I feel nothing completes your makeup application than a really nice healthy glow. Often times that glow could just be your inner beauty shimmering through. Sometimes though we need a little help. Here is a list of my favourite highlighters of November. Most of these serve a dual purposes. The first is Two Faced – Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer. This you may say isn’t a highlighter but I use it as one. C’mon rules are meant to be bended.
1. Two Faced – Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer. – $38.00
This gives you a nice golden, warmth to your skin. Works especially well on dark-skinned tones as a highlighter and on lighter skin tones as a Bronzer. This was my top favourite this month simply because you can wear it everyday. Ideal for work, or just popping out to do errands. It’s soft shimmer plays nicely off the light and looks great in photos
2. The Este Edit by Este Lauder – Hi Lo Styl0 Contour + Highlight (medium/dark) – $34.00
The Este Edit by Este Lauder – Hi Lo Styl0 Contour + Highlight in medium/dark is perfect for precise highlighting. Especially down the bridge of your nose or high on the cheekbones. but completely secondary to that. THAT CONTOUR PENCIL THO!! this is perhaps the best contour pencil there is. This is perfect for the jaw line and general contour. Again another staple in my daily makeup routine. Another plus is this is easily blendable. I bought this at my local Sephora and thought hmm, it’s a little pricey for what you actually get. But a little goes a long way and the $34.00 is worth it. Yes, you read that correctly $34.00 steep but worth it.
3. M.A.C. Studio QuikTrik Stick – $37.00
I bought this on impulse and I regretted it almost immediately. Although I do love M.A.C. Foundations and concealers I thought for sure without first testing, that this would be the amazing. And in all honest, it’s not that it isn’t amazing. It’s just not as amazing as I wanted. That being said the highlighter goes on creamy and takes some effort to blend. It is buildable but it give yours face that icky, sticky feeling. I personally do not enjoy that. Being that the stick is double ended. The other end is great for light contour but again…that icky feeling. There are a number of shades to choose from. But be sure to test them out in store before committing to this. It’s a part of my November favourite simply for the fact I need to feel like I didn’t waste $40.00.
4. Smashbox – L.A. Lights (Blendable Lip and Cheek Pencil) – $ 36.00
Last but not least Smashbox’s L.A. Light blendable lip and cheek pencil. This is one is a really nice soft highlight and blends amazing. comes with a blender on the opposite tip but the blender doesn’t work well. It’s round in shape and flat on the edges. Would’ve been ideal if the blender was completely rounded with no edges for smoother blending. I use a beauty blender or brush to blend out the product when using it as a highlight on my cheeks. As a lip colour it’s not ideal for my skin tone but works well with a lip liner to create a tone more suited for my skin tone. There are various shades to choose from with these lip and cheek pencils.
What are some of your favourite highlighters and contouring products? I’m still on the look out for the most amazing highligher there is. something that just makes you glisten like a Goddess. Any leads? let me know in the comments.