I thought this was too dark until one of the email tutorials suggested putting the luminizer under foundation. I use it as blush mixed under my foundation. It looks great.
I like this illumination stick. And it is great as a highlighting bronzer. 2 things I wish it was. 1. More of a cooler tone because my skin is fair and cool, so gold is not always the perfect color. And 2. It wears off during the day.