These chunky crayon style highlighters are somewhat of a new form and they make application the easiest. If you're new to highlighting these are great as they tend not to be too shimmery and you can apply straight onto the cheekbones. The first one I got was the No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter which is a lovely champagne colour. It gives more of a sheen rather than glitter on the skin. The Collection Speedy Highlighter is very similar but I little more cool toned. If you want a cheaper option it's a great find.
This was one of my favourite items I picked up whist I was in America last year since it's not available in the UK. It's the L'oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator in Golden which is made up of four golden highlighting shades. Each shade can be worn alone or mixed together to give a lovely sheen to the skin. It applies really nicely and has a nice shimmer to it. If you can find this it's a great product, they also do a liquid version which I would love to try.
Liquid highlighters might be my favourite type of highlighter as they're so multi-purpose. You can mix them with foundation, where them underneath or use them as a normal highlighter. My favourite is the Revlon Skin Lights Illuminator in Bare Light which is the perfect golden shade that isn't glittery. A more expensive version which is just as nice is the Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector in Rose Shimmer which is a champagne colour that is again not glittery.
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I've come to love a more warm, golden colour highlighter these days as it adds colour and brightness to the skin. I think highlighters come in especially useful in Winter as the skin can look dull easily and any of these can add that glow back. After rediscovering these I want to check out some more to see what is new. What are some of your favourite highlighters?