There Are Too Many Highlighters In Our Closet

Honestly! It was getting out of hand. One day the staff appeared round, and the ITG magnificence closet that was so rigorously cleaned and arranged not too way back was experiencing some unusual highlighter bounty. So we did what some other dutiful magnificence staff would do: took them out of their assigned drawer, engaged in an intensive inspection, and shared our favorites with you.

The Classic

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick
A starter highlighter, bronzer, and probably blush multi function—let Bobbi’s fan favourite product (for many who know anyway…) sweetly, gently romance you into the methods of the glow-up. Take a giant puffy brush (no, not a fan brush) and swirl to your coronary heart’s content material everywhere in the varied coloration blocks (Bronze is simple to like, however take your decide from 4 colours starting from coppery to peachy to pinky). The shimmer is finely milled, so there’s no likelihood for glitter chunks, and the added coloration means you’re not restricted to only your cheekbones. Buff wherever for a delicate spotlight that screams your high quality of life is simply higher than different individuals’s.

The One That’s MUA-Approved

MAC Hyper Real Foundation
A basis that’s really a… highlighter! Oh MAC, you’re such a comic. This is one among [checks website] ten highlighters of their make-up oeruve, and it by some means stands other than all the remainder. For starters it’s their solely liquid, and it provides off a pearly, iridescent shimmer—no loopy chunks to be seen. Still, it’s not a delicate impact; a conservative dab is all it is advisable for a good quantity of protection. Two colours to select from, Bronze FX and Gold FX, the latter of which seems to be deceptively white opal-y in its frosted vial. It just isn’t grime low-cost however it’s on sale, so higher get to clickin’.

Most Likely To Show Up In A Selfie

Maybelline Master Chrome by Face Studio
Sometimes, you simply need a face of pure refraction—not a glimmer, not a delicate “sheen,” however a prism of unadulterated mild bouncing off your cheekbones. Maybelline’s line of Master Chrome highlighters are finely milled and impressively pigmented, which means it’s that a lot simpler to construct it into an influence excellent to your tastes. Just understand that just a little goes a great distance—bodily and financially—the place a $9.99 price ticket is all it takes for the excessive factors of your face to beam mild into the subsequent zip code.

For A Baby Highlight

Revlon Shoot The Moon Glow Gelée
What’s to not love about this little pot? It rhymes with wheeeee! So there’s that, to begin. Sometimes highlighters can present up chalky, however since this one is housed in a transparent base, it comes throughout sparkly, with tiny champagne flecks on pores and skin that appear like tasteful sweat (you recognize, how they sweat within the motion pictures…). The jelly texture is bouncy and funky to the contact, and it type of melts in your face as an alternative of sitting on prime. It’s additionally 11 bucks—once more, on the lookout for one thing to not love right here…

The Shiny Sheen

Chantecaille Liquid Lumière
A product that tempts you with smearing it throughout your entire face (you may if you wish to), Chantecaille’s face illuminator sheen mixes properly with different merchandise, but additionally blends properly into your pores and skin—a basic cream highlighter. Looks particularly beautiful on excessive factors of the face and in locations you’d prefer to get up just a little bit. The shade comes out like a rosy blush coloration…AKA your finest trip pores and skin.

A balm!

Mecca Cosmetica Enlightened From Within Illuminating Balm
Australia’s bought some form of factor about highlighting. Just because the staff was admiring the myriad of highlighters from Mecca Cosmetica (not less than six codecs), we remembered Becca—one other Australian model that gives one other 15 choices. Not that this can be a drawback; the entire world advantages from their obvious nationwide obsession! The one we determined to highlight is the balm—not a format we see fairly often. A bit stickier than illuminating drops or primers, which supplies you a bit extra management. Also exhibits up properly on lids and lips with out being an excessive amount of of a glitter bomb. Reach for this one if you need the delicate sheen of being a face oil consumer, with out the slick uncomfortable side effects.

Ooooh, French

Guerlain Météorites
For the face that feels unhighlightable and the lady who loves product greater than the sporting of it, there may be Guerlain Meteorites. Those little spheres of sparkly, rosy glow add a kaleidescope of dimension. Lucky that they seem extra glittery of their tin than they do in your face. They additionally odor like powdering your nostril is meant to and can outlast all of your different highlighters, regardless of how usually you employ them. A Top Shelf product if there ever was one.


Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio
Pat McGrath, supreme Mother of mania-inducing make-up gadgets, has proven her benevolence as soon as once more with this trio of blinding highlighters. The identify of the sport right here is dimension—what seems to be like your common highlighting lineup of bronze and pearlescent alternatives modifications fully as soon as these creamy orbs catch mild. Bronze Nectar is your molten bronzer-highlighter second, and pearlescent Fine Gold and Iridescent Pink replicate into an otherworldly gold and rose. Bonus: a light-weight end that makes it appear like your cheeks had been simply made that manner. Glow large or go residence, as we prefer to say. (And we expect Pat would agree!)

The Natural-Looking Powder

Dior Nude Luminizer
So you need a highlighter that appears like a highlighter (learn: not a delicate pores and skin end), however not too highlighter-y. Specific, however inside attain with Dior’s six powders. Each one provides off a glow that shimmers just a bit bit, and you may brush on extra if shimmering lots is extra your velocity. Universal and desperate to please, as ever.

Photographed by Tom Newton

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