I recently put together a list of my top five products for shading, so it only seems right to follow with some products that will draw the eye – the highlighters.
When it comes to highlighter, you generally want to avoid product containing high quantities of glitter or shimmer particles. A soft sheen or pearlescent effect is generally enough for most needs, otherwise it can be too distracting and unless you want a touch of disco to your make-ups, generally looks pretty terrible in photographs and on camera.
Honeypie Minerals – Pearlescent Powder
This beautiful loose mineral powder is fantastic for adding a subtle sheen to your skin. Apply over foundation to create a dewy base or use on its own to add highlights to your cheeks or collarbone, alternatively dot over matte eyeshadows for a little extra sparkle.
£3.99 or £5.99 from Honeypie Minerals
Living Luminiser – RMS Beauty
This award winning illuminator is a best seller everywhere. A sheer, multipurpose product that can be mixed or used alone, Living Luminzer looks great on all skin tones and is packed full of super skin-caring Coconut oil.
£30.00 from Content
Ilia Beauty – Polka Dots & Moonbeams (I just love the name!)
A subtle highlighter that contains nourishing rosehip oil, Polkadots and Moonbeams (the name of which I guess is taken from the Frank Sinatra classic) gives a lovely dewy glow to the skin.
£30.00 from Content
This is a lovely liquid highlighter perfect for those of you who don’t like a creamy formulation. Available in three tones – Pink Ice, Silver Ice and Warm Gold. The Warm Gold is a great choice for darker skin tones and all three look stunning on the cheekbones, collarbone or eyelids.
£19.96 from The Organic Pharmacy
Vapour Organic Beauty – Trick Stick
A sheer highlighter than illuminates the face and gives it a beautiful glow. Trick Stick contains soothing and anti-inflammatory ingredients, making it ideal for even the most sensitive skins. Available in two shades; Dazzle (a shimmering gold) and Star (a platinum).
£16.00 from Naturisimo
Images courtesy of: Ilia Beauty, Vapour Organic Beauty, Organic Pharmacy, RMS Beauty and Honeypie Minerals