Current Favourite Highlighters

Current Favourite HighlightersIMG_9619 One of my favourite beauty products would definitely have to be a highlighter. I love their glowy and radiance appearance on the skin! Whether I use highlighter before or after foundation, my makeup doesn’t feel complete without it! My beauty stash has a whole section filled with powders, creams and liquids. So, I decided to pick my current faves’ if your after something new and not sure what formula to try!

IMG_9620These 3 palettes I’d describe as powder, however the middle one contains powder and cream. First up we have the Urban Decay Naked Illuminated in ‘Aura’. This is a golden peachy baked shimmer for the face and body. I would describe this as golden glitter pot, you only need the littlest drop of powder and this dazzles your whole face! The Sleek Precious Metals Highlighting palette contains 3 light to bronze creamy highlighters and an antique bronze powder. This little palette is great for on the go, the 3 creams cover the highlighting areas of the face and I just use my fingers to blend it in. For the powder, I use the little brush provided to add a little to the apple of my cheeks. And finally we have the Measurable Difference blusher! This pretty pink baked lush is so shimmery and light, I use it as a highlighter under my brows and under my eyes – a subtle glow. If you’re wanting a highlighter that’s not too ‘shiny’ or ‘glowy’ this is the one for you, it looks a lot more like a blush!

IMG_9624If I had to pick between powder or liquid as a highlighter for the rest of my life, I would probably go more for a liquid. I think it’s because its more multi-purpose. It can be a primer or a makeup setter too! I can’t talk about this product enough, the Benefit Watt’s Up was only in my april favourites post but seriously if your wanting a dreamy champagne highlighter – this is perfect for you! I guess you could say its more of a cream bronzer but it highlights so effortlessly that it has to be one! Seventeen skin WOW highlighter is literally in my day-to-day routine now. I use it as a primer first, then after foundation I apply extra for the lift and lighten to make a luminous glow! Yves Saint Laurent‘s Touche éclat is a highlighter for the face but with the coverage to also hide those pesky spots. With the easy brush application I apply this under the bags of my eyes, hiding little spots and smoothing a pinky glow to the forehead – this product is sooo long-lasting! To sum all this up, I’m finishing it off with the cheapest product of all at just £1 the Rimmel wake me up Instant Radiance in ‘peach glow’ is the perfect highlighter/ primer if you’re wanting the job doing quick and cheaply! This shimmer touch is great at setting your makeup in place and adding a gorgeous sun-kissed healthy shimmer!

Are any of these your fave?

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  1. May 18, 2015 / 8:09 pm

    YSL Touche Eclat is the BEST, I love it as both a highlighter as well as an under eye brightener! Also, Benefit Watt’s Up is sooooooo good, it really gives you that healthy glow everyone always talks about.

    • May 19, 2015 / 1:36 pm

      I couuldnt agree with you more!! The Touche eclat is just amazing! I know your right, these both last so long too – FAB aren’t they xx

  2. May 19, 2015 / 6:49 am

    Wow it’s really hard for me to find highlighters that I haven’t tried before but it’s great to see some new things. I found the UD far too glittery though. Maybe I’ll try what you said – just using a little bit for the entire face.

    • May 19, 2015 / 1:37 pm

      It is VERY glittery, I was using waay too much at first but yeah only a tiny bit is needed for the entire face! 🙂

  3. May 19, 2015 / 9:36 am

    Such a great post!! That Sleek Palette looks so lovely 🙂

    • May 19, 2015 / 1:38 pm

      Thanks lovely! Yes It’s a great little palette if you love cream highlighters 🙂

  4. February 16, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    Which would you recommend more Mary Lou or urban decays highlighter?

    • February 16, 2016 / 12:36 pm

      It depends if you prefer glitter or shimmer? If you like a lot of sparkle then Urban Decay but if you want something more subtle, then Mary Lou

      • February 16, 2016 / 12:38 pm

        I go to one of our main cities next month and I’m going to definitely go on a massive spending spree!!!! (Poor boyfriend)

        • February 16, 2016 / 12:55 pm

          Oooh how exciting haha! Hope you get lots of fabulous stuff

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