I remember a time when I didnt use to highlight. Well at least not to the extent that we do now. Back in the day I would give myself maybe a little touch of highlight to my cheekbone (if I remembered) and that would be my glow done.
These days cheekbones, lips, foreheads, chins and even noses get it. I truly believe in the years to come when whatever civilization lives on earth, they will genuinely think we evolved into shiny skinned beings.
And I'm totally down with that.
I'm obsessed with glow, dew, sheen, shine.
You name it I want it.
Preferably all over my face
So at this moment at time, my highlighters have a designated draw, A WHOLE DRAW, and before my draw gives up the ghost and I have to part with some of my nearest and dearest glowy babies. I thought I would share a few of my favorites with you ranging from drugstore dews to high end luxe.
Makeup Revolution Strobe Highlighter in Gold Addict
This is a massively blatant dupe for Laura Mercier Highlighter collections, which are stunning.
Of course it's not as buttery as LMs but it still does a fine job. The beautiful golden sheen will set any tan skin on fire this summer, making it look like you have glow coming out of your skin instead of shining on it.
Tanned to dark skinned ladies will find this best.
L'oreal True Match Highlight Liquid Glow Illuminator.
I have spoke about this highlighter before (blatant plug right here) and sang its praises. Used as a all over base it will give you a lovely sheen to the skin and built up in the places you want to highlight it will really pack a punch.
If I'm looking to bring the sailors home, I usually use this cream as a base highlight then apply a powder over the top and then proceed to stand on a cliff edge and shine my highlight for miles around.
Best for paler skinned girls.
MAC Pearl Cream Colour Base.
I dont use this enough, but when I do I like to apply it,
ALL OVER MY FACE.
Pearl is one of those highlighters that you can apply anywhere. It gives such a soft dewy look to the skin that I do often wonder why I dont use it more. It makes a great eyeshadow, fantastic highlight, and will seriously last you to the end of time.
I cannot tell you how long I've had mine for as it will be quite embarrassing.
I love this on all skin tones but if you are very dark be careful it doesn't make you look ashy.
MAC Mineralised Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle
One of the original highlighters for me.
When I'm not fake tanned and rocking my natural pale face, this gives me The Glow whilst brightening up my face with its soft pinky tones. This paired with l'oreal True Match Highlight is a force of glow to be reckoned with.
One for the Pale Faced ladies.
Anastasia Beverly Hills That Glow Kit
I almost didnt want to put this here, as it's so hyped up that it really doesn't need me to boost its ego. But I cannot deny that this little guys colours are super pretty, pigmented and long lasting.
The price makes me gag a little though, and these are not the be all end all highlighters.
If you have the money, do it. You won't be disappointed.
If you dont though, dont sweat it, there's some great dupes for this around the interwebs.
Golden goddess and dark skinned queens rock this palette well.