Reviews and swatches of over 20 powder highlights, both drugstore and high end! Brands ranging from The Balm and Soap & Glory to MAC and Cle de Peau 🙂 Whether you’re looking for an everyday highlight or you want serious strobing, I have recommendations for the very BEST highlights!
Top 3 Highlights
It’s tricky for me to narrow it down to top 3 because I treat highlights like ‘colour’ products and pick depending on my mood of the day (which is your favourite child and such :P). Instead, I’ll tell you the three that have had most use as of late…
Soap & Glory – Glow All Out // For the illusion of glossy skin, the formula is very lightweight and I cannot detect powder on the skin at all. Additionally, the warm pink undertones brighten the complexion.
Laura Geller – French Vanilla Portofino Duo // For ‘strobing’ days, the Laura Geller Duo simplifies full face highlighting; satin shade above the arch of the brow, down the nose and on the chin, stronger shimmer shade just on the very tops of the cheekbones.
Cle de Peau – Luminizing Face Enhancer in 11 Pastel // A highlight that operates via two means: the white tone lifts areas of the face to enhance bone structure while the pearlescence adds luminosity. The crazy price tag is reflected in the formula, buttery soft to touch.
Other segments in the smackdown series that you might enjoy…
Nail polish I’m wearing in this tutorial
YSL Beige Leger
Rings I wear in my videos
The ring on my left hand is NOT an engagement ring guys lol, it’s an heirloom.
Complete List of Products Mentioned
Physicians Formula – Shimmer Strips*
Milani – Illuminating Face Powder in Hermosa Rose
Physicians Formula – Argan Wear Bronzer in Light*
Soap & Glory – Glow All Out Powder
The Balm – Mary Lou Manizer Highlight*
Laura Geller – French Vanilla/Portofino Duo
MAC – Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
MAC – Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade
Gorgeous Cosmetics – Prism Highlighter*
Make Up Store – Wonder Powder
Laura Mercier – Radiance Powder in Highlight 01
Becca – Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone & Opal
Beauty is Life – Multi Touch in 01c
Rouge Bunny Rouge – Highlight in Goddess*
Shiseido – High Beam White WT905
Surratt – Blush in Aureole
Kevyn Aucoin – Celestial Powder in Candlelight*
Available from Cult Beauty, I know this brand is tricky to find in Aus!
Cle de Peau – Luminizing Face Enhancer in 11 Pastel
Charlotte Tilbury – Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Marc Jacobs – Contour Powder in Mirage
I had so much fun filming this video 😀 Let me know your favourite highlights in the comments section and let me know if you would like to see a cream/liquid highlight smackdown!
* Denotes products sent for consideration. I’m always honest in my reviews 🙂