Okay, so if you're picking up what I'm throwing down I like my skin to glow. The older I get, I find this is no easy feat. When I get deep into my insta explore page I see these tutorials and these gals and guys are literally a beacon of light when they put on highlighter. Help mom, I want that!
So, I've searched high and low to achieve this and think I finally found a winner. I feel cream highlighters are best for getting that dewy, fresh look. I always apply high on my cheek bones up to my temple, mid forehead and then straight down my nose to my cupids bow above my lips then down to my chin. You can get creative here though! Below are 3 I've managed to hang on to (I do try to purge every few months- you should too!) counting down to my absolute FAV!
Honestly, the way I found out about Glossier is being BOMBARDED by Facebook ads. No lie, they got me good. Brit and I always talk about the things we fall for, which is a lot. These people know what they're doing! Anyway- I finally clicked and started to explore. My first purchase was the Phase 1 set. Loved it. The rose water spray is amazing, but that's for another post. My second purchase was Boy Brow and Haloscope. They have 3 highlighters to choose from: Topaz, Quartz, and Moonstone. Topaz is more of a bronze color, Quartz more pink, and Moonstone is sheer. I have fair skin, so I went for Quartz. The color is really pretty and the price point is great at only $22 so honestly, depending what you're feeling-- you could swoop up all 3. My only complaint on this is the consistency is thick and a little gummy. It doesn't glide on like I would like, and wears off easily. I would give this a B. Glossier always gives great deals on shipping and you can usually find a promocode which is why I love it. I will say, Emily Weiss is a total BA CEO and FUN FACT; she was on 'The Hills' in 2007 as an Intern at Teen Vogue. She was not #TeamLauren.
I found this one while browsing Sephora.com. I spent a solid 45 minutes reading highlighter reviews because I am easily distracted by shiny things. Everyone was like "OMG I love this. I don't know how I'll live without it ever again. etc" so obviously I was like "Same, girl". This stuff seems to sell out quickly too, so I went for it. RMS Beauty is another company that works with organic, non-toxic materials. The price point is a little high on this one at $38, but this stuff will last you as you only need a little bit. In terms of consistency, it's thinner then the Haloscope. It is best when it's a little warmed up as it glides on smoother. You'll find when it's cold, it is almost flaky when you put it on. It wears pretty well and is similar in color to the Quartz from Glossier. On Sephora they pair it with a brush, but I think a finger works best! I would give this a B+.
Clinique is Classic. I mean any cosmetic company that has been around since 1968 has to be doing something right. The best thing about Clinique is that it has good price point and you know what you're getting is quality. This retails for $23. I received this as a free gift with one of my orders and wasn't expecting to love it but I was blown away. This stuff is AH-mazing! It glides on great and lasts. The color is this almost holographic pinkish color that I just love. Some tinted moisturizer, this and mascara and I'm ready to go. I give this an A+!
What cream highlighters do you like? Always looking to add to my collection!