I initially wasn’t going to mention my small collection of highlighters in my series of posts focussed on the different areas of my makeup collection (foundations, eyes, lips & blushers), partly because out of everything, it’s the product I own the least of and therefore not much to show you. That being said, unlike say blushers, I think there isn’t a need to own a lot of highlighters because while they do exist in different tones, a couple of good highlighters is all you really need to get you by.
In recent months, the highlighter as a product has become such a staple in my daily makeup routine, I have really learned to appreciate it. Application is definitely a skill and it’s important to understand where and how it should be applied to get the most from it and not just look as though you have a random golden streak down your face. I am no way skilled therefore if you are looking for a master, I would whole heartedly recommend watching IntheFrow in her makeup tutorials.
So, without further ado, here is my collection of highlighters:
Topshop in Sunbeam – This is probably my most reached for highlighter and I think was actually the first in my collection. While it is maybe more yellow than I would ideally want, the pigmentation is excellent and leaves a lovely shimmery golden glow where applied.
Makeup Revolution – Highlighter Palette – This is a fantastic highlight palette, it’s incredibly affordable and the pigmentation of the products is fantastic, to be honest you’d be fine if this was all you owned. Of the three, I mostly use either the one on the left or in the middle but I think this palette would suit most if not all skin tones. Definitely one to get hold of if you can.
The Manizer Sisters/Mary-Lou Manizer– I was delighted to pick this up in Las Vegas last year (see my American Haul post) and I can totally understand why everyone loves this highlighter so much. The reason why I don’t use it every day is more over accessibility in my drawer as it sort of gets lost around other products (because this is a palette rather than a single pan), whereas my Topshop highlighter is much easier to grab in a hurry. Again, the pigmentation is great and it’s the perfect tone to accentuate key facial features. Of the three in my collection it’s the pricier product but as I said earlier, you don’t need tons of highlighters so if you wanted a budget friendly and one slightly more expensive (but still perfectly affordable), The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer would be a good shout.
What are your favourite highlighters?
Until next time x