MY TOP 6: BEST BRONZERS & HIGHLIGHTERS

August 7, 2015

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal

If you read my blog on regular basis, you probably know that when it comes to make up, bronzer & highlighter are the two products I can't live without. In fact, I would say that they are basically the starting point of any look I create regardless of whether I am going for a simple day-time make-up or full on dramatic night-time one. As I was chatting about a few of my favorite bronzers & highlighters with Ninel recently ( my best friend, partner in crime and fellow make-up addict ), we realized that most of our all-time favorites are unsurprisingly the same. Unsurprisingly because... well, let's face it, not all bronzers & highlighters are created equal. The good ones can help you achieve that beautiful glowing skin, and the not-so great ones go on unevenly or look entirely to sparkly:) And so, Ninel and I decided to collaborate on a post featuring our top 6 favorite bronzers & highlighters.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light, best highlighter


BRONZERS:

I love to contour with the NARS Laguna bronzer because it’s completely matte and gives me that shadow-like effect I’m looking for when contouring. I like placing it in the hollow of my cheeks, right below the cheekbone, to make my cheekbone appear higher. I also dust a bit on my forehead around the hairline and the jaw line. Most of the days though, I like my skin looking natural and bronzy as opposed to contoured so I go for bronzers with a bit of shimmer in them. Tarte’s Park Ave Princess bronzer works well for me. It has just enough shimmer to give my skin a bronzy glow yet it doesn’t have those heavy sparkles and overbearing shine. I also found that the bronzer Ulta makes is a great alternative. Again, it provides the glow without the heavy sparkles.

NARS Laguna bronzer, best matte bronzer

Tarte’s Park Ave Princess, best everyday bronzer, ulta bronzer

HIGHLIGHTERS:

As far as highlighters go, I have a few favorites. The one I use on a daily basis is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light. It’s such a beautiful and subtle highlight. The powder is so extremely fine, it blends into my skin and gives me the most natural looking highlight. It has no specs of gold or any heavy shimmer so it’s perfect for every day looks. I dust it on my cheekbones, and a little on the center of the forehead and chin.


The NYX Liquid Illuminator brings the sparkle when I need it. If I feel the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder is not enough on a certain day, I apply the NYX Liquid Illuminator underneath it (on the cheekbones only, it’s a little much for the forehead and chin). That way, I get the beautiful glow and a little sparkle. Another favorite highlighter of mine is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal (pressed). I definitely reach for this one when I’m looking for an intense highlight with a wet-like effect on the skin. The formulation on this one is amazing; it’s a powder yet it’s a little creamy, and it applies beautifully. I like to apply it on the cheekbones and the cupid’s bow. It also works really well as a brow bone and inner corner of the eyes highlight so it’s definitely a multi tasker.

NYX Liquid Illuminator

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P.S. I am working on a step-by-step instructional post to show you my go-to bronzed & highlighted skin make up look. It's coming up in the next 2 weeks, so stay tuned:) Meanwhile, if you have any questions about products or application, please feel free to email me any time! 



51 comments:

Elizabeth Hawn said...

gorgeous makeup! you look great!

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Jill @ Champagne for Everyday said...

Gorgeous makeup, you look beautiful!

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Sanja said...

I love NYX ! You look beautiful as always..:)
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studentsandstyle said...

Nars Laguna is one of my all time favorites as well :)

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Stephanie said...

Look like such great bronzers! :)

Christine Iversen said...

These look amazing and you look really beautiful :-)

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Cassidy Taylor-Memmory said...

These photos are just so gorgeous! Love your choices for bronzers and highlighters, will be adding some of the cruelty free ones to my list!

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Joy Shiness said...

Awesome makeup !

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Liz Lauren said...

I can't get over how perfect your skin is

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Camille said...

Great post ! You look stunning
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Annlouise Lindberg said...

Thanks for this post! I'm feeling like a contouring pro right now! :)

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Dominique Candido said...

gorgeous
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* Helen * said...

You look absolutely gorgeous, love this!! <3

I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

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anoddgirl said...

i really want to pick up a nars bronzer
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TheBohoFlow said...

You look flawless! Thanks for the tips.
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Ujjaini Lahiry said...

I like your top. Where is it from?

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Naomi said...

Thanks for sharing this! - I have been looking for a decent highlighter for a long time time!

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Adriana said...

Nars Laguna is one of my favourites too!
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Beatrice Gutu said...

You are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing these, cause I was just looking for a bronzer!

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Vanessa Mensah said...

The Nars contour brush is so good. I also really want the Nyx liquid illuminator now. Cant wait to see your guide to contour, I definitely need help haha...


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so nice look ; >


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Mlle Coconath said...

Thanks for sharing! You look absolutely gorgeous!
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Lauren Dimesky said...

'Can't wait to see your upcoming tutorial….I am not that great in the makeup department and I would love to get a totally new bronzy skin look! I load my face with such high SPF sunscreen that I'm always super pale and look like I never step outside! He he….this would really help me to get that sun kissed look that I would love to have!!! Love your perfectly applied cat eye, too! xo

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Shaunte Booker said...

I have been looking for some bronzers. These are some great suggestions. Beautiful pictures!
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Kejmy Tatranská said...

amazing article and you look so gorgeous as always! :).

Kejmy ♥.

Andrea jueong said...

Simply gorgeous!
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FASHIONCONTAINER said...

You've got such flawless skin! love!

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The Style Circus said...

Thank you for your recommendations!

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Monika Basiaga said...

I adore your photos! They're so professional!
Beautiful make-up and very useful post :)

Jessi Malay said...

Your highlighting is fabulous! Love your products too! Just did a tutorial on highlighting and contouring too. Let me know what you think.

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cristina surdu said...

you are so beautiful!!!

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Ann said...

Nars Laguna simply ROCKS. Another good one you'd like is Too Faced Chocolate Soleil.

Gracious Store said...

You look amazingly beautiful

Angie Wilson said...

Becca opal is one of my favorites, have your tried luminous light from hourglass? It's gorgeous.

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margaret said...

Are these products compatible with any skin tone?

margaret said...

Are these products compatible with any skin tone?

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MakeupTalk said...

Love the look! So beautiful!

designman said...

I like how natural it looks.

Lou Lou said...

It looks so natural! I love this!


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Lucy Van Dean said...

I so love this natural look. Great choices on bronzes & highlighters. <3


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vivus said...

NARS Laguna bronzer- it is definately one of the best!

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blogdacibs said...

Hi Annabelle,

I just arrived at you blog recenlty and I must say i'm obsessed with your style, your beauty and off course the blog work. I can't stop going through the posts! hahahaah I am really in love with your make up style and inspired to try something similar for a wedding in September.

Thank you for sharing your favorite bronzers and highliters!

Seda Karaman said...

Great post with some fantastic bronzers! I just did a blog post on my top 5 bronzers as well so feel free to check it out @ http://sedakaraman.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/top-5-bronzers.html Thanks xxx