3 Body Luminizing Highlighter Alternatives for Fenty Beauty’s Body Lava

While we eagerly wait to purchase Fenty products I wanted to share three perfect body highlighter alternatives from the mineral makeup brand, jane iredale the leader in high-quality, professional makeup products, Mehron Makeup; and the world’s first zero-waste beauty brand, Ethique that will give you the same gorge color you’re craving — with clean ingredients!

  • jane iredale Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion ($32, janeiredale.comA lightweight moisturizer that imparts an irresistible golden glow, designed to warm and smooth the complexion. Infused with Diamond dust, a unique mineral pigment from Mica delivers significant shimmer while Grapefruit and orange peel extracts brighten and illuminate the skin leaving a refreshing citrus scent.

How to use: Apply all over the face and body with fingers or a brush. To highlight the face, dab a small amount over foundation. To highlight the body, apply to décolleté, shoulders and legs.

  • Mehron Aura Bronzing Gel™ ($25.99, Amazon.com)  A unique, lightweight bronzing gel for all over body coverage. Aura Bronzing Gel™ gives any skin tone a beautiful, even, natural-looking glow that mimics the look of a day in the sun without the damaging effects.  A skin soothing gel blend of hydrating extracts of lemongrass, ginseng, chamomile, comfrey, cucumber, aloe vera and Japanese green tea with a generous helping of golden bronze shimmer will leave skin beautifully radiant. Complements all skin tones. Plus it’s free of oils and parabens.

How to use: Apply to clean dry skin and wait for 1-2 minutes before dressing.  Aura Bronzing Gel™ can be applied with a sponge or fingers.  Wash hands carefully after application.  Use alone or mix into a cream foundation for a natural, radiant glow.

  • Ethique Bombshell – The World’s First Natural Self-Tanning Bar ($32, Amazon.com) The world’s first solid self-tanning bar! Bombshell will leave you with kissably smooth, golden skin with no streaks. Bombshell contains a bronzer for those who want instant gratification in addition to its self-tanning properties. Each bar is equivalent to over two bottles of liquid tanner and comes in a box for easy storage in your bathroom. Color develops from 4 hours and is complete at 24 hours, and will last for up to 10 days if the skin is kept hydrated.

How to use: Ensure skin is freshly exfoliated (within 24 hours). Best results if the skin is moisturized 30 mins prior, or when just out of the shower so skin is still warm but dry. Slide bar several times down each leg (or area to be tanned.) Use less than you need. Massage in well and wash hands after application. Leave on. Color will develop from 2-4 hours and the final result will be present within 24 hours.

Product Review: Virginn Pure Mineral Makeup

Last week I received a package in the mail from Tonja, the CEO of Virginn Pure Mineral Makeup.  Of course, I was super excited to test out the products because I love makeup. But most importantly, this line of cosmetics is considered to be a mineral product.

For those that are not savvy about the use of mineral based makeup, the Virginn Pure Mineral Makeup line’s considered to, “give skin a natural glow and feel as if you have nothing on.”  According to sources, mineral makeup is also helpful for women with sensitive skin and need assistance covering blemishes.


Many people are not aware that I suffer from having eczema (all over.)  Having this skin care issue is my driving force behind developing a regiman and wearing the proper makeup for my skin type (to protect my skin from environmental debris.)  That purpose alone is a positive incentive for anyone to test out this brand.

Upon opening the package, I received several makeup brushes, shimmering bronzer, and foundation.  And  I have to agree that this product did indeed live up to it’s testimony! When applying the foundation and bronzer, I only needed to use a small amount of each product.  The makeup brushes felt wonderful and my face looked great throughout the remainder of the evening.


To place an order with Virginn Pure Mineral Makeup, click on the link and see photos (of me) below!

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