It’s New Years Eve, almost another year over..
and what better way to end the year, with a touch of sparkle right?
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am obsessed with highlighter. (or anything sparkly or shiny…)
Over the past few years as they have become more and more popular, I have tested my fair share and have developed my favourite collection from 2016.
From liquid, to cream to powder styles, I’ve tried them all and have narrowed it down to my all time faves.
Benefit High Beam
I think im not the only one to say that this little thing packs a glittery punch. I was always a bit sceptical of liquid highlighters as most that I have tried always brought my foundation off with them and produced little or no highlight.
This however, is perfect. Its a very soft pink cream shade with a super reflected glow. Its very natural and gives a healthy look to my skin without me looking like a piece of tin foil. A little really does go a long way and I find that using my fingers to blend in to the skin works the best for me.
You can purchase this at most drug stores or from Benefit for about £19.50, A bit on the pricey end of things but it truly lasts forever.
Goddess of Love by IHEARTMAKEUP
I have had this for a year now and it is still going strong. This powder highlights is beautiful, and so is the packaging right?
Its a very light weight and fine pressed powder that does no get cakey with wear. It has a strong reflective glow to it, a bit more iridescent than High Beam.
The colour is a pearly white and this swatch is just after one sweep so its super pigmented. With this highlighter I use a fan brush as it picks up a lot product and gently dusts over the skin. You can really build this product up as well so you can have a subtle everyday look too. You can find it in your local Superdrug or online, but its a bargain as well at £4.99, this bad boy is a steal.
Revlon Photoready Instafix Highlighting Stick
On to cream highlighters with the Revlon highlighting stick, this product glides on to the skin effortlessly. It is quite handy to throw in my handbag for on the go shimmer and super easy to blend with my fingers.
The colour is darker than the previous products and works amazing with a tan for that summer glow. The shade I have is called Starlight and as you can see, very pigmented so again, a little goes a long way.
Its £9.99 for this product which is a bit much for it in my opinion but again, im sure it will last quite a while, especially in summer.
Makeup Obsession customised palette
How stunning is does this look.
This personalised palette from Makeup Obsession was from my sister for my birthday and she has filled it with my favourite shades and colours. The highlight in here is on the top right hand corner and is a cream balm.
Ive got the shade Gilded, which a a bright pearl white. It is really creamy and thick so it does need blending quite well. I find that the warmth from my finger tips does the job well but it creates the most beautiful shimmer and fresh dewy look.
The individual pan was £3.00 from Boots and fits in to any Makeup Obsession palette.
Makeup Revolution Radiance palette
An oldy but a goody.
This palette is great for everyday wear with my favourite shade being the middle one. Its lighter than the other two which is perfect from my skin tone. It does need to be built up to really get the lovely pigment but when it is on its divine.
This provides a natural fresh skin look without the weight of a heavy feeling product. I use a fan brush to apply this as I have much more control over the powder. The mirror is really good as its larger than most too.
From Makeup Revolution its a bargain for £8.
And that is my Top 5 for 2016. If I had to name a favourite, I think it would be Benefit High Beam but I wear all of these shown.
I would love to know any other recommendations from you guys or share your favourites with me in the comments!
Enjoy the rest of the holidays and I hope you all have a
Happy New Year!
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