I never used to be that interested in highlighters, but right now it wouldn’t be exaggerating to describe myself as obsessed. I’m all about bagging the latest highlighter, and finding new ways to get that glow going on, pretty much all over my face.
I did one of these posts a while back -> here, and whilst I still love these, I’ve got some new mentions for you today!
First up, let’s talk about the MAC Mineralize Skin Finishes. These are, in my opinion, one of MAC’s most underrated products. I know they had a moment a few years back, but barely anyone seems to talk about them anymore, and I can’t help but wonder why. I love every one I’ve tried, but in particular I get a lot of use out of Lightscapade, and Faintly Fabulous. Lightscapade is a super lightweight, marbelised finish with veins of blue and peach running through. It’s not in your face shimmery, so you can use this as a setting powder for an all over glow should the mood strike you. I personally love using it under my eyes to set my concealer, it really brightens things up and gives a good healthy glow. Faintly Fabulous is more of a traditional highlight, I take the lightest two shades on the cheekbones as a highlight, or swirl all the shades together and use over blush, to make things look more glowy and naturally highlighted.
There’s been a lot of chatter about the Becca X Jaclyn Hill Highlighter in Champagne Pop and I can see why. For me, this is a little dark for my normal skin tone, but it’s the perfect summer glow for when I have a bit of a tan. Not for the faint of heart though, this is like pure pressed gold.
Y’all know my favourite highlighter of the moment is the Urban Decay Afterglow Highlight in Sin, and for good reason. It’s the perfect champagne shade to compliment my skin, it’s intensely glowy without being outright-glittery, and it just looks bloody fantastic on the cheeks. This would be my desert island pick, for sure!
A newer discovery is the Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam, a pink toned liquid highlight with no shimmer particles at all. Since this is not at all shimmery, I like to apply this in a big triangle under my eyes and blend. Not only does it add brightness and a natural looking glow, it also cancels out dark circles under the eyes. If you’re not a fan of the traditional shimmery highlight, definitely look into this!
What’s your current highlighter favourite?