Massive Beauty Purge Project: Liquid Highlighters

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Massive Beauty Purge Project: Liquid Highlighters

Here’s another destash update for you guys, and today we are dealing with liquid highlighters. This is going to be a short list because I don’t use liquid makeup often in general, except foundation, but these are all products that I actually wore plenty of times in the past. I’ll skip the lengthy intro, because you all know the drill: only products that I plan to be using often will stay and everything else is going to be given away to friends and family. I only donate BNIB products.

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Perricone MD No Highlighter Highlighter* ($35) – I love this highlighter so much! It’s totally weightless on the skin and gives my cheeks the most beautiful natural glow. The color is best described as subtle champagne shimmer, and the swatches don’t do it justice at all. The shimmer is very fine, so it looks like very light sheen on the skin rather than a full-blown highlight.

The Beauty Crop Lighting Crew ($18) – Now that is a bold metallic highlight! I think I got this in a Birchbox ages ago when I still subscribed to it. This rich rose gold highlighter is such a beauty to look at, but it’s totally not my style. As much as I love this look on others, it just doesn’t work for me.

CoverFX Illuminating Primer ($38) – OK, technically it’s a primer, but I’ve been using it as a liquid highlighter because it’s very shimmery on me. It’s a lovely product, but I haven’t been reaching for it lately, and it’s probably way past the expiration date.

Found Beauty Radiant Illuminating Drops Moon Lit* ($8.88) – This new brand just landed on the shelves at Walmart, and you guys really need to check it out. The products are made with 90-99% natural ingredients, and the formulas I tried are superb. That includes this beautiful 93% natural rose gold highlighter that looks better on the skin as the day goes on.

Temptu S/B highlighter Pink Pearl ($28) – The description of this liquid highlighter is perfect: pink pearl is exactly what I thought when I saw it for the first time. The formula is thin and very liquid, but it looks beautiful on the skin, especially with that pink shift.

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The survivors: Perricone MD No Highlighter Highlighter and Found Beauty Radiant Illuminating Drops Moon Lit.


This post was quite a bit shorter than my bronzer purge, wasn’t it? That’s because these are just the liquid highlighters, and I still have powder and cream ones to go through soon. 🙂 I just love highlighters, so I expect to keep quite a few in my collection, as opposed to bronzers that I don’t use often. I know I didn’t really go into too much detail about the products in my purge pile, but that’s because they are all great. I find it to be the hardest part of downsizing – when you are down to your favorites, but there are just too many to keep.

In the end, I kept Perricone MD No Highlighter Highlighter and Found Beauty Radiant Illuminating Drops in Moon Lit, because the first one is amazing for low key no-makeup days, and the other one is bolder, but still on a more neutral side. Also, that particular tone of rose gold looks so flattering on my fair complexion!

Do you have a favorite liquid highlighter? Have you tried any of the products mentioned above? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Jen Sky Walker

    I only recently got my first liquid highlighter, and I’m not really loving it as much as I hoped I would. I’m more of a powder girl when it comes to my highlighters.

    • I prefer powders myself, they work better with my combination skin.

  • BeautyJudy

    I am really only a fan of powder highlighters, although I have that Illuminatjng Primer too! I have a palette of cream highlighters I try to use but nothing is as seamless for me as powder with my foundation.

    • I feel like cream and liquid products are mostly meant for people with dry skin or if you are doing a very minimal look. I prefer powder products myself.

  • Kristi Vasquez

    I’ve never tried liquid highlighter. I’ve only tried cream and powder. Thanks for the purge review. 🙂

  • For some reason I didn’t even realize there were liquid highlighters? I’m still so new to it all! Great job on purging!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    You have the Temptu pink highlighter in the little tube too! I think I got it in a Birchbox or Ipsy bag, and I still love it. I had been looking to buy it but I still have some left. It’s my favorite, especially my favorite liquid highlighter

    • It’s so old that it was due for a toss 🙂 I got it from Ipsy ages ago!

  • Yvette Price

    I use the maybelline master chrome highlighter which is a powder. The found highlighter worked well for you skin tone.

    • Found highlighter is such a lovely hue of pink! It looks very lovely when sheered out too.

  • I really like the Found Beauty. Looks like something that would work with my skin tone.

    • I think it’s one of the best new drugstore launches.

  • Loving the purge series. I used to like By Terry before.

    • Thank you! I find decluttering posts very satisfying to read, so I thought it’s my turn to share.

  • marciaf

    I purged the Beauty Crop one a while ago, it was too bold for my face. You are making me want to reorganize to see what I have.

    • It’s too bold for me too, and just not my style.

  • THe beauty crop one is pretty but I can’t imagine using it as a highlight!

    • Likewise! I think it’s great on those who like it, but it’s just not my style.

  • I’m so highlighter dumb. This post really helps me understand highlighters a bit more.

  • The pericone looks like the most natural one. I would have kept it as well.

    • It’s very subtle on the skin, and very flattering. They even recommend it for mature skin because it’s not in-your-face shiny.

  • I totally thought you were going to keep the Temptu one from how you described it! I received the Beauty Crop and CoverFX highlighters in subscription boxes as well. I swatched the Beauty Crop and then never used it and I don’t think I’ve even opened the CoverFX one yet. I like Benefit’s High Beam.

    • High Beam is a beautiful highlighter! I gifted it to my sister last year and she adores it.

  • Lola Seicento

    I did a really huge purge of old makeup last year, and I still have a long way to go. You are inspiring me to get back to purging more things that are either expired or collecting dust!

    • Will you be documenting your purge? I would love to see what you keep!

  • Don’t use highlighters at all, but I think I need to add one to my stash

    • A little glow is always flattering 🙂

  • Jamie Sanders

    I haven’t gotten on the highlighter train but I really want to now!

    • There are some highlighter trends I never got on board with, but I think highlighters in general add a very lovely glow to the skin.

  • Kadambari Kaarthic

    Never used one.. Your post tempts me to..Kool choices