Holly's Highlighter Loves

Am I the only one that falls in love with all highlighters at first sight?? Personally, any product that shimmers is the best eye candy (and worst thing for my budget). Here are some of my current favorites for the perfect glow (at least YOUR wallet will thank me).


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Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

$42 USD

These illuminating and bronzing drops are everything! I mix a few drops with my tinted moisturizer for a subtle all-over glow. “Sunlight” and “Moonlight” are my two favorite shades- Sunlight adds golden shimmer as well as a sunkissed tint (allowing me to forgo any bronzer) and Moonlight adds silver shimmer for a radiant champagne finish. The versatility of these drops sets them apart from other highlighters – combine them with your favorite foundation or use them alone to highlight your favorite features.


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Trèstique Highlight & Perfect Multipurpose Stick

$28 USD

I am loving everything about this multipurpose stick highlighter – creamy and blendable texture, light champagne shimmer with the perfect amount of pigmentation (“Maldives Luminescent”), functional shape for brightening hard to reach areas (cupid’s bow, brow arch, bridge of the nose) and built-in antibacterial sponge! The finish is powder-like (even though it applies similarly to a cream-gel) which provides long-lasting glow!


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Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder

$21 USD

Because everyone needs some sparkle in their life! This is by far my favorite loose powder highlighter (“Ivory”); it’s composed of ultra-fine glittery particles that add incredible radiance and shimmer. The formulation also makes it very versatile; I typically use it dry for the corner’s of my eyes and cupid’s bow, but you can also apply it with a wet brush for added pigmentation. The container is small but the tiniest amount goes a very long way!


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Laura Mercier L’Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder

$56 CAD/$44 USD

Did you say highlighter, bronzer and blush all-in-one!? This is one of my favorite pressed powder highlighter sets for obvious reasons: simpler makeup application, less mess, and most importantly, more time for coffee and the Today Show in the mornings. The limited-edition illuminator palette includes two bestselling shades of Face Illuminator Powder (“Devotion” and “Indiscretion”) plus two limited edition shades (“Infatuation” and “Temptation”). The palette is no longer sold on most sites other than amazon, but some of the individual shades are available to shop at the link below!


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Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ECLAT Radiance Perfecting Pen

$38 USD/$51 CAD

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of all things shimmer… but there are times when you need to brighten areas of your face without glitter calling attention to them (dark circles under eyes, creases of nose, etc.). This highlighting pen is the perfect solution and remains one of my long-time favs (“Luminous Ivory” is my go-to)! In addition to brightening, the light-infused pigments help to smooth fine lines/wrinkles and hyaluronic acid plumps skin and perfects makeup!