2018 Mid-Year Makeup Inventory | Highlighters

Hi Everyone!

Continuing my makeup inventory, today’s post is on highlighters! Check out my other mid-year makeup roundup!

Primers & Foundations | Bronzers | Blushes | Mascaras

Current inventory:

  • 12 powder highlighters
  • 1 liquid strobe highlighter from Milk Makeup

You can never have too many highlighters, especially when you can get different shades and you can use highlighter as eyeshadow too. I won’t be putting a makeup buying ban on highlighters.


Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter in PinkREVIEW – I love this, it’s creamy and gorgeous. I will definitely be picking up other shades of this highlighter.

Maybelline Facestudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in 100 Molten Gold – This is a fave of mine. I would definitely pick up another shade since this is a bit too dark for my skintone.

Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals – This is beautiful. I wish I could get other shades of this highlighter, but that’s all that was left in stock at Rexall.

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter in Sin – I got this as a rewards bonus from Sephora. It’s really pretty and the nicest out of the higher end ones that I have. I don’t think I would pick up the full-size because there are so many pretty drugstore highlighters.

Clionadh Cosmetics Marble Highlighter in Mother of PearlREVIEW – I picked this up at Indie Expo Canada. It’s a gorgeous marble highlighter. It’s more of a fun highlighter since it has different colours- it looks purple, but when you move it in the light, it changes.


Stila All Over Shimmer Powder – I picked this up at Winners. I don’t think I’d pay full price for it. The darker shade in the duo is beautiful, but the lighter one is a bit powdery. When mixed together though, they make a beautiful rosy gold shade.

Essence Light Up Your Face Luminizer PaletteREVIEW – I really want to try the Pure Nude Highlighter by Essence which I plan to pick up at some point. One of the shades s in this palette is kind of chunky which I don’t love.

MAC X Star Trek Trip the Light Fantastic Powder in Luna Luster – When I first swatched this, I was surprised that it wasn’t buttery. It’s actually better to use a fan brush with this one so that it can disperse the shimmer nicely. If you used your finger, you’d get a splotch of shimmer in one spot of your face. This highlighter looks better when wet.

H&M Spotlight Glow Powder in Sumptuous Peach → REVIEW – The pan of this is huge and it’s a beautiful highlighter for a brand that’s known for clothing.


Inglot x Jennifer Lopez Livin’ the Highlight Illuminator in J201 RadiantREVIEW – I prefer to use this as a body highlighter or if I want an Instagram selfie to have some poppin’ highlighter.

Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Halo – This is kind of chunky which was surprising since it’s Bobbi Brown. After using the blush, bronzer and highlighter, I don’t think I would pick up a Bobbi Brown product from any of those categories. If I were to get a Bobbi Brown product, it’d be an eyeshadow palette or skincare-related products like primer and foundation.

Smashbox Blush Soft Lights Duo in Passion/Shimmer – This highlighter is pretty, but it’s a bit powder, if you wet your brush, it looks better. The duo is great for travel since it has  blush and highlighter.

The prettiest highlighters were actually the drugstore ones (in my opinion). I prefer the wet look instead of chunky, shimmery highlighters. My favourites are the Maybelline Master Chrome, Wet N Wild MegaGlo and Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter.

Physician’s Formula Pink, Smashbox Shimmer, Stila Shimmer (light shade, dark shade, both shades mixed), Essence Light Up Your Face Palette (3 shades), Wet N Wild Precious Petals
Bobbi Brown Halo, H&M Sumptuous peach, Clionadh Mother of Pearl, Urban Decay Sin, Mac X Star Trek Luna Luster, Maybelline Molten Gold, Inglot x J Lo Radiant

I realized that I forgot to include the Milk Makeup Liquid Strobe Highlighter in the swatches. If you want to see the swatch, you can read my review on it.