I had every intention of today’s post being a Valentine’s Day look. . . until I realized I would’ve had to pick up my daughter from school in a full face of holiday makeup. Now normally I don’t care for stuff like that but I also didn’t want to do my hair. And a Valentine’s Day look requires a nice do!
So instead I bring you my favorite part of makeup, HIGHLIGHT! For a long time I was a devoted Mary Louminizer addict until it broke and I haven’t gotten around to buying a new one. This tragedy forced me to venture out and try new products. Today I bring you variation.
I’ve included affordable and liquid highlights!
My die-hard favorite and OG is Laura Geller’s Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey. For an olive warm/neutral complexion like mine this highlight pairs so well. When it says it’s an illuminator it definitely is. It melts right on the skin to look so natural and radiant. It wears so well throughout the day and doesn’t fade. It retails for $26 but it’s so worth every penny!
Up next is Maybelline’s FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in Molten Gold. Molten Gold in my opinion reminds me so much of Gilded Honey. Except Molten Gold has a more peach undertone where Gilded Honey is a true gold. (I will include swatches)
Molten Gold is a beautiful affordable highlight except it doesn’t last all day like my Laura Geller Gilded Honey. I’ve noticed that after a while it starts to fade. Which isn’t bad and its so subtle it can definitely be worn every single day to add a touch of glow to your look. This retails for $9.99.
When you hear “drug store products” people often think cheap worthless makeup. Wet n Wild is from far that. While it is VERY affordable its products are all that and more! It has easily become my favorite brand for highlights since it only retails for $4.99 its a steal. While I own some of the other shades this MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Botanic Dream is my favorite because its pink! Naturally I only wear it on Wednesday 😜 JK
This is another highlight that provides a beautiful sheen of glow without being powdery or over bearing. Highlights can sometimes be too much and I opt for more of a natural glow formula. . . as if we glowed in pink. LOL! When I want an intense look I will pair this with my Colourpop Highlight
Last in my Faves collection is NYX’s Born to Glow Illuminator in Gleam. This is another shade that goes very well with my complexion. I often opt to wear this alone when I only do mascara and eyebrow gel.
I mentioned in another post how dry my skin has been and how I mixed a liquid highlight with my primer and this is it! It’s so versatile in the sense it can be worn alone, layered with another highlight for a brighter look, and over makeup as just a highlight on its own. NYX is another brand that’s very affordable with great products.
It retails for $7.49!! STEAL!!
From left to right: Maybelline’s Molten Gold, Wet nWild’s Botanic Dream, Laura Geller’s Gilded Honey, and NYX’s Gleam.
I had so much fun with this post because I absolutely love these products. They’re so beautiful, affordable, and FUN!
What are some of your favorite highlighters? Do you like high-end or drugstore better?