My favorite highlighters are not based on the color so much as the consistency. I like my highlight/illuminating products finely milled and almost creamy. I stay away from those with chunks of glitter. Most of these i apply with my finger or a Glamour Sponge.
1. First on my list is Jouer Cosmetics cream highlighter in Champagne
This is a beautiful finely milled cream rose gold color that goes on like a dream. The creaminess of this product is insane. Before lightly powdering the face I dab some with my finger tip on the high points of the face. Cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupids bow, chin and sometimes even forehead depending on the look. I've used this as a shadow too. Aside from Champagne, Jouer cream highlight comes in Camellia (white pearl) and (gold). This comes in a small square compact that can connect with other Jouer products. Price is $22 with 2g of product. Well worth it too
|RBR Sea of Sowers|
|Soleil Tan De Chanel|
3. Next on my list is Soleil tan de Chanel Sheer illuminating fluid. It's a liquid as well. Although it's not as pigmented as the RBR I mentioned above. It comes in one color. I love this for a subtle glow. Mixed with foundation or even on top. It has a rosy champagne gold to it and the consistency is a bit runny. For the price I do think it's something everyone needs in their kit. Especially for a subtle dewy look. Comes in a glass bottle. Price is $48 for 1oz
Dual Intensity blush duo in Frenzy. The highlight side on the left is a very pretty champagne tone. It also has a creamy feel to it which allows it to go on smoothly. It can also be used wet for a more intense application. I use it with a synthetic brush either alone or as a topper over the cream highlight. The price is a bit high for .21oz of product, but i have yet to find something that's comparable. I am hoping NARS comes out with single dual intensity highlighters. Price is $45 for .21oz.
I can sit here an name so many more highlighters since my collection has a vast variety of them. These are my top 5 that i use more often. They are all very versatile and can be used in numerous ways. I would say that for the most part all of them are good on all skin tones if used correctly. Jouer has the light pearl cream that's perfect for light/pale skin complexions. They also have a gold tone that's great on darker skin. RBR and Chanel can definitely be used on all skin tones under or mixed with foundation. Becca pearl and Nars Frenzy i would use for medium to dark.