When I first got into makeup, I didn’t really know just how amazing adding a highlighter to certain parts of your face really took a makeup look to another level. I’ve grown a small collection of a few highlighters over the years, and today I’ll be sharing the ones that I absolutely love!
First up we have MAC Cosmetics’ Whisper of Gilt (unfortunately this is no longer available). This is the oldest highlighter in my collection, and I’ve kept it around for good reason. It’s a soft and subtle gold that really makes the high points of my cheeks pop. I love that it is so fine and there are no chunky bits of glitter in it!
Next up, we have NARS Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross ($30.00 USD). This is another highlighter that is extremely fine with no chunks of glitter, but again, leaves a beautiful glow to the skin. With this one, I have to be extremely light handed with the application as a little goes a long way! The color that I would describe this highligther as is more of a light gold with a bit of white/ivory to it. (Also, I apologize for my descriptions if they don’t quite make sense!)
My next favorite is the Jeffree Star Cosmetics x MannyMUA Skinfrost in Eclipse ($29.00 USD). This is a favorite of mine more so for the color rather than the texture. The color is a beautiful peachy pink, and its cooler toned than all other highlighters that I own. If I’m being completely honest, I’m not a huge fan of the texture of the highlighter though. It’s the most ‘chunky’ of any that I own and it really brings out the bumpy texture of my skin which I don’t like. If I had perfectly smooth skin, this would be just great.
The next highlighter quickly became a favorite of mine, the MAYBELLINE FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in Molten Gold ($9.99 USD). I’d say it’s fairly close to Whisper of Gilt, but has a stronger gold color payoff when applied. In the pan it looked like it’d be chunky, but it’s not at all!
Lastly, and newest to my highlighter collection, is WET N WILD MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals ($4.99 USD). Oh my goodness is this highlighter beautiful; I wish I had purchased it when it first came out! I would describe this one as a pinky gold, and the texture of this is perfection. I cannot believe how smoothly it appled to my skin and there is no chunkiness to this at all. I’d say the smooth texture compares to that of the NARS Albatross which is 6x its price 😱! I’ve only used this three times, but it was love at first swipe!
Are any of these your go-to highlighters?!