Thursday, 7 March 2013

My Top 5 Favourite Highlighters!

Hey lovelies! I love highlighter, in fact I'd think id go as far to say it's one of my favourite parts of applying make-up along with contouring! It's safe to say I'm a big fan of the dewy look, and highlighter is the perfect way to get that J-lo esque glow without looking like a grease ball! You want to highlight the high points of your face so, the tops of the cheek bones, brow bone, bridge of nose, cupids bow, chin and forehead, of course you don't have to highlight all of those areas if you don't want to. I tend highlight my cheekbones, brow bone, centre of nose and sometimes the cupids bow on a everyday basis.

Ive picked my top 5 favourite highlighters to share with you today, I have a mix of cream and powder. I love both types - cream usually gives a bit more of a subtle highlight then powder. I tend to go for cream more in the summer season I don't know why I just do. Also you can always use both cream and powder, apply the cream highlight first then the powder on top, this will make your highlight last longer and be a bit more intense as your layering cream/powder products.

I've picked 3 cream highlights the first one is a Mac Cream Colourbase in 'Pearl' which is a gorgeous light yellow/gold creamy shade, its the least shimmery out of the bunch - its adds more of a beautiful sheen to the skin rather than shimmer.

The next two cream highlighters are the Jemma Kidd All Over Radiance Creams. I'm really sorry I had to put these in here as they are two of my favourites but Jemma Kidd went into administration, so I'm not sure if you will still be able to get hold of these but if you can then snap one up! I have the shades Iced Gold and Rose Gold, did I need both? Probably not! But anyway...Iced gold if a light champagne gold shade and Rose Gold is a big more of a bronzey orange gold.

Another one from Mac, this time it's their Mineralize SkinFinish in 'Soft & Gentle' I love this one so much, if I had to pick one favourite this would probably be it! I've had this one for ages, they last forever! It adds such a lovely glow to the skin, this one is probably the most shimmery out of the 5 but it's nothing too much just the right amount I'd say, it is beautiful!

Lastly Dior Amber Diamond, now I heard this was being discontinued a while ago so I rushed out to get it! But I now I believe it's not so you should be able to get it. It is gorgeous! the shimmer is more finely milled than the others, it has a mixture of highlight shades a creamy white, champagne gold, a bronze, and then a more orangey bronze. You can use them individually or swirl them all together which is what I do and it gives a beautiful subtle glowy, 'lit from within look.'

So there you have my top 5 favourite highlighters, I love them all! I'd love to know what your favourite highlighters are?

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  1. Those Jemma Kidd ones look gorgeous! such a shame they went under :( great post babe xx

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    1. Yeh is a real shame because they are so beautiful :) xx

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  2. Really like the look of that MAC cream highlighter - may have to purchase. I like Benefit High-beam, but sometimes it is a bit frosty looking, rather than giving a warm glow. Nice post xx

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    1. I have high beam but prefer a warmer highlighters too :) xx

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  3. I havent tried wearing highlighter, but this post has convinced me! Especially love the look of the second MAC one!

    B x

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  4. Amber Diamond is so beautiful! <3 Its the prettiest bronzer in the world hehe! :)

    XO,
    http://www.rosychicc.com/

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  5. loveeeee soft and gentle and pearl! those are my two favorite highliters ever!

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  6. Pearl looks GORGEOUS!! need this :) xox

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    1. it is gorgeous! and you do :) haha xx

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  7. Wow, Pear looks gorgeous!!! But I think Amber Diamond has the perfect color for me. I'll see if I can still get it xx

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    1. You should be able to still get it xx

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  8. I love highlighting, it totally lifts my skin! I need to get my paws on Soft & Gentle! Great blog lovely, followed :)

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    Megan xxx

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  9. Mineralise skinfinish is my absolute favourite product of all time!! Xx

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  10. I have MAC Soft & Gentle and love it! although it's really shimmery I don't feel like I can apply too much by mistake.. would love to try MAC's pearl creamcolour base, looks a gorgeous more intense highlight xx

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  11. I use the cream colour base and love it but when its run out I want to try the soft and gentle. It looks beautiful!x
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  12. Oh my god I did not know that Jemma Kidd had gone into administration!!! I've been after her highlighters for ages but never got round to buying them. Typical.

    Brilliant review, I really struggle with highlighters. I've got amber diamond and soft and gentle and they really dont seem to do a lot on my face even though they are beautiful products. perhaps im just not applying them right.

    anyway, ive only just gotten round to checking out your blog sinc eyou left me your link on twitter last week!!

    new follower anyway :)
    Love Neeny
    (@_neeny)
    www.neeny.co.uk

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  13. Ive always wanted amber diamond! I never bring myself to part with the cash! Another cream highlighter I would suggest is macs cream colour base in Hush. Its quite similar to the jemma kidd one! I have both!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  14. I want that Pearl! My favorite highlighter is probably theBalm's MaryLoumanizer.

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