By Rebecca Shinners. Photos: Hannah Choi/Allure.
You probably have about eight different highlighters in your makeup stash right now. Whether your favorite is a cult-classic like Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector or a trendy purple pigment, highlighter has officially taken over the beauty industry. We're all basically on an endless quest to make our glow stand out in a crowded room—or um, a dimly lit selfie—these days. But with so many highlighters out there, it can be hard to narrow down your search for illumination perfection. Luckily, Pinterest rounded-up some of the most popular highlighters right now:
With over 61,000 repins, it's safe to say this is the highlighter most Pinterest users swear by. This illuminator comes in three shades: Pink Diamonds (which can double as a pearlized blush), Blush Gems (a bronze-ish gold), and Moonlight Peals (a lighter gold). The soft powder applies semi-sheer, leaving behind a hint of shimmer that can be built-up or left as is for a more natural glow.
The obsession with Anastasia Beverly Hills’s Moonchild and Nicole Guerriero Glow Kits is so real—but Pinterest users have a different ABH favorite. Sun Dipped, as the name suggests, is full of warm bronzes and golds that will make you look sun-kissed—even if this harsh winter never ends. One swipe of a highlighting brush leaves behind enough glittery pigment for a noticeable glow. However, we really love this highlighter because of its impossibly long-lasting finish. Glowing from the time you roll out of bed until it's time to leave work is the goal, right?
Not to play favorites, but you definitely get the most bang for your buck with this product. Colourpop’s cult-favorite highlighters feel insanely soft to the touch, and their application is just as smooth. And, yes, they're $8 bucks a piece. A more glittery option, these powders leave behind intense color payoff. The highlighter is currently available in 15 shades, but only a few are currently trending on Pinterest: Monster (a light chrome pink), Stole the Show (a light silver with flecks of pink), Lunch Money (a light gold), Spoon (a silvery champagne), Hippo (an icy lavender), and Super Shock Cheek ( a sparkly tan).
This Too Faced best-seller will make you look lit-from-within no matter your mood. Some highlighters are glittery while others lend your complexion a more subtle shimmer—this one is the later. You can either mix the two shades of powder together for a rosier glow, or use one at a time.
If you’re going for major unicorn vibes, you need to try this highlighter. Its iridescent shine has flecks of lavender pigment, which brightens just about every skin tone, similar to your favorite color corrector. Since this highlighter comes in stick form, it’s perfect for on-the-go application, too. (We're looking at those of you out there who too often apply makeup on the subway.)
This popular highlighter was designed to look good anywhere on your body a.k.a. not just your visage. The silky powder leaves a subtle shimmer—on your chest, arms, neck—that can easily be blended with other contouring products. If you rush to buy every new Urban Decay Naked Palette, chances are this highlighter will become a part of your every day beauty routine, too.
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