“If you can’t see your highlight from space, then you’re not wearing enough” – Unknown
I’m no makeup expert but I love a good highlight. I think it just takes any make up look and makes it amazing, kinda like icing on a cake. I’ve tried so many in my time that I have such a huge collection now, but I’m going to pick out my favourites and tell you why I love them so much.
- BECCA Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector – Champagne Pop (8g) £32
Now I’ve heard people saying that they aren’t really feeling the champagne pop. They feel there are better options out there, but for me I cannot get my love for this product out of my system. I literally lovvvvvvve it so much that even when I smashed it, I still kept it. There was no way I was going to let that bad boy go. I find the colour perfect for my skin tone and the product just feels so smooth on the skin, champagne pop definitely will have a place in my makeup collection forever! The only down side is how many times people say how easily it smashes, I did fix it but within a week it had just broke again. So if you’re accident prone with your makeup and wanted this, make sure you are so careful. I want to cry at the sight of mine everytime I do my make up. I really do need to get a new one.
2. Topshop Glow Highlighter in GLEAM £10
I’ve had this little pot in my collection forever but I kind of wrote it off too early. I then felt my makeup routine was becoming a little stale…you know when your selfies aren’t looking as popping as they used to be and you feel your face is just a bit meh. Truly stale! Then I watched a makeup tutorial of newer products and this little glow pot was included. Step by step I followed it precisely and put this beauty on my face….I will never look back. Honestly, when I say you could see my highlight from space! It just makes any powder highlight you put on top of it look like it’s been in the gym doing steroids. This little miracle has completely changed my makeup and I am now a believer of the cream highlighters. The colour is kinda like a rose gold and with just a tiny bit dabbed on to your face and paired with champagne pop, you’ll be a believer too. Go get yourself one, it’s so inexpensive too.
3. Sleek Highlighting Palette in colour Cleo’s Kiss £10
This is something new I have added to my makeup collection. I’ve been out of the loop makeup wise and focusing more on fashion so have no idea how long this product has been available, but I am absolutely crazy about it. Not only does it include cream and powder highlighters, but the colours are actually incredible and look so dewy on the skin too. They are a dream and sooooo cheap. It comes in the most beautiful gold compact with a mirror and has 4 gold based shades called Sphinx, Delta, Dynasty and Goddess. If I’m honest the creams aren’t as good as the glow pot, but this a definite must for the summer as people start bronzing and tanning themselves.
4. Mac Cosmetics Limited Edition Nutcracker Sweet Copper Face Compact
I’m so sorry to include something that is a limited edition but the highlighter that is inside this compact is to die for. I didn’t know that this was a cult favourite when I got it and I only got it by chance when shopping down in Canterbury. However I can see just why it is a cult fave. It comes with the extra dimension skin finish highlighter in shade whisper of gilt, which gives an intense shine with an almost wet look to the skin and the gold reflects light so well. I absolutely adore this particular colour. The palette also includes an extra dimension blush in the shade Pleasure Model, a warm copper/pink colour with a satin finish which is teamed nicely with the highlighter to give a light reflected look. A dupe for whisper of gilt is Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded honey for £16.50 from Beauty Bay so check that out.