I mean I really love highlighter. I guess like a lot of girls I am drawn to shiny things. But who knew there was so much choice out there? This post should give you a little helping hand when deciding what to buy.
Firstly, just like all makeup products, one size definitely does not fit all. But as a general rule of thumb I would advise those with darker skin tones to go for a warmer gold-based highlight and those with lighter skin tones to go for a more silver-based shimmer.
Next is the debate of liquid vs powder. Personally, I am a powder fan as I find it sits better on top of foundation and doesn’t smudge. However liquid is good if you don’t like a heavy face or you want to mix it in with your foundation for an all-over glow.
Below is a list of my top 5 highlighters to suit any budget:
- Cheap as chips: Makeup Obsession Highlighter H105 @ £3
- Liquid glow: NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Liquid illuminator @ £7
- High street wonder: Topshop Highlighter in Mother of Pearl @ £12
- Shimmering dream: Mac Lightscapade @ £24
- Birthday wish list: BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Presse @ £32
Now you have your product, how do you apply it?
For powder, the big trend is a fan brush as it distributes the product evenly. You can pick one up for a few pounds or splash out if you want a super soft long lasting brush.
And finally where do you put it?
Below is an image of the places you can apply your highlighter. Generally you want to highlight the places where the sun would hit your face. But if you want a more natural look, just apply to the top of your cheekbones and blend in.
Now you’re a highlight pro, the world of shimmer is your oyster!