Who would have thought it would be so hard to find the perfect highlighter? Too glittery? Not pigmented enough? This post is for me to give some mini reviews on some of my own highlighters in the hope that some of you can give me some recommendations aswell.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish 'Centre of Attention' - Every girl loves a bit of sparkle don't they? This product definitely has a lot of that. It's not one of the most natural looking highlighters; unlike a lot of the liquid products out there. But it does look very pretty. I used it on a daily basis in the summer as it can look very subtle if you apply it gently, you can also build it up which I like to do if I'm going on a night out. However, I dont feel like this product looks as good in the winter when my skin is paler because of the amount of gold, it's just not the same when there's no sun out. Even though it's mostly pink in the packaging, the gold pigment is over powering so don't be fooled. I really loved it in the summer, but won't be wearing it as much now. Can anyone recommend a pretty powder highlighter?
Topshop glow - this has a very creamy consistency and I like to apply it by rubbing it in and then blending it out. I wasn't sure that this was going to suit me because it looks very white, but when I rub it in it actually looks surprisingly natural and has a nice champagne shimmer to it. It is more pigmented than the Nars Illuminator but the glow doesn't look quite so natural.
Nars Illuminator 'Hot Sand' - My personal favourite is definitely this. I know the shade 'Copacabana' is a favourite among many, but I opted for this shade because I thought it would go better with my skin tone. I have quite tanned skin and I think it's the perfect shade. The consistency is quite watery which makes it easy to blend and look natural on the skin. I apply it using my fingers and then blend it out slightly using the Real Techniques sponge so that there are no harsh lines. I think it gives a really natural sheen and healthy glow which is what I was hoping for when I bought the product. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone looking for the same results as me.
Please let me know your favourites in the comments, thanks for reading :)