got oily skin and it's been so hot lately so I have to wear it with a primer. With a primer, I've gotten 5-6 hours of wear. 


I swatched these on my NC30-35 skintone. I have a medium to medium tan yellow toned skin so the way these illuminators look on me might be different than how they'll look on you.

When swatched, Constellation has a pinky toned base with medium golden shimmer. On my skintone, the golden shimmer is super prominent against the pinky base and it's a little harder to see the pinky base. 

life's entropy constellation swatch

When swatched, Solstice has a lighter gold base and the golden shimmer is lighter so it's more of a white gold. You can see on the right side of the swatch how light it is, especially when compared to Constellation. In the swatch for Constellation, you can see Solstice in the right corner looking lighter. None of the shades have large glitter chunks or sparkles so you get a true illumination instead of looking like a disco ball.

life's entropy solstice swatch

You might have thought that Constellation would look more cool toned on me because of the pinky base but since the golden shimmers in Constellation are a warmer/deeper gold, it actually looks more warm-toned than Solstice on me. Since Solstice is lighter, I feel like it catches the light better so you get a more intense illuminating effect.  


If you're thinking about trying out an indie gel/cream illuminator, I say this one is worth a scope. Of the two, I think I prefer Constellation better but both are truly gorgeous shades. I think it's real easy to apply and blend out plus you can mix it with your foundation for an all-over effect. The longevity is also fairly decent considering it's a gel/cream product but I'd still suggest a primer if you have oily skin.

What's your current favorite illuminator (if you're using one!)?

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