It was only apt for this post to have the queens of the highlight - the Kardashians as the background to this post. Believe it or not I've only really been into using highlighter since last November, even though I've owned highlighters in the past. The first highlighter I've own and maybe is the reason why I've never been into highlighter was Mac's MSFN Soft and Gentle. As much as people rave about this, I honestly can't see the hype around this. I find that its not that pigmented and any pigment is basically chunks of glitter. If only this powder was more finely milled I think it may work better. If anyone asks me what highlighter I would recommend I always advise against this.
However if you are wanting me to recommend a highlighter, hands down I'd have to suggest The Balm's Mary Lou Manizer. Completely an Instagram related purchase (post here) - this finely milled powder contains no chunks of glitter and applies like a dream. Unlike other highlighters this works on both pale and tanned skin and is absolutely amazing. After writing my previous post, I have tried using this with Mac Fix+ to intensify the highlight and so far it's still the highlighter which you'll find me reaching for.
Now if powder highlighters aren't your cup of tea, a liquid highlighter may be what you're looking for. Personally I'm not a fan, however I do enjoy Seventeen Skin Wow 3 Way Highlighter which is more of a champagne/pink toned highlight. If I apply this under my foundation, I find that my skin looks more dewy (a bit like Laura Mercier's Radiance Primer), yet on top of my foundation it provides more of a subtle glow. If you're on a budget and want to try a highlighter I'd recommend this. However step away from Makeup Revolution's highlighters - what a waste of money, chalky and have very little pay off. Are you a fan of highlighter? Are the Anastasia Beverly Hill's highlighters worth the hype? Let me know.