"My Teeth Are Shinier!" with Luster's Smile Illuminator

Jun 3, 2015 11:19:49 AM Luster Premium White White Teeth,

#Repost From " We Tried It..."

Catherine Kast, Style Editor StyleWatch

What I Tried:  Luster Premium White’s Smile Illuminator Instant Whitening Kit  
Level of Difficulty:   1 (1 being easy and 10 being difficult)  
Level of Effectiveness: 8 (1 being not effective and 10 being extremely effective)  


catherine-kast_PeopleHere’s the deal:  
My teeth are naturally pretty white (not to brag, but my grandma is my dentist and she’s one of the best in the biz). Still, I get a bit insecure about my smile when I wear lipstick — the wrong shade can make anyone’s teeth look dingy. After finding my new fave bold red, Troi Ollivierre’s ‘George’ (more on my obsession with it here), I set off on a mission to brighten my smile. ‘George’ is more orangey than other lipsticks I've tried, and if you've ever researched what it takes to get the perfect red lip, you'd know that blue tones are preferable because they set off the white in your teeth.

Luckily that’s the entire point of Luster Premium White’s product: Its technology leaves behind blue micro-particles to cause what they call an “optical whitening effect.” Both the toothpaste and the mouthwash are super blue (see my photo?). First you brush with the paste, then you rinse with the minty mouthwash for about 30 seconds. Easy! The set also comes with a travel-size whitening serum for on-the-go touch-ups. I get the sense that the serum worked primarily because having it on my teeth made me not want to eat or drink anything for hours, especially not something with the propensity to stain, like coffee or my favorite Juice Generation charcoal lemonade.

After a week of daily use of the paste and rinse, I definitely noticed my teeth were shinier. The serum wasn’t my fave just because of mouthfeel, but it works if you aren’t a baby and can commit to having gel in your mouth for a bit.


We agree with Catherine, the Smile Illuminator Instant Whitening Kit is the way to go to get white teeth without any effort, especially if you're looking for beauty products to whiten teeth fast. Here's more on how it works.


The Smile Illuminator comes complete with Polish Instant Whitening Toothpaste, Boost Brisk Rinse and Revamp Whitening Serum. As Catherine mentioned, use Polish and Boost back to back to get that instant pop. They both contain Bluverite® which deposits blue micro-particles onto teeth to offset the yellow creating the optical effect of whiter teeth. Polish also contains fluoride so you can use it everyday and Boost contains peroxide so it will also help with long lasting whitening.

Revamp on the other hand is a whitening serum that can be used to block stains on the go, or give your teeth a quick touch up after eating or drinking staining agents. We recommend using it separately from Polish and Boost as the Bluverite® in those items will block the active whitening agent in Revamp from penetration teeth. 


The Smile Illuminator Instant Whitening Kit really keeps you covered no matter your whitening need!

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