Thursday, 25 August 2011

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.

(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" 

(L-R Soft and Gentle, HnM trio, Sleek Contour Kit)

What highlighters have you been loving?

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

  2. i love highlighters! thanks for this post! xxx

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

  4. I love Benefit's high beam - especially on my cupids bow!

  5. 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. 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!

  7. I prefer liquid/cream to powder, High Beam is beautiful!

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

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

  10. 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..