Time for another installment of my Best of series, this time.. Highlighter! I initially thought I had a lot of different highlighters to compare, but in reality I don’t think I have that many! I’m going to start with the drugstore and affordable highlighters and then move on to the more high end and palette highlighters I have.
The first highlight I have is the Glow pot from Topshop. I’ve had this for a while and it doesn’t show any signs of drying out. This is such a pretty shade of highlight and it suits my fair skin perfectly. I’m not so much a fan of cream highlight these days because I feel it doesn’t sit very nicely on my powdered skin, but I know it would be better if I applied it before I set my face. Overall, I love this highlight and I think it is a good place to start if you’re a bit nervous to delve into the highlighter world.
The next highlight is the much hyped Sleek Solstice palette. This is EXTREMELY pigmented so you really have to use a light hand. In here you get three powder highlights and one cream highlight. I think this is so versatile and compliments a lot of different skin tones, and I feel like you shouldn’t be afraid that they will come out looking a wacky colour on the skin, because the lilac shade is in fact a lovely cool toned highlight on the skin. I think this is a bargain for the money!
Okay, is it just me or has the price of this shot up?! I swear when I got mine it wasn’t £17.50? I feel bad including this in the ‘affordable’ section of the blog knowing that it’s so expensive now! Despite this, it still remains my favourite highlighter of all time. It is the most perfect champagne glow you could ask for and I think this will forever be my go-to.
The first high end highlight I have is a mini Benefit High Beam. If I’m honest, I really don’t think it’s necessary to buy the full size version of this because the mini size will last you so long (or at least past the use by date). I like this, it’s easy to use, but I do think that it can be relatively hard to blend. This highlighter was the one that kicked off my highlight obsession and I feel there are many in the same position as me. I don’t reach for this anymore, but I like to have it in my collection.
I think everyone knows about the magic that is these highlights, particularly Soft and Gentle. I also have Lightscapade, because it compliments my skin tone better. Soft and Gentle surprisingly still looks good on my skin, despite looking quite dark in the packaging. I don’t reach for these often because it gives you more of a subtle glow rather than a highlight. They aren’t as pigmented but it does give a lovely finish to the skin.
The last highlight I have is an expensive one. As soon as I saw this I knew I had to have it, because the decal and the packaging is so luxury and it’s white, so it’s the best kind of highlight for my skin. This isn’t available now and as far as I’m aware it sold out pretty quickly.
It doesn’t feel as smooth as some other cheaper highlights I have, and what I mean by that is that its quite stiff in the pan. It still gives a lovely effect and it is very pigmented so I don’t feel it’s a waste of money for me personally. Plus, sometimes you just need a splurge item in your collection that is to die for.
Becca X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Glow Palette
Now onto the highlighters I have in palette form. Firstly I have the Becca X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Glow palette. I’ve had this palette for a while now and unfortunately I have been neglecting it. I still enjoy Champagne Pop, but i don’t really use Prosecco Pop as much, just because the undertones don’t suit my skin tone as well. These are hands down the creamiest highlighting powders I have ever touched, so I’m not surprised that people have issues with these smashing. Luckily that hasn’t happened with mine!
I also have the Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette. I don’t really consider these as highlighting powders but I thought I would include them anyway because they are technically highlighters in some way.
Like the Mac ones, these give off more of a glow rather than a striking highlight, which is why I enjoyed using the yellow toned powder under my eye. That one, you can tell, is my favourite and I reckon you get a good amount of product inside. The other shades are beautiful, even though they are more of a blush and bronzer look.
That’s all for this post, if you have any suggestions for highlighters you think I may enjoy, please comment!