All that glitters: My top-three highlighters for the holiday season

title Okay we all love a little highlight once in a while.. or everyday.

I have highlighters aplenty, but it seems like this particular beauty item I could have million of and I still get excited to get a new one. I think it all comes to down to just loving shiny things.

I’ve received a few different highlighters this upcoming season and since these products are so in-demand right now I wanted to share my top-three faves as we enter the season.


Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion

I was previously obsessed with the highlight in the Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo, so I was ecstatic to see they released some new ones for fall. Available in two shades, gold and rose gold (ROSE GOLD!!!!), this highlight’s formula features a unique soft-shimmer gel formula that provides superior blending power to the highlight like a champ, or give skin a natural radiance.

I received the rose gold highlight and just about died when I opened the black compact (it’s the same as really any other Make Up For Ever compact). The colour is just so stunning that I didn’t really want to use it, I just wanted to sit and stare at it’s shimmering glory. The formula contains an ultra-high concentration of emollients generated by a gellyfying system technology, which means that you get a creamy powder with a gel-like texture. It also contains synthetic mica to reflect light and synthetic spherical powders for staying powder and a soft-focus finish.

These retail for C$43, but I have to say that I was slightly let down by the finish of this highlight. I do find the one from the Pro Sculpting Duo to leave you with a more radiant finish, but if you don’t want something so over the top, this would be your jam.  I also want to note that I have layered this over a cream highlight (such as the Mary Kay one I mention below), and it gave me an incredible glow.


Mary Kay Glowing Finish Illuminating Stick

These limited-edition cream highlighting sticks from Mary Kay are seriously worth looking into. Available in two shades, bronze and gold, they are perfect for highlighting and contouring.

They are quite mini in size and unfortunately I can’t find them on the Canadian Mary Kay site, but call your local rep (they are $12 USD) to see if they still have them. Both shades are incredibly creamy and just glide on the skin.  I love using a cream highlight first then layering a powder one overtop for some mega shine.


Too Faced Let It Glow Highlight and Blush Kit

This small holiday set from Too Faced will give anyone some major excitement.

Consisting of a deluxe-size Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo in Rosy Glow, a deluxe Love Flush 16-hour blush in Love Hangover, a deluxe Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer, and the cutest heart-shaped flatbuki brush (which totally reminds me of Polly Pocket), this set is a must for really anyone on your list.

Retailing for C$32, I love this so much because the deluxe sizes of these products are very generous and perfect for travel. It’s also just the cutest little set ever (the box is about the size of my palm).

Highlighters seem to be a pretty popular gift this season with so many brands releasing special-edition palettes and single compacts. I actually received the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Glow set last year for Hanukkah and still love it a year later. If you’re looking for something to buy a makeup-loving friend this holiday season, highlights are always on point.

What’s your favourite highlighter?

Also, don’t forget to enter my Genuine Health Greens+ giveaway!

Please note, I was sent this product from PR. All opinions are my own.

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