Top 10 Highlighters & Contour Products!

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This week our experts are talking highlighting and contour products.  Highlighters and luminizers are especially helpful for us over 40 girls to get our youthful glow back, but we need to stop short of too much frost or glitter. I have tested everything on this list and deemed them appropriate for us over 40 beauties. I warn you I probably won’t have as many on my list as the rest of our Top 10 bloggers. I use highlighters sparingly and stick to only a few bronzers to contour.

Let’s get started!

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BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfectors ($41) deliver the soft pearlized glow we all crave. Moonstone (reviewed here) is the one best suited to my pale complexion. It’s a stunning golden pearl that imparts a candlelit glow to the complexion.  BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector is a sheer, lightweight water-based highlighter AND moisturizer that illuminates skin and diffuses imperfections. We all know I have a weakness for multi-tasking products!  Becca Skin Perfectors are so natural looking; no one can tell you weren’t born with radiant beaming skin!  See my full review here.

My favorite way to use it is mixed with my foundation–just a dab mixed in and your skin looks radiant and softer–like looking through a soft focus lens. Most of us over 40 could use that! I’ve also used it instead of a moisturizer; in other words, layered all over my face underneath my foundation which works too. BECCA also makes pressed powder highlighters but I prefer the liquid.

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Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand ($32) – creates a radiant glow and allows light to play off the face. What makes this highlighter different is the delivery system–a click pen! I’m usually not a big fan, but this click pen actually works, the picture below is two clicks. The wide brush makes application easy. Comes in pearl and gold. Pearl is pictured below. This is not a new product, but one I keep coming back to because it’s just so easy!

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IT Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Powder Illuminizer ($24) – no glitter here ladies! The formula is infused with micronized pigments of light plus is packed with Anti-Aging ingredients and gives a true airbrushed look that works! This illuminizer delivers a flawless finish on all skin types, especially mature skin! 

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IT Cosmetics Eyelift In a Tube ($29) our face isn’t the only thing that needs some brightening. You’ve got the best of both worlds in this dual-ended wand: one side is bye bye undereye concealer and the other an eye brightener. Most eye brighteners either crease in fine lines or are so light, they give you a constantly surprised look. This one is perfection!

For contouring I stick strictly to my favorite bronzers for my pale skin. A little around my hair line, under the cheek bones, a stripe down my neck and under my jaw line takes ten years off my face! Okay, five.

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Buxom Hot Escapes Bronzer in Tahiti ($29) this is creamy, buttery smooth and imparts a sun-kissed glow that doesn’t look orange or fake. I really love the texture of this, you can’t even tell you’re wearing a powder product! The coconut oil in the formula helps to hydrate and lets the powder melt into your skin so it never looks cakey.  It even smells like coconut! Tahiti is a pale golden bronze that brings a lovely warmth to the face.

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tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer ($30) – Park Ave. Princess has a fav of mine for many, many years and I still keep coming back to it. This version is waterproof which is even better!

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BECCA Bronzing Skin Perfector ($36) – If you prefer a liquid bronzer, this is the one to get. This flattering shade is infused with pearls to boost the complexion’s luminosity. This versatile, cream-to-powder formula can be worn alone, under or over foundation.

What are your best loved highlighters and contour products? Please share!



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Comments

  1. I am getting some serious BECCA and It Cosmetics lemmings from these posts!

  2. I just got some of the Becca illuminizer, so now I’m even more excited to try it. I need to check out the one from IT Cosmetics, too – love their stuff. And Park Ave Princess is a fave of mine, too. Great for us pale folk!

  3. Great list of highlighters!

  4. BECCA’s shimmering skin perfecter in Topaz is on my wishlist. Love it!

  5. The tarte Bronzer is now on my list to buy!

  6. I am getting some serious BECCA and It Cosmetics lemmings from these posts!

  7. I have to try that Tarte bronzer! Despite owning enough bronzers for the rest of my life LOL. Great list!

  8. I play with the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in the Rose Gold EVERY TIME I’m in Ulta. Even when I’m there working when there’s a lag in customers I go over to Becca and play. I’ve probably single highhandedly used the entire tested by now. Maybe it’s time to buy lol

  9. I just got some of the Becca illuminizer, so now I’m even more excited to try it. I need to check out the one from IT Cosmetics, too – love their stuff. And Park Ave Princess is a fave of mine, too. Great for us pale folk!

  10. Great list of highlighters!

  11. BECCA’s shimmering skin perfecter in Topaz is on my wishlist. Love it!

  12. Thanks for sharing an array of different items.

  13. The tarte Bronzer is now on my list to buy!

  14. I have to try that Tarte bronzer! Despite owning enough bronzers for the rest of my life LOL. Great list!

  15. I play with the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in the Rose Gold EVERY TIME I’m in Ulta. Even when I’m there working when there’s a lag in customers I go over to Becca and play. I’ve probably single highhandedly used the entire tested by now. Maybe it’s time to buy lol

  16. Wow, that Buxom bronzer almost reminds me of Hourglass eyeshadow palette 🙂

  17. LOVE those two IT products. I had Eyelift in a Tube in my pile of what to add but then went with other things. I use that all the time. I have the Becca Bronzing Gel but forgot about it.

  18. I almost pulled that Buxom bronzer, too! It’s so, so, good!

  19. The BECCA highlighters are so pretty!

  20. Thanks for sharing an array of different items.

  21. I have wanted to try that tarte and buxom for a while now! I must get on that.

  22. Wow, that Buxom bronzer almost reminds me of Hourglass eyeshadow palette 🙂

  23. LOVE those two IT products. I had Eyelift in a Tube in my pile of what to add but then went with other things. I use that all the time. I have the Becca Bronzing Gel but forgot about it.

  24. I almost pulled that Buxom bronzer, too! It’s so, so, good!

  25. The BECCA highlighters are so pretty!

  26. I have wanted to try that tarte and buxom for a while now! I must get on that.

  27. You chose some of my favorites!

  28. I have BECCA perfector but in powder form

  29. You chose some of my favorites!

  30. I have BECCA perfector but in powder form

  31. I need to hget my hands on some of the Becca perfectors…I have heard such g reat things about them.

  32. I need to hget my hands on some of the Becca perfectors…I have heard such g reat things about them.