Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Everyone needs a highlighter in their life...but which one?!

I have always been a lover of dewy, glowey, highlighted skin. I understand some people hate it, and think it looks shiney, a few people I know prefer the matte look however I have always been the latter! I think nothing looks better on a girl than dewy skin, it looks healthy, natural and less cakey looking if that makes sense?

Soooo I have tried and tested numerous highlighters in the past, however I have wittled it down to three of my favourite highlighters. All are completely different price ranges, and can be used for different things, on their own or all together! If I am going on a night out, I tend to use all three but in different places... anyway here are my fave 3!

The first is Highlights by technic. Basically this is a dupe of the "High Beam" from Benefit Cosmetics. I used to work for Benefit Cosmetics, and absolutely loved High Beam, however for me I think it is quite pricey for a highlighter...at £19.50. But hey if your rich I would definitely try it. Me on the other hand, if I find a nearly, just as good product I will definitely give it a go. You can buy this one from any BodyCare shop, it is around £3 mark. 

Firstly I love this product! It has lasted me for months. It has a little brush applicator which is handy for application. However I tend to put a little bit on my finger to warm up the product and pop in onto my eyebrown bone or mix it in with a cream blush to give my cheeks a lovely glowey, colour. This highlighter is really good for paler toned skin, or anyone who is wanting to properly highlight an area, unlike my other ones which are more about giving a dewy bronzed goddess look....

So onto the next... The second one pictured is Mac Cream Colour Base in Hush. This is another one which lasts forever. I use this everyday, on my cheeks, down the middle of my nose and anywhere else I fancy a little glow. hush is a lovely colour, it looks nice if you need a little natural lift to your face, whether it be colour or highlight. It is perfect for mixing in with any cream blushers, or cream concealers to hide any dark circles under your eyes. I love this product and think it is completely worth the £15. If you do not fancy that specific colour, the color base selection is available in different tones to much your skin colour. You can check them out here.

My newest edition to my favourite highlighter collection is, Topshop's Glow in Gleam. If I am being honest, I was a big skeptical about Topshop's Makeup. I had tried their lipsticks and thought they were okay, so wasn't in too much of a rush to try the other products, until my friend and uni had noticeably beautiful highlighted skin and she told me it was Topshop's Glow! I had to give it a little try, and now I am so glad I did. It is a think cream consistency and it comes in various shades. I picked this shade as I am hoped it would make my skin have exactly what it says on the packaging, a summer looking "glow". Absolutely perfect, it is so blend-able and a little goes a long way. It is really nice mixed in with a heavier foundation for a subtle dewy glow or used on the cheeks for a highligher! The only downside of it, is I think after a while it disappears from my face, (may just be my face) but I think it is to do with the creamy lightweight consistency. Nevertheless, add a little more on the go and hey presto you have the beaut glow!
Go check out the other shades here, and for only £9 I think it is a bargain!

Now down to the nitty gritty, which is my favourite....it is soooo hard to choose. But I would probably say the Mac Cream Color Base! Purely because it is not an over the top highlighter, it looks good no matter where you put it, and the shade of it goes well in winter or summer! Unlike the other two where I would be reluctant to use Glow by Topshop in the shade of Gleam in wintery months and I would tend to only use High Lights on specific areas. Therefore the winner is Mac !

Let me know your favourite highlighters by commenting below pleaseeee...I would love to try them! 




  1. The benefit one is MAGIC, I love it :)


    1. It really is! Thank you! I checked out your blog, it is fantastic - It is strange how much french I can remember from school! <3 x


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