Highlighters | Worth The Hype?

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Until 18 months ago, I had never really entertained the idea of using a highlighter, I didn't know much about them and if I'm honest, the concept of them scared me a little. However, for my 21st, I had a make over with YSL (read about it here) and my mum kindly bought me the Touche Éclat. It was the first time I had experimented with a highlighter, but my confidence with it grew after the make up artist taught me the best way to use it.

I absolutely loved that product and wore it non-stop until it ran out. However, at £25, it's not the cheapest product around and my student budget wouldn't stretch that far, so I then had to settle for an old Body Shop one that I found in the back of my make up draw. Luckily, for Christmas last year my friend Sarah bought me the Soap & Glory 'Glow All Out' which I absolutely loved and started to use it on a daily basis. 

However, when I was in New York earlier this year, I spotted MAC's Mineralize SkinFinish in Lightscapade which I had been after for ages, but it was forever sold out in the UK. I love this one as it has more of a shimmer to it than the one from Soap & Glory, but as it is so pricey, I use it more for nights out or important days. I still use Soap & Glory's 'Glow all Out' as my everyday highlighter, it has more of a pinky tone which suits my complexion perfectly, I apply it to my cheekbone and it provides a gorgeous highlight throughout the day.

So are highlighters worth the hype? If you had asked me this time last year, I probably would have still been a little uncertain. However, now they are part of my everyday routine, I love the natural glow that they give my face and they help my skin to look a lot more radiant. So yes, they are definitely worth the hype and I couldn't live without them now. 

What's your favourite highlighter? 


  1. Very interesting Abi, I have always been intrigued about highlighters but not known what to do with them! xxx

  2. Aww thank you, I hope this helped you a little! xxx

  3. Wow... I will suggest this to my girl friend. It's awesome. Well, so you know about Blue Waffles?

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