I know I’ve been in my own little world over here in my apartment [or, the study fortress] for the past two months, but how long has “strobing” been a thing for? Isn’t that what we beauty folks call highlighting? Let me know in the comments – I need to know what’s up there.
Anywho, back to what I’m here to talk about – my fave highlighters. As you can see from the photos above, I’m partial to cream textures, especially when it comes to more natural/daytime looks. Here we go:
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow – a pale gold shimmer that does an incredible job of picking up the light. I normally don’t apply this during the day, as it can be a bit much, but for night – I’ll generously apply to the high points of my cheekbones, and down the bridge of my nose.
MAKE Cosmetics Matte/Dew – the pale pink side adds such a pretty natural sheen to cheeks, or to wherever else you want a bit of extra glow. It contains very, very fine shimmer – really the most natural looking of the bunch.
Jouer Tiare – this cream shimmering gold highlighter is really lightweight, and blends really nicely. My favorite way to use this product is on my eyes – specifically, on the inner corners, as well as on my brow bone.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal – a subtle gold-champagne cream that I’ve been using everywhere – cheekbones, brow bones, inner corners of the eyes, cupid’s bow. The consistency is really smooth, really blendable.
Topshop Glow – this cooler-toned highlighter has a mousse-like consistency, and has a pearlescent effect. A little bit goes a long way, but it still adds a pretty natural, lit-from-within glow. I break this out more during the winter, but I took it out of its hibernation recently, and can’t get enough.
Nars Orgasm Illuminator – I think this one has to take the cake, you guys. Are you sick of seeing it in almost every photo on my Instagram? I promise you – it’s just. that. good. A natural golden-peachy-pink highlight that I have been applying very generously to my cheeks, sometimes as a blush, sometimes as an extra highlight. It just livens up my very sleepy face, and looks so, so pretty.
Wander Beauty On The Glow Blush and Illuminator – ahh I love this stuff. The nude illuminator is so natural, so it can be applied basically anywhere on the face [ok, you may not want to slather it over your entire face, but you know what I mean]. It provides a gorgeous sheen on cheeks, eyes, lips – anywhere.
Nars Luxor Multiple – how cute is this mini multiple?! I got it in a set a while back, and brought it back out not long ago. It’s kind of like the solid version of the Topshop glow – it provides the same sort of pearly, iridescent sheen, only it leans more pink, and is a bit more noticeable once applied.
Nudestix Bronzing Pencil – this pencil is so perfect for on-the-go application, especially if you want to take your look from day to night quickly. I’ve used the golden side on my cheekbones, and as an eyeshadow and inner corner highlight.
What are your favorite highlighters?