I am so thankful that this became such a huge trend! Highlighting became a part of my daily makeup routine â€“ during daytime it’s more subtle but at night I add some extra sparkle to make it pop. How I see it: the shinier â€“ the better. However, this only applies if you know how to do it right. Luckily, there are plenty of videos to guide us on how to apply highlighter properly and what technique to use for the best results.
What I found to be the most difficult about highlighting is actually finding the right highlighter! Ugh, this can get so frustrating! In the beginning, I was clueless about which one to chose and very often I would opt out for some highlighters that were low budget thinking they’re all the same and it only matters if I know how to apply it. Incorrect. It actually matters A LOT which highlighter you choose â€“ some of them require only one quick stroke on your cheekbones to get that sparkly effect while other will take for ages and you’ll end up looking only cakey and your highlight will look… Tacky. Who wants that, right?
After a long love-hate relationships with highlighters, I finally found the best ones out there (that I have tried so far) that finally gave me the results I was seeing on all those makeup artists all over Instagram. Read along!
P.S. Keep in mind that these are my fav picks when it comes to drugstore products that are the most affordable for all my readers!
Highlighters, move along â€“ here comes the perfect palette by Sleek! Honestly, you don’t even have to read on to find a better one since this palette is super affordable + looks amazing! It features two creamy shades (on the left) and two powderish shades. All of them will give you the glow needed, which one you’ll use depends on the intensity you wish to achieve. Plus, it’s very longlasting so it’s a total bargain in every sense.
NYX Born to Glow
After Sleek, this would probably be my second choice. It’s perfect for oily skin and is available in four shades. This highlighter is quite affordable as well â€“ it’s only $7.49 and even at that price, it will give your skin a perfect glow.
Maybelline Master Strobing Stick
I really like this one for achieving a more subtle look. It has a creamy formula which I am generally not quite big fan of since they always appear to be more subtle than powderish ones (and you do remember what I said in the beginning â€“ I reaaally like the glow). However, this one turned out to be very good and works well with all skin types. Plus, it’s highly pigmented, so that’s a huge YES. You can chose from two shades, one’s a bit more pinkish while the other one has golden undertones (200 Medium Nude Glow). I prefer the pinkish one (100 Light Iridescent) since I am not very tan.
L’oreal Magic Lumi Highlight Concealer
This one’s actually a mix of highlighter and a concealer. I figured out this might come in handy for most of you since most girls use concealer as a part of their daily makeup routine as well. Thus, this one’s very practical and will bring back life to your face in an instant since it covers up your dark circles under the eyes while also giving it a bit of glow and radiance.
What is your favorite highlighter??
Wow ! Thank you so much! I actually only used one highlighter before and it was combined with my foundation. I didn’t really see a difference so I never really looked into others. I will definitely try these choices !
I know absolutely nothing about highlighting so this post was definitely helpful. I’ve never understood the purpose until now. Now I’m equipped to pick out highlighters!
I love highlighting so much, it really makes the difference. I usually highlight my nose and cheekbones. I really like the NYX highlighter cuz its creamy and very shiny. Thank you for you review :)http://lanaluu.com
I love NYX, I think they make such great quality and affordable products. I haven’t tried their highlighters yet but I really want to and they’ve kept the packaging so pretty!
I love highlighters as well! My favourite is the Hourglass trio palette, but it was pricey! After that, I love one by Mecca, which my boyfriend got for me as a surprise, I was stoked!xx Jenellewww.inspiringwit.com
Highlighting became also a part of my daily make-up routine. It makes you look so glamorous and fresh, thanks for sharing these.Charissahttp://www.ladygoldapple.com
You have so many liquid highlighter options here! I haven’t found the perfect liquid yet, currently powder forms are my favorite. That Sleek palette is gorgeous!
So many options for liquid highlighter!! I actually don’t use highlighter because I don’t really know how to apply them, but I’m sure with some youtube searches, I can def find an inspiration to try.
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I need to start using a highlighter more often! Although the one I have in my makeup bag is in powder form and its by urban decay. I recommend that one on days when you want more of a natural look. xo Thanks for sharing your recommendations.
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I can’t even tell how much I looove highlighters! My favourite right now is liquid one from Kiko and when I want more glow I add makeup revolution one, they are soo good. You need to try it!
Highlighters sound so interesting! I have never tried them but after reading your post definitely, I will! Thank for sharing, beauty!
I actually have the Maybelline strobing liquid and I think that’s my favorite so far. I’ll have to try these other ones out! I didn’t realize it matters what type you use haha thanks for the tip!www.samanthamariko.com
Love this post. Actually The m using miss universe Gallany Cosmetics palette for contouring and highlighting my face . I match also with Mac. Can’t live without them ;)XxEvawww.themermaidfashion.com
I’ve heard of highlighters, but I have no idea how to use them. I think I like the creamy kinds better, but I would love for you to show us a video of it! Imma look them up now!!
Thanks for these picks and your reviews! I’m obsessed with highlighters! These all sound wonderful and at really great prices to boot. My fave highlighter at the mo is a bit of a splurge but I kept seeing it on Instagram and had to give it a go – it’s Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Highlighter. It’s really dramatic so typically I only use it for a night out.