Shimmer Shimmer Shake

14 Sep

Highlighters are such an essential item for your makeup look. If you don’t use them, shame, shame on you.

Red:

Eyes:

MAC eyeshadow in Dazzlelight ($11.50, maccosmetics.com) – Dazzlelight is a very subdued shimmery shadow. It adds a perfect highlight to your browbones or inner corner of your eyes.  It’s nice for day to day because it’s not too intense of a shimmer.

MAC eyeshadow in Shroom ($11.50, maccosmetics.com) – Shroom is very similar to the above mentioned Dazzlelight, but is more of an intense shimmer. I love to use this as a highlight when I’m going out for a night on the town.

Stila eyeshadow in Kitten ($18, Sephora.com) – Kitten is one of my absolute favorite shadows for highlighting the inner corners of my eyes. It’s a super pigmented champagne color. It goes with almost all shadows and is absolutely gorgeous.

Cheeks:

Benefit Highbeam ($26, Sephora.com) – This stuff may look like nail polish, but don’t be fooled. It is absolutely AH-mazing. It adds an incredible highlight to your cheek bones and it lasts all day long. I even like to use it to highlight my cupid’s bow as well.

NARS blush in Albatross ($27, Sephora.com ) – Albotross is a blush, but I wouldn’t ever wear it as just a blush. It is, however, a perfect highlighter. It a frosty shimmer with gold reflects to it. It adds such a pretty glow to your cheeks. This is another highlighter that I especially like for nights out.

Pants: Like Red, I also love NARS Albatross and Benefit High Beam. Here are a couple more items to add to your arsenal:

Cheeks and Eyes:

Tarte Radiant & Rested: Volume II Universal Complexion & Color Collection ($42, Sephora.com) This kit has two AMAZEBALLS highlighters (as well as a blush and lip gloss that are equally as amazeballs). The first is the Amazonian Clay Shimmer Powder in Champagne ($30, Tartecosmetics.com). This is similar to NARS’ albatross, and has a pretty gold shimmer to it. It’s available separately for $30, or you can get a smaller version in this Radiant and Rested kit with lots of other goodies. I think the kit is the better value, because it also includes the Bright Side Double-Ended Eye Brightener. One side is the day color – shimmering champagne, and the other side is night, a shimmering pink. Each end is a pointed sponge tip, and the color is in the cap. It’s the perfect side for highlighting the inner corner of eyes. Bright Side is currently only available in this kit.

Tell us, what are your favorite highlighters?

xo,

Red & Pants

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