Time to Glow Up: My Favorite Highlighters
I know, I know--everyone's talking about the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette because, well, Becca is awesome and Jaclyn Hill is awesome so this stuff must be superawesomesauceface! That may be true but there are other highlighters out there that deserve some love! For this week's beauty call, I'm sharing 5 of my favorite highlighters.
The Multiple by NARS is a multi-purpose cream stick. I use it both a blush and a highlighter. When applied to the cheeks, this product gives you a healthy, natural glow. It comes in 13 colors (Sephora shows 11, NARS shows 10) and I have this time-saving baby in the ever popular "Orgasm." Multiple Orgasm. Funny.
Colors: Glistening Pearl, Luxor, Undress Me, Orgasm, South Beach, Na Pali Coast, Puerto Vallarta, Portofina, Riviera, Maui, Malibu, G-Spot, 413 BLKR)
This Becca highlighter can be worn in multiple ways. When worn all over the face underneath your foundation, the Shimmering Skin Perfector can give you a subtle glow. Mix it with your foundation and you skin becomes luminous. For even more intensity, dab a little bit on your finger and tap it onto the high points of your face and you'll shine so bright like a diamond, Rihanna will sing songs about you.
Colors: Pearl, Moonstone, Opal, Topaz, Rose Gold and Champagne Pop (pictured)
I like to get nuts and take a product that's meant for one thing and use it for something else. MAC's Paint Pot is an excellent eye primer and shadow base but you it can do double duty as a highlighter as well. I use a brush or my finger and dab it onto my cheek bones. Just a tip: I use the shade "Bare Study."
Colors: Antique Diamond, Bare Study, Background, Camel Coat, Chilled on Ice, Chrome Angel, Clearwater, Constructivist, Dangerous Cuvée, Frozen Violet, Groundwork, Imaginary, Indianwood, Layin' Low, Let Me Pop, Let's Skate, Nice Composure, Painterly, Perky, Quite Natural, Rubenesque, Soft Ochre, Stormy Pink, Stroke My Ego, Tailor Grey and Vintage Selection
The Invisible Light Translucent Powder Duo is a new addition to my highlighting arsenal but it's quickly earned a spot into heart. I use the Matte side as a setting powder but use the Glow side to its full potential. I brush those baked, ultra fine powders onto my cheekbones until I level up into glowing goddess mode. Ok maybe that's just in my head.
I am a BIG fan of Makeup Revolution. My favorite product of theirs is the Vivid Baked Highlighter. I have it in the shade "Golden Lights" but plan on picking up the other two colors in "Peach Lights" and "Radiant Lights." The best part is it's only $6!!! Ulta frequently has Makeup Revolution on BOGO 50% (I got mine for only $3) but if you also use one of them $3.50 off a purchase of $10 or more, you're practically just robbing the store blind. If you're not convinced that this is a highlighter to get, Khloé Kardashian recently revealed that this is one of her favorite highlighters. You know you want that KoKo Glow.
Colors: Peach Lights, Radiant Lights (Pictured) and Golden Lights