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Melinda Avatar

Skin tone- MAC NC20, MUFE 117
Over the top highlighter- MAC Soft and Gentle
Subtle highlighter- Hourglass Luminous Light
Go to highlighter- MAC Soft and Gentle

Elle Jaye Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Mac NC50/Estee Lauder Rich Cocoa
Favorite over-the-top highlighter? Becca Opal/Fig or Opal/Raspberry Soufflés
Favorite subtle highlighter? Duwop Darker (it is very similar to the Hourglass ones)
Your go-to highlighter? MAC Superb

Maddie Avatar

■Your skin tone/coloring: NC20
■Favorite over-the-top highlighter? Not sure it this can be considered over the top… MAC Soft and Gentle.
■Favorite subtle highlighter? Hourglass Dim Light
■Your go-to highlighter? MAC Soft and Gentle

Justine Avatar

Skintone: Fair
Fav over the top highlight: Essence 3D Shadow in “Irresistible Vanilla Latte”
Fav subtle highlighter: none, love the dramatic!
Go to highlighter: Stila All Over Shimmer Powder

Lina Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair
Favorite over-the-top highlighter? BECCA Shimmering Powder in Opal
Favorite subtle highlighter? Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Your go-to highlighter? YSL Touche Eclat in No.1

racheal pereira Avatar

My skin tone is medium to fair NC 25 – NC 30

My favourite over the top highlighter is Estee lauder heat wave

My fav subtle highlighter is Mac soft and gentle

My go to highlighter is estee lauder heat wave

Anni Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NW20
Favorite over-the-top highlighter? theBalm Mary- Lou Manizer or Bobbi Brown Pink Glow
Favorite subtle highlighter? Hourglass Diffused Light or Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit’s Sand
Your go-to highlighter? MAC Soft and Gentle

MzCrafty1908 Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Deep/Dark NW47
Favorite over-the-top highlighter? Rose Bronzer by Madison Street Beauty or theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer
Favorite subtle highlighter? Laura Geller Baked Body Frosting with Body Puff in Tahitian Glow
Your go-to highlighter? Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer

Kiss & Make-up Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light warm

Favorite over-the-top highlighter? None, lol 🙂 I only use very subtle highlighters. Otherwise I turn into an oilslick of a discoball.

Favorite subtle highlighter? Sisley L’Orchidée Rose Highlighter Blush

Your go-to highlighter? Sisley L’Orchidée Rose Highlighter Blush 🙂

Meghan Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light with yellow undertones (chanel b20)
Favorite over-the-top highlighter? Mary Lou-manizer
Favorite subtle highlighter? Métier de Beauté highlighter in the kaléidoscope face kit, or Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Radiant Light
Your go-to highlighter? For now, the Becca one in Rose Gold – but I like to switch up everyday makeup a lot!

Sarah Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Very Fair/Cool, Revlon Colorstay 110 – Ivory
Favorite over-the-top highlighter? With this oily skin? I’d die with over-the-top highlighter!
Favorite subtle highlighter? FLOWER Glisten Up! Highlighter Chubby in Pearl Shimmer
Your go-to highlighter? FLOWER Glisten Up! Highlighter Chubby in Pearl Shimmer (again)

Rachel R. Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair, neutral undertones; auburn hair, hazel/green eyes

Favorite over-the-top highlighter? Mary Lou-manizer

Favorite subtle highlighter? Too Faced Candlelight

Your go-to highlighter? Too Faced Candlelight or e.l.f. Gotta Glow

Lucia Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium-light with yellow undertones
Favorite over-the-top highlighter? NARS Copacabana. Sometimes I sheer it out for subtlety though.
Favorite subtle highlighter? Hourglass Dim Light
Your go-to highlighter? Lately it’s been Benefit Watt’s Up, but this changes a lot for me!

Mariella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, cool-toned
Favorite over-the-top highlighter? I’m not wild about “over the top” but if I had to choose one, I suppose it would be MAC Silver Dusk loose powder (not a true highlighter but an awfully sparkly loose powder)
Favorite subtle highlighter? Guerlain Cruel Gardenia
Your go-to highlighter? TheBalm Mary LouManizer

Jane Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light neutral
Favorite over-the-top highlighter? Urban Decay’s Naked Illuminated… I got it on sale, and it turned out to be a total glitterbomb. Like, hilariously sparkly.
Favorite subtle highlighter? I still haven’t figured out subtle highlighting… it’s all or nothing for me right now
Your go-to highlighter? TheBalm’s Mary Loumanizer.

Bonnie Avatar

Skin tone: nc30/35
Over the top: Benefit Watts Up
Subtle: HG Luminous Light
Go to: HG Luminous Light or ItCosmetics lightest shade in ombré bronzer

Christine, would love to know your picks for these!!

Gillian Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring:

Fairest neutral. Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation in 001 and my most recent foundation love Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation in Alabaster.

Favorite over-the-top highlighter?

I don’t own it (yet) but Chanel Camélia de Plumes highlighting powder. That’s pretty OTT for my taste in highlighters these days.

Favorite subtle highighlighter?

It’s a tie between Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in WT905 (High Beam White) and Barbara Daly Make-Up Light Illusion Powder Highlighter. The first is a finely-milled white powder to accentuate features more with the lightness of colour and satin finish whereas the second is a smooth-textured powder in a nude colour with the slightest hint of glow for subtle radiance. I love that it is nigh-on impossible to overdo it with these ones!

Your go-to highlighter?

Either one of the above or, depending on the foundation I’m using, I’ll use a liquid highlighter. Either Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl or Rouge Bunny Rouge Seas of Illumination in Sea of Tranquillity. Pearl is a shimmering white and Sea of Tranquillity has some warmth to it with hues of gold and pink. They’re both lovely to mix with other liquid or cream products such as your moisturiser or foundation for an all-over glow.

Mindy Avatar

◾Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC30
◾Favorite over-the-top highlighter? MAC Soft and Gentle
◾Favorite subtle highlighter? Hourglass Dim Light
◾Your go-to highlighter? Bare Minerals Love Affair and LORAC Spotlight

Gilbert Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: nc30
Favorite over-the-top highlighter? Mac soft and gentle when I want something bolder (which is rarely the case with a highlighter)
Favorite subtle highlighter? Hourglass Radiant light, warms/smooths and adds a glow to my cheeks.
Your go-to highlighter? Kevyn aucoin candlelight cream (duo #4) subtle, brightening ethereal glow.

Lotus Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Pale translucent Very fair skin with mostly cool undertones Green/Grey/Blue eyes Strangly deep purple/Berry pigmented lips Natural dark blonde/light brown

Favorite over-the-top highlighter?: *GLITTER!*!!*^_^*

Favorite subtle highlighter?: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter (It’s the liquid) in Pearl & Nars’s Copacabana squeeze-tube luminizer
Your go-to highlighter?: MAC Lightscapade, Hourglass ALP in Ethereal & Diffused & the Highlighter side in the Laura Gellar Baked Powder Ethereal Rose and Highlighter duo thingy in a box that has a hinge lid and drawer with brush.. ???… Random find, great product.

Sonia Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Olive Tan
Favorite over-the-top highlighter? The Balm Marry Lou Manizer
Favorite subtle highlighter? Just a matte white or cream eye shadow
Your go-to highlighter? Hourglass Ambient Light Powder Luminous Light

Mietta Avatar

Skin tone: NW/NC15-20 (I’m quite neutral, not pink, not yellow…)
Over the top highlighter: MAC Soft and Gentle!!! I just bought this and my jaw dropped ^o^
Subtle highlighter: I don’t do subtle highlighters but probably Lightscapade applied gently. My skin is pale so it needs all the glow it can get otherwise I look like a corpse!
Go To highlighter: Soft and Gentle <3

LEAH Avatar


Rebekah Avatar

Fav over the top highlighter: RBR Sea of Tranquility
Fav subtle highlighter: KA Candlelight cream (from the sculpt/candlelight duo)
Fav go-to highlighter(s): KA Candlelight powder or the highlighter from Tom Ford Softcore duo

BECCA Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: very fair neutral, nw/nc 05
Favorite over-the-top highlighter? mac vanilla pigment
Favorite subtle highlighter? shiseido high beam white luminizer
Your go-to highlighter? the balm mary lou manizer

CatG Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light with yellow undertones
Favorite over-the-top highlighter? No highlighter is over the top for me?!?!??
Favorite subtle highlighter? BareMinerals The Premiere Luminizer
Your go-to highlighter? theBalm Mary Lou ‘Manizer

Samantha Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair/cool (NW10)
Favorite over-the-top highlighter? Nars Copacabana
Favorite subtle highlighter? Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked
Your go-to highlighter? MAC Sculpt and Shape in Bone Beige

Ryou Avatar

– Your skin tone/coloring:
NC/NW 25

– Favorite over-the-top highlighter?
MAC Vanilla… Or just straight-up holographic glitter. 😛

– Favorite subtle highlighter?
Revlon Skinlights in Bare Lights & MAC Strobe Cream.

– Your go-to highlighter?
Too Faced Candlelight & Wet ‘n Wild Brulee for browbone.

Lotus Avatar

Awww! That makes me so happy! Thank you, Ryou! *Hugs* May the Winter Wonderland glimmer upon you with iridescent glowing warmth and Peace & Comfort twinkling like lights aglow in great health & Beauty! 😉 🙂

Syd Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NW…something. I’m not sure as none of the mac foundation are anywhere near pale enough for my skin
Favorite over-the-top highlighter? N/A
Favorite subtle highlighter? Hourglass Ambient lighting powder in Ethereal Light
Your go-to highlighter? I mostly just use my white cream concealer and tap a bit on the tops of my cheekbones. Normally I would use my white face powder from Illamasqua but it’s discontinued and I am scraping the bottom of the pan.

CeeBee Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light medium, yellow undertones

Favorite over-the-top highlighter? Sleek Royal Gold – shimmer and glitter!

Favorite subtle highlighter? Dior Amber Diamond

Your go-to highlighter? TheBalm Mary Lou-manizer

Sylirael Avatar

Skin tone: Cool-neutral vampire
OTT highlighter: Chanel Fantasme (three cheers for outright glitter! Yes, I know it’s an eyeshadow ;-))
Subtle highlighter: Hm. I don’t actually really use highlighters, so maybe my Touche Eclat in 01?
Go to highlighter: see above, LOL! I’m so glow0in the dark anyway that highlighter has never really been a huge thing on my makeup radar….

zainab Avatar

Skin tone: Fair with neutral/olive tones.
Over the top highlighter: Hourglass Luminous maybe? My most OTT ones aren’t favourites on the whole but I always feel magnetically drawn to the shiniest and sparkliest face products, even though often they’re not that flattering on me.
Subtle highlighter: Hourglass Diffused Light
Go to highlighter: bareMinerals The Love Affair or Hourglass Diffused. I also like using a fair mineral foundation as a matte highlight and sometimes I use a light dusting of MAC Style or Springsheen or theBalm Hot Mama as a highlight too.

Jade Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light with neutral to warm undertones – MAC NC20
Favorite over-the-top highlighter? MAC Soft and Gentle
Favorite subtle highlighter? I don’t reaaaaally have one…
Your go-to highlighter? MAC Soft and Gentle, LOL!! So much love from other people here too! Glad to see 😀

Chandrea Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Nw50, Deep dark
◾Favorite over-the-top highlighter? Mac iridescent loose in golden bronze
◾Favorite subtle highlighter? Mas Msf Stereo rose
◾Your go-to highlighter? Fashion Fair shimmer

Ami S. Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15/ NARS Gobi

Favorite over-the-top highlighter? The Balm Mary Loumanizer

Favorite subtle highlighter? Hanskin Glossy Magic BB Cream

Your go-to highlighter? NYX Radiant Finishing Powder in Brighten

miladyjean Avatar

Skin Tone NC15
Over the top Mary Lou Manizer – can be sheered down or amped up
Subtle Highlighter: Hourglass in Diffused Light
Go to Highlighter: Mary Lou

Kelsey Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair/MAC NC15
Favorite over-the-top highlighter? Purminerals Afterglow (seriously underrated imo!)
Favorite subtle highlighter? NARS Devotee
Your go-to highlighter? I try to switch it up, but if I want to look my absolute best I wear Afterglow!!

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