To highlight or not to highlight - that is the question.
Regardless of whether I’m going to work or attending a special event, my highlight will always be applied before I leave the house. I’m a highlight obsessive. I recently did a clear out of makeup that were old, broken or I had completely forgotten and I rounded up my best highlighters I use on a constant basis.
Best Everyday Highlighter: Hourglass Ambient Powder in Radiant Light
Best Highlighter for Dramatic Looks: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz
Best Multi-Use Highlighter: Anastasia Beverly Hills The Modern Renaissance Palette
A highlighter doesn't have to be specifically labelled a highlighter, this eyeshadow palette contains gorgeous champagne, gold and rose-gold colours that in a rush, I apply in my cupid's bow, tear duct, beneath my brow and my cheekbones to finish off a look. I prefer to apply the product to the back of my hand before using my little finger or a small brush to apply to the high points of my face before blending. This requires a touch more patience and time to blend in to avoid harsh lines but when in a pinch, it works extremely well. For value, this DIY highlighter (eyeshadow palette) is frankly so incredible, one eyeshadow palette can do your eyeshadow, highlighter, contour, and even change the colour of your lip shade! The price really reflects the quality of this product, purchase it for the many things you can do, go wild with your creativity.
Best Golden Shimmer Highlighter: Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in 12
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer is a sparkling, mauvy-coral highlighter when applied on the cheek bones dresses the skin in a radiant veil. The shade range of the fluid sheer highlighters are quite extensive and I opted to go for a darker hued highlighter that can be more pigmented and build-able. I use this highlighter as a highlight/ blush combo and in general, it mixes with my Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation so well that it is not even apparent in daylight. Because of the rich, coral colour in the highlighter, it brings out the rich tones in my skin and lasts seven hours on my before fading. This highlighter doesn't impact the wear time of my base products and I like finger tips or a duo-fibre brush for application using a patting and dabbing motion rather than sweeping across the skin.
I would recommend this to a women of colour who has a hard time finding rich highlighters that are not golden or champagne, but instead, a rich coral hue that has a golden shimmery glow, as if you have had a wonderful facial and your skin is glowing from within. The compliment I get with this highlighter is that I feel alive, my skin is bursting with energy as if I do a de-tox and drink two litres of water a day. You get so much value for this bottle, it has lasted me for ages, it will probably last you a year probably! Giorgio Armani is currently stocked at Sephora, so get it here.
Peace and Love,
With a childhood growing up in Kenya, her everyday style has stemmed from her love of the casual chic way of dressing. With a love for premium fashion and beauty, she hopes to inspire her readers, along with showing them you can get the simplistic everyday chic look for less. Check out her latest videos over on her Youtube Channel, or head over to the home page to catch up on her newest blog posts, or find her on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat as iamyasminh.