Sephora Hits and Misses: Highlighter Edition


Welcome to my new series…Sephora hits and misses! Each time I post about Sephora hits and misses I will focus on a specific category, so for example this first post is the highlighter edition and maybe next post will be the foundation edition. Get it?! I hope you find these posts helpful because I know when I walk into Sephora, I get so overwhelmed with all the different choices they have. Everything in the store looks like it would be amazing…unfortunately looks are sometimes deceiving (looking at you Sephora PRO highlighter palette). Hopefully this post helps narrow things down for you! I for one, don’t want to spend over $30 on a highlighter that’s going to make me either 1) look like a greasy hot dog or 2) look like I have no highlighter on because there’s no color payoff. I did a bunch of research and read tons of reviews to make this post as accurate and helpful as possible! Happy highlighter hunting!


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Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter

Price: $38

  • Very buildable, can create either a natural finish or a strong highlight, not super sparkly, very soft and creamy, lasts a long time on the skin.
  • Popular colors: Opal, Moonstone, Prosecco Pop


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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

Price: $46

  • Gives a very natural glow, perfect for day and night, not too sparkly, diffuses and softens the look of the skin.
  • Popular colors: Diffused Light, Dim Light, Mood Light


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Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit

Price: $40

  • Comes with 4 different colors so you have a variety of options, some are sparkly/some are just shimmery, very buildable, they can double as eyeshadows too.
  • Popular palettes: That Glow, Gleam


Screen Shot 2017-10-12 at 3.56.19 PMBobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Highlighter

Price: $48

  • Infused with superfine pigments that reflect light, unique 5 color design (can swirl your brush through all colors), not too shimmery, very glowy, can be used as blush, highlighter, bronzer, and/or eyeshadow.
  • Popular Colors: Bronze, Nectar


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Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder

Price: $56 (crazy expensive but so worth it)

  • Very light and airy, universal shades for every skin tone, buildable and can be blinding (if you want it too), very buttery.
  • Popular Colors: Nude Glow, Pink Glow, Golden Glow



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Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder

Price: $32

  • Very chunky, very glittery, unnatural looking on the skin, fades fast because it’s so powdery, no pigmentation.


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Ciate London Glow Pop Creme Highlighter

Price: $19

  • Not very creamy, hard to apply, dries out quickly, has chunky glitter in it, does not show up on the skin very well.


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Givenchy Soft Powder Radiance Enhancer

Price: $57

  • Not worth the price, doesn’t show up on skin very well, no sheen or glow, some people say the pink color is a little too “in your face” pink.


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Laura Mercier Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette

Price: $52

  • Very average, little to no color payoff, enhances texture on the skin, these highlighters are cream based which many people do not like.


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Sephora PRO Dimensional Highlighting Palette

Price: $42

  • Feels very greasy on the skin, very messy and sticky (it is a cream product), takes off your makeup underneath, not very pigmented, doesn’t last long on the skin.



There ya have it! The best and worst highlighters at Sephora! If you enjoyed this kind of post please let me know in the comments below!


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