12 days of golden glow (highlights)

Christmas is less than a week away, so I’m continuing on with the festive theme (last week was red lip products). This week it’s all about my golden (cruelty free) highlights!

Admittedly, I’m not as horrified as I thought I would be at the amount of highlights I own. As most of these are in palettes, I feel like I can justify the collection more. Now let’s see what I’ve got!

Subsolar from Sleek Makeup

Subsolar is from Sleek Makeup’s Solstice palette, and is a white gold shade. It has a bright white base, making it the palest golden highlight I own. I prefer wearing this in winter because it’s so light (and bright).

Mary-Lou Manizer from theBalm

Mary-Lou is an old favourite in the beauty community, and it’s easy to see why! It’s a soft white-champagne colour, but has just enough warmth in it to work for a range of skintones.

Hypnotic Strobe Light from Hourglass

Hypnotic Strobe is one of two marbled highlighters that I own. Despite having some micro-glitters, I find this to be pretty natural on the skin (typical of Hourglass powders).

Surreal Strobe Light from Hourglass

Surreal Strobe Light is another natural highlight, as it just blends in with the rest of my makeup! I’d describe this as being a pale golden shade with a warm undertone.

Satin Sheets from Too Faced

Satin Sheets is a light frosty-champange shade. I love using this on my cheekbones, but notice there’s a lot of kick up in the pan.

Shooting Star from Too Faced

Shooting Star is a darker champagne shade, and has more pigment than other similar powdery highlights. This one is pretty versatile for a range of skintones too.

Prosecco Pop from Becca

Prosecco Pop is a golden-honey shade with a warm yellow undertone.

Champagne Pop from Becca

Champagne Pop is a warm golden-champagne shade, and is another universally-flattering highlight, depending on how much (or little) you use.

Glo Getter from Anastasia Beverly Hills

Glo Getter is a deeper golden-champagne highlight with strong pigmentation and features some glitter. If you have trouble with skin texture peaking through your makeup, this is a highlight to skip out on.

143 from Anastasia Beverly Hills

Like Glo Getter, 143 from the Nicole¬†Guerriero Glow Kit is a glittery highlight with strong pigmentation. It’s one of the darkest highlights I own, and I need to use a VERY light hand to make it work.

Blow Me Out from Colourpop

Blow Me Out is another darker gold highlight. Like all Colourpop Super Shock Shadows, it has a soft, creamy texture, and can be applied with a brush or tapped on with your finger.

Churro from Colourpop

This is my other marble (or tye-dye) highlight, and while I love the shade, it’s not the best for my fair skin. I use a fluffy tappered highlighting brush to use this bronze shade.

What’s your favourite golden highlight? Let me know what you’ll be wearing this festive season in the comments below!


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