Monday, 20 March 2017

Highlighter Heaven

You knew this post was coming but we had to review the best of the best in highlighters! There's just so many great highlighters out there from so many brands - so then the question becomes... which brand should I try and which highlighter is actually great and will give me that glow?

So now the next bit of this post will have to ask... what kind of glow are you looking for? Are you looking for a more subdued, a glow from within type of look? Or a HELLO I'm here and yes you will need your sunglasses. I tried to include a good mix of both types of highlighters in this post.

So let's get into it! Also, just an FYI these highlighters are in no particular order and all are gorgeous.

Cover FX - Custom Enhancer Drops

These are blindingly beautiful on the skin! And one of the first liquid highlighters to drop in the market. A completely new type of product that's not applied with a brush but rather a wet beauty blender or even the tips of your fingers are enough. There are quite a few shades to pick from in this collection and a little definitely goes a very long way. A small drop is more than enough to blind your friends as you walk up to them. Don't believe us, give it a try!

Result = Blindingly Brilliant     

Anastasia Beverly Hills x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit

This was a collaboration that everyone was waiting for eagerly! And the swatches are gorgeous! Anastasia's line is known for highly pigmented and consistently amazing products so this was highly anticipated and not one to disappoint. The glow from this kit is quite pigmented so it can be described as 50-50 between holy shine and that subtle glow.  This glow kit is buildable so you can get both looks if you want, all you need is a great brush and you're on your way to that envious glow.

Result = 50/50, is buildable so can be both blindingly brilliant and subtle natural

BECCA - Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed - Prismatic Amethyst 

Now that's a mouth full! Becca's amethyst highlighter is beautiful if you like a subtle glow from within. This is not a highlight for those of you that want to blind your haters, so maybe pass on this and opt for something a bit more blinding like the Cover FX drops. But if you like a gorgeous shine that is naturally beautiful without being overpowering then this is a great bet.

Result = Subtle and natural shine from within 

Iconic London - Limited Edition Illuminator

This is very comparable to the Cover FX custom enhancer drops. Very pigmented liquid highlights that will have your skin glowing from miles away. These come in 3 different shades and are limited edition unfortunately, so if you do love them or want to try them out - do it before they are gone!

Result = Blindingly Brilliant     

Marc Jacobs - Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter 

If you know me personally, then you know I'm in love with the Marc Jacobs brand. From the packaging to the entire aesthetic of the brand, it's always been a favourite of mine. So when they released a highlighter you know I had to get on it. This highlighter is a beautiful shade of gold and currently the only shade from the brand. This is also a liquid highlight however it's different from Iconic London and Cover FX in that it's more subtle. It is buildable however this can give you a very beautiful glow from within. So if you are looking for a highlighter that is in in liquid form but doesn't blind your friends, then this is a great buy.

Result = Subtle and natural shine from within 

MILK Makeup - Holographic Stick

MILK is a brand that is getting a lot of attention lately and for good reason. They have beautiful liquid eyeshadows and a highlighter that is getting quite a lot of love. This highlight is in stick form and gives a soft dewy highlighted look to your skin. It has a light glow when swiped gently on the skin but is definitely buildable and can give off high shine as well.

Result = 50/50, is buildable so can be both blindingly brilliant and subtle natural

Ciate London - Dewy Stix - Luminous Highlighting Balm

This is similar to the MILK makeup highlight, in that it's also a stick form of highlight. This particular highlight is more subtle and gives you a nice even glow. Not overly shiny if that's what you are looking for, but it adds a dewy finish to the skin if you are into that. This is perfect for a natural makeup look.

Result = Subtle and natural shine from within 

Kat Von D - Alchemist Holographic Palette

This is a beautiful palette filled with pastel holographic shades. It's also perfect to use as eyeshadows as well and as highlight. This will add a beautiful glow to your skin but is not a blinding glow if that's what you are looking for.

Result = Subtle and natural shine from within 

So those were our best highlighters but there are some products that we are anxiously waiting for and maybe you are too... which ones?

Lancome - Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Currently there are 2 shades which will be released shortly on the Canadian Sephora website and they look beautiful. Also in a liquid highlight form as well.

Huda Beauty - Pink Sands & Gold Sands Highlight Palettes

If you know me, then you know I love all things Huda Beauty and when Huda released a sneak peak to her new highlighters coming out in Mid-April I was thrilled! This is also very different from anything out currently because it claims to give you an amazing 3D effect. Here are are some pictures posted on her own blog:

The Pink Sands palette will be more suited for medium skin tones while the Gold Sands palette is perfect for medium to deeper skin tones. of course if you're Huda Beauty obsessed then you know you'll want both!

So which highlighters are you currently loving? And if we left out one of your favourites, share in the comments below! See you in the next post loves.