My Everyday Highlighters

12 August 2015

It's taken me years to finally get the hang of highlighting. Many a time I've left the house looking like a disco ball, but now I think that I've finally found a few perfect products to help me have a healthy glow without looking like an explosion in a glitter factory. Here's the roundup of my favourite highlighters, these three are the products that I reach for on an almost daily basis.

To kick things off is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light, which is the darkest in colour of all of my highlighters. It has a peachy undertone, and I mainly use it as a setting powder which gives me a soft and subtle glow. Dim Light makes my skin look really natural, the highlight isn't too OTT, and it does a great job of holding my makeup in place too. If you want a low key light to the skin then this powder is perfect, but it can also be paired with a more obvious highlighter for beautiful skin.

Next up is the NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator, which is my personal favourite of the trio. It's a liquid product with a smooth texture and a beautiful pearly champagne colour, which blends out really prettily, particularly along the top of the cheeks. As well as the colour, it's the consistency of this product which wins for me, as it's so easy to blend with your fingertips. I always joke that I feel a little bit like Kim K when I wear this highlight, as it really does add a beautiful healthy glow to the skin and helps to create the illusion of cheekbones. I  particularly love the look of 413 BLKR paired with Dim Light for beautifully lit skin.

Finally, the MAC x Cinderella Beauty Powder in Mystery Princess is the latest addition to my highlighting collection, and it's also the most pinkish in tone of all the highlighters that I own. It's quite similar to Dim Light in that it has a more subtle, pretty look than the more obvious results of my NARS favourite, but it's still a great highlighting option if you prefer powders. I like to use Mystery princess on lazy days, as it's a no fuss product. A swirl of your brush in the pan will leave you with a lovely shimmer.


  1. I need to get my hands on the Nars Liquid Highlighter, loving glowing skin atm x

  2. The NARS liquid highlighter sounds incredible! x


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