TOP 10 Favourite Highlighters

If there’s one thing I love on a face, its a healthy GLOW! Im not a fan of matte, flat skin. Well when I say that, I dont mean I want oily skin either! 😀 I obviously want my skin matte BUT I feel your skin should always have a glow on your cheekbones (and other prominent features) to really stand out.
Ive been a huge fan of highlighters, since I can started on makeup! Whilst ‘shiny’ cheekbones might not be for everyone, I personally LOVE IT! If you are conscious about your skin already looking oily naturally then you might want to skip the highlighters. But the whole dewy look is definitely lovely especially on brides! 🙂
When I say highlighter, I dont mean the boring matte ones!(Those work well too but this is just my preference) Im crazy over the shimmery ones. Those that leave a stunning irridescent sheen on your cheeks!

In this entry I will be sharing with you my TOP TEN picks for my favourite highlighters and some photos of how it looks on some of my bridal clients 🙂

In case you’re wondering “HOW DO I APPLY HIGHLIGHTER TO MY FACE?” I personally prefer to apply it only to the high points on the face, and/or  features that you want to make more  prominent. For myself, I always apply highlighter only to my cheekbones.
SMILE and apply it lightly to the highest points of your cheek(blusher goes below). For other people, it depends on their features. Cheekbones are a must for most people. Also the nose bridge is a favourite with many. I personally avoid that area because… well because my nose is very long already! 🙁 Hahaha okay moving on, my dearies! You can also apply highlight to your collarbone if you want them to stand out and sometimes, to your cupidbow(the top curved part of your lips) and just below your lower lip, to give the illusion of fuller lips!

Choosing the right highlighter is also crucial. Dont pick one that is TOO WHITE if you’re tanned cuz then it will either appear too stark on your face or it will end up looking greyish after a while. If you’re fair, avoid highlighters that are too warm for you unless you prefer the bronzed up /sun-kissed look 🙂

Here are my top ten favourite highlighters(in random order):




INGLOT AMC Face&Body Illuminator (#61)



MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (REDHEAD)


ELIZABETH ARDEN Pure Finish Highlighter (ROSE)


LANCOME LaRoseraie Illuminating Powder


THE BALM (Mary-Loumanizer)




MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (Lightscapade)


Clé De Peau Beaute Palette (Vintage II)


MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush (Trace Gold)


INGLOT Highlighting Powder


MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish (Whisper of Gilt & Glorify)


Here are some of my work on my bridal clients (MAKEUP ONLY), and you can see how the various highlighters look on various skintones:

(MAC “Whisper of Gilt” Extra Dimension Skinfinish)

(MAC “Glorify” Extra Dimension Skinfinish)

MAC “Redhead” Mineralize Skinfinish

Elizabeth Arden “ROSE” Pure Finish Highlighter

You can view more of my bridal works HERE