Collection | Highlighters

Hey guys!

This is the 2nd post in my collection series! If you missed the 1st one on bronzers, you can see it here!



No7 Skin Illuminator, £11

This is the first highlighter product I brought; it comes in two colours pink and peach, and I opted for the peach one . It’s such a nice smooth product, and really does the trick to add some radiance to the skin. I honestly enjoyed everything about this product apart from the packaging. It has a built in brush applicator which is a bit difficult to work with. I’ve read reviews in which people have suggested cutting off the brush, or removing it with tweezers. I don’t like the idea of that.

Sleek Makeup Face Form, £9.99

I’ve spoken about this product several times, as it includes a bronzer, contour shade and a highlight. It’s such a handy little product, the packaging is compact, which makes it a perfect all in one to have in your handbag. The highlighter in this is quite soft, but it is build able. On the whole, I would say this is a perfect starter kit, but I think for people who are quite familiar with make up products, there are better ones out there.

Mary Lou Manzier, £17.50

I decided to try this highlighter after hearing lots about it, and it definitely lived up to expectations. To start with, I thought the packaging was so compact and quirky. The highlighter itself is so pigmented, a little goes a long way.  This is a champagne highlighter, so for girls like myself with medium- dark skin, I would make sure that you blend it in well because I do think it is something for lighter skin tones. However, you can work with it, it just takes time to get used to applying it correctly.

Topshop Glow Highlighter in Gleam, £9

This is my favourite of all the highlighters. It’s a cream based highlighter with a bronze undertone (they do have other shades). If anyone would like a dewy finish, this is such a good product to go for; it captures the light so well. The best way to apply this product is with your fingers. I did try to use a brush but it didn’t work as well, and the product gets stuck in the bristles. I would only use this as a cheek highlighter, and would stick to a powder highlighter for other areas such as the brow bone.

Topshop Highlighter in Horizon, £10

This is the first Topshop make up product I had ever tried, and I came across it simply by playing around with the item in store. Can I just say I’m super impressed by the quality of  Topshop make up, I didn’t have any expectations to begin with but I’m looking forward to trying their other products. The highlighter itself is a powder highlighter with a bronze undertone. It looks like it creates a sort of foil effect, the highlighter is so clean and pigmented.

Ben Nye Luxury Loose Powder, (Prices vary dependant on retailer)

I caved in to the banana powder as soon as I saw that Kim K used it, realistically who didn’t? I’ve included this in my highlighters collection but really I think it is more of a setting powder rather than an actual highlighter. The yellow, banana tone is what creates the highlighting effect. I love using this to brighten up my under eye area. I do think it helps prevent my concealer from creasing.

This is quite difficult to get hold of in the UK, and ordering it internationally can work out expensive; prices to vary fro retailer to retailer. I purchased mine from Precious About Make-Up based in London for £11.95. I know sometimes it can be difficult to order products from an unfamiliar company, but I would recommend them in particular because their service is really good and I received my product within days.

highlighter swatches edited


Here are some swatches

What is your favourite highlighter?



  1. Shahad
    March 30, 2015 / 9:09 am

    Topshop highlighter all ZE way

  2. Shahad
    March 30, 2015 / 9:09 am

    Topshop highlighter all ZE way

  3. April 12, 2015 / 6:20 pm

    With being fairly new to the varieties of make-up out there I am still in need to purchasing a highlight of some sort and this post has given me a starting point – so thank you – to my surprise I’m actually being drawn towards the Topshop highlighters!

    LL |

    • April 12, 2015 / 6:28 pm

      I’m so glad this helped! The Topshop highlighters would be the ones that I would recommend the most. Let me know how you get on! x

  4. April 12, 2015 / 6:28 pm

    I’m so glad this helped! The Topshop highlighters would be the ones that I would recommend the most. Let me know how you get on! x

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