Thursday, 8 September 2016

My Favourite Highlighters (Powder, Cream and Liquid)









Highlighters, the one makeup product I thought I would never get into due to my greasy skin, and the one product that now I can't stop using! Never say never huh? 

In the past year I have tried and tested A LOT of glow-giving gems but I wanted to narrow it down to a few that really made a difference and that I will always have in my stash. From powders to liquids, here are my top highlighters!



Powder 


Are these two a surprise to any of you? I hope not, because ever since they were released they've both been on every blogger's radar. On the left, the one and only Hourglass Ambient Lighting The Edit (fully reviewed here) that features two blushes, a bronzer, a setting powder and two highlighters. This is definitely a tame highlighter compared to the other palette featured here, since its main aim is to blur out imperfections and add a subtle glow. I have read complaints about its sky high price and I understand that it's not on everyone's budget but I personally don't regret purchasing it whatsoever as I use this daily and you can barely tell I even dented it. it's pretty hard to find now as it was a limited edition number but the original Ambient Lighting palette is a good alternative - and the original version anyway. 

Now on the other spectrum is the infamous Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection palette (fully reviewed here) that despite having some drama surround it, it's still one of the best Sephora purchases I made in a long time. Featuring Prosecco Pop (my favourite highlighter) and a range of badass blushes, you truly have a face palette that you can use for any occasion. 


Cream 

If you've been hating me so far for featuring some limited edition products, don't worry, the next few things are easily accessible to everyone and they're cheaper as well. In the cream category I had to go for the Mary Kay Glowing Finish Illuminating Sticks. They retail for £11 each and they blend effortlessly on the cheeks. They are quite highly pigmented so keep that in mind when swiping the product on your face (I recommend tapping it with your fingers instead) as a little goes a long way. They come in three shades and of the cream formulas I tried so far, these were the clear winner as they weren't chalky and dry-looking on the face. My favourite colour is Gold as it goes well with my complexion. 



Liquid 


Possibly the easiest one to pick - the liquid formula was the one that inspired me to make this post. After seeing Khloe Kardashian rock it, I had to get my hands on the Cocoa Brown Golden Goddess Shimmering Dry Body Oil. I could bathe myself in this stuff, it's so good. For £9.99 you can use this gem to either enhance your tan, or on its own to give yourself the ultimate beach babe look. I mix it in with my foundation when I want to look healthy and glowing but I also applied it lightly on the cheeks and on my collar bones throughout summer whenever I had some BB cream on. I know that the word OIL makes many people cringe as you think of blocked pores and a million breakouts, but because this gem is comedogenic, none of this stuff will happen. It doesn't block the pores and it dries up, so you won't have a wet-look effect all day. Did I mention that it smells AMAZING? It ticks all the boxes, give it a try. 



I'd love to know which highlighters are your favourite at the moment!


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25 comments

  1. Loved this! Kiko have some great highlighters that I've tried recently! Xx

    www.marblebeauty.wordpress.com

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    1. Oooh need to check more Kiko products :)

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  2. Lovely post. I use a highlighter from the body shop.

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  3. These highlighters are all so dreamy - problem is, I'm becoming slightly addicted to buying them now, and this is proving tempting!

    Katy x
    http://chocolatechatterboxx.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. hahah the temptation is real ;) TREAT YO SELF x

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  4. I definitely want to try the Mary Kay stick, sounds so cool!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. they're really good :) I hope you'll enjoy them x

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  5. I've tried so many highlighters but my favourite is the cream to power one from Essence - And its under £3!
    Summer xx

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    1. oooh really? I only tried lip products from Essence so thanks for letting me know :) Will check their highlighter out xx

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  6. Got to love the high light. I'm currently obsessed with The Balm's Mary Lou and Toyshop's Glow Pot - both reasonably priced and both incredibly glow-giving. I've yet to try Hourglass or Becca ones but I am DESPERATE to get my hands on them. Until then, I'm enjoying living vicariously through your blog!

    Kara

    ❤️

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    1. I still haven't tried any highlighter from the balm, can you believe it?? haha
      And thank you lovely xx

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  7. My Becca palette is on the way and I'm so excited to use it! My favorite is Becca's Moonstone but I also love Benefit's Highbeam and a cream/stick one from Flower cosmetics.

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. Moonstone is such a gem! Love your suggestions :) x

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  8. Such a beautiful picture! I love the look of the Hourglass palettes - they're just beautiful xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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    1. They are definitely quite a sight, I adore them :) xx

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  9. I love highlighters! My favorite is the Betty Lou-Manzier by the Balm

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    1. I definitely need to check out The Balm!

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  10. the jaclyn hill palette is so gorgeous!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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  11. The Becca palette looks so good!!! Great picks x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  12. i need that hourglass palette in my life! its hard to get my hands on it :(

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  13. Oh GOD the Hourglass palette is just SO incredibly dreamy! I've wanted to try out their highlighters for SO long but have never gotten around to it, I reallyyyyy need to though! I have to say my favourite highlighter probably has to be the Urban Decay Naked Illuminated powder, it's just SO good!

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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  14. Powder highlights are my absolute favourites! I want to try liquid ones but I'm so clumsy anyway I feel like they'd just ruin my foundation lool xx

    www.milknews.co.uk

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