Dewy, bronzed, glowy, minimal makeup is my favorite form of maquillage. Illuminator checks every one of those boxes; making it one of my faves...alongside mascara of course.
I own both liquid illuminator and powder. I like the liquid one (Nars) because of its dewy texture in contrast with the powder one (stila) which is matte. The stila one is the prettiest, pearly shimmer so when I do use it, I place a dot of the liquid one on my cheeks for the sheen, dewy factor. The powder one is also a bit harder to apply to the brow bone and upper lip so the liquid one is perfect for those areas.
The Nars Orgasm illuminator is exceptional when paired with the matching Orgasm blusher. I've been using it since 8th grade, I'm on my 5th one and I even own Super Orgasm (Nars orgasm blush with gold flakes.) I feel like I could be so punny right now, but I'll refrain from that because it's kink and we're talking about freakin' illuminator here, people!
Let my shameless selfie be a guide for all the right places to add illuminator. SHINE ON!