Let’s Talk: Highlighters

Let’s Talk: Highlighters

Who doesn’t love a touch of highlight? It is the perfect way to pull a makeup look together. If you are going for a no makeup, makeup look, or full glam, highlighters are the one. I’m happy to have a few highlighter options, but really if I could I would have all the highlighters. Really, I’m not even sure what shade suits me, and you’ll be able to tell this from the different shades I own. You can get everything from an iridescent white to a gold highlighter. But not all of them will look right, as it can clash with your undertone and be too dark/light for your skin colour.

Benefit High Beam Highlighter

I got this in one of the Christmas gifts sets a couple years back. It is a small sample size of the real product. And I sometimes reach for this and absolutely love it. I’m just not 100% sold on the liquid highlighter thing. Nevertheless, the swatch of this is amazing! It is the top swatch closest to my wrist (1) and as you can see it is a very pinky shade which seems to work well with my skin tone.

NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette

I bought this palette purely for the contour shades. And I’m very glad I did. This shade is the 2nd swatch, can’t really see it can you? I’m very disappointed with this highlighter. However, if you like a very subtle highlight and also want some contour shades whilst you’re at it. Then go for this. But personally, I don’t ever reach for this shade.

MUA Shimmer Highlight Powder | Radiant Cashmere

This is a slightly more in your face subtle highlighter than the previous. I like using this as a quick everyday wearer. However, it doesn’t seem to stay around for long. It has a very warm under tone to it, which I kinda like but then I kinda don’t. This shade is the 3rd swatch in from my wrist.

Highlighters Swatches

Makeup Obsession Highlighter | H106 Gold

This is a very bling bling gold highlighter. Which I’m not mad at. This shade is the 4th swatch. This is the perfect highlighter when you are going for a bronzed look. It can also be worn as an eyeshadow to create a lovely gold eye look. This highlighter also has crazy pigmentation and it’s super affordable. Therefore making me want to buy more from this brand.

Sleek Highlighters Palette | Solstice

This palette has been one of my favourites for a long time. I usually gravitate to the ones on the right just because they are so easy to apply and blend (5,6 swatches). However, this post has made me realise how beautiful that top left shade is (7th swatch to my wrist)! I didn’t realise how in your face it could be. It definitely is being applied during freshers week!

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I’m currently lusting over Barry M liquid chrome highlighter drops, Fenty highlighters, and BECCA champagne pop. But honestly, my purse would not be impressed if I went on a highlighter shopping spree.
What are your current favourite highlighters? Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. 13th September 2017 / 9:48 am

    I’m using the Iridescent shade of MUA Undress Your Skin at the moment! It actually has quite a blue tint to it in some lights but because I’m so pale it actually suits me oddly, haha! I totally agree with you on wanting a Becca highlighter, have you seen the new lilac-y one that’s just come out!? Its gorgeous! Definitely on my xmas list!
    Alice Xx

  2. 13th September 2017 / 10:23 am

    I love Makeup Revolution powder highlighters, you get so much product and they’re amazing! Mine has lasted me ages. I really want the Barry M ones too, they look stunning x

    Alice http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

  3. theglassofclass
    13th September 2017 / 5:26 pm

    I have never used much of a highlighter. I used to have No7 liquid highlighter but I always used too much or too little and gave up, but I’m back at it! They all look so pretty. I want them alllllllllll

    Julia xx

  4. 13th September 2017 / 6:20 pm

    I’m not a fan of highlighters, just because my skin hates them! I have to be really careful when it comes to make up. These all look soo pretty if I was to buy a highlighter I think it would be the makeup obsession highlighter! I adore the palettes where you can use them as eyeshadow. Helps you to use the palette alot more.

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

  5. Anu
    13th September 2017 / 9:49 pm

    That Sleek palette is one of my favourites – it’s so pretty! You NEED Becca Champagne Pop in your life, I can’t get enough of it and I’m so glad it’s in their permanent collection.
    I’m really intrigued by highlighting drops as well :)x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

  6. 13th September 2017 / 9:58 pm

    I love my Mary-Lou Manizer which I guess is considered a midrange highlighter at £16, but I also love Ice Kiss by Makeup Revolution which is £5.. I’m a bit scared to try liquid highlighters, as I feel they would separate on my skin-type! 🤷🏼‍♀️

  7. 14th September 2017 / 5:32 pm

    These are all gorgeous! I’ve never used highlighters before but I might try one now!🙈x

  8. Samantha Hough
    14th September 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Loveee the pictures! I love a good highlight🙌🏻

  9. 14th September 2017 / 10:12 pm

    I am new to the Sleek highlighter palette, but it is quickly becoming a favourite! The MUA ones are also amazing, at such a low price. You have a lovely collection here! I love reading collection posts xox

  10. 15th September 2017 / 7:52 pm

    The sleek palette is my favourite. I love it so much 😍

  11. 17th September 2017 / 4:09 pm

    Love all these highlighters! Especially the sleek palette. I don’t think I have a favourite highlight as I feel like I’m yet to fin the perfect one!xx

  12. Kayleigh Zara
    17th September 2017 / 9:28 pm

    I have quite a few highlighters but I don’t use them very much as I prefer a natural very minimal makeup look nowadays! I love the look of the sleek highlighter palette though x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  13. 18th September 2017 / 11:43 am

    I don’t often wear highlighters, but when I do, it’s usually a sleek one that comes as a highlight and contour 😊 So seeing the sleek palette you have has made me want to invest 😂🙈

  14. 20th September 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I am a proud highlighter hoarder!!! I have too many to choose a favorite but right now I’m using Fenty Beauty. Thanks for the suggestions for future purchases!

  15. 9th October 2017 / 1:24 am

    The Sleek palette and high beam are my two faves from your picks. Love them both a lot. I tend to go for more illuminating base products at the moment but you’ve made me want to dig out some of my powder highlights for this week ahead.

    Sincerely, Sarah xx

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