A friend of mine (hey Phoebe!) recently asked me to recommend her my favourite highlighters. I thought instead of just reeling off a list, I would do a blog post complete with pictures and swatches!
I pulled together pretty much every highlighter I own for this post, in quite a few different formulas – powder, cream and liquid, so there is something for everyone, what ever their preference!
Topshop Highlighter in Sunbeam – A beautiful yellow gold highlight which looks gorgeous on cheekbones teamed with bronzer. You get a whooping 8grams of this product for £10 which is great and will last bloody ages!
MAC Soft & Gentle – One of MAC’s bestselling highlighters. This stunning bronzed highlighter looks amazing in my makeup bag and it’s fine pigment applies a gorgeous shimmery colour for a sun-kissed look.
Sleek Makeup Glo & Highlight – Very similar to Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Bricks, this highlighter contains 5 shades for an ultimate bronzed glow which can be used on both the face and body. In the swatch above I’ve mixed all shades but you can also take a thin highlighting brush and apply only the colours you want.
The Body Shop Shimmer Waves in 04 Coral- Another shimmer brick dupe. I own every single one of TBS’s Shimmer Waves and they’re great quality. This shade variation is my favourite – peachy pink tones for a beautiful summer look.
The Body Shop Baked-To-Last Bronzer – Another one from TBS – this baked bronzer reminds me of MAC’s Soft & Gentle but a bit more affordable.
Estee Lauder Geelee Blush in Tease – This is one of my most cherished blush products but one I hardly wear (need to dig this out again). It’s a stunning pink highlighter with a gorgeous shimmer. You’re gonna hate me but I think this might be discontinued (it’s currently out of stock in Boots) but wanted to feature it ’cause it’s a beauty!
Zoeva Mineral Highlighter – Zoeva are quickly becoming one of my favourite makeup ranges! You’ve probably noticed in my tutorials that I use a lot of their brushes now, and I think their cheek products are equally as fab. This is a loose powder which can be built up for a stunning shimmer.
Make Believe Enhance Cream Highlight
I just had to include a cream highlight in this post and this is one of my favs! I think I received this in a beauty sample box and it’s a beautiful gold cream shimmer which you can mix with foundation for a dewy base or tap under brow bones to accentuate and enhance! I like to apply this with a stippling brush. It’s £7.50 available at Look Fantastic – http://fave.co/1pWbmPp
MAC Pigment in Vanilla – This is one of my all time favourite MAC products because it can be used so many different ways (see here). This white gold loose pigment just looks stunning as a highlighter or eyeshadow. Love, love, love.
Benefit Cream Shadow in Bikini Tini – Okay, I know this is an eyeshadow cream but it also works great as a cream highlight. Tad on the pricey side though.
Nars Sheer Glow Illuminator in Orgasm –
I included this as I think it’s classed as an ‘illuminator’ and gives a beautiful shimmer but also with a pinch of peachy pink pigment. I don’t use this enough but I adore it.
And breatheeeee… that was a hefty post, huh!
So there we have it – some of my fav highlighters. I still have another handful with I realised after I took the pictures that I missed out, but I’m sure one day I’ll get round to doing another post!
Really hope this helps at least one person choose a highlighter to invest in!
What’s your favourite highlighter?