Rant & Rave: Glitter Highlighters

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Glitter Highlighters

If they’re liquid/cream, they seem to adhere better to the skin and can be a really fun look, assuming one enjoys glitter. For powder products, I prefer when they have more base color/tint with finer sparkle.

— Christine


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Nancy T Avatar

About the closest I come to wearing glitter highlighter is when I use my ABH x Nicole Guerriero cheek palette or CP Aura Voir Luster Dust. Only micro-glitter for me, obviously. Beyond that, they just look tacky and cheap to me. But that’s my own personal taste. Although, I must say, there have been a select *few* liquid highlighters that have micro-glitter in them that look pretty good!

Georgia Avatar

I just got a sample of the Cover FX glitter drops and they are beautiful! The gals on MakeupAlley suggested using as a brow bone highlighter and I tried that this weekend. Looked great, wore well. I will do it again. But then I happen to LOVE the Cover FX glow drops too. They apply so evenly and just look heavenly on my skin.

Denise S. Avatar

I love glitter on my eyes but not on my cheeks.Glitter highlighters look so pretty but when I catch myself in the mirror wearing them I don’t like the look. Especially hate to see at the end of the day sparkle all over my face. I really wanted to buy Kat Von D’s highlighter palette but knew I couldn’t handle the glitter, ditto for Fenty’s Trophy Wife highlighter.

Silvia Avatar

I prefer to wear glitter on my eyes if I’m going to be daring I wear it very few times i do like it but it always ends up falling under my eyes ending looking as if I’m turning into a mermaid. I don’t like chunky glitter on face not for me although I do love sparkles and shine but not the obvious pieces of glitter. Fenty does make some beautiful one it has like a wet look but natural it looks like a healthy glow I’m so going to get one! Beautiful!

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