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.
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)
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?