Being up-to-date with the latest trends is what keeps every fashionista on her A-game. But, trends don’t always work for everyone. For example, shimmering highlighter is extremely trendy right now, but it’s not a perfect fit in every situation, especially for ladies with bigger noses, and here’s why.
Rihanna is not only one of the most powerful celebrities in the world, she is also one of the most devoted philanthropies. The Bajan singer founded the Clara Lionel Foundation back in 2012, to benefit a number of different causes. Last year in September, Riri debuted her makeup label, Fenty Beauty. The latest news from the entrepreneur’s kingdom is the collaboration between the foundation and the beauty brand.
The beauty industry is going stronger than ever. Popular celebrities are starting their own labels, while the existing brands are expanding their range. One of the newest trends includes skincare companies embarking on and expanding into color cosmetics. The latest one to join the craze is the ultra-popular brand GlamGlow. We already know them for the super-fun My Little Pony glitter face masks, and intense overnight treatments.
GlamGlow chose just the perfect product to be their debut makeup one. There isn’t a single lady out there who is not obsessed with highlighters. So, the label made a very smart move and launched a mesmerizing highlighter palette. The GlowPowder is a true delight to the skin, both because of the radiant shimmer and the great ingredient list. It offers various uses including face and body.
“Introducing #GLOWPOWDER! Our newest innovation is a Hyaluronic Acid Infused Highlighting Palette. This silky smooth palette of hybrid glow powders comes in three complementary glowing shades: NUDE GLOW, SUN GLOW, and PEARL GLOW. Available NOW on GLAMGLOW.com for $42! #GLAMGLOW #HELLOSEXY’- the brand announced on Instagram.
The glow palette features three different shades. Pearl Glow, as the name suggests carries a light flattering iridescent shade. Nude Glow is the middle color, ideal for different skin tones. Sun Glow is the darkest one, perfect for summer days. Just like many times before GlamGlow didn’t disappoint with the packaging. They chose a fun hot pink case that carries the letters GLOW on top. The highlighter palette comes with a mirror.
Another amazing thing about the highlighters is the formula. The brand wanted to introduce a product that will both provide you with that ethereal glow and improve the health of your skin. They sure know a thing or two on how to get a perfect complexion. That’s why you’ll notice that the GlamPowder palette includes hyaluronic acid as a part of the ingredient list. The Brazilian Golden Clay is an already proven effective part of their face masks and is also featured in the highlighter formula. According to the label, this new release is set “to diffuse light, blur imperfections, smooth skin, and refine and enhance your complexion’. No parabens, phthalate or sulfates in the formula.
The best thing about this exciting release is that is already available online. All you have to do for a healthy glow is visit glamglow.com. This may be a little over the price limit considering other highlighter palettes on the market. All of GlamGlow’s products are on the pricier side, so such a price tag was expected.
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Kim Kardashian has more surprises up her sleeve for all the makeup fans. The beauty mogul keeps releasing innovative products that are changing the way ladies do their makeup. So far she blessed us with cr‚Äö√†√∂¬¨√Üme and contour sticks, ultralight beams, concealer kits, and an epic eyeshadow palette with Mario Dedivanovic. Her next release is a move that everyone was expecting and wishing for: Kim is finally launching highlighter palettes to give you a glow that is out of this world.
KKW Beauty is dropping two highlighter palettes. Each one will include four different shades. Kim already teased the products on social media and did swatches of the gorgeous glowing shades. The first palette is definitely made for ladies with a lighter complexion. The color range includes a beautiful bright iridescent tone, a champagne shade with yellow undertones, a bright rose gold highlighter and a soft cappuccino-toned highlighter with brown undertones. The second quad is meant for women with a darker skin tone. The shade range features a champagne hue with hints of yellow, dark bronze color, a darker rose gold tone, and a coppery shade.
“The #KKWBEAUTY Highlighter Palettes feature radiant powder highlighters that blend flawlessly and melt into the skin. The soft and silky texture of the #KKWBEAUTY Highlighter Palettes allow for an effortless application to your cheekbones, nose, and any other areas you want to add shimmer and luminosity. The #KKWBEAUTY Highlighters will come in two different palettes, complete with four complimentary shades that allow you to create a custom glow.’- says the brand’s official post.
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The glow is so outstanding that you won’t even need to use Kira Kira. Since the first palette is much softer with brighter shades you can always use it for a natural everyday shine, while the second one is ideal for the summer days. Once you get tanned you will need it in your life for that additional blinding shimmer. Kim Kardashian is not here to play around. The queen has revolutionized the world of makeup on so many levels. Now, thanks to KKW Beauty you can steal her glow and have it in your kit.
The two highlighter palettes will be released on May 24 at 12 p.m. PST. You can shop them at kkwbeauty.com. If you are a huge fan of Kim, you’re probably already freaking out. You’re not alone, all the makeup junkies are going crazy too. The launch is only a few days away, so save up while you still can.
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Rihanna is on a mission to win over the beauty world. The popular singer launched her brand Fenty Beauty in September and is already breaking all possible records. Ladies can’t wait to get their hands on the Fenty products and beauty bloggers gush over Rihanna’s highlighters, foundation, and lipsticks. Thankfully, the singer is a gift that keeps giving. Better get ready for some after-Easter shopping because her makeup label is launching a brand new item. And it will make you feel and look like a shimmering goddess!
Fenty’s new product, Body Lava, is available in two different shades. We’re talking about a body highlighting liquid oil, that will put your KiraKira app into action. The first shade, dubbed “Who Needs Clothes” is a gorgeous champagne-colored glitter with hints of golden rose, perfect for lighter skin tones. Brown Sugar is a darker bronzy hue that will accent your tan. Since everyone is obsessed with highlighters, RiRi found just the perfect way to make your whole body glow with these amazing illuminators.
Trophy Wife won the highlighter game when it comes to face, so you can consider the Body Lava as your Trophy Wife for the whole body. The Bajan beauty is officially bringing back one of the greatest trends from the 90’s- body glitter. This is not the usual glittery and sticky shimmer that you remember. Body Lava is a mesmerizing oil “luminizer”, that will get you ready for summer. This is Fenty’s first product in the body care category.
The gorgeous singer took the news to Instagram and shared several videos of the products. Bad Gal even did a short tutorial on how she likes to use the Body Lava. But the new launches don’t stop here! RiRi also teased an enormous puff pom-pom, called Fairy Bomb. We’ve never seen anything like it! It’s a gorgeous pink powder puff, packed with a shimmery, glittery substance. As if that’s not enough to raise the excitement, the “Wild Thoughts’ singer debuted an oversized kabuki brush.
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The Body Lava products will be available on April 6, online at fentybeauty.com, in Sephora and Harvey Nichols. Get ready to glow like a superstar with RiRi’s body illuminators. The brand didn’t reveal any more information regarding the price. All we know so far is that the three products are a part of Fenty’s Summer 2018 collection, possibly called Beach Please. Set your alarms ladies, body glitter is back!
Kat Von D accidentally revealed some big news on her Instagram profile. Namely, the tattoo artist and beauty mogul posted a picture on her personal Instagram account of her tattooing the singer Toby Morse. In this case, the news had nothing to do with the singer’s decision to get another tattoo. Considering the fact that she is an established tattoo artist the picture itself seemed pretty normal.
Anyway, there was something in the picture that her followers haven’t seen before. Kat Von D’s cheekbones had a new blinding glow and everybody started asking questions. Her followers were desperate to find out what brand is the highlighter and Kat Von D certainly pleased them with her answer.
“Oh just wait for the new @katvondbeauty Metal Crush highlighters!!! Coming sooooooon !’ she replied to one of her followers.
The goth beauty who didn’t wear highlighters in the past is finally launching her own highlighters. In a video from late 2015 with the infamous beauty guru known as NikkieTutorials Kat revealed that she never highlights her cheekbones. Nikkie got a permission to glaze Kat’s cheekbones and she really liked it. Take a look at the glorious moment when all of us had a chance to see Kat with a glow on her face for the first time.
Obviously, Kat liked the outcome and decided that she definitely needs a highlighter in her life (and beauty line). The new highlighters will be part of the Crushed Metals family which only has eyeshadows so far.
Kat is most certainly obsessed with the metallic finish lately. Just today her long-awaited Shade+Light Glimmer palette became available for purchase and retails for $49. The palette is currently available at katvondbeauty.com and sephora.com. If you want to touch the palette before you purchase it you’ll have to wait until July 13.
Note that Kat Von D’s latest release, as well as the entire line, is vegan and 100% cruelty-free. As you can see the glimmery shades are highly pigmented and offer a blinding glimmer finish.
Kat Von D Beauty announced another great news to their followers on Instagram. The brand will finally make their products available to the rest of the world. They are launching internationally in November. Now fans outside of the USA can enjoy Kat Von D’s extraordinary cruelty-free products.
üö®AVAILABLE NOWüö® Shade+Light #GlimmerPalette and Glimmer Brush are available NOW at katvondbeauty.com and Sephora.com! ‚ú® ‚Ä¢In stores on 7/13 ‚Ä¢Launching INTERNATIONALLY starting in November. ‚Ä¢Limited edition ‚Ä¢VEGAN ‚Ä¢$49 USD ‚Ä¢$64 CAD #crueltyfreebeauty #vegan #sephora
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When it comes to highlighters, Becca Cosmetics has the lead in the makeup world. If you want to get the ultimate celebrity glow on your face this brand is probably your best option. Becca just announced another surprise for their fans. Using their official Instagram, the brand set a serious dose of excitement, saying that they are going to launch 12 new glow products.
The holographic line includes six shades of the Light Chaser Highlighters and six shades of the Liquid Crystal Lip Topper Glow Glosses. This is definitely the perfect makeup for the upcoming summer days. Whether you want to go with a dramatic blinding glow, or just softly highlighted cheeks, this collection will do the trick.
“These kaleidoscopic formulas shift shades as they catch the light to create hypnotizing color with a metamorphic finish’- said Kerry Cole, the style director of Becca Cosmetics.
The most amazing thing about the highlighters is that they are shade-shifters. Their multidimensional opalescent formula allows them to change as the light shifts. The highlighters can be used all over the face and the eyes. The six shades are named with names that embrace the holographic formula: “Pearl Flashes Gold’, “Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell’, “Champagne Dream Flashes Bellini’, “Opal Flashes Jade’, “Amethyst Flashes Geode’ and “Topaz Flashes Gilt’.
The Liquid Crystal Lip Topper Glow Glosses are enriched with kaleidoscopic pearls that give them the wonderful holographic finish. They are also available in six shades “Pearl X Gold’, “Rose Quartz X Seashell’, “Champagne Dream X Bellini’, “Opal X Jade’, “Amethyst X Geode’ and “Topaz X Gilt’.
Becca recently released one more holographic product, so this is not their first experience with this type of makeup. The Shimmering Skin Perfector in Prismatic Amethyst is sold in thousands of pieces, and all the makeup junkies out there highly praise it. The makeup company also released new products as a result of their collaboration with the famous Chrissy Teigen. The palettes of highlighters and bronzers are a big hit.
The actual release date of the holographic collection is still unknown. According to Becca’s announcement, we should expect these glowing wonders in the beginning of June. They will be available at Becca’s official website and at Sephora. Currently, Becca holds two places of the five top most sold highlighters at Sephora, and everyone expects that their new products will exceed expectations. If you want to take your glow to a whole new level stay tuned for updates.
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Highlighters have become an essential part of almost every girl’s makeup routine. They are a wonderful way to bring a special glow to your face or even parts of your body. They are one of those products that can be used in many different ways for many different capacities, which is probably where all their popularity comes from.
The makeup brand Glitter Injections once again stunned all makeup and glitter lovers by introducing their latest products. This time it is a set of five brand new highlighters that can be used both for face and body. These cream highlighters are a dream come true for all of the girls out there that have dreamed of becoming mermaids. The mermaid trend has been one of the most popular trends lately, starting with mermaid hair, makeup, drinks, clothes extending to even absurd things such as a mermaid toast.
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The set consists of five packs and the highlighters come in five different shades: iridescent gold, purple, red and green. The gold shade is named “Fame” and it gives a very rich golden color. The second one is the purple shade with the name “Autograph”. The red shade (with pink undertone) is called “Own the Stage”. The last two are based on a green shade and are named “Fan Mail” and “She’s Jelly”. Glitter Injections are calling their line “Blinding Glow’.
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According to the note on their site, Glitter Injections claimed that the swatches of the highlighters are amazing. “Go slowly because a little goes a long way!’ One of the most important things about this line is that the highlighters are water resistant. That means that you will get a special glow once you are underwater and you will feel like an IRL mermaid. They are probably a bit hard to remove because of the resistance, but they are most definitely worth a try. The dewy effect and the iridescent shine bring a whole new dimension to the highlighting trend.
The highlighters are available on the official site of Glitter Injections. A single pack costs $20 but if you buy all five you will get them with a discount for only $88. The Glitter Injection’s Instagram page offers videos and pictures of the Blinding Glow products, where fans are going crazy over them.
Carli Bybel worked in collaboration with BH Cosmetics to create a new Deluxe Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette that hits BHCosmetics.com in a few days and that has people making room in their kits already. This is the second round of palettes created between the two and it is expected to do outstandingly well if the chatter is any indication.
It is no wonder people are expecting so much. The first Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics creation was a palette, which contained ten different eyeshadows and four highlighters. The first palette was a big hit, but the new one is bigger and expecting a bigger response. So‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë¬¨‚àÇ what’s the deal with this new palette? Let’s check it out!
Carli Bybel’s Deluxe Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette for BH Cosmetics is definitely a respectable size, including a great, large mirror for a palette, marble packaging and vegan, cruelty-free eyeshadows and highlighters. There are 15 eyeshadows across the top and 6 highlighters on the bottom.
The excitement is palpable with the comments sections and mentions going wild. The initial concerns of those who purchased the first edition were quickly addressed by Carli ” the Deluxe edition has a better color payoff thanks to richer pigmentation, and the addition of seven new shades makes it even more worth the purchase.
Responding via one of her most recent YouTube videos, Carli let her followers and subscribers know her intentions, saying: “I really wanted to keep the palette around for another year and throw in some bonus shades for you guys. If you loved the first one, you guys are for sure going to love the deluxe edition.’
There are lots of shimmer shadows and a decent amount of rich matte shades included as well. The highlighters on the palette are what gained my interest, and Carli, being proactive, made the pans of the previous palette’s fan favorite shades larger. Adding in larger pans of the other two highlighters, she is judging to be a hit, and the inclusion of a few additional shades seems pragmatic to me, as they are all certainly stunning.
The Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics Deluxe Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette will be available on April 3rd for preorder, which is the day the original palette will be discontinued. Most incredibly, the cost for this palette is just under $20 for the first 30 days it will be on sale. Afterwards the price of the Deluxe palette will be $22.50 a piece, which is beyond reasonable. Most other palettes and kits on the market are more than twice that price without the same beautiful packaging, shadows and stunning highlighters.
The previous palette was cute, but the Deluxe palette is incredibly stunning. The difference is great and noticeable, building on the multi season wear of the original palette beautifully.
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Have you heard of strobing yet? What is strobing? It’s one of those makeup techniques that have been around for a while, but it’s just been dressed up with a fancy new name, and taken to the extreme. Strobing is basically a type of highlighting ” you know that word that sits on the other side of the ampersand, opposite to contouring… it’s not easy to forget.
Whereas contouring creates shadows to make the face appear slimmer and more angular, highlighting does the opposite. A highlight pulls our features forward, and attracts attention to them. Strobing creates definition in a very fresh and youthful way, unlike contouring, which often makes the face appear more mature and sculpted.
Is Strobing For Me?
While everyone benefits from a touch of highlight, strobing is a bit more extreme, and might not suit everyone. Traditionally, when we refer to strobing, we talk about creating a highlight with a product that has a shimmer or a very dewy finish.
For those with very oily skin or large pores, it’s better to stick to a subtle, matte highlight. Extreme strobing would draw attention to larger pores, and will make your skin look greasy after a few hours. You can still follow my strobing instructions, but just use a more appropriate product ” don’t worry, I’ll have some suggestions coming up.
Mature skin types can definitely utilize a dewy strobing cream, but should stay away from shimmer, since it accentuates wrinkles.
Key Points to Bring Out: Strobing Tips for Face Shapes
When decided which of your features you want to highlight, and how, keep in mind this basic principle: highlighting makes things appear larger and closer. Consider your own features, and decide which ones you want to emphasize.
There are some features that highlighting will be universally flattering for. Generally, apply highlighter to the high points of the face, which catch light naturally, like temples, cheekbones or bridge of nose.
Highlighting the cheekbones will emphasize them, making the face appear healthy and more three-dimensional. If you keep the highlight concentrated along the very top of the cheekbone, the effect would be more angular. If you bring the highlight down to the apples of the cheeks, your face will appear a touch softer and younger.
Strobing above the cupid’s bow will draw attention to the lips, making them seem fuller.
A highlight at the center of the forehead will give an ethereal glow, but be careful to not bring the highlight up too high, or else it might make your forehead look too high.
Most people will benefit from highlighting the bridge of their nose, since it makes the nose look slimmer and draws attention to the center of the face. However, those with very thin noses should leave things be.
Those with round or square face shapes will certainly benefit from strobing the center of the chin, since it will lengthen their face. The effect can also be very flattering on an oval face shape, however anyone with a longer face should be careful since it would make their face look comically long.
Diamond and heart face shapes can bring balance to their face by highlighting along their jawline, while round face shapes should avoid it.
Highlighting in the inner corner of the eye opens up the eyes, making them look larger and brighter. However, take into account that this effect also makes the eyes look a little farther apart.
How to Strobe Like a Pro Using a Strobing Cream
1) Cleanse your skin with a gentle, non-stripping cleanser like Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple, and moisturize with your favorite moisturizer: La Roche Posay Anthelio SX Daily Moisturizing Cream is great under makeup, and also has an SPF.
2) For extra depth, apply a highlighting primer, like MAC Strobe Cream, all over your face. This will give you a glow from within, and create a base of depth for the rest of your highlighting.
3) Apply your favorite foundation (Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Foundation is the one that has my heart right now) in a very thin layer, but don’t conceal yet.
4) Now is the time to get into your strobing cream (I’ll have some product recommendations towards the end of this article). Using either a beauty blender, or your fingers, gently stipple the strobe cream unto the points of your face you want to highlight.
If you’re using a beauty blender, you can use its wider part to apply the strobe cream to larger areas like the apples of your cheek, and then use the smaller edge to highlight small areas like the bridge of the nose.
The reason why you want to stipple the cream (i.e. use tapping motions to apply it) is that if you smeared it on, it would just get caught on or mixed with your foundation, and the effect can look messy.
5) After you’ve stippled on the highlight, you can now blend it by tapping a clean makeup sponge along the edges. This way you’ll have maximum intensity towards the center of the highlight, while everything else will look natural and blended along the edges.
6) You can now use a concealer that matches your skin tone to conceal under the eyes, and any blemishes or marks. You’ll find that after you’ve highlighted, there’s actually not too much that needs concealing.
7) Set everything lightly with a translucent powder, using a large fluffy brush and a tapping motion. It’s important to avoid powders that have coverage, since they will tone down or even completely hide all of your hard work. Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder does the trick really well.
8) You can now strengthen your strobing with a powder highlighter: just follow steps number 5 & 6 in the next section.
9) You can now finish your makeup off however you like. You can keep it soft, with just a touch of mascara and a tinted chapstick, or opt for a full face of makeup.
How to Strobe Like a Pro with a Highlight Powder
Begin by following steps 1-3 from the previous section (i.e. cleanse, moisturize, and apply foundation).
4) Apply concealer wherever is necessary, and then set everything base lightly with a powder. It’s best to use a big, fluffy brush covered in a very small amount of translucent powder, and to just tap it into the skin. However, if you need more coverage it’s okay to use a high coverage setting powder, like Bare Minerals.
5) Next choose your favorite strobing powder (don’t have one? Don’t worry, I have some awesome suggestions), and start applying it to the high points of your face. When using a powder, I like utilizing two brushes to highlight: a medium sized blush brush (like #300 from Real Techniques) for larger areas, like the top of the cheekbone, and an eyeshadow brush with medium density (think something like the #217 blending brush from MAC), for small points like the bridge of the nose and the cupid’s bow.
If you’ve already highlighted with a cream, concentrate your application in the center of the previous highlights, to create a 3D effect.
6) With a clean, medium-sized blending brush (#137 from MAC is a great choice), blend the outer edges of your highlight in small, round movements.
7) Now you can finish off your makeup however you like. You can keep it fresh with a bright blush and a touch of lip-gloss, or go all out.
What’s the Best Highlighter for My Skin Tone?
Knowing how to choose the best highlighter for your skin tone is as important as knowing how to highlight correctly, if you want to create flawless looks.
Highlighter for Very Fair Skin with a Cool Undertone
If your skin is more pink than yellow, you want a pearly highlighter with a lot of shimmer. You could even get away with a shimmery, white cream. The reflective properties are mandatory, or else the highlighter will totally blend into your skin! Avoid warm, gold-based highlighters, since their effect will be more sickly than fresh.
Highlighter for Light-Medium Skin with a Warm Undertone
Warm undertones can get different, yet flattering effects from different kinds of highlighters. A safe go-to would be a warm champagne highlighter, but golds and soft peaches can also have a gorgeous, sun-kissed effect.
Highlighter for Medium Skin with a Cool Undertone
If your skin has cool undertones, but you’re not too pale, you want to aim for pink-toned highlighters, to get a gorgeous otherworldly glow.
Highlighter for Dark Skin ” Any Undertone
For dark skin, darker golds, coppers, and bronzes do the trick wonderfully. The warm metallic sheen will bring out your features, without risking an ashy or unnatural look.
Other Things to Keep in Mind While Highlighting
• The season (check out these winter highlighting tips, too!)
• Skin type
• Time of day/event/lighting
Best Highlighters/ Strobing Products
1. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector
These highlighters from Becca are buttery smooth, with a gorgeous sheen. The pearly finish of these powders reflects light, to create a dramatic effect. The best part? Becca infused a lot of liquid into these formulas, so they blend beautifully.
The color selection is excellent here, as well. Pearl is great for ivory skin, Moonstone for warm-light skin, Rose Gold for medium-cool skin, and Topaz for medium and dark skin tones.
2. Benefit Liquid Highlighter
These liquid highlighters from Benefit create the perfect dewy highlight that just looks healthy and fresh: a real glow from within. A little goes a long way with this highlighter, so a bottle should last you ages.
You can also blend a little into your foundation to get an even more understated, all-over glow. Cool skin tones will love pearly-pink High Beam, mature skin types will prefer the subtle Dandelion Shy Beam, and anyone with warm undertones or darker skin will adore Sun Beam, a gorgeous bronze-y gold.
3. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat
One of the best highlighters on the market, YSL Touche Eclat might be the product that started the strobing trend. The golden highlighter pen dispenses a light, liquid-y formula that reflects light beautifully, hiding imperfections while drawing attention to the best features. The finish is dewy and subtle, rather than shimmery, so it’s really perfect for anyone with mature skin, large pores, or blemishes.
There are 10 colors available, so you can create a more dramatic strobe by choosing a color a few shades lighter than your own skin tone, or keep it natural with a color that matches your skin tone perfectly.
4. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish
This MAC mineral highlighter is pigmented to the nines. All you need is a gentle sweep of the brush (make sure to tap off the excess!), and you’ll become a glowy goddess. The Skinfinish highlighters are mostly shimmery, with a touch of glitter for extra drama. A subtle sheen, this is not.
Soft & Gentle is a neutral champagne excellent for anyone with fair skin, while Gold Deposit is gorgeous on anyone warm toned. There are 6 more shades available, and they are all winners.
5. Guerlain Météorites Illuminating Powder Pearls
These are little balls of magic that give the kiss of luminosity. They definitely create a subtler strobing effect, and can also be used all over the face as a finishing powder. Available at Nordstrom, this highlighter could work really well for oily skin types looking for a forgiving highlight powder.
Anyone who is fragrance averse may want to avoid them, but personally I adore the light violet scent. Clair and Medium are both perfect for fair-medium skin, no matter the undertone. Dore is great for medium and dark skin tones.
6. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick
Talk about high impact! These Shimmer Bricks are made up of different strips of delicate powder, and when swirled together they create a beautiful, multi-faceted highlight. You can actually adjust which strips you use, in order to control the exact hue of your highlight.
The pigmentation with these is high, so a single compact will last forever. Their strobe effect is magnificent, but they also work well as eyeshadows, and some shades make for a lovely blush.
For women with chocolate-dark skin, Bronze creates a warm, dramatic highlight. Pink Quartz is perfect for all medium skin tones, while Nectar was made for warmer skin tones.
7. TheBalm Luminizer Highlighting Powder
TheBalm’s highlighting powders are some of the best strobing products out there: they’ll give you a gorgeous strobe effect that sits smack in the middle between Becca’s ultra-dramatic shine, and Guerlain’s subtle highlight. Finely milled, these highlighters are guaranteed not to emphasize large pores.
The packaging itself is quirky and cute: you won’t have to, but you’ll find yourself wanting to reapply in public just to show it off.
Mary-Lou Manizer is a champagne-gold that is super flattering on light-medium skinned ladies with neutral and warm undertones. Cindy-Lou Manizer is a touch rosier, so unless your skin is medium-cool, you might actually prefer it as a blush. Betty-Lou Manizer is a bronzey-gold, ideal for medium-dark skin.
8. NARS ‘The Multiple’ Stick
The NARS Multiple Stick makes it to the list of the best highlighters because it’s blendable, soft, and super easy to use. These roll-up sticks can be used anywhere on the face and body, including the lips. Their cream-to-powder formula blends effortlessly, and the highlighter shades create a gorgeous soft-focus glow.
Copacabana has a golden-champagne sheen excellent for fair-medium skin, Luxor is a little pink, so it’s great for medium-cool tones, while Puerto Vallarta is a bronzey-peach that’d be gorgeous on darker skin tones that want a really warm highlight.
9. Urban Decay 8-Hour Highlighter
These strobe-perfect highlighters are finely milled, soft, and blendable. While one sweep of the brush will give you a subtle highlight, two more sweeps will create a strobe that’ll attract everyone’s attention.
Sin is the classic golden-champagne that’ll suit nearly anyone, while Fireball would be perfect for medium and dark-skinned women who want a really sun-kissed glow. Aura is that icy-pink that cool skin craves.
10. Glossier Haloscope Highlighter
One of the millenials’ favorites and best highlighters ever, Glossier’s Haloscope is a 2-in-1 product, perfect both for skincare and makeup. Its outer halo strives to give that healthy, dewy glow to the skin, while the solid core is enriched with vitamins, oils and moisturizers that deeply hydrate the skin.
Quartz is perfect for lighter skin tones, while Topaz has a nice golden tint that will brighten up darker skin.
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