Posted on August 23 2016
Highlighter has quickly become my favorite part of my makeup routine because there's no better feeling that when you know you're literally glowing. See I don't have the biggest collection, but I have a few different kinds of highlighters in different shades and I use them to draw attention to different areas! There are 6 main areas that I tend to highlight - brow bone, just above the brow, inner corner of the eyes, cheek bones, tip of the nose and just above the upper lip. Adding a bit of glow draws more attention to your features and those areas are the ones more likely to catch the light so everyone else notices your glow too!
Jelly Pong Pong - Lighten Up
So this is meant to be a lightener & water-liner but I find this works best to highlight my brows because, with it being a pencil, it's a lot more precise. It's quite a creamy pencil so glides well and doesn't smudge my foundation all that much. I love defined brows and this is definitely my go to when it comes to achieving them - I used it to line the top and bottom of my brows and just simply blend it out a little bit, nobody wants an obvious white line! It can be used on the rest of your face too - whether you want to draw it on and blend it out or just simply put some on your finger and smudge it on, it's super easy with it being a creamy pencil and everyone has a different technique - you just have to find what works for you!
Barry M Strobe Cream - Iced Bronze
I picked this up a few months ago after seeing some swatch photos and falling in love but I neglected it for a while because I just couldn't get the hang of using a cream. Thankfully, I've figured it out now, and although I don't use this one every day I absolutely love it! I tend to go for this on a day/night out so give my face a little extra glow and it goes on after my primer but before my foundation. I use this more on my cheekbones because that's where I tend to apply any highlighter most! When I first bought it I was trying to apply it over my foundation but found that it was leaving me patchy and just made it harder to blend out, but using it as a base glow really makes a difference! This is really cheap too for saying how much product you get, I've barely made a dent on mine after quite a bit of use so it'll definitely last me quite a while!
I Heart Makeup - Goddess of Faith
Okay, so I won this in a giveaway a couple of months ago and I've been in love ever since! I'm automatically drawn to any powder product because it's better suited to my oily skin and when it's as shiny as this it makes it all the better. This is the most beautiful shade of gold and it has a baked effect and you can see a few different tones running through it! I use this on my cheekbones, the tip of my nose and just above my upper lip - and on my brow bone too if I'm going out and what to be glowing like the sun! This powder is definitely my everyday highlighter because it's just so much easier to reach for and quickly glide over my face, it definitely doesn't take much precision as you're just dusting it over certain areas!
Technic - High Lights
I bought this on Amazon a couple of years ago now and I've found that it's quite a good dupe for Benefit's High Beam. It's a lovely pearly pink liquid with a similar brush to a nail polish. You just either swipe or dot a bit onto the area you want to highlight and blend it out. Again, this is another one that I'd usually use as a base, because of the whole blending into foundation situation. The liquid isn't quite as easy to manage as a cream or pencil because it's more likely to drip or spill but if you get rid of any excess on the brush before you apply it there isn't an issue!