Sunday, 29 December 2013

My 3 Favourite Highlighters!

Hi everyone hope you have all had a great Christmas :) today I am going to share my three favourite highlighters. They are a product which I use all the time and when applied correctly and to the right place take your makeup to the next level.

Highlighters are used to create the impression of a glow to skin and create another dimension to your makeup. It is usually applied to the areas of the face which the light catches, such as, the top of the cheek bones, down the bridge of the nose and the centre of the forehead. they can also create the illusion of a more lifted face such as highlighting under the brow bones makes then look more higher and lifted. Highlighters are a must have in your makeup bag and here are 3 I love:

This is MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle £22.00. There are three different shades however I think this is the one that will suit anyone. I use this almost everyday and its beautiful. It is a perfect combination of silvery, rose and gold tones and is not glittery at all. I apply this last (using fingers or brush) to my cheekbones under the brows, the bridge of the nose and forehead, it also looks really nice in the corner of the eyes to make them pop. It may be a bit more expensive than some however for the amount of product you get you only need the smallest amount so it will last you a very long time. It blends really nice into the skin and it creates a really nice shimmer that catches in the light. This is overall the one I use the most and I love it because its goes perfectly all rounder and goes with any thing.  
Next is The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer £15.00 this is cheaper than the MAC one however you do get slightly less product. This is definitely a more warm gold toned highlighter very smooth and blendable and not glittery at all. I do think anyone can use this however I would suit the more warmer of skin tones, and makeup looks. I prefer to apply this with a brush as it can be a little too much for me as it is quite pigmented, I always make sure I tap away any excess before applying or buff it onto the back of my hand first. This is a very beautiful highlighter and is again one of the more popular ones.
This last one is the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl £33.00 This is a liquid highlighter and may seem expensive however you get 50ml which I think is great and it will last you so long! Again there are different shades but this is the one I think would suit any skin tone. This highlighter has a pump applicator and comes out a beautiful pearl cream there is no glitter particles at all its just pure shine. It blends beautifully into the skin and is perfect if you have dry skin and don't like to use powders I personally don't use any powder if im using this. There are many ways to use this product as it is a liquid. You can use this under your foundation to create a lovely glow. you can use this on its own say on holiday and you have a tan, a little of this will make your skin look glowy and healthy. You can use this as a normal highlighter just to the areas you want to pop. I apply this with a paddle foundation brush or a buffing brush, buffing it onto the back of my hand first. You do have to make sure that this is fully blended in correctly or it will not look right at all. There is a scent to this which im not to fond of however this is the most versatile out of them all and probably the most beautiful when applied in the right way. I no this is used on the red carpet and by celebrities to create glowing skin, it really is beautiful.
So there are my three faves! If you are not too confident you cant go wrong with the powders, just make sure you go for one which it not too glittery as the less glitter the more natural it looks. And if you do not use a highlighter you must try one, they make a massive difference. Hope you liked this post everyone and hope you all have a great New Years!! xox


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