Looking for a little holiday glow?
No matter how many highlighters I have in my collection, there ain’t nothing like getting a new one. Seriously, I probably have over 20 of them at this point in my makeup collection.
When it comes to highlighters, just like any other makeup product, there are so many formulas and shades to choose from. For maximum effect, I like to do a liquid one first and then layer a powder on top for an out-of-this-world shine.
Highlighters are also an item that isn’t really needed in someone’s makeup collection, so if you’re looking for a good beauty gift, I think that a new highlight would be an awesome choice.
Stumped on which one to gift this season? Don’t worry, I got you…
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Star Limited-Edition Highlighter
You guys know I love a little Charlotte Tilbury, so when they released a limited-edition holiday-packaged highlighter, I was all over it.
The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Star highlighter (C$50) is a champagne gold shimmery powder highlighter that gives your skin a beautiful shimmer and a soft-focus glow.
This highlighter, available with a special-edition holiday packaging that also glitters and shimmers, is a soft powder that glides on the skin, leaving it with a soft-focus and smoothing effect. The formula contains light-reflecting pearlescent pigments to capture and reflect light, whereas the emollient esters give a soft, comfortable feel to the skin.
At C$50 a pop, this is definitely an expensive gift (for one highlighter, not a palette). All of Charlotte Tilbury’s products tend to be on the pricier side in general, but I think this would make such an amazing gift and whoever receives it will definitely be using it all year since you get a lot of product in here.
Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Glaze All-Over Foil Luminizer
Speaking of a little going a long way, I love the Marc Jacobs O!Mega bronzer since it’s so huge, and for the holidays, the beauty brand actually came out with a highlighter that’s the same size.
Complete with a limited-edition holiday sparkly packaging, the O!Mega Glaze All-Over Foil Luminizer is available in two shades — Showstopper, a soft peachy pink; and Jet Girl, a golden copper — and is a giant highlighter designed to give your skin instant reflective radiance.
The formula contains micro-fine, jet-milled powder that applies effortlessly on the skin, giving you a glow that will have people turning heads. You can use this for both face and body (try applying it on the shoulders and collarbone for a pretty effect).
This highlighter retails for C$56, but is currently on sale on Sephora’s site for C$39, so if you’re thinking about gifting it or getting it, definitely hop on it!
In the above photo I used the Charlotte Tilbury highlighter, but honestly, they are both great options for the holiday season. I also love the limited-edition holiday packaging, which makes it all the more festive and special.
Are highlighters on your wish list?
Please note, product provided by PR. All opinions are my own.
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