Sunday, March 3, 2013

the more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.

Every girl wants dewy, natural, fresh looking skin. One of the ways to achieve this look is by using a highlighting product. I absolutely love the glow that the perfect highlight can create. Today, I am going to showcase some of my favourite high-end and drugstore highlights.


My favourite highlights are: 

High-end - NARS Silver Factory Illuminator and Anastasia Beverly Hills in Aspen
Drugstore - Joe Fresh Highlighting Quad and Hard Candy Glow All The Way


As you can see from my choices, these are all liquid or cream based highlights. While there are a ton of great powder highlights to choose from, they don't work well for me. Since I have dry skin, I tend to stick with cream highlights, especially during the winter months.

 L-R: NARS, Hard Candy, Anastasia Beverly Hills

Joe Fresh Highlighting Quad

Each of these highlights gives off a slightly different look. The NARS highlight has a bold, silvery finish; the Anastasia Beverly Hills highlight creates a gorgeous light shimmery glow; the Joe Fresh highlighting quad has four different highlights - one in white, a champagne shade, a gold tone, and a pink blush tone. Each gives off a sheer, natural looking glow; the Hard Candy highlight is cute and girly, with a light hint of shimmer.

These are some of my favourite highlighting products. What are yours?

xo Shannon

53 comments:

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  2. I love Nars cosmetics!

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  3. love this post :)
    xoxo
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  4. I love highlighting products! Have you tried Mac's cream colour base in pearl? It's my favourite highlight! :)

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  5. Thanks for this post! I'm older so I need to add some good highlighters to my makeup collection! My skin is drier in my 30's. great post! Xx. Pip

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  6. Wow the anastasia beverley hills one looks like it would give you suchhh a nice complexion. I have oily skin though :( Thanks for the post!

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  7. cool post, I would liked to see how it looks on u!

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  8. I like the look of the Nars one best!

    xxLiora
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  9. I really need an highlighter but I'm broke!

    xoxo
    My Blog, Blonde but not least

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  10. If I could look even half as good as Hayden Penettiere I'd consider it quite an accomplishment. lol.

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  11. i love highlighters! especially coz i have dry skin, using highlighter makes my skin looks soooo much better. and wow, the NARS Silver Factory Illuminator is so pigmented. I hope it doesn't look too obnoxious on the face, hehe.

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  12. The Nars highlighter looks really beautiful!

    -Nickie
    http://nickiesworldofstyle.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love the Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter! Thanks for those tips, dear! =)


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  14. Wow, the Nars Silver Factory Illuminator looks divine, as do the others (am a sucker for shimmer)! I'm currently using Benefit's Moon Beam. It's my go to skin pick me up at the moment :)

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  15. so that´s why your makeup was perfect in the other post...
    I´m writing this tips on my diary =)
    kisses dear
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  16. Nice post! FOLLOW me that i follow you!
    I wait for you for a NEW SNOW POST!!

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    Federica
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  17. I think all shades look pretty and I should try to use a highlighter too <3

    xx

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  18. Looks really pretty, I bought L'oreal lumi, but don't use it much.
    I've heard good things about the Nars one.

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  19. never use highlights, but wanna try someday. thanks for share!
    followed you back, sweetie.
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  20. I'm definitely going to have to give the Joe Fresh quad a try! They look as though they will be absolutely perfect for summer. My favourite highlighter is the MAC cult favourite - Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle.

    xo Raquel
    Sassy + Bubbly

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  21. great post...great advise...tnx ..kisses....

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  22. molto carino (: Reb, xoxo.

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  23. love this post!

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  24. totally love the colors! tks for ur visit sweets!

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  25. Love these colours, I use a Benefit highlighter called Watts Up! which is great!

    http://www.feelunique.com/p/Benefit-Watts-Up-Soft-Focus-Highlighter-for-Face-9-4g?utm_source=GoogleBaseUK&utm_medium=gen&catargetid=1799896386&gclid=CN2QyaqB5LUCFePHtAodqBwAQw

    Love G xx

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  26. Mmmmm nice things...!!!! Love it!!

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  27. Hi dear,
    great post!
    I love Nars cosmetics
    See you soon:)
    Xoxo
    Mary
    Fashion tea at 5

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  28. i love Hayden Penettiere. she's so pretty! i'm totally obsessed with highlighters as well. i love how they just add something extra while still looking pretty natural.

    Maggie
    lovestylehappiness.blogspot.com

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  29. Love these! I love highlighters... I totally need the NARS stat!!! xoxo Carla

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  30. great post! I've been looking for great highlighters too!

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  31. so much shimmer! Gets me excited for spring/summer!

    <3Amanda
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  32. Hi dear, very nice post
    I love highlighters too!


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    xoxo

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  33. greta post honey! i love highlighters too and dewy skin

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  34. amazing products! I may try them!
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    xoxo

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  35. I dont have any but might buy one soon!
    xo
    Anastasia

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  36. all of these highlighters look lovely!

    xx
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  37. Amazing products!! I love nude make up!

    Kisses,

    Babi
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  38. Hello there - Love your blog! Just read through several pages before I could even break away to comment! Thanks SO much for explaining this highlight thing to me...I've always thought they seemed like a lovely idea, but wasn't really sure what they looked like. Very helpful that you applied all of these to show their actual colors. Now I can finally choose one to purchase.

    xo
    Kat

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  39. Great post. Can't wait til buy it.

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    Sofia

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  40. Oh my... Love this post!! Hayden looks gorge and I love her skin in this pic!! I also love that you can see her little freckles coming thru!! Gotta try one of these pronto!!
    xoxo
    Jen

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  41. such a beauitul natural look, her skin is so glowing. I love make up like this. Hair it is gorgeous too.
    xxnicki
    nicki fannings blogspot

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  42. Thank you for all of your sweet comments on our blog, I love miss Dior, smells divine, wear it all the time (ooh that rhymed :) )
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  43. ohh those are so nice, I use a VS highlighter :)
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  44. i never really know how to use highlighter, and i'm always scared of just looking I have streaks on my face!xx

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