|W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Stick #2, Sample|
When swatched, both products seem to give a white/pearl color, but when looking in the package, the Universalist Stick looks like a warmer color with silver shimmer. On the other hand, the Living Luminizer is clear with a pearl finish.
Both products are unscented, but the Universalist Stick smells slightly minty as many other W3LL PEOPLE products, (which I actually enjoy.)
The W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Stick comes in a tube and the consistency is more like a thick balm than a creamy gel. It has a cream-to-powder consistency (because it contains silica). It definitely has a drier consistency when compared to the RMS Living Luminizer, but not dry and chalky. It is soft and creamy, but less glossy than the Luminizer.
|Swatches of the W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Stick #2 and RMS Beauty Living Luminizer|
|RMS Beauty Living Luminizer has a glossy effect and catches more light than W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Stick #2|
Both products are made with beneficial ingredients, and no known offenders. Here are all the ingredients of both:
W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Stick: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil* infused with Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea Complex) Leaf**, Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi Mushroom)***, Morella Cerifera (Bayberry- wildharvested); Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax)****, Silica, Essential Oils, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (and) Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (CI 77019)] *Certified Organic by Stellar, **Certified Organic by QAI, *** Certified Organic by Oregon TILTH, **** Certified Organic by Koster Keunen
RMS Beauty Living Luminizer: *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), Tocopherol (non-GMO), *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide CI77891, Mica CI 77019. *Certified Organic
Although these two products may seem very similar when swatched, they are quite different. My highlighter of choice is still the RMS Living Luminizer, because I adore the pearly, glossy effect that it gives to my cheekbones, therefore I am probably going to use the Universalist #2 sample in a different way. Most likely to highlight the bridge of my nose, which tends to get very oily throughout the day. I think that they are both lovely products and are made by two awesome companies. I would recommend both depending on your personal preference of shade and finish. I would probably recommend the Universalist Stick to those who do not do well with coconut oil and are particularly oily. I have read of some people getting milia from using coconut oil on their skin. As for me, I am still very much in love with my RMS Beauty Living Luminizer because if I go for a highlighted skin look, I want that shiny glow on my face.