Sunday, 3 July 2016

Favourite Highlighters

My makeup is never complete without a glow! A highlighter is my favourite makeup product ever; I feel my makeup is never complete without it. My beauty stash has a variety of different highlighters but only a few have made it to be in my favourites.

Lets start with my favourite highlighter ever. The MAC Soft And Gentle Mineralize Skin Finish is absolutely stunning. This highlighter has a champagney undertone to it. This one is ideal for an everyday glow but is still so shimmery. With this product, it isn't too overpowering where it is the only thing you are drawn to on the face but just gives the right amount of shimmer. I have had this highlighter in my collection for a couple of years now and I have never looked back. I will forever repurchase this product.

If your'e going out and want an all out highlighter then I would definitely recommend the Mary Lou-Manizer by The Balm. This highlighter has more of a prominent shimmer to it and a more gold undertone to it. The packaging for this product is much more sleek and compact and also has a mirror which is definitely something I look for in a product. The only thing you need to be careful with, is to not over-do it (which can be difficult). I know you can get excited with highlighters and want to throw it all on your face but you don't want to have a straight line going across your cheek! I would recommend this product to anyone who is a major highlighter addict.

(left) MAC Soft and Gentle, (middle) MUA Undress Your Skin- Radiant Cashmere, (right) Mary Lou-Manizer

Finally, I am going to tell you about my favourite drugstore highlighters. The first one is the MUA Undress Your Skin in Radiant Cashmere. This highlighter was ridiculously cheap at only £3! For this price I was expecting it to be no where near as good as my higher end highlighters but it is so similar to the previous 2 I have just talked about. As you can see in the image above; the MUA highlighter is the swatch in the middle and it is definitely a dupe for the MAC Soft and Gentle. The only difference is that you need to swirl your brush around quite a lot to pick up the product. I really recommend this product for the price! 

The final product is a new highlighter in my collection but is my most loved at the moment. This is the famous Sleek, Solstice palette which only cost me £9! This palette is one of the most pigmented highlighter I own by a mile. You get 4 shades in this palette but 1 of them is a cream which I am not a fan of; however, the 3 powder shades (shown in the image below) are stunning. My favourite way to apply these is to mix all 3 shades together which makes the most amazing highlight!

To apply my highlight I use a variety of 2 brushes. For a more natural highlight, I use the Zoeva Luxe Sheer Cheek brush. This brush is the larger of the 2 and gives a more natural finish as it spreads the product over the full cheek bone. For a more dramatic finish I like to use a smaller brush to make the highlight more prominent. The brush I use is the Morphe M501. I use this brush because Jaclyn Hill recommended it and I trust everything she says!

What is your favourite highlight?


  1. Honestly, I still don't really know how to use highlighter but I have been meaning to learn! Thanks for the drugstore suggestions, I think I will look into the MUA highlighter. Your images are great too, I made sure to give a follow and feel free to check out my new travel blog if you would like:)


    1. You should definitely buy the MUA highlighter if your'e just starting out with it, so pigmented for the small price tag! Thankyou very much, I'll definitely give you a follow

  2. That Sleek highlighter is at the top of my wishlist! Helpful swatches! :)