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Rachel R. Avatar

I switch mine up all the time, as I usually just use a light shade that goes with my eye look. When in doubt, I use a sheer, shimmery white (BareEscentuals Ice Queen is my favorite, it has a hint of violet sheen) or some Mary Lou-manizer.

Marlie Avatar

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light – I’ve probably used this as a brow highlight for almost a year now. It goes with every look and makes your eyes just appear more bright and awake. It creates a bit of a luminous glow that looks really pretty.

Emmm Avatar

Is that one better than Etheral Light? Because I purchased Etheral light and I didn’t even notice a difference on my. with or w/o foundation. NC20 skin.

Brenda Avatar

funny as this sounds – Yaby’s matte white. It doesn’t look as harsh as it sounds lol! I apply with a Mac 242 sharply right under the brow to clean up the bottom line and blend down…and blend and blend and blend! I just prefer a matte highlight for the brow.

I’m about NC20 now with no tan so it works for me to brighten the eyes.

Sarah Avatar

I love matte highlights! Even on my medium deep skin tone, I love a matte white or light cream highlight. I like my browbone highlight to be subtle usually, so going matte is a great way to brighten and open without the obviousness of a shimmery colour.

xamyx Avatar

Revlon Pure Pearl; I’m pretty fair, so it doesn’t look stark against my complexion, and it isn’t shimmery/sparkly/frosty, and in fact, imparts a “pearly glow”. It’s been looong DC’d, but I have 4-5 backups…

Gillian Avatar

I went through my shimmery/metallic/glittery phase of highlighters years ago. I stick to satin finish eyeshadows now for my brow bone. I’m not one for using something much lighter than my skintone, such as white, but I sometimes do if I feel that a look needs it. Generally I’ll use an eyeshadow that’s similar to my skintone or a tad lighter. Ones that come to mind are MAC Vanilla, MAC Brule, the pale cream colour from the Suqqu Kozuecha quad and Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in WT905 High Beam White. 🙂

txabela Avatar

Chella pencil highlighter in Ivory Lace- Got it in a beauty box.
( I like mary louminizer a lot but only use it when I highlight cheekbones etc too and don’t do this everyday)

Catherine Avatar

My fave BBHs are straight out of the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. For matte, I use pale pink Strange, and for shimmer, I go with their glitzy lt pink, Dust. I’ve used up so much of these two already I had to go onto UD’s website to look up the color names. Guess who scrubbed some of the letters off the tin with her over-enthusiastic fingers instead of using a proper brush to apply her makeup? *sheepish look*

CatBelly Avatar

I’ve been on a search to find the right under-brow shade, which encompasses more than just the idea of a highlight. In essence, what shade can be used to go from below the brow down to the crease/transition shade? To me, this isn’t the same as highlighting, which is just the line under the brow and can be shimmery. I’m too old to carry the shimmer associated with a highlight down to the crease/transition.

On some palettes, I can use one of the light shades (if not too shimmery/glittery) for the under-brow shade, and then, if needed, add some ummph (more highlight) just under the brow with any highlighter I have. But I’ve been searching for a standalone shade, one that would work with any of my shadows.

I just bought Trench (based on your recommendation/use of it) and haven’t received it to see if it will work as hoped. In the meantime, depending on the colors used elsewhere on my eye, I use UD Foxy (which leans yellow), MUG Beaches & Cream (which leans peach) or MUFE M870 (which leans pink). I can’t use any whites or off-whites there for some reason without looking weird or like I’ve time-traveled from the 70s or 80s.

Donna Avatar

MAC Lightscapade. I know it’s a highlighter, not really something that a person would use on their brow bone but it seems to be working for me.

Jade Avatar

I have been using MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural for quite a while now!! I love it for the same reasons I love it as my finishing powder – it’s matte but not “flat”, it has some dimension to it.

Sarita Avatar

For the longest, I used a gold eye liner and I would gently smudge it with my little finger. Now, I just use the lightest shade in whatever palette I’m using.

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