The Marc Jacobs Beauty Glow Stick ($42) is a cream highlighter. I received this from Influenster, and I have to say, when I saw this in stores, it wasn’t one of those must-have-immediately items. It just seemed like your standard cream highlighter. But when I uncapped this and smoothed it over my cheekbones, I was shocked by how shimmer-packed and flattering it was. It has both gold and silver shimmer in it, so it’s flattering to nearly every skin tone under the sun. It couldn’t be any easier: just swipe over your cheekbones directly from the stick, or dab on with fingertips or a synthetic brush. You can control the level of highlight by blending and layering. The end effect is gorgeous. This one took me by surprise!
BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in Champagne Pop ($41) is the shade on which they collaborated with Jaclyn Hill. I love Champagne Pop Pressed; although it’s a powder, it’s creamy to the touch and packs such a glistening punch. I have literally been waiting a year for the liquid version, and I wish it lived up to the hype, but it falls a bit short. No doubt, this is a beautiful highlighter; the peachy champagne shade is a winner, and the shimmer is gorgeous and makes you look lit-from-within. But I have other shades of this product, and based on their finish, I thought this was going to look like a little more intense when applied. The effect is more subtle, more toned-down. I still love it, it’s just not quite as in-your-face as Champagne Pop Pressed (and sometimes, that’s a good thing). This reflects beautifully on the skin, and can be used on décolleté, legs, arms…anywhere you want a little radiance.
More shimmer and shine after the jump.