Makeup Monday: The Best Highlights

Happy Monday Beauties! 

I hope this post finds you ready to conquer the week ahead. If not, fake it with one of makeup's greatest inventions: the highlight. Get your glow on girl! I have been so obsessed with this makeup product of late. I am constantly trying out new ones and looking for recommendations. That's probably why my bestie got me a new highlighter for Christmas (shoutout to my girl Grace). Below are a few of my favorite highlighting products, just click the title for product/purchase details. I also included a duds section for you guys. Not trying to spread hate, just wish I had known these products wouldn't hit the mark before I purchased them. 

W3ll People Bio Brightener: I discovered this everyday highlight via BirchBox (shout out to my sweet mother-in-law for an extremely thoughtful subscription box! She knows me so well). I love the subtle way it makes my skin sing! BONUS: W3ll People is a brand I always feel great purchasing from knowing that they are ingredient conscious & never use harmful artificial chemicals found in most makeup brands.

Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam Matte Liquid Highlighter: I know that I just mentioned this product in my February beauty favorites, but it is the highlight I consistently reach for every morning, so I couldn't leave her off the list!

Tarte Skin Twinkle Volume II Lighting Palette: (longest title ever!). I would give this palette a solid B-. While it applies like a dream and stays all day, the color range is a bit off in my opinion. Of the 4 colors only 2 are truly wearable with my skin tone. I love the formula however, so I will probably give one of their other highlighting palettes a try (here's the one I've been eyeing for a while: Tarteist PRO Glow To Go Highlight & Contour Palette).

Recent Duds (not even gonna link these): 

L'oreal Infallible Pro-Contour: technically this is a contour palette, but the bronze and the highlight in it both fall so short... the highlight looks like nothing on my skin and I can't even build it up (the bronzer is just a weird muddy shade and is pretty patchy when you go to blend out).

WetnWild Megaglo Illuminating Palette (in Catwalk Pink): what can I say about this? When you apply with a brush it blends away to nothing. If you apply with your fingers it applies okay as a subtle highlight, but disappears from your face after an hour or two. I love that there are affordable highlighting options at the drugstore, but there has to be a better option.

What highlight is at the top of your makeup bag? Comment below and spread the glow!