Trend Alert: Highlighters are the New Matte

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Well hello beautiful…….The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and the highlights are shinning! JBB is bringing you the trending highlighters for the Spring/Summer 2016 and they are glittering hues of champagne, rose gold, and soft pinks.  We know for many seasons the matte highlight has dominated television, runway and film but with everyone now ‘strobing’ the matte look is a thing of the past (at least for now).  So let’s take a look at some of my favorite products that will have you shimmering from head to toe.

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator: Gilded Honey $26baked_gelato_illuminator_gilded_honey_hr(1)

Laura Geller’s Gilded Honey Illuminator is a big MVP not only for spring/summer but the rest of the seasons as well. The shimmering gold/champagne tone gives off a beautiful after glow not only during the day but can light up in the moon light as well. Since the days are longer and the nights are warm this highlighter is perfect for a glam makeup look. It is so popular that its often sold out in stores and online the majority of time.  So if you are lucky enough to catch this stunner in stock be sure to order more than one so you won’t run out.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator: Peach Nectar $28


If the name of this highlighter doesn’t scream luxe I don’t know what does. This highlighter is gorgeous and super vibrant. With a very unique under tone most skin tones can use this as either a highlighter or blush. It is a pretty apricot gold/rose gold tone that reflects on Spring’s romantic sweet vibes and definitely a must have, Anastasia Beverly Hills has once again produced a must have product.

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated: Luminous $30


With Urban Decay going through somewhat of a re-branding since being sold to Loreal, UD has out done themselves with the launch of these highlighters.  Luminous is a soft pink cool tone highlight, which can be used for the face and body!  This particular product has more of a chunky glitter in it as opposed to the shimmer of he other highlighters, so if you really want to shine bright like a diamond try applying this to your decolletage and legs as well.

Melanie Mills Hollywood Gleam Body Radiance $40 

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If you are not familiar with this phenomenal product from Melanie Mills you need to get your self acquainted very quickly.  I recently became familiar with the brand sometime last year and after one use it was my hands down go to for a gorgeous body glow.  This multi-purpose transfer resistant product comes in three different shades to compliment every skin tone and can even be used as a facial moisturizer.  I can’t wait for beach season as this will be the first thing I pack 😉

Natasha Denona Body Glow $55

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Another recent find of mine and one that I’m sure will quickly become a favorite among brides world wide that are looking for that glow from within.  Like Melanie Mills, the Natasha Denona body glow comes in three complimentary shades and is water resistant/non-transferable.  This quick drying product is best used by mixing with your favorite body oil or moisturizer for a more subtle look.

So there you have it, my picks of highlighters that are trending for Spring/Summer 2016. Of course I will keep you gals updated on any new highlighters and favorites, be sure to follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss a beat!