My Top 3 Highend Highlighters: M.A.C, Becca and theBalm

With constant change in makeup trend “Strobing” is a new term that is buzzing around in the beauty world. Well strobing is just a fancy term for extensive highlighting, but what is the difference between strobing and contouring? Hmm!!! Strobing is a technique of enhancing highest points on the face where the sun naturally hits without using any deeper shades to create shadow. Basically no bronzer or deeper shades used on the face. Simple, right?
Strobing might be the new trend, but natural look is all I live for. Perfect combination of highlight and contour is a must for me. Here are my top 3 highlighters which is perfect for strobing as well as natural look.


M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish: Soft & Gentle


Soft&Gentle is described as “gilded peach bronze”. It’s a warm tone highlighter with frost sheen. The powder is not finely milled and has chunky glitter which can be clearly seen coming off from the pan. However, this drawback does not take away the beauty of the product on the skin. It’s perfect on all skin tones. If you are looking for everyday highlighter I would definitely recommend this one.  It is subtle and beautiful on the skin.

Available: M.A.C Counter


Becca Cosmetics: Opal


Becca cosmetics is known for its highlighter and this one is my personal favorite. Opal is described as “golden opal pearl” which is perfect on warm skin tone. If I compare the shade with other highlighter, it’s no different, but the formula is to die for. The texture on this one is smooth like butter, making it easy to blend. There are no glitter particles, hence gives awesome natural sheen on the skin. The powder is finely milled which can be seen in the swatch above. If you have to go with only one highlighter, I will recommend Becca in the shade Opal.

Available: Sephora


theBalm cosmetics: Mary-Lou Manizer


If you want to be seen from the moon, this is the one you need in your life. This is BAM on your face highlighter. Mary-Lou Manizer is the one I prefer to wear for a night out. Not that you can’t wear it during the day, but if you do you are sure to be noticed. Love this one for both its formula and intensity and not to forget the packaging. If you are in for strobing, this one is made for you.

Available: Luxola

What are your favorite highlighter?

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