Highlighting and strobing has become very popular over past year and it does not look like it is going anywhere, any time soon. Instead, more and more companies are releasing their own illuminating products. Here are some of the highlighting products I have tried over the years, my tips on using them, and some I haven’t been able to get my hands on yet.

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Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick Compact $46

Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick Compact was the first highlighting product I ever owned, before the highlighting and contouring trend took way. I love the shimmer bricks because they are not meant to give you that overdone finish but instead add a natural glow to the face, suitable for all skin tones. I also love this product because it is multipurpose. You can swirl the colors around for a bronzy color on the cheeks or take a precision eye brush to create a really cool eye look.


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MAC’s Mineralize Skin Finish in Global Glow $32


MAC’s Mineralize Skin Finish in Global Glow is one of my most recent highlighter purchases and I would give a 3 out of 5 rating. It gets the job done, it gives off a nice color but I wish I were getting more. It takes multiple strokes to get the desired payoff and even then I still can’t really achieve the luminous look with this product alone. I will definitely finish the pan but it is not something I would buy again.



I have seen and heard great things about the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit ($40) but I have not been able to get my hands on them. I am wary of purchasing face products online because I feel the need to swatch them. If not, there is a good chance they will look ashy on my skin tone. If you can find it though, this kit is a great deal because you are basically getting 4 shades for the price of one. If you have been able to try this kit out, let me know what you thought!

The new Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish 003 is one of the hottest things in makeup and is currently sold out. At a whopping $72, this comes with a stick highlighter and balm duo, a full size stippling brush, and a pressed pigment like highlighter. This combination of products is very versatile and considering the number of products you are getting, the price is understandable. The stick and pigment could be good for a next level cheekbone highlight and the stick could also be useful on the collarbone and shoulders with cute summer tops.


These are the few that have really stood out to me over the past few months. Let me know if you try any of them out and what you think! Leave a comment below!