Best Highlighters

I looove me some highlighters. I never used to place much value on them until I saw the impact they make by bringing out your bone structure. Highlighters are a very simple, quick way to give your face that ethereal, youthful glow. In the winter especially, almost everyone’s skin could use a bit more life and radiance.  IMG_3342I told Divine Caroline what I think are the best highlighters, both powder and liquid/cream. See the original article here.

Favorite Powder Highlighters


Left to right: , LORAC Perfectly-Lit Luminizing Powder, bareMinerals READY Luminizer Duo.

Powder highlighters are best applied after foundation, powder, bronzer and blush. A powder highlighter is the last finishing touch when dusted over the high points of your face.

Gorgeous on skin with yellow undertones. Very finally-milled, not at all powdery or chalky.

Great for neutral skin tones with it’s champagne tone. Silky and high-pigmented.

bareMinerals READY Luminizer Duo,
Ideal for all skin tones with both pink and yellow-toned powders. The most subtle powder highlighter, very buildable. Sephora gratis item.

Favorite Liquid/Cream Highlighters


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Liquid or cream highlighters are more versatile in the order and methods they can be used. You can apply them under or over foundation but should do so before applying any powder products. Another thing I love to do is mix a few drops of a liquid highlighter with my concealer to create a brightening concealer for the under eye area.

Golden-toned, great for yellow undertones. Shimmery but not at all glittery.

This is a great champagne-toned highlighter for beginners. It’s extremely subtle and looks great on all skin tones.

This is a pink-toned highlighter that works well for very fair skin or skin tones with true rosy undertones. It does not work as well on yellow skin tones.

Where To Place Highlighter




  1. Jenny

    01/27/2014 at 9:57 PM

    I love highlighters, it’s definitely one of my top 3 most-used beauty product! Even though I have yellow undertones, I find that high beam still works quite well on me, as long as I blend it out well.

    1. Ivy Boyd

      01/27/2014 at 10:00 PM

      Thanks for the input Jenny! That’s so good to know! I am extreeemely yellow so I’m usually the exception 🙂

  2. Janise

    01/28/2014 at 11:18 AM

    Now I know where to place the highlighters! Thank you for sharing your tips. Would love for you to stop by and share your beauty tips with us for our weekly BeautyBuzz Link Up at We are also giving away Butter London Beauty Package (value at $100) from Hope to see you there 🙂


    1. Ivy Boyd

      01/29/2014 at 1:37 AM

      Thanks for reading Janise! I can’t wait to explore Mama In Heels!

  3. Monica Zammit

    09/25/2014 at 6:23 AM

    I love highlighters too, and High Beam is one of my favourite! I’m not so keen on stick highlighters like ‘Watts Up’ though, as I find they drag on my skin and mess up my base. Do you find this? Or do you apply with a brush? I’ve reviewed my top three highlighters (including benefit High Beam) on my blog. I’d love for you to have a look and see what you think.

    Monica xxx


    1. Ivy Boyd

      09/26/2014 at 10:01 PM

      I totally know what you mean about the stick highlighters dragging! I have super dry skin and I have that issue too unless I moisturize really well! I’m heading over to Raid Her Wardrobe right….NOW! 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  4. Monica Zammit

    09/25/2014 at 6:25 AM

    Well that link went a bit wrong! If you’d like to see my Top Three highlighters, visit my blog – Raid Her Wardrobe


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