We have a winner... I have tried and tested so many highlighters at this stage and am glad to say I have finally found my dream product!
The Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed in "Champagne Pop" is a powder highlighter that came out earlier this year. For any of you who don't know who Jaclyn Hill is she is a Youtube Beauty Guru with over 2million subscribers who has always been obsessed with getting that glow! Hence her collaboration with Becca Cosmetics, known for their highlighters was a match made in heaven. After watching just about every youtuber and beauty blogger in the US use the highlighter and love it I needed to get my hands on it. Unfortunately this is an Sephora exclusive meaning I struggled to do so. They don't yet ship to Ireland but will post to the UK if you're based there, I managed to get one of my friends to bring it home from New York for me. I know they are also up on Ebay but expect to pay more, the RRP is $38.
The shade is a pale yellow gold with a peachy undertone that I think would work for nearly everyone, unless you are very dark in which case it could show up a little ashy. The reason I love it is because of it's texture, although it's a powder it feels as though it's a cream. Super smooth and very finely milled, unlike other highlight powders it does not emphasise texture on the skin and does not look stark in natural light. If you can't get your hands on it I also adore the highlighers pictured below. During the day I tend to use a cream product as it looks a little more natural but at night I layer a powder on top of a cream for extra glow!
The last two products pictured above are both liquid/cream highlighters and as you can see are much more natural in texture. If you have any texture on your skin like scaring, acne or peach fuzz I recommend trying out a product like such if you want to avoid emphasising such issues. I tend to reach for the cooler tones like Opal and Soft and Gentle if I'm slightly paler and the bronzy tones if I've a bit of a tan. I always place my highlighter in the same spots, in a C shape on the tops of my cheeks sweeping up to the top of my brow bone, on my cupids bow and on the inner corner of my eye. If you don't have a highlighter in your makeup collection, get one and try it, it will change your makeup life forever!