Sparkle + shine: Tarte Cosmetics cream highlighters

If there’s one beauty product that I get the most excited to look at, it’s definitely a highlighter.

Highlights have become one of those products that you just need to have in your collection. It’s also one of those things that get the most hype. Drugstore brands have started coming out with their own versions, but it seems that luxe brands still rule the market with out-of-this-world glows.

I recently received a bunch of liquid highlighters from Tarte Cosmetics, which I was so excited to try out since I feel that they really focus on creating uber-shiny highlights that are so noticeable (and gorgeous to look at). Liquid highlighters are great because they are perfect for giving you that dewy, wet look. I also find that they are more subtle on the skin, perfect for that “glow from within” highlight.  You can also layer them under a powder to get the most epic shine.

The Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlight, available in three shades, is a light-reflecting liquid highlighter that illuminates all skin tones for a healthy, dewy glow. It contains some ingredients, like rose water and mineral pigments, that help skin retain moisture and soothe and soften skin. The product is buildable, so depending on how much you layer on your skin, you can have a subtle glow or an intense one. The hybrid gel-cream, oil-free formula can also be mixed in with your foundation for that perfect dewy look.

The PRO Glow Liquid Highlight is available in three gold-esque shades, Stunner (opalescent), Exposed (nude), and Sparkler (rose gold). They are all so shiny and shimmery when you apply them, and honestly, if I had to choose my favourite, I don’t think I would be able to. They are just all so jaw dropping.

The Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Twinkle Stick Highlight is available in two shades and is a cream highlight in a stick form.  This product promises a long-wearing glow that contains coconut, vitamin E, apple and marine extracts. As part of the Rainforest of the Sea line, it also has the blend of algae and marine flower extracts that help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also smoothing skin.

The Twinkle Stick Highlights are great since they are less messy (you just swipe them on!) and give you a little more control on where you are applying the product.  There are only two shades in the line, Skylight (pearl) and Spotlight (champagne). I prefer Spotlight since I like a more gold-toned highlight. You can also layer these under a powder one or even under a liquid highlight (I did so in the photos below, I’m wearing Spotlight with the PRO Glow in Exposed over top).

Like I said in the beginning, if there is one product that truly makes me excited, it’s highlighters. Maybe it’s because I love glittery things, but as soon as I swatched all of these, I pretty much screamed in excitement. There’s nothing like a good highlight, and these ones from Tarte are truly show stopping.

What’s your favourite highlighter? Have you tried any from Tarte?

Products provided by PR, all opinions are my own.

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