I’m simple Sally when it comes to makeup, but highlighters are my shit.Nothing is sexier to me than a dewy, bronzed beauty. Highlighting is an essential step in my morning regimen.  I sincerely believe women are Goddesses, and are supposed to shimmer. The right highlight will have you feeling Royal, the trick is to find it. I’ve been on a mission to put  the best options for your 2017 summer glow together in one post.  So once you finish you should be knowledgeable on how to apply & where to buy the best.

How To

Step one to achieving the perfect glow, is to knowing where to place it. A highlighter’s purpose is to brighten areas of the face. Begin by adding  a stoke in all areas you want to emphasize like your brow bone, bridge of your nose, cheek bones and cupid’s bow- right above your lips.  You can opt for a powder or cream product, depending on your desired look, and then proceed to get your shine on Sis.

A note on brushes; you may need more than one size depending on where your planning to place your shimmer.

Highlight Hues

I’ve learned from trial and error and from chatting with my handful of MUA friends a few tips for matching highlighter hues to your skin tone.

Fair skin tones will glisten with iridescent whites, pinks & champagnes. ‘

Olive/medium skin tones like me will glow when a peach/coral or gold  shimmer is applied.

Queens with darker complexions will radiate under rich rose & warm golds.

Ready Set Glow

Creams & powders can be found at high and low price points, below are a great assortment to start with or add to your collection. I mean I don’t think it’s possible to have too much shimmer. . .


Haute Highlights- Sundiped


Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder For Face And Body

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed  Highlighters 

Stila Heaven Hue Highlighters in Kitten & Bronze


Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Cream Highlighter

Coverfix cream based click highlighter 

Haute Highlights -Maybelline

Maybelline’s FaceStudio Master Strobing Stick 

Haute Highlighter

Glossier  Haloscope

Alright  girl, go get your goods , now that you know what to look for, it should be a breeze.   You got this, and if at any point, you don’t, get to your nearest beauty counter and chat with an expert. It’s their job to teach, get your learn on so for all summer `17 you can get your glow on.


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