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Oh, this is a tough one. For something with a bit of shimmer, I love Stila Starlight or MAC Phloof or Dazzlelight. For something more matte, MAC Brule (or WnW Brulee) or TooFaced Heaven or In the Buff (not sure the latter is still available; I got it in Enchanted Glamourland).

It is amazing and so inexpensive. The only reason I have the MAC version is that it came in a quad I purchased, otherwise I wouldn’t have bothered.

I don’t think there really is a “best” highlighter. I use what will best express the look I’m going for. Sometimes that might be a soft glow, other times it might be a gleam, sometimes it might be a sparkle, etc. I also think the highlighter needs to coordinate with the rest of my makeup. For example, I’d never wear a cool pink highlighter with a warm amber look. For women who only use one highlighter all the time, I think the color should be similar to the natural skin tone but lighter and it should just create a soft glow. MAC makes a huge variety at the lower end from and Chantecaille at the higher end has some beauties with various different undertones.

I typically just want a natural glow and since I have dry skin most stuff settles in around my eyes and looks crappy. Instead of makeup, I carefully apply a light layer of petroleum jelly just above my blush on my cheek bones. Doesn’t interfere with my blush and lasts most of the day while moisturizing my skin. Of course if you’re a petroleum jelly hater, this wouldn’t work. One of the few things that doesn’t irritate my very sensitive lips and face.


I like Mac- naked lunch or vanilla pigment for a go to highlighter. I will use other highlighters from pallets, if they go with the look I’m going for.

I actually use a matte on my brow, since I have hooded eyes and that keeps it from distracting from the main eye. I usually wear Matt Smith from the theBalm’s Meet Matt(e) palette or a similar beige tone.

It really depends on whether I’m doing a warm or cool toned look and if the other shadows I use are matte or shimmery/frosted. My go-to is MAC Blanc Type, which comes off as pretty neutral on me, so it basically goes with every look. If I want a bit more of a sheen I’ll use MAC Mylar, for even more sheen I’ll usually go for NARS Abyssinia. Some other favorites are UD Virgin, MAC Creamy Bisque, MAC Femme-Fi and the lighter shade in the Chanel Nymphea quad. For reference I’m light-medium (NW20-25).

I felt exactly like Eileen shared in wearing a brow highlighter that coordinated with my look. In bareMinerals I used Luminous Topaz-white, Enlightened-gold, King-peach, Starlight-pink [or purple looks], Winter White or Cream Soda-ivory….that is until I tried Turn On. TO was a new color to the line xmas of ’11. What an amazing multi-tasker!!! She’s seriously become my holy grail – go to.

I’ve recently played going back to some of these other colors I’d once used, added in new colors from UD, Too Faced, Lorac, to name a few companies and I keep going back to Turn On. Hands down I just LOVE her!

QVC, just this past week, had her as a set with a brush. Jessica Foust lives in it so she’d requested BE to bring this back into open stock [so to speak] must be nice, eh?! TO is also on the bay.;) Any place one would want to highlight she’d do the work and beautifully may I say.

I don’t typically wear eyeshadow, but I got a makeover at the Burberry counter yesterday and the MUA used Porcelain White as a highlight, and it looked fantastic. Enough that I’m tempted to go back and get it, along with the other eyeshadows she used on me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Morning Dew by Laura Mercier or Trench by Burberry are my favorites, both mattes. Sometimes I use Nars Abyssinia, which has more shimmer.

I’ve been using Mineralize Skinfinish Natural recently, in Light. I’m NC15 in winter but as it’s summer at the moment, I’m a bit too warm to use it all over my face at the moment. So I used it as a brow bone shade and it’s REALLY nice! It’s powdery, compared to an eyeshadow, but still pretty.

I prefer a matte brow highlight so Ill use NYX I have a headache, or if I want a satin finish Makeuo Geek Vanilla Bean which is nearly matte its just ever so sligtly satin. if I want even more of a satiny finish Urban Decay Skimp.

I have a whole bunch, from white to shimmers to all different neutrals; it changes with my main eyeshadow. Sometimes I just use this liquid highlighter I have.

I sometimes use shades like Wet-N-Wild Brule or MAC Blanc Type to blend out or soften a look, but because I am uber fair, it seems like most people’s go-to highlight colours match my skin tone so closely they can’t be seen at all on me. If I go with something that has shimmer (i.e. MAC Silver Dusk powder, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer or Benefit High Beam), I can get a better visible result, yet without looking like a disco ball.

Wet-N-Wild Brulee or the corresponding one in Vanity pallet (not sure if it technically is Brulee or not. I like a natural highlight that I can blend in.

Illamasqua’s Illuminator in Odyssey which I have sadly only discovered just before it got discontinued… ๐Ÿ™ I love it. It’s my brow bone and cheek and anywhere else highlight. You can buff it out to subtlety, and even use a damp brush to buff it out even further, or leave it to dry and have it more intense. I’m so sad it’s DCed!

My favorite is Nectar by Stila, from the In the Garden palette. It’s a matte shade slightly lighter than my skintone, and I love it because it provides a nice highlight without being overly frosty or stark white.

Thebalm’s Jet Setting Jennifer is hands-down the best browbone highlighter I’ve ever tried. It’s in their Shady Lady vol. 1 palette. They have an extremely similar (identical, really) shade in the Balm Jovi palette called Iron Maid-in (lol) so I will never run out of this beautiful golden sheen eyeshadow : )

There is a Mary-Lou manizer in the balm jovi that is extremely similar to the two as well. I think thebalm has my highlighters covered for me for a couple years : )

Besides that, I use Vanilla and Flow from the Urban Decay 15th Anniversary palette. Vanilla is a less pretty (more SHINY) Jet Setting Jennifer IMO. I don’t like any of the highlighting shades in the 2 naked palettes (bootycall, virgin, verve, etc.) and the only one i’ll use from time to time on the brow bone from those palettes is Sin.

Vanilla pigment have been my favorite! as I have a fair skin it matches perfectly ๐Ÿ˜‰
on people with a bronZe ski I preffer do the highlight with tones as melon pigment bt MAC too
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