Sometimes, highlighting is something I often for-go, especially in the summer but when I’m out on an evening I do reach for a bit of shimmer shimmer for something extra. I recently went sans-blush and used MAC Harmony with my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light and was pleasantly surprised with how glowing I looked.
I have three highlighters that I actually use, two are cream based and one is a powder. Funnily enough they’re all in the same vein of colour so I don’t really need all three. They’re pretty though right?
First up is my latest to my collection and thus completing the tri fecta, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light which is primarily an all over powder but when used in a more concentrated fashion, gives a soft, glowy feel to the cheeks that’s subtle but also nicely pigmented enough to reflect the light beautifully. This is probably the easiest of the highlighters to apply and to get right. It’s a light champagne colour that looks as beautiful in the pan as on the skin. I tend to apply this with a small powder brush.
My cheeky buy was Benefit’s Watts Up which I bought during an impromptu Benefit blow out last October. I had it applied at the counter and instantly fell in love. As I have skin slightly on the oiler side of life I had stayed away from those what were cream based. This one is lightweight and blends seemlessly. It’s more pigmented than the Hourglass one but is still part of the champagne family with slightly more warmth. This looks stunning when it is built up for evenings out. I like to apply this straight from the bullet and blend with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush.
My hyped up buy was Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Cream in Rose Gold (phew, mouthful.) which is sadly is no longer available due to JK going into administration. Since Nic from Pixiwoo began using this in videos I was a woman on a mission to get my hands on it, it captures the light beautifully and looks stunning on camera / in photos. It’s true to it’s name as it’s a rose gold shade that’s really warming on the skin. I managed to find one on eBay and after a bidding war it was mine for luckily, less than the RRP. I do try not to use it so much as I know I can’t replace it. However, when I do wear it, I love to apply it with my Real Techniques Stipling Brush.
Do you have any highlighting recommendations?