I didn't think I was going to write a blog for today, since I wrote one on Sunday, BUT I need to share my obsession of the week...face highlighters. I don't know why all of a sudden I have this desire to own all brands and shades of highlighters, but something is just drawing me to them.
First of all...yes...they are pretty and shimmery. Probably why I am attracted to them so much. I know it sounds crazy (well...I sure sound crazy) but its appearance just grabs my attention. Besides its look inside the packaging, highlighter is a great way to brighten up your appearance and give you a natural glow. I never bothered using highlighter until recently, but it gives your make up that extra somethin' somethin' that you will love.
My new favorite highlighter is MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle. The best way to describe this is exactly the way it sounds. Its very soft and gives a very natural glow. Its an extremely shimmery bronze/golden color with a hint of soft pink and peachy undertones. I use this highlighter almost everyday and just love it. I really really REALLY want to try MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, but it has been discontinued. The only good photo I have found of this product is from The Dollymix Diaries Blog (SEE BELOW). Dollymix posted a Swatch of the Day review about a week ago and stated that these two products are so similar and that you don't need both. That honestly makes me feel a little better =P
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Shimpagne (from The Dollymix Diaries)
My favorite drug store highlighter is Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips in Malibu Strip / Pink Sand Bronzer. This is great if you are going for a more golden/bronze look, as it doesn't contain as much pink as MAC's Soft & Gentle. The design of the actual powder is lovely...identical to Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks.
Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips in Malibu Strip / Pink Sand Bronzer
Another favorite highlighter of mine is E.L.F. Blush in Gotta Glow. There is nothing special about its packaging or powder design, but this translucent, shimmery powder gives the right amount of shimmer, especially if you don't want a ton of color on your face, as you may think anything other highlighter with color would interfere with your already applied blush or bronzer. For $3.00, this is great to have in your collection if you don't want to spend a ton of money!
E.L.F. Blush in Gotta Glow (clearly, you can see I have used this a lot)
From the Left:
- MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle
- Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips in Malibu Strip / Pink Sand Bronzer
- E.L.F. Blush in Gotta Glow
I would love to try a liquid highlighter. I heard that there are a few really great ones out there and for the life of me I can't remember what brand I wanted to buy. I'm thinking NARS, but I'm not positive. The highlighter that I am dying to try that just looks beautiful before it even hits your face, is Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder. While quite expensive, I am tempted to splurge, but I'm not sure yet...we'll see! It just looks like it would give anyone a healthy looking glow and just keep you looking fresh all day.
Well I think thats all I have to say about highlighters. I can go on and on about brushes and techniques to use to apply it, but I think I'll wait for another day. I just needed to get my new obsession of my chest and announce to the world that I am obsessed, yet again, with a new product!