Thursday, 15 August 2013

Highlight Me Gorgeous

Hey Girlies and Boyos today I'm all about the glow, the glimmer, the shimmer and the highlight... Who's with me???

I have a canny little collection of highlighters and whether it's bare minimal makeup, think just a bit concealer, brow pencil and lip balm or a full face of glam there's one product that I cannot (could not, would not, should not) skip or scrimp on... yes it's a highlighter. Be it be a cream, a liquid or a powder I guarantee you it'll be part of the regime.

Today I thought I'd share a few of my favourite creams and lotions.

OOOH look at the pretty arm swatches... :)

Mac Strobe Cream and Hocus Focus are great as they can be worn alone however I find they work amazey as primers as they give a lumious fresh glow underneath your regular base. 

The Make Believe probably works better on you darker skinned lovelies as its quite metallic and doesn't work for me UNLESS I'm embracing some tan in bottle.

Aaaaah Ilamasqua Gleam in Aurora gives a real plasticky perfect effect, almost a mirror shine across your cheekbones. Only thing is I've found that's not so great is you can't wear it if you've applied powder, even the lightest dusting of powder (be it translucent or a bronzer) as it gathers and lies on your face. Not a great look like!

Me and Benefit's High Beam have been besties for years now, she knows how to make me look good and in turn I cherish her by always having her 'in stock'. The pinky pearlescent shimmer makes this little beauty a firm favourite in my make up pile bag. 

Sun Beam is a new acquaintance and I welcome it whenever I've got my tan on. It gives a gorgeous non harsh golden sheen and if I'm daring to bare and rocking I don't know, say a vest (ooh-errr) then I dot this on my collar bone...  ssshhhexy ssshhhexy!

Highlighter should be applied anywhere you want a gaze to linger... This ain't no x rated site so we'll leave it at cheeky cheek bones shall we? 

Although to narrow my generously proportioned nose I have been known to dot it down the centre... y'know to make it appear smaller and less 'generous' :)

DUN DUN DUN... these two little gems get to wear and share  my ultimate favourites tiara.
High Beam is holy grail and the Strobe Cream is ultra versatile. 

Any highlighters you're loving? Any recommendations?

As always I really look forward to reading your comments and thoughts so don't be shy :) Feel free to leave your link too.
k xxxxxxxx

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  1. I'd love to try the mac strobe cream, looks amazing! xo

    1. I love it :) it's so versatile and you only need a little bit xxx

  2. Ahh I love a good highlighter!! It's hard to pick which one I think looks best but I love the golden tones of Sunbeam :D

    Holly Mixtures

    1. Aw thanks holly, I love it too wish I had the tan to carry it off all the time xxx

  3. Loving the look of the Illamasqua on you! Have you tried NARS albatross? I finally took the plunge - it's lovely if you're into powder highlighters xx

    Blood, Sweat and Lipstick

    1. Ooh I haven't tried that but thanks for tip, I'll add to my list xxx

  4. I've been meaning to try the Illamasqua Gleam highlighter for ages, I love how it looks on your skin. Have you tried Benefit's Watts Up? It's a gorgeous cream highlighter and is one of my favourites.

    - Rhi | Beauty Bucket List

    1. Aw thank you :) I haven't tried watts up, I'm sure I had a sample of it but no idea where it's gone. Just googled it and it looks beaut, another one for the list!xxx

  5. You have no idea how many times I've picked up Benefit's High Beam, and then not bought it in the end. I really need to sort that out don't I? Great post! X

    1. Haha I was like that with the strobe cream :) totally recommend high beam. Thanks for you lovely comment :) xxx