Salutations! I’m excited to talk about this because I actually never used to be into highlighting my face. I always thought “Maybe I should tone this down”… and now when I apply highlighter, I need it to be more attention-grabbing than a flare signal *flips hair*. Lately I feel as though me starting my blog (final-friggin-ly) and my YouTube channel (hallelujah) has given me an excuse (and purchase justification) to try out so many different products that I’ve wanted to try but always said “wellll it’s not a necessity now so i’ll buy it later :(“. Now it’s more like “welllll there are all these goodies out now that I want to try and swatch all over my body and soul and tell the world about my thoughts because my thoughts are soooo important *insert creepy smile* But anyhow, lately one of the quests I’ve been on is finding different highlighters that take my breath away – and your eyesight when I stroll by. I swatched some highlighters that I currently have. I forgot to swatch my Champagne Pop, so I swatched him randomly and took a photo of that too 😉
From left to right: 1. NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Single “Nectar” 2. Revlon Highlighting Palette “Bronze Glow” 3. Revlon Highlighting Palette “Peach Glow” 4. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact “Bronze” 5. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish “Gold Deposit” 6. Benefit Watt’s Up! Soft Focus Highlighter
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector “Champagne pop”
I recently purchased the NYX highlighter and do not like it one bit – sorry (I ain’t sorry *Beyonce voice*). I will likely use it as an inner corner highlight (or not at all), but it doesn’t do anything for me as a highlighter – it blends away to nothing. It’s probably more suitable for a younger individual or someone more conservative that only wants a light sheen as their highlight. I swatched my Revlon highlighters on the cheek bare faced but have yet to actually rock it. It was okay on the cheek, much better than the NYX but I want to wear it with a beat face before I decide it’s fate. I’ve had the Watts Up highlighter for so long that I forgot about it! My laser hair removal lady and I were chatting away (as usual) about highlighters and she mentioned that one. That’s when I remembered OMG! I already have that, why on earth aren’t I abusing it?!… Most likely because I received it as a sample when I wasn’t into highlighting.. yet 🙂 The pigment is beautiful upon swatching, but I haven’t even worn it with a full face of makeup yet – can you believe this? What am I doing with my life? My current favourites are MAC’s Gold Deposit and Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Bronze. I like to mix in Champagne Pop every now and then when I’m in the mood to affect people’s eyesight.. Jaclyn wasn’t playing any games when she created this LOL.
There are some other drugstore and “high-end” highlighters that I want to try out so that I can add more to my faves list – I’ll wait until I obtain them before name dropping 😀 Do you guys have any suggestions? Let me know so that I can stop everything that i’m doing and go purchase them! ☺ I likely will do another post with the highlighters applied to my face so that you see the highlighters in action.
Well my lovelies, until next week!
Talk to you soooon ♥,