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7 Aug

Best Highlighters For That Sunkissed GLOW

best highlighters for summer

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Laura Mercier Face Illumination Powder 

I just got the Laura Mercier shimmering powders a few weeks ago and have been using them non-stop ever since! When using powder highlighters, it’s so important to find one that melts into your skin instead of resting on the surface and giving you that streaky look. And these do just that!! The formula is gorgeous- lightweight, smooth and iridescent, instead of glittery. The bonus is that their highly customizable depending on your technique, I love using the fan brush because you can control the amount of product you sweep onto the skin and really hit the high points of your face easily. These are the best highlighters for summer because the texture is very lightweight and smooth, so it doesn’t feel heavy on your skin at all. And most importantly, this formula doesn’t emphasize my pores (deal closed!!) Of course, I still always wear my Shiseido smart filtering smoother underneath to create a flawless canvas for my make-up! The two colors I’ve been rotating are Indiscretion which is a light-medium, gold shimmer with warm undertones (perfect for when I’m more tan). And when I want a highlighter that pops more, I use Devotion which is a rosy pink with warmer undertones.

Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter

A long time favorite of mine has always been the Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter. What I love most about this highlighter is how buttery it feels!! Since my skin is on the oily side, I’ve always preferred using powders over cream products. This powder is so finely pressed and goes onto the skin so creamy and smooth for a powder product. I use the opal shade, but each individual shade actually has multi-toned pigment pearls that adjust to your skin’s natural undertones so you look even more luminous..doesn’t get better than that right?! I usually apply this highlighter with my fingertips or the back of my beauty blender for the most flawless finish.

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops 

Whenever I want to really emphasize that GLOW, I start by layering a drop or two of these Custom Enhancer Drops by Cover FX on the areas of my face that I want to highlight the most. They add that perfect glow-from-within look to your skin and can basically act as a primer for a powder highlight. You can also add a couple drops to your liquid foundation or moisturizer for an all-over glow which is perfect for achieving that sunkissed look! A little goes a long way with this guy..so make sure you only use a couple drops.


Bite beauty shimmer glosses

Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Ever since Pat McGrath came out with her glitter lips, I’ve been trying to find an everyday metallic gloss that gives my lips a nice shimmer effect without being too overwhelming. Bite Beauty has always been my go-to brand for lipsticks, so when they released their collection of metallic lip glosses that was inspired by mermaids..I knew they were going to be something special! Each color is soo unique, pigmented and iridescent. It’s hard to nail a metallic gloss formula because they tend to be really sticky and slide off the lips, but this formula is amazing and did I mention it smells like creamsicles?! I like to wear these over top my lipstick to add a chrome finish because it really adds that pretty metallic pop underneath another color! My favorite shade for summer is the Pink Pearl, a pinky tone with gold and hints of peach.

Becca Cosmetics Lush Lip Color Balm

These color balms by Becca Cosmetics is everything I love about a lip balm and lipstick combined in one product! Super creamy, moisturizing, and adds a nice sheer color to your lips. In the summertime, my lips tend to get really dry because of the sun and humidity and I’m constantly having to use lip balm!! I love having color on my lips, but tinted lip balms just don’t do it for me. So this product has really been a gamechanger!! With a few swipes you can build the intensity of the color on your lips or get a soft sheer finish with just one swipe. The bonus is that this lipstick is infused with jojoba oil to keep your lips hydrated at all times, no chapped lips here!! My favorite shades for summer are Almond Fraise, a dusty rose and Cafe Au Lait, a pretty peach beige.

best highlighters for summer

Hope you loves had a nice weekend :) Now that my closet/vanity is finally finished (final reveal coming next week!!) I’ll be filming a bunch of new beauty tutorials. What do you guys wanna see next on my Youtube channel?! Leave me some ideas in the comments below :)

Xxo, Jessi

  • Hayley Larue

    I LOVE the highlight by Becca!! I just started using it a month ago and I’m obsessed!! <3


    August 7, 2017 at 10:22 am Reply
  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Love ❤️ the sweet and au naturelle looking lipstick 💄 colours! Very nice selections! :)

    🌸🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸🍃| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    August 7, 2017 at 10:56 am Reply
  • Ashlee

    omg I need to try the becca highlighter!! I’ve heard so many great things abt it!!

    August 7, 2017 at 2:32 pm Reply
  • Harper

    thanks so much for sharing! I’ve been dying to know what made you glow!!!

    August 7, 2017 at 2:34 pm Reply
  • kristen

    I just bought the cover fx and its amazing! I’ve gotten so many compliments!! hope you have a great week Jessi<3

    August 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm Reply
  • alexis

    my favorite highlighters all in one pic! im obsessed with becca products! great finds babe!

    August 7, 2017 at 2:38 pm Reply
  • Esther

    I am over the moon with the Becca highlighter.
    Probably I will try one of your lipstick picks too.
    Thank you for sharing. Have a fabulous week.

    Love, Esther

    August 7, 2017 at 3:33 pm Reply
  • Amy

    Becca is my favorite too! I need to try the lipstick options. I LOVE a good glow!

    Hope your week is off to a great start!

    xx, Amy

    August 7, 2017 at 5:41 pm Reply
  • Maryam

    These highlighters are so beautiful. My favorite has to be Becca. She makes the best ones :) Thanks for sharing.

    xx, Maryam

    August 7, 2017 at 6:47 pm Reply
  • Christine Kong

    I just got these Laura Mercier illuminators too and I love them. All of the shades are so pretty for that glow. I haven’t used the other highlighters that you mentioned in the post, but excited to try them too! xoxo, Christine

    August 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm Reply
  • Susanne - Bag at you

    Beautiful photos and thank you for all these great tips!! I also have the LM illuminator and love it!! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

    August 7, 2017 at 7:53 pm Reply
  • Joanna Go

    Thanks for this great list of products for achieving a gorgeous glow, which is a makeup look I really love! I really want to try that Laura Mercier powder. Laura Mercier is such a great brand. I already love their Secret Camouflage and eye shadows so I’m sure that won’t disappoint.

    xo, Jo

    August 7, 2017 at 8:19 pm Reply
  • Elegant Duchess

    I’m on a forever lookout for highlighters even though I have tons of them! It’s just one of those things that I believe in the expression ‘the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence’. thank you for sharing those. I have been using Laure Mercier for years now and I can vouch for its quality however I’ve never heard of Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter … that means I will be buying it :) XO


    August 8, 2017 at 1:40 am Reply
  • sunny

    Everything is perfect i would love to prefer damn hot Lipstick.


    August 8, 2017 at 2:39 am Reply
  • Ashon

    Now these are some great beauty hacks I must add to my makeup family. These products look and sound very impressive, especially that Cover FX Custome Enhancer Drops is intriguing me. Thanks for sharing these beauty hacks.

    xx Ashon

    August 8, 2017 at 3:05 am Reply
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    August 8, 2017 at 4:37 am Reply
  • Ashley

    I am suuuuch a Becca highlighter fan- but I need to test drive the rest of this list! :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

    August 8, 2017 at 7:55 am Reply
  • Jenelle

    I have heard so much about Becca but am yet to try! I have been all about Bobbi Brown of late and I am obsessed with their highlighters! So good!
    xx Jenelle

    August 8, 2017 at 8:37 am Reply
  • Jalisa

    I’ve heard such great things about BECCA’s highlighter in general, but I haven’t yet tried them out. I’ll have to keep this one in mind! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful; sending much love to you and the baby!!!



    August 8, 2017 at 11:04 am Reply
  • ivana split

    very informative post….who doesn’t want to get that sun-kissed glow?—and the right high lighter makes all the difference.

    August 8, 2017 at 2:47 pm Reply
  • Lindsey of The Nomis Niche

    How funny, I’m actually working on a similar post! But I haven’t tried all of these – thanks for the tips! The Becca pressed highlighter is on my to-try list now. :)

    Love, Lindsey

    August 8, 2017 at 4:21 pm Reply
  • Joua Yang

    I’m using my Anastasia Highlighter. Thank you for sharing as I try to different highlighter. I don’t like too much highlighting but enough for a pretty glow! Joua to the Rescue

    August 8, 2017 at 5:46 pm Reply
  • Ashleigh D'Mello

    These are such gorgeous highlighters babe! My current one is running low so I’m definitely going to go with one of these, hehe :) Loving the imagery too!

    Ashleigh x

    August 9, 2017 at 12:01 am Reply
  • mahi

    such a great post… this is really amazing products

    August 9, 2017 at 2:45 pm Reply
  • Emily

    These products are great! Absolutely want to try the BECCA lipstick!
    Isn’t That Charming.

    August 10, 2017 at 12:29 pm Reply
  • Priscilla

    I just had a Highlighter of Becca, but need to try more.

    Lovely pictures



    August 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm Reply

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