It's easy to say that highlighters have quickly become one of my favourite makeup products over the past year. It's gotten to the point where I worry that I don't have enough highlight on, and I'm always trying to find the most reflective highlight that I can. Needless to say, I have some gems in my collection that have been longstanding favourites.
The Anastasia Glow Kits (post: Gleam, That Glow) have been staples since they've both been introduced into my collection. If I was rendered highlighter-less, these would be the two products that I would go out and buy immediately. The pigmentation is insane, the colours are gorgeous, and I've even used some of the deeper shades as shadows. I can't get enough of these, and I can't wait to see what Anastasia comes up with for more glow kits.
As far as standalone powder highlights, I will always have a soft spot for Urban Decay's Afterglow Highlighter in Sin. It's a gorgeous champagne highlight, and it has one of the best reflective natures a highlight could have. I couldn't ask for more, except for maybe more shades. The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors have been a long standing favourite of mine, and I can't seem to get enough of them. As an affordable option, the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights is a stunner. This is easily the best affordable highlighter I have ever come across. The shift in this is incredible.
For cream highlights, I'm not the biggest fan of them. I tend to prefer powder since I have oily skin, but I do have a couple I like to grab when I want a lighter makeup day. For ease of application, the Clinique Hefty Highlight Chubby Stick. When I want to look like a Greek Goddess, I'll reach for The Beauty Crop's Lighting Crew. This reminds me of Becca Opal, but a little goes a long way. I've overdone it with this product, and it blends into skin effortlessly.
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I had a backlog of photos on my camera, and I came across one that I meant to use for a current favourites post. A lot of those favourites are no longer favourites, so I've quickly revised my list.
First up: the face. My friend Kendra had a tube of the NYX HD Studio foundation that she didn't love, so I took it off her hands. I absolutely adore it. It's pricey as far as drugstore foundations go, but you also get more product than you would with other drugstore foundations. You also don't need much of it to give yourself full coverage. I've also been loving Crushed Pearl and Hard Candy from the Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit (post). While I adore the other two shades, I just haven't been able to wear them just the right way yet.
For eyes, the Kat Von D Shade & Light Quad in Rust has been mostly what I've used the past few weeks. Ever since I got it, I haven't been able to put it down. I'm a sucker for warm shades, and that orange shade just gets me every time. It's stunning, and I absolutely love Kat's eyeshadow formula.
Skincare is where it's been at for me. I'm on my second bottle of Pixi Glow Tonic, which has been a staple ever since I got my first bottle. It's amazing, and I see such a difference in my skin. Another favourite from Pixi is the Hydrating Milky Mist. I love it so much, I already have two backups of it. It's amazing, and it works with my skin so well.
For bodycare, it's all about Lush Refresher for me. Citrus scents have been my jam lately, and this is no exception. It smells like lemon hard candies, and I am never opposed to that. I'm on my second tub of it now, and I have no intentions of not having this in my shower ever again.
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