We seem to be in the midst of what I would say to be our coldest Winter yet.
Almost two months in, and I for one have definitely noticed a difference in my skin.
That fresh, dewy summer holiday glow is gone, and has been replaced by dull, tired looking skin with plenty of
Whilst a European summer getaway unfortunately isn't on the cards this month,
I have still managed to fake that 'summer holiday' glow with some amazing highlighters.
Unless you have been living under a rock, highlighters are the biggest and hottest new item in every woman's make up bag.
I like to apply a liquid highlighter under my foundation on my cheeks, and then apply a powder highlighter at the end of
my make up routine under my eyebrow, tip of my nose, tip or my lip and on my cheeks again.
Whilst I don't have a natural summer tan, the highlighter definitely gives my make up a beautiful glowy finish.
Below I have listed some of my favourite that I have previously tried and loved:
MAC Strobe Mineralize Skin Finish Powder $47
I received this as a present, and it is amazing! It has even over taken the hourglass highlighter, which had been a
favourite of mine for a very long time.
It is extremely easy to use, and seems to be lasting me forever.
I apply this with a flat brush over the top of my foundation and bronzer.
NARS Illuminator $44
This is a great liquid Illuminator that I have tried and applied underneath my foundation.
I do find it a little bit too runny, so the formula isn't as glowy as I would hope.
Whilst this is a great product, I would choose the Benefit liquid highlighter over this one.
Hour Glass Highlighter Ambient Lightening Powder $67
I first tried this highlighter a year ago and absolutely loved it.
I did find though that in summer time I had to change my colour, as the lighter colours almost looked a bit too white on my
This is a great basic highlighter but it is more on the expensive side for such a small pallete.
If you are going to spend on a powder highlighter, then I would choose the Becca or MAC over the hourglass as they are a
cheaper, and I feel a better product.
Curtis Collection Radiant Glow Illuminator $49.95
For those wanting a mineral product, then this one from Curtis Collection is perfect.
Again I would apply it under my foundation and instantly adds a subtle glow.
You could also add this one to your foundation and apply over your entire face as the formula is very light,
so the glow is very subtle and wont have you looking like you need some powder to control the shine.
It only comes in one colour, so suitable for all skin tones, which takes out the hassle of trying to figure out the
right shade for your skin tone.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector $64
This is the holy grail of highlighters that you will find in most make up artist kits.
It is a creamy powder that absorbs and reflects light for a natural glow. I would probably have to say that this is my
favourite powder highlighter.
Benefit High Beam Liquid Highlighter $26
This is a highlighter that I received as a gift a couple of years ago, and find myself buying a new one time and time
It would have to be hands down my favourite Liquid highlighter, I honestly can't get enough.
Unlike the Nars, the formula in the Benefit isn't as runny, so I find it gives me more of a glow, and doesn't slide all
over my cheeks when I apply.
If you were going to only try one Liquid Highlighter, this would be my top pick.