Not all highlighters are made the same, y'all.
Nothing gets me going quite like a good highlighter. It's a fact. I love to glow. And goodness knows, I keep my fair share of them at all times. There will never be a downside to infusing some light into one's face, as far as I am concerned. Given my passion, I decided to try social media-famous highlighters that have been popping up in all of our feeds to see what makes them special. Turns out, a lot.
1. Glossier Haloscope Highlighters
OMG, you guys. I honestly have never used a formulation like this in my life. First, the two shade options, a pearl and a bronze, are gorgeous and bring a super flattering light to any skin tone. The moisturizing core is genius—it practically makes the product melt into your skin. It's truly one-of-a-kind.
Glossier | $22
2. Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector
Of all the highlighters, this is the most high impact—in the best way possible. It's a powder formulation in a super flattering, slightly rosy champagne shimmer, and man, does it give good glow. You can really build it up or blend it in for the most luxurious, dripping in rose gold skin. I feel fancy every time I wear it.
3. Wander Beauty Catch the Light Highlighter
These highlighters are genius. Why? To start, the size. It's super easy to get into detailed highlighting of the inner eye or brow bone and cupids bow. Not to mention, the cream-to-powder formulation is really lovely. It's soft and blendable, but it stays where you put it—and a little goes a long way. The shade variations are also gorge, and you can play with the kind of light you want on the various areas of your face.
4. Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish 003
This product created revolutionary moment in highlighters. There's nothing else like it on the market, especially if you spring for the nude shade which has an ever so slight pinky-pearl shimmer. First of all, you get a balm, a cream, a powder, and a brush, and there are endless ways to combine the set to create a look for your day. It can go from super editorial to downtown cool, depending on how you choose to swipe it. I love mine so much I practically ration it. Why? My skin looks otherworldly when I wear it.