Best Highlighters of 2017

Hey guys!

I wanted to share with you my favourite highlighters of 2017! I had tried quite a few new ones in 2017 but these 5 made the final cut!

ColourPop Super Shock Cheek in “Smokin’ Whistles” – I love ColourPop highlighters because of their smooth texture. It is more of a powder based highlighter but has a smooth creamy sort of feel, definitely different than any other highlighter I’ve tried in terms of texture. This one in particular I fell in love with because of the colour. It’s a very, very light pink colour with a sheer glow. It doesn’t have any heavy sparkle, just the right amount for everyday use. Perfect for the summertime to add that blush pink glow and winter time to add that pearly effect! I’m not sure if this shade is in stock anymore but if you get a chance to try any of the ColourPop Highlighters I highly recommend you do!

Becca Shimmering Pressed Skin Perfector in “Champagne Pop” – I remember when I first wanted this highlighter it was sold out for weeks! Every time I checked back it wasn’t there, it was very popular and for good reason! When I finally got my hands on it I understood the hype. Some of you reading this might say I’m a little late to the Becca highlighter train, and you’re right but I am on it now and I didn’t completely miss it! This highlighter is great for fun nights out on the town when you really want to glow it up. It’s definitely wearable for day time as well but I find myself gravitating towards it more when I’m going out! It’s a beautiful champagne gold colour with the perfect amount of sparkle and shine!

Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Twinkle – I was so excited when they came out with this! Benefit cosmetics is one of my all time favourite make up brands and I own their Dandelion blush (which I love) so when I heard they came out with a “twinkle” version you know I was on that right away! I find this highlighter to be the least dramatic out of my top 5, it has shine properties but doesn’t give you that “wow” factor like the others. This isn’t a bad thing in my eyes because this is my go too for everyday shine especially in the summer since it is a light pink colour! I apply it right overtop of the Benefit Dandelion Blush and it adds that summer glow thats perfect for hot days without being super heavy on the skin. Benefit Cosmetics never lets me down!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Highlighter in “Glimmer” – Speaking of favourite make up brands, Tarte Cosmetics is another one of my all time favourite make up companies. From their beautiful products to what they stand for it really is an awesome brand. I am quite the avid shopper at Sephora, and when my birthday came around  I had the option of a little birthday gift from them (they give the best samples) When I saw that a Tarte Cosmetics kit was an option there was no hesitation in choosing it. Lucky for me this glimmer highlighter was amongst the goodies! This highlighter is on the sheer side as well much like the Dandelion Twinkle but is still so beautiful for everyday use, or you can build it to your desired shine. This one isn’t super pink it’s more on the pearly side which is nice and it goes with everything!

Hourlgass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in “Euphoric Strobe Light” – WHERE DO I BEGIN! I feel like I should have done an entire post just on this highlighter alone because it really is my holy grail product that I don’t think I could ever live without. It is the perfect combination of gold/pink tones and has both the micro sparkle and chunkier sparkle mixed together, in a good way. I literally put this highlighter everywhere, my cheekbones, sometimes I use it with my eyeshadow, sometimes I use it on it’s own as eye shadow, my collar bones, my shoulders……everything! I can’t boost this product enough, it was not only my favourite highlighter but hands down the best product of 2017!


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  1. January 8, 2018 / 8:42 pm

    Ooh I have always wanted to try Colour Pop, but I can never find it anywhere! Benefit and Tarte are two of my favourite brands too! You should try the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder! Its amazing, I love it, my holy grail! xx

    • samanthaalexandra
      January 9, 2018 / 3:44 am

      I think you can only get ColourPop online and YES Hourglass has so many beautiful products I want them all!

      • January 9, 2018 / 4:54 pm

        Yeah I heard you can only get it online, so sad! OMG the blushers are to die for from Hourglass, gorgeous!

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