I love seeing how people use their highlighters and what different highlighters they use. Everyone has their own preferences and methods to applying highlighters. I have both liquid and powder highlighters, but I tend to use them differently. Here are the highlighters I have, and what I use each different one for.
Liquid HighlightersFor the most part, I like to use liquid highlighters in my foundation. I will add a drop or two of a liquid highlighter into my foundation to make it more luminous. If I forget to do that, then I might get a drop of a liquid highlighter and dab it on my cheeks with my fingers.
|MAC Pink Rebel and Sun Rush Lustre Drops|
|Lorac L1 Luminizer|
|ELF Lilac Petal|
|MAC Pink Rebel / MAC Sun Rush / Lorac L1 / ELF Lilac Petal|
Powder HighlightersRecently, I realized that I much prefer powder highlighters. They are easier to apply and are easier to control the amount of product that is applied. You can easily use an eyeshadow as a powder highlight as well.
|Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Powder Gelee|
I also use this under my brows to highlight that area.
|Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous Face Illuminator|
Not long ago I purchased this Laura Mercier one with a Sephora gift card I had. I was hoping this would be similar to the EL one, and in fact it is. Of course, it is also extremely beautiful! This one is only slightly lighter than the Estee Lauder one, so I also apply this with a brush.
|Estee Lauder / Laura Mercier|
VerdictMy favorite liquid highlighter is definitely MAC's Pink Rebel Lustre Drops. Those compliment my skin tone better than the rest.
As for powder highlighters, both I have are very similar but I think I prefer the Estee Lauder one. I find it to be a little smoother and easier to apply.
My least favorite of all my highlighters is the ELF one. It is a good highlighter, but I don't like the particular color that I have. It leans to the taupe side so I find that it looks odd on my skin.
What is your favorite highlighting product?