Monday, February 23, 2015

4 Highlighters to Have

So I thought after one of my last post on bronzer I'd talk about another kind of glow. I went 
through my collection and grabbed my favourites, new and old. Who doesn't love swatching highlighters and going "Ooooooohhh!" and having hearts in their eyes? I assume if you're reading this blog you do.
(I swatched the highlighters a little heavy so that you could really see the tonal differences.)
My first ever highlighter was the Candlelight Glow Duo from Too Faced. To be honest it started an obsession. Was this the best? Could there be better? Well here are all my thoughts on this highlighter and all those who have come after.
Too Faced: Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer
Technically this is a bronzer. But it's a great highlight for people with medium to dark skin tones. It has enough golden/bronze tones that it doesn't make the highlight too visible in an unnatural way. It also is a nice glowing bronzer for fair skin when used with a light hand and placed more like a highlighter but where the sun would kiss your skin naturally.
M.A.C. Mineralized Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle
This is a new love! I am literally obsessed with it. I have to cut myself off at times. I just get a little glow happy with this one. I now fully understand the hype behind this product and I am on the boat! It has such a soft, rose gold, sweet bronze thing happening that is wonderful! This works for light/medium to medium skin tones. I am so into it I can't even explain. Just get it!
Too Faced Candlelight Glow Duo
The one that started it all. This is still one of my favorite shades. It just gives the whole face a romantic softness to it. It works well with light to light medium skin tones and has a wonderful champagne quality to it that just makes your skin look like you are in a softer lighting. Be warned if you are deeper in skin tone this can look unnatural and even ashy.
M.A.C. Mineralized Skin Finish in Lightscapade
This is perfection for people who are very pale. I can just get away with it if I use a light hand. This is best for ivory to fair skin tones and has a blend of soft shades to capture the natural tones that are in skin, such as blue, green, yellow, pink and orange. Shades like this look good on fair tones because of the translucent quality of such pale skin, these tones are more visible and look more natural.

Those are my top four highlighters. (As of now.) What is you favorite highlight shade and what should I checkout next time I'm at the makeup store swatching away?