In the warmer months I have to be honest highlighting isn't something I tend to go for as I have mother natures glow, sweat and that keeps me as glowing as I can get. But being an English resident and having unpredictable seasons I can get good use out of my highlighter stocks for 85% of the year. From powders to creams to liquids I think I've got all bases covered for achieving that effortless glow.
This tiny bottle of Benefit High Beam has been sitting in my vanity for years and I'm pretty sure it is never-ending. A pearlescent pink that can be either mixed into your foundation or moisturiser or dotted along the cheekbones and bridge of the nose. It adds life to the skin without being too out there and looking like you've rubbed glitter on your face. The MAC MSF's are very popular within the blogging world and often come out in limited edition collections. Two that are part of the permanent line are Soft & Gentle and Lightscapade, S&G is what I reach for when I want that real dewy look to my skin. Granted it looks pretty scary in the pan but on the skin it gives such a beautiful glow and it works great on fair skin too. If I have used quite a matte base then to bring a little bit of life back to my skin then I use Lightscapade to set everything into place. It is like sweeping light onto your face whilst still setting your make up into place.
The Bourjois Java Rice Powder is something I never seemed to be able to find in stock but earlier this year I spotted in. This reminds me of Lightscapade but in loose powder form and a little more sparkly but don't worry you won't look like Edward Cullen. I either use this as a setting powder or if you pick up a little more product then it could definitely used a highlighter too. If I'm looking for an inner corner highlight then I either reach for MAC Shroom or the Collection Eyeshadow Pencil in Vanilla Sky. The first being a little more subtle but the pencil makes it absolutely fool proof. I've been using the MeMeMe Dew Pot* in Coral Blossom as a base for my eyeshadows lately but it could be easily used a highlight too. Dotted a long the cheek bones, bridge of the nose or brow bone it adds such a pretty little sheen to the skin. The shade of it reminds me a lot of the MSF in Soft & Gentle but this is in a cream formulation.
What are your favourite highlighters?
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