Citrine + Farsali Jelly Beam Illuminator/Highlighter:
Yes, I finally got my hands on the highlighter that everyone on the Internet has been freaking out about—and yes, it really does live up to the hype. But before I blab about that, let’s talk about Citrine! Appropriately dubbed from the French word “citron” (which translates to lemon), Citrine beams abundantly rich hues spanning from pastel-yellows to deep-ambers, depending on the variety you may come across. My favorite spiritual properties about Citrine are its abilities to promote self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-expression, thanks to its power of illuminating and enhancing one’s natural-born creativity. Whenever I’m in a creative rut or feeling down on myself in general, I reach for Citrine—and the same theory applies to reaching for Farsali’s Jelly Beam Illuminator/Highlighter, too. Honestly, in all my years of being a beauty editor and a beauty consumer, Jelly Beam is one of the most striking and innovative illuminators I’ve ever come across—which probably explains why it keeps selling out online. It works like this: The formula glides on as a jelly texture on skin, but sets similar to a powder, leaving behind a silky finish that doesn’t melt or goo. It’s insanely blendable, and even the smallest dab has major pigment payoff—I’ve even seen some people highlight their collarbones, shoulders, and neck with it! It’s definitely not for the makeup shy: If you want your highlighter to be seen, believe me, you’ll be glowing—and BTW, there’s nothing wrong with that! Makeup is also a powerful tool for self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-expression (sound familiar?)—and sometimes getting a little glam by applying some highlighter before going out can give an immediate boost of confidence. Since it carries the power of the Sun, Citrine is the ultimate regenerator of light—so whenever you’re in need of spiritual illumination, reach for one (or both) of these power sources to help guide out of any darkness.