If someone was to ask me about the one makeup product I would choose over anything else, highlighter would probably be my answer! Regardless of the amount of other makeup I’m wearing, I am always in the mood for highlighting and I thought I’d show you my favourites at the moment! These are the ones I wear the most.
I recently purchased the Makeup Revolution Radiant Light Powder in Breathe (£3) and I have fallen slightly head over heels for it. I was planning on investing in one of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, but I just couldn’t justify that painful £40 price tag, so I chose this instead! I’ve been using this to set my makeup instead of a regular mattifying powder and it actually works a treat. It’s really finely milled and has a satin sheen to it, allowing your skin to glow but the makeup to still stay put. Plus, it’s a bargain.
I’ve also been known to use the paler shades from my Shimmer Waves in Blush from The Body Shop (£16) to brush over my skin as a glowy finishing powder, but I have to say that I prefer using this as a sheeny blush. It’s very sheer and doesn’t have a great deal of colour to it, but that’s why it’s so great to use on days when you want the skin to look naturally flushed.
I really love the Adoration Dual Intensity Blush from NARS (£30) for the same reason really, but this one’s more of a blush topper. You get two shades in the Dual compacts but I use the paler shimmery shade much more often. It’s a beautiful finely milled powder with no chunky glitter that gives a radiant natural glow to the skin. You can use it as a highlighter on the cheekbones or as a subtle sheeny blush!
I think that the Mary-Lou Manizer from The Balm (£17.49) is probably the most popular highlighter to have existed, and I can definitely see why. If you’re after the J-Lo glow, you’ve come to the right place! It’s the most finely milled shimmer I’ve ever found, although it can emphasize pores if you apply too much, so beware – learn from my (not cute) mistake! I probably reach for this one the most for my cheekbones because I just know it’ll go beautifully with any other makeup I may already be wearing.
I only recently purchased the Pink Mosaic Shimmer Bloc from Laura Mercier (£33) which I spoke about in my recent haul post, but it has pretty much become an instant favourite. It reminds me of the Estee Lauder Tease Blush which was limited edition a few years ago; by swirling the paler 3 shades together it’s almost an exact match. I love this blush/highlighter for it’s hybrid properties and the natural warmth it gives to the skin!
And finally, my beloved NARS Copacabana Liquid Illuminator (£23), which I’m surprised is the only non-powder product featured in my favourites! If you like dewy skin, you’ll want to cover yourself in this – it’s healthy skin in a tube! You can obviously apply it to your cheekbones, as is traditional, but I really enjoy mixing it in to my foundation to give radiance to my complexion. It also has brilliant lasting power and catches the light so beautifully!
What’s your favourite highlighter?