We need to talk. We need to talk highlighters. Ah I love those shiny, pearly powders and creams that surprisingly get my heart in a flutter that no other make up item can. Why am I so obsessed with highlighters you may ask? Well duh because they make your face look like it’s been carved by an angel that’s why.
Alright I’m exaggerating, no one has ever said to me ‘your highlighter makes your face look like it’s been carved by an angel’ I mean maybe a drunk angel perhaps, but no. Anyway, highlighter makes my face look that bit better, it adds a new dimension and I’m kinda obsessed. Recently, I have found some goodies, so good, I’ve been a bit selfish and kept them to myself for a few months ( I mean come on I took these pictures when peonies were still in season) but no today I’m letting you into my highlighter faves and you are in for a treat.
Let’s start with the ultimate highlighter bae right now, tbh I hate myself for saying bae and I have no idea why it happened so let’s just forget about it and move on. But the Anastasia Glow Palette makes me go all funny, it does stuff to me that no other highlighter has before. I got Henry’s sister to get me this when she went to Florida back in May, as I’d been eyeing up this palette for months, but just couldn’t justify it. However with it being a bit cheaper in the US, I thought hey why not and those left over dollars from NYC last year aren’t real money so lets just buy the highlighter. That Glow is a palette which contains four highlighters, it’s a pretty big palette and I will now guard this palette with my life. My faves from the palette are Dripping In Gold and Sunbeam, I tend to spray my highlighter brush with make up setting spray and then boom, highlighter on fleek as all the kids say. It’s 100% worth the price tag and all the hype. I AM OBSESSED.
My next love is Becca’s Champagne Pop, everyone went a bit bananas for this last summer when it was released. I made sure it was top of my NYC shopping list and a year later, I have basically used it all up (but I have a back up *smug face*) it’s a peachy warm colour which is SO pigmented. I love it so much and literally put it over any highlighter cause I am a bit of an animal. It’s buttery and just worth the hype. I need more Becca highlighters in my life though, I fancy trying Opal next.
Next we’ve got two cream highlighters which are perfect for putting under your foundation, these give you a glow that 2012 Millie Mackintosh would beat you down for. The NYX Illuminator and Nars illuminator are very, very similar. They could almost be twins, they are like Jason and Charles DiLaurentis let’s just say. I have the colours Gleam and Cocopabana (try saying that when you’re drunk) and they are a pearly pink colour. They just add a little more glow, and dewiness to foundation and I have been reaching for them all summer. Love, love love.
When your highlighter is brighter than your future. This is a combo of the Anastasia Glow Kit and Becca Champagne Pop.
For a more subtle glow, I’ve been turning to the highlighter from my Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow palette which bit the dust this week (cries into my pillow) this highlighter is a champagne gold colour and it’s perfect for making your skin look a bit perkier and glowier. It makes you look like you’re not wearing highlighter but you just have really good skin. It’s great for day to day wear, however the price not so much. But I am tempted to buy a new one cause it’s such a good bronzer/highlighter and mine is almost two years old so that’s not too bad going…
Finally I’m gonna finish with two drugstore highlighters which will leave you change from a fiver (yes really) and are pretty ruddy amazing. The Barry M Strobe Cream Illuminators are what I have been waiting for a drugstore brand to release for about four years. Boy they were worth the wait. They are creamy, pigmented and just a dream. They give you a gorgeous glow and just make you look so dewy and fresh. Iced Bronze is my fave from the two but they are so good, they don’t go cakey or look too disco ball like, they are perfect. They’re very hard to track down though, so if you can find them, run to the till with your money, but they are so worth the hunt for them and just yes bravo Barry m!
So these are my current highlighter faves, I cannot get enough, and my new favourite hobby is ‘how much highlighter can I apply on my face before I start to look like the moon?’ Very fun.
What’s your fave highlighter?