Hello gorgeous and welcome back to Polka Dots and Peonies: The Blog! I’m so thankful you have decided to join me today because today’s post is one many of you have been requesting, my favorite highlighters! No, I’m not talking about the highlighters you used for taking notes in school, but rather the ones that you apply to your cheek bones in hopes to blind someone (not literally)! By applying highlighter we are trying to achieve the look of a glowing goddess and my top picks will help you achieve just that! Below I have listed my Top 5 highlighters based on their quality for the price!
If your favorite highlighter isn’t mentioned, chances are I haven’t tried it yet! Also let me know what your favorites are in the comment section down below!!! Alright lovelies let’s dive right in!
5. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter
I bought this highlighter last year around Christmas time because it was on sale and I was picking one up for my friend as a gift. I had heard so many good things about these highlighters, and how so many people loved. Sadly I just didn’t fall in love with this like I was hoping to. I don’t know if the shade I picked is the reason why but it just doesn’t give me that blinding highlight that I want, and at $38 for a full size and $19 for a mini I just truly don’t think it is worth the money.
4. Mac Extra Dimension Skin finish Highlighter & Mac Mineralize Skin finish Highlighter
Mac was the first brand of highlighter I purchased back in 2015. I remember going to the Mac counter and trying to decide which one to purchase, (at this time they only had 2 to choose from) and I decided to go with the Mac Mineralize Skin finish Highlighter in Gold Deposit! I remember spending my first $50 at the Mac counter (I also purchased a lipstick.) The Mac highlighters are $34 and I think you get the bang for your buck, these will make you glow, but these are a little more expensive!
3. Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter
This is most beauty goers drug store holy grail for highlighter! It imitates the high-end brand quality and performs sometimes better than those at Sephora and all for a fraction of the price! You can find this beauty ranging from $7.50-$10.00! The down side? Unfortunately there are only 4 colors, and this is always in such high demand it can make it harder to find! So if you come across one, GRAB IT AND RUN!!!! This baby will having you looking like a glazed donut in no time!
2. MORPHExBRETMAN Babe In Paradise Highlighter Pallet
OH MY GOSH I’M IN LOVE!!!! If you don’t have any highlighter and you’re looking to invest in some but don’t want to spend the $40-$50 for a palette, girl this was made for you! I remember the first day this launched in store at Ulta Beauty I was there when the doors opened to buy this!! (I’m unsure if they still sell this in store, I recommend calling before you go.) This is such an amazing bang for your buck ladies! This palette is $29 AND it also comes with a fan brush to apply the highlighter. Here’s how I look at it: each highlighter is $4 and then you are “buying” the brush for $5, I truly think that is such an amazing deal loves!!! Also they’ll be able to see you from mars wearing these highlighters!
1.Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighters
You can truly buy any of their highlighters and they just don’t disappoint! This is hands down my favorite highlighter, I mean I do own 4 of their highlighting palettes! OOPS! I have 2 of the more neutral palettes they have come out with (That Glow and Gleam) and then 2 of their more colorful palettes (Moonchild and Aurora). If you are looking to “splurge” a little go for these! If you break it down and buy a 4 piece highlighting palette (retails for $40) then you are spending $10 on each highlighter which is equivalent to 1 of the Maybelline highlighters. If you move on and buy one of the $45 palettes that have 6 highlighters you are spending $7.50 a highlighter! Not bad at all you guys! Anastasia also has 2 individual highlighters the Riviera (rose gold) and the Amerzy (gold) that both retail for $28. Personally I have not purchased them only because I feel I get more “bang for my buck” buying one of the palettes, but I have heard amazing things about them both!! Any of these highlighters will have you glowing to the Gods!
Alright my lovelies those are my Top 5 favorite highlighters. I hope you all find on that you love from this list and give it a try! If I had to pick one from the list that you should purchase it would have to be the MORPHExBRETMAN Babe In Paradise Palette, this truly is where you will get the most for your money! The only reason it’s not number one on my list is because of how much I personally like the Anastasia Palettes and don’t mind spending the extra money on them! Also if you decide to purchase the MORPHE Palette many influencers including Bretman Rock have a coupon code that allows you to save 10% off at check out!
Stay Golden Sunshine! I’ll talk to you next time!
Love always, Chloé Danielle
P.S. I am so sorry I don’t have pictures for the MORPHExBRETMAN palette, I can’t find it at the moment. I don’t believe in taking others photos and using them in my blog! Definitely google this palette though she’s GORGEOUS!