I’m very particular with the types of products I tend to gravitate towards so in my new series- Spotlight On – I will be featuring my favourite brands, product types etc. First up, I’m chatting that undeniable love I have for highlight.
If you’d asked me two years ago if I wore highlight, I’d probably have told you it was for special occasions but now I am 100% into ‘the glow’ and I have to wear it daily or I feel dull and lacklustre. In fact, I’m going to go that bit further – I feel naked without the glow. I think I had fear of the glow when I had oiler skin but I’ve found my skin hasn’t been as oily for the past year and it’s more on the drier side.
Where to begin when it comes to highlighter? There’s so many varieties – you’ve got your powder, cream and liquid formulas but for me, I much prefer the powders. I tend to lean more towards pink and champagne tones depending on my mood but there’s so many different shades out there to suit all skin types.
What I have noticed is that the drugstore doesn’t seem to have hit the heights of more expensive brands when it comes to highlighters. I find myself scouring the aisles for similar products, but either I’m blind or they’re just not there. That being said, these are – in my opinion – some of the best highlighters on the market.
Sadly, CP has pushed my beloved Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in So Hollywood (£28) to second in command but let’s not feel bad for it considering this baby is sold out everywhere. When I picked up the Illuminators, I did think I’d prefer Riviera but this one has really stood out to me. It’s like pure gold on the skin and it’s very comparable to the Becca offering. In fact, I sense a theme here because my Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Guilded Honey (£21) is a slightly toned down version of them both with slightly less gold. I adore this highlighter, it just looks so beautiful on the skin with little effort required.
Now, I know this post has been very high-end and I apologise for the potential purchases but if you do have any recommendation for drugstore or generally more affordable highlighters then please comment on the post. Do I need all these highlighters? Not at all. Did I want them? Duh.
What are your favourite highlighters?
Love, Kate xo