Different tones of highlighters can help in different ways, and different areas highlighted will have a different affect on your face. I love having a glow at this time of the year. Usually my face looks dull and dry so the right highlighters help to pick it up.
Cream highlights give a really natural glow to the skin and are really blendable. If you're looking for something affordable Topshop's Glow Highlighter in either Gleam or Polish. Gleam is a lovely deep golden colour so if you're a fan of deep bronzers this one is great for you. Polish is more of a pale, white gold so better if you're paler or just with to add a glow without bronze. They do have a little shimmer in them, and a lot of pigment so you don't need to use too much. Another cream one I absolutely love is Benefit's Watt's Up, a beautiful pale gold highlighter that's so easy to apply and blend and is the perfect one for the top of the cheek bones.
Powder highlights are great as well, I find they are easier to apply and some have different tints and colours running through them which make them a bit more natural. The Mac's Mineralize skin finish powders in Adored and Soft and Gentle are beautiful and last for ever on the face. Adored is great for those with a paler face, it gives just a natural glow and sparkle, whilst Soft and Gentle has a lovely golden tint to it which adds colour and is actually stunning. It pairs really nicely on top of a bronzer.
Highlighters also tend to go hand in hand with a contour shade, and Maybelline Master Sculpt is definitely one of my favourites. The colours pair together so well, and I love how the two compliment each other. This is also probably the palest highlighter which is probably the best to go with a contour shade as it'll show off the contouring more.
I do love highlighters at the moment, I do feel and look healthier when I'm wearing one. Especially right now when all I feel is stuffy and a head full of cold...