Wednesday, 7 October 2015

A Glowing Obsession

First off did you like the title of this post? Not going to lie I'm pretty proud of those play on words I feel quite clever right now!

Anyway besides the title, todays posts is all about highlighters and illuminators, because I have become obsessed with them. I've always been aware of highlighting my cheek bones and have owned a fair amount but never have I been so into them that I can't go through a make up day without them.

Although summer now is officially over and my tan is fading away by the second, I still want that glowing look to add some definition and structure. And they're really pretty, come on they're sparkly and shinny whats not to love! So I have collected quite a few now, a mixture of cream and powder, and wanted to share my absolute favourites, some are more of a gold highlight others peachy and some more of a pearly white, all I enjoy experimenting and trying out with various make up looks.

First an absolute classic from Mac, Soft & Gentle, that I only just recently purchased while in Berlin. I love it so much that I talked about it in my September favourites. I always hear about the Mac mineralised skin finishes, but I've never actually owned one and so when I decided on getting one I was instantly drawn to this one in the store before even realising its famousness (not sure if this is a word but I'm gonna use it anyway).

Soap and Glory products really have a special place in my heart because of how good they are especially for the price and Peach Party definitely does not disappoint. It's funny that I have this in my post because its not actually mine its my friends that I found in my make up bag from Bestival! But I used it a lot while we were there and before I give it back I thought I'd talk about it as I am planning on buying my own. It's actually a blush brick that you can swirl all together for a overall glow but I also love it for the individual colours like the pearly white and the peachy colour as well.

Classic Benefit product High beam is great for a more subtle sheen but when those cheek bones catch the light oooo it perfection. I really love the formula I suppose you would call it liquid, but it just blends so beautifully into the skin even over powdered products.

This isn't actually a highlighter it's an eye shadow in Kitten from Stila however I use it a lot more often on my cheek bones and mines a little ruined now from being dropped and thrown around for so long. Just a little broken up!You can get in on sale now from the link at feel unique so better snatch it up quick!

Finally we have the gorgeous golden glowing product that is Benefit's Watt's Up! I had this on my wish list for so long and when I finally bought it back in July I can't say I was let down, it creates such a luminosity on your skin that you actually feel like a goddess, I can't get over how beautiful it is. It's is a cream product so finding an order to put this into applying your make up can be tricky as I have found that after any powder products it can make it very difficult to blend to the skin and sometimes becomes blotchy which is to be expected. So what I do is, apply and then when it comes to powder either avoid this areas as it can mute it down a little or use a light layer translucent powder over it to make it last.

Do you love highlighters as much as me? What are your favourites?


  1. Great post, I do love the title ;D
    I have been trying to find the 'perfect' highlighter for so long as I love the strobing trend! The Mac one looks amazing x

    Aliya x | |

    1. I love so many highlighters I can't every choose, they're all perfect! :D

  2. These all look so fabulous, I've been on the hunt for a really good highlighter for a while now.
    I'm going to have to call by MAC, don't know why I haven't got Soft and Gentle yet!
    Emma | Be Happyyy

    1. It's like a classic isn't it! I'm so glad I have it now I don't know what I did without it.

  3. I think I need to get Mac Soft & Gentle - it sounds too good to miss!

    Lucy |

    1. I love it so much I'm sure you will too!

  4. I love the post! You have a wonderful blog:)

  5. Great post! I love highlighters. My favourite right now is the Jaclyn Hill for Becca in 'Champagne Pop'!

    xo, Liz