Sunday 16 July 2017

The Ultimate Glow Givers (Plus Swatches!)

One of my favourite cosmetic products would have to be highlighters. With a quick swish of a glowy powder you can brighten up a dull complexion, or create envy inducing cheekbones. I always look for more nude, champagne toned highlights as I find they suit my skintone and blend seamlessly.

Here are a few of my favourites:

Jouer Citrine
This has to be my number one at the minute. It's aaaaaamaaaaazzzing. Plus, if you spray your brush with a facial spray this beams to high heaven. Everytime I open the compact excitement bubbles within me.

Clockwise from top: Jouer Citrine, Topshop Glow, Primark Champagne

Topshop Glow
This is a creamy consistency and I have had this little pot for years so it's probably ready for the bin. It's more of a bronzey shade so may not work if you are really fair, however I am nearly sure they do another shade in this. Again it's fab on its own or great layered with a powder highlight.

Primark Pure Glow Champagne
Not only is this super cheap, it gives more expensive brands a run for their money. The only thing I don't like about this is that it contains two parabens. But it really is amazing for the price and if you didn't know it was Primark, you'd definitely rate it as a high end brand. Apart from the packaging... The lid snapped off, but let's not talk about that.

Clockwise from top: Make Up Geek, Milani, Laura Geller

Makeup Geek Highlighter in Midnight Sun
This looks slightly dull in the pan but on application it gives a more golden highlight. I don't reach for this as much as the others but again it is really blendable and comes in a wide array of shades.

Milani Strobelight in DayGlow
In the pan this also does not look like the gleaming glory that it is. It looks quite subdued, but when swatched it transforms into a really creamy, soft glow. It's also a good sized pan so this will last you a long time.

Laura Geller Gilded Honey
A cult classic, this blends so beautifully it's actually hard to tell that your glow isn't au naturel. The pan looks tiny but it lasts for such a long time especially since it's ultra pigmented.

Becca Champagne Pop
Another cult favourite, this is so fresh on the skin. Champagne Pop is quite expensive, and I do love it but there are cheaper highlighters available that are near enough the same, such as Gilded Honey.

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Sunlight
I don't think I need to say much about these. They are mesmerizing to look at because they really do look like liquid metal. I use this on skin just after foundation and sometimes I just leave it at that, but I have been known to go over it with a swish of a powder highlight if I want to look like the tin man.

L-R: Cover Fx, Topshop, Jouer, Primark, Milani, Laura Geller, Makeup Geek, Becca

So there you go! A glimpse into my highlighter collection. If you have any highlighter recommendations don't hesitate to let a gal know in the comments below. After all, you can never have too many highlighters.

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