Beauty, Makeup Tips

3 Ways to Highlight

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I was a little late to the game when it comes to the highlighter craze. It wasn’t until a good makeup artist friend introduced me to it, did I start to fall in love with that extra little shimmer. I usually go for a fully matte look, especially when I’m in front of the camera, but now I’m all about that spotlight! I was always hesitant about highlighters because I didn’t want to look like a giant greaseball. So after tons of testing, I’ve found my favorites! They come in many shapes, sizes and consistencies, so which ones are the best? I personally love using buildable gels and liquids vs. powders. I feel like they’re easier to control and blend into my skin or foundation. Plus, they’re easier to travel with! I don’t have to worry about powder palettes cracking!

1. Glossier Haloscope

You all know how much I love anything Glossier. From the Boy Brow to the Stretch Concealer and the Balm Dotcom, I always have something Glossier on my face! So when the Haloscope highlighter was released, I was ALL OVER IT. It comes in two colors, Quartz, which is has a pearlescent glow, and Topaz which give a little more sun-kissed color. The outer ring of the highlighter stick is the shimmer, and the inside core is a moisturizer for extra hydration.

2. Marc Jacobs Glow Stick

The second highlighter I’m loving also comes in stick form. This Marc Jacobs glow stick is incredible. It goes on sheer and is really buildable. It has both gold and silver pigments so it goes onto both warm and cool skin tones perfectly! I love to use this on the top of my cheekbones as well as my collarbones when I wear off the shoulder tops and dresses. It gives the perfect little luxe touch!

3. Mac Strobe Cream

This Strobe Cream by Mac is a force to be reckoned with. It comes in a creamy liquid texture and gives the perfect dewy glow. Sometimes on no-makeup days, I’ll just apply this to give my skin a little extra luminosity. Sometimes I even mix it with my foundation or BB cream! It’s the more subtle of the three highlighters but I love it just the same. If you’re new to the highlighting scene, this is a great starter product!

There you have it, my three favorite highlighters. Do you have a highlighter you swear by? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • These highlighters look amazing!

  • Dalila says:

    Your so beautiful! I use daily a highlighter in stick from Kiko.

  • Carolin says:

    Your skin looks flawless! I really want to try that highligher by Marc Jacobs.

    Xx Carolin

  • I need to up my highlighter game because you look GORGEOUS! That skin and glow <3 x

  • Elizabeth T. says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these great highlighters! 🙂 I’ve always loved using them, but I’ve never thought to use them on my collarbones as well! That’s such a great tip <3 Will definitely try it the next time that I wear an off-shoulder top or dress!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Alyssa says:

    I love the overlap of the highlighter photo with a photo of you. This design is beautiful. xx

  • Thuy says:

    Thanks for sharing your previous worries about highlighter. I also don’t use it myself but mostly because it just seems tedious to add the step.

  • Sofia says:

    Absolutely love highlighting, and contouring of course!!

    LIVING IN PLAID – Personal Style Blog from Brussels

  • Angela says:

    Love these – thanks!

  • Angela says:

    Can’t wait to try these out! Love the effect of highlighting products.

  • Rae says:

    Glossier’s Haloscope is my absolute favourite! I will definitely have to try the other two too 🙂
    Rae x

  • I’m even later than you to the highlighter game so this is great information as I have yet to find one!

    Allison / Joy and Ivy

  • Monika says:

    What beautiful products!

  • Polly says:

    I like to use highlighter for a night out. I love a soft glow look!


  • Ashley says:

    Thanks for sharing this! I tend to prefer a completely matte look–but definitely thinking about trying out the shimmer!

    XOXO, Ashley

  • Shloka says:

    I’m a huge highlighter fan! I tend to opt for a bit of highlighter rather than a bronzer, especially in the summer! My favourite highlighter, especially when I’m tanned, is from Benefit – it’s called Sun Beam! Otherwise I love the Perricone MD No Highlighter Highlighter – it’s so natural, it blends right in!

    Looking lovely as always and I’m going to be sure to give your recommendations a try! (A girl can never have too many make up products?)


  • Elisa says:

    Beutiful photos!!! Compliments to Chriselle and Karla!!! 🙂

  • Manuela says:

    Hi chriselle I love highlighters especially when I wanna make shine my tan during the summer!
    My fav highlighter is a glossy of maybelline!
    You are always beautiful and I adore your youtube channel
    Xoxo M.

  • diana arvizu says:

    Beautiful photos, I love a good subtle highlighter.
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  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    A slight highlighter to enhance the feature on our face is always a great start. I love the subtle and natural touch look of the highlights. I’s always so beautiful when a certain light hits it. Simple and beautiful products mentioned in this post will do the job nicely. Merci for sharing Mademoiselle Chriselle, you are always the best in the west! 🙂

    Oh, and a huge congratulation on your latest dream achieved! Cannot wait to see your little decorations tips, I know it’s gonna be with class and style just as you are! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

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