Winter Edit: Must Have Highlighters and Blushes

By Trecee Hutchinson - 6:04:00 PM

Nyx Becca Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow

Let me let you in on a little beauty "secret". If you are looking for healthy glowing skin, blush and highlight is your best beauty weapon!

For that reason alone, highlighters and blushes are my favorite types of beauty products and probably the only products I have to wear daily.

When it comes to highlighters, I prefer a natural highlighted look and as far as blushes the brighter the better as you will see from my faves. Let's take a quick at some of my favorite Highlighter and Blushes that you have to try out!

Mac Cosmetics Powder Blush Film Noir | $23

This rich warm chocolate blush is the perfect dramatic contour powder for me. I love Mac blushes because they have just the right amount of buildable pigmentation and the colors are super flattering on the skin. Film Noir lasts all day making it perfect for a night out. This powder is best suited for darker skin because it is super deep, but Mac also has Blunt for anyone who is has light to medium skin.


Makeup Forever Pro Light Fusion Highlighter in Golden | $39

My favorite thing abut the Pro Light Fusion highlighter has to be the texture. It almost has like a wet gel like texture and melts into the skin, to give a dewy and almost subtle highlight that can built up for intensity. This has been my go to travel highlighter because it looks amazing with minimal makeup, which I tend to lean towards when I'm on the beach. I also love this because it actually lasts all day and I don't have to worry about glitter particles lingering on my face. You can get it at Sephora here.

Highlighter 2017

Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette| $59 | Post

This face palette had me at first swatch when I first saw it in Sephora. I'm typically not the type to pick up hyped up products, but I was drawn in by the Prosecco Pop and Rose Spritz. Prosecco Pop is deeper and slighty more golden than Champagne Pop and suits my skin tone so well. I also fell in love with the shimmer in Rose Spritz, which is a Luminous finish blush, because it gives color and shimmer all in one. The highlighters in the palette were a lot more shimmery than I typically go for, but I did enjoy this for an occasional dramatic highlight. This is no longer available in a set, but you can still get Champagne Pop at Ulta and both Champagne and Prosecco Pop at Sephora here.

Bobbi Brown Highlighter in Bronze Glow | $48 | Post

This highlighter has been my go to layering highlighter. It has the perfect amount of glow without being over the top glittery and gives the look of a glow from within. My favorite way to wear this highlighter is paired over a cream highlighter like the Nyx Bright Idea Illuminating Stick for an extra, almost wet look. This highlighter runs for about $48 dollars, but it's honestly worth every penny.

Nyx Ombre Blush in Codebreaker

Nyx Cosmetics Ombre Blush in Codebreaker | $10 | Post 

This is the first blush that I purchased in last year and was definitely my most used.  I fell in love with the versatility of the Ombre blushes from Nyx because they are so buildable and offer two different shades. Codebreaker is a bright fuchsia that shifts to a violet and I wore this both with a full face and minimal makeup with ease. What initially swatched powdery turned out to be one of the best products I tried all year. You can pick this up about $10 at Ulta here.

What are your favorite blushes and highlighters? Pop some suggestions down in the comments!


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  1. I think that Bobbi Brown bronze highlight would look great on me! Thanks for sharing your picks!

    1. Lanae,

      You should definitely try it out! Thanks for reading.

  2. Till this day I still haven't tried out any bobbi brown makeup products. You just made me want to try out that highlight and the makeup forever pro highlight too. Great post, thanks for these great choices.


  3. That Bobbi Brown highlighter looks amazing! Nice post! ❤️