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Top 5 Powder Highlight GLow

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today I’m sharing my favorite powder highlights. Now, this was not an easy feat – my highlighter collection is pretty darn ridiculous but I decided to log all the highlights I found myself reaching for on a regular basis to make this list. Follow along below for details about each and what makes them so amazing!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
The Ambient Lighting powders are famous for giving off a natural glow from within – think dreamy, angelic, bridal radiance. I love using a combination of all three shades for light makeup days when I want to look like I woke up like this, when we all know I really didn’t. The two lighter shades are gorgeous overtop blushes and lightly dusted under the eye areas while the deeper shade on the right is beautiful for a subtle sun kissed bronzer glow.

Kevyn Aucoin

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder in Candlelight
The Celestial Powder by Kevyn Aucoin has a similar subtle luminosity however I love how creamy this formula is – it’s lightweight and silky like cashmere making it a great option for more mature skin. I love the gorgeous radiating sheen it leaves and how build-able it is! This powder looks incredible layered over a cream highlight and gives you that breathtaking fresh faced ethereal glow.

Tarte Exposed Highlight

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Highlighter in Exposed
Tarte’s exposed highlighter is one of the newest additions to my collection and wow, does this little cutie pack a punch! This illuminator is a light champagne shade with some serious layering abilities. It looks amazing on the cheekbones or on the eyes as an inner corner highlight and it’s also vegan-friendly!

Laura Geller

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller’s Gilded Honey is a favorite among the professionals and true to it’s namesake, it gilds everything it touches with a breathtaking gold sheen. I recently added the shades Charming Pink and Peach Glow to my collection and like its infamous sister, both shades are absolutely gorgeous. The different hues are subtle enough to layer without overpowering your look and lasts all day!

BECCA Champagne Pop Jaclyn Hill

BECCA Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop
It goes without saying that this is a cult favorite. Having sold out within minutes of launching, and selling out again on multiple occasions thereafter, it was a limited edition product that’s been added to their permanent collection (and expanded upon!) Champagne Pop is a warm, champagne shade that works well on all complexions (though I wouldn’t recommend it for paler skin tones – for those, the shade Pearl would be perfect). To be honest, it’s just a no-brainer 😉 when I’m in a rush but going for a glam look, I dust on Champagne Pop and can already expect a compliment (or 5) on that glow!

Photos by Chris Dyer.

What are your favorite powder highlights?

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1 Comment

  • Reply Maggie

    I’ve been dying to try the Hourglass palette!! I’ve heard so many great things!


    August 10, 2016 at 5:45 pm
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