We Gave a Byrdie Reader 5 Popular Highlighters to Try—Read Her Honest Reviews

We live and breathe beauty at Byrdie HQ, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a single one of our editors without 50 beauty products on her desk at all times. That being said, it’s nice to have a second (or rather, seventh) opinion around here. Thus, we wondered: What if we gave one you a chance to swatch, swipe, and weigh in on some of the buzziest products in the industry? After all, who better to give it to us straight than one of our very own readers? So we posted an open call on Instagram to seek out a Byrdie reader with a way with words and a beauty-loving temperament after our own hearts. The winner? Stefani Botelho (@botste), to whom we promptly shipped six of the most popular highlighters on the market with the request that she test them. Keep reading to find out her verdict.



Isabella Behravan

A few months ago, I was inspired by Alicia Keys’s #nomakeup essay on Lenny Letter, but I knew I didn’t have the time, willpower, or cold hard cash to commit to her regimen of healthy eating, exercise, and acupuncture to literally be lit from within. I wanted a shortcut to that glow, so I started looking for a highlighter to add to my arsenal that would turn back the clock by giving my features a youthful, natural dew. I wanted a formula that imparted sheen, not shine and blended as easily into bare skin as a full face of makeup. When I saw Byrdie was putting together a #ByrdieReviewed on highlighters, I jumped at the opportunity to help. Luckily, I found several highlighter sticks to help me look more like a defined, downtown cool girl than a David Bowie glitter groupie. So sit back, relax, and scroll through my reviews to get your glow.