Favorite Highlighters 2016

Favorite Highlighters 2016

The year is almost over & one of my big projects for early 2017 is DIY pressed mica holographic highlighters & eye shadows. Before I share that project, I thought I would pass on my favorite purchased highlighters from the last year. I gravitate towards highlighters with more sheen than sparkle. Most of my favorite highlighters can be applied with a light hand for a more natural finish & built up to full metallic shine. My favorites fall into all price ranges and none of them are duds!




 Essence Pure Nude Highlighter: “Be My Highlight”

– Sheer Soft Gold in a baked powder texture
– Drier formula but applies without any major fall out
– This is the most natural looking highlighter I own
– Not super long-lasting
– $4.49 for .22 oz/6.5 g from Ulta


Essence Pure Nude Highlighter



 ColourPop Highlighter: “Monster” & “Wisp”

– Monster is a Light Pink with Opalescent Duo Chrome
– Wisp is a Golden Champagne with a Pearlized Gold Finish
– Soft, bouncy texture, highly metallic!
– Limited staying power without a setting spray.
– $8/each for .15 oz/4.2 g
– Available online only through ColourPop

ColourPop Highlighter



L.A. Girl Strobe Lite Strobing Powder: “120 WATT”

– Pigmented Icy White Metallic tone
– Dry, powdery texture in the pan but applies nicely on the skin
– More sparkly than smooth
– Great as a highlight topper no large chunks of glitter
– $7 on Amazon for .19 oz/5.5 g


L.A. Girl Strobelite 120 Watt




 Squash Beauty Liquid Luminizer: “Sara Jane”

– Water-based White, Sheer Glowing Luminizer with a Satin Pearl finish
– Beautiful, sheer, opalescent duo-chrome that is buildable
– No glitter
– Packaged in a glass bottle with a dropper, I like to apply with my fingers.
– $16 for .5 oz.
– Available online only through Squash Beauty


Squash Beauty Liquid Luminizer Sara Jane




 The Balm: “Mary-Lou Manizer”

– Honey Champagne-Gold hue
– Diffuses light so your skin looks softer
– Buttery soft texture, very opaque
– $24 for .3 oz/8.5 g

Mary-Lou Manizer




MAC Beauty Powder: “Pearl Sunshine”

– Soft Peach w/ Pink pearl
– Delicately tinted, pearlized finish that is buildable
– Great as a highlighter or a blush
– $22 for .35 oz/10 g



MAC Beauty Powder Pearl Sunshine




 Becca Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector: “Rose Quartz” & “Champagne Pop”

– Rose Quartz (L/E) is a cool toned light pink
– Champagne Pop is a white gold with pinky-peach undertones
– Buttery soft texture, very opaque
– $38 each for .28 oz/8 g


Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector



Highlighters are a beautiful way to bring out your features & bring some light to your face during the cold winter months! Beyond sharing recipes for DIY highlighters, I am looking forward to sharing some very exciting projects in the upcoming year! Stay safe & have a relaxing weekend!

Sneak Peak at DIY Holographic Highlighter Shades




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