Guest Blogger- Favourite Highlighters

Today’s blog posts is by Lauren from Rose Esprit, which is a fabulous blog with great variety! She has chosen some great highlighters to talk about! Enjoy…

Highlighting is one of my favourite things to do in my make up routine, I think every make up look can be pulled together and completed with a gorgeous highlighter. I love a sheen to my skin and highlighters are the perfect solution.

Each of these highlighters give a gorgeous glow in their own ways, I’m a big fan of the sheen that cream highlighters create, and the shimmer that powder highlighters show.
Cream Highlighters
Illamasqua Cream Blush in Lies: This is my favourite cream highlighter, whenever I try to buy a backup it is always sold out. It’s a very pretty and subtle light pink sheen that looks best when dabbed with a finger onto the tops of the cheekbones. I find that it keeps my face looking fresh and lasts throughout the entire day.
Benefit High Beam: I usually use this cream highlighter after I’ve applied my foundation, I apply it liberally under my eyes and out to my cheekbones and dab it in with my fingers. It isn’t a very obvious highlighter, which I actually prefer, much like Lies it keeps me looking fresh and awake, and it doesn’t need a careful application.
Topshop Cheeks in Prism: This is a very light highlighter, more of a creamy white, I find the stick a bit hard, I prefer to rub it on my fingers then dab it on my face.
Swatches.
(L-R Lies, High Beam, Prism)
Powder Highlighters
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle: At first I didn’t like this highlighter, I don’t particularly like irridescent products, I find that they just end up looking like glitter all over my face, but with the right brush it works wonders. This champagne esque powder looks best when applied with a MAC 116 brush. It’s also lovely when applied to the shoulders on a night out.
HnM Bronzer/Highlighter/Blush Trio: The highlighter in this trio is not one that I’ve used for a long time, it’s a white shimmery highlighter, when used in small amounts it looks gorgeous on a night out, however I woulden’t use it during the day to work.
Sleek Contour Kit: The highlighter in this is also one I would bring out at night to give that extra oomph to my cheekbones and make me “shine from within” 
Swatches
(L-R Soft and Gentle, HnM trio, Sleek Contour Kit)
What highlighters have you been loving?

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10 Comments

  1. Charlotte oxo 25th August 2011 / 3:48 pm

    This is such a useful post, I've been wanting to buy a highlighter for such a long time, thank you :) xox

  2. TzeYien89 25th August 2011 / 4:05 pm

    i love highlighters! thanks for this post!

    tzeyien89.blogspot.com xxx

  3. carly* 25th August 2011 / 4:07 pm

    such a great posts! i am always interested in looking for new highlighters! high beam is also one of my favorites :)

  4. Sophie Isobel 25th August 2011 / 4:30 pm

    I love Benefit's high beam – especially on my cupids bow!
    x

  5. Arielle 25th August 2011 / 10:14 pm

    Highlighters are my favorite beauty products but I've realized nobody notices the difference! I love this one I bought from Forever 21 and Bonebell makes a bronzer that gives this amazing bronze-y highlight! They're both super affordable! I really want to try a Mac mineralize skin finish though. xoxo

  6. a.j.b 26th August 2011 / 9:39 am

    I use high beam every day – I wouldn't be without it!
    I've been wanting to try this topshop stick for a while though – there's so many topshop cosmetics I want to try I'll end up spending a fortune next time I'm in!
    x

  7. Carolina G-M 26th August 2011 / 7:07 pm

    amazing, love this, will deffo be looking for some of the brands you mentioned in stores!

    accordingtostyle.blogspot.com

  8. MrAJBx3 27th August 2011 / 12:54 am

    awesome post!! <3 i love Lies
    illamasqua is amazing in general!

  9. Boscy 28th August 2011 / 6:55 am

    What a good post! The MAC Mineralize Skin Finishes are my favourite by far, but I've been wanting to try High Beam for agggeees..

    http://www.boscy.blogspot.com

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