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For tonight, I wanna talk about a favorite product of mine — highlighters ✨ My dry skin pushes me to always make my skin look as healthy as possible. I feel like having a glowy look deters attention from my dry patches lol.
I’ve only tried drugstore highlighters, but they’re so great that if I never have the chance to use a high end one, I’ll be okay.
Enjoy this print of me illustrating the areas where I highlight and expressing my love for highlighting! (Art is my first love and I feel like it sparked my interest in makeup to an extent. I’ve been focusing on making art that talks about makeup culture and the makeup community. Expect more of my art in my posts ?)
My holy grail highlighters are:
e.l.f. cosmetics Facial Whip in Golden Peach — This is the only cream highlighter I’ve tried, and I gotta say that cream highlighters are awesome. This product makes me want to venture in the bright and intimidating world of cream/liquid highlighters. This really packs a punch. I usually squeeze a little bit onto the back of my hand and use the e.l.f. cosmetics Small Stipple Brush to dab onto the high points of my cheek. I apply a small amount of this and only onto the top of my cheeks because my skin is very fair and it looks garish if I over do it or apply it elsewhere. For someone with olive skin and a deeper skin tone, this would be perfect for highlighting all over the face. I chose this color rather than one that is lighter and more ideal for my skin tone because I really wanted a gold highlighter. It costs $1 and it can’t be beat! A 5/5 for me.
Wet n Wild Coloricon Bronzer SPF 15 in Reserve Your Cabana — This puppy was the first highlighter that I ever purchased. I saw emilynoel83 (can also be found at beautybroadcastexpress on YT) rave about it in a YT video. I wonder who uses this as a bronzer because it’s so light lol. Anyway, I must admit that I didn’t like it at first. I expected my highlight to be poppin’ after one swipe. After watching several beauty gurus, particularly the highlight goddess Amra Olevic @amrezy on Instagram and SnapChat, I learned that a highlight must be packed on. This product is buildable and creates such a beautiful glow. I like using it the most whenever I want to create a natural makeup look because the shade of this is perfect for that. I learned to love it and I feel like a glowy goddess whenever I use this. This highlighter costs $3.99 and helps get the glow done! A 4/5 for me.
Wet n Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Powder in Catwalk Pink — This highlighter was an instant favorite and still is. I wanted a pinky highlighter because I have pink undertones. This highlighter is great because it has 4 strips of color. I take this whenever I’ve traveled because the first strip on the left is similar to Reserve Your Cabana, so I’m able to use it for more natural makeup days. I like to swirl my brush in all four of the colors and get a nice, pinky glow. This pinkness is subtle and that’s something that’s totally fine with me. This highlighter is also $3.99. It’s currently on sale for $1.99 on the link I provided! I give this a 5/5.
I also really like the highlight from the City Color Cosmetics Contour Effects 2 palette, which I reviewed here.
If you’ve tried these highlighters or have recommendations of other drugstore highlighters, let me know what you think!