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Saturday, 30 January 2016

Favourite Highlighter Products

Favourite Highlighter Products
It feels like ages since I've had the time to sit down and blog properly, life has been getting in the way combined with my general lack of motivation and enthusiasm when January comes around. I'd really like some sun now please if you don't mind. I'm back though with my favourite highlighters:

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer this featured in my favourite beauty products of 2015 which you can find here and it's been very well used. It's by far the best highlighter I have ever owned - it just ticks every box. It's highly pigmented, it's a beautiful rose gold colour and it has the perfect amount of shimmer and glow. It definitely has the wow factor and lives up to it's hype. I don't think I've seen any blogger who is disappointed with Mary-Lou Manizer!

No. 7 Instant Radiance Highlighter I'm not usually a fan of cream highlighters because they leave you with a lovely glow but also tend to swipe off half of your foundation which isn't really ideal, is it?! This product however seems to just glide onto the skin (almost like a gel) and blend in beautifully. It's very light gold in tone with a little shimmer, perfect for day wear as it isn't too intense.

Make Up Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter this is almost a dupe for the Mary-Lou Manizer really but just slightly less pigmented. For me personally it's a little too yellow for my skin tone but y'know I still wear it anyway. As this product is 'baked', you really don't need much as I found that my face looked too glittery if too much is applied. A small sweep on your cheekbones is enough and I tone it down with Benefit High Beam. Love it.

Benefit High Beam I use this highlighter a little differently to the rest as it never seems to 'pop' on me. I find that when you blend it in, it gives quite a subtle, sheer glow and the tone is silvery blue. I use this underneath my eyebrows and on top of my powder highlighter to give an extra shimmer. What I love most about this product is that you only need to use a tiny bit and the bottle has lasted me forever!

MAC Mineralise Skin Finish this was one of the first highlighters I ever bought and I still love it to this day. I do admit that it's been a little bit replaced by Mary-Lou Manizer (sorry MAC) but it's still a pretty regular feature in my makeup routine. I think a golden, lighter tone is a better match for my pale skin. This product is more bronze so I have to blend it out a lot so it doesn't look too dark on me. I love the shimmer in this and feel so glamorous when I'm wearing it.

Have you tried any of these products? What are you favourite highlighters?


  1. I love benefit high beam, I've also been loving the Mac strobe cream xx

  2. I love Mary Lou Manizer, it's replaced my Mac one lately too! I really like the look of the No7 one, looks like a Clinique chubby stick. I've never mastered high beam xx

    Tamz |

  3. I LOVE Mary Lou Manizer!! Honestly nothing has managed to top that highlighter yet for me... I've been eyeing High Beam but I fear that it's a bit too silvery for everyday use. What do you think?

    Liyana | Rouge & Ruche

  4. I still haven't tried Mary Lou Manizer but it really does sound like the perfect highlighter. Now I'm just wondering why I haven't tried it! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

  5. Mary Lou Manizer is also my favourite highlighter as well as my newest acquisition, Becca Opal. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK - Eyelash Enhancer GIVEAWAY

  6. Great picks, I'm so into highlighting at the moment! I still haven't tried the MAC powder, I'll definitely need to pick it up next time I'm in store. Would love if you could check out my recent fashion post? X

    The Fashion Road

  7. Mac - Soft and Gentle is my all time favourite but I'm desperate to try some products from The Balm so Mary Lou Manizer is now top of my list! Love this post, totally agree with you about High Beam.


  8. I really love the Makeup Revolution highlighters, they're so affordable yet so pretty xx

    Gemma |

  9. I've heard so much about these especially MaryLou, but I dont own any of them!! I love the Sleek highlighter from the contour kit. Just got the Pippa palette too so cant wait to try it.

  10. Awww babe this post is literally a dream for me !! I have been loving highlighters so much!!! I adore the MUR one!! The Mary Lou is just everywhere .. I seriously need it!!

    Fab post baby girl!!


  11. I love High Beam - it's been in my make up bag for years and I swear it doesn't run out! I also have a MAC Mineralise Skin Finish that's all cracked, that I really need to revitalise!

    Faye x
    i wish i could wink

  12. I'm always looking for a good highlighter that will make a difference to my make-up look. I have tried many highlighters in contour palettes and the MAC Mineralise Skin Finish but nothing seems to stay on for long! I might give the Mary-Lou Manizer a try! x

    Celeste |

  13. I love mary Lou manizer! Haven't tried the no7 one yet so think I may need to pop down to boots! I love the Mac one also but I have found others which I go to more now!! High beam has been a fave of mine for a long time!! Shiseido do a really good sculpting trio which has a beaut highlighter in!! And that make up revolution one - I think I just died and went to highlighter heaven ���� sooooo going to buy that tomorrow haha! Xxx

  14. It's so strange how long High Beam seems to last isn't it?! I got the miniature bottle in one of the box sets ages ago and it's still going. I don't know why I never thought of using it to highlight my brows though...thanks for that!

    Xx Aj xx

  15. Ive seen so many positive comments on the Mary Lou highlighter, it's definitely going on my wish list! I'm also considering the champagne pop by becca x jacklyn hill because it looks amazing in all the videos I've watched!


  16. High beam is my favourite highlighter but I definitely need to try some of these, particularly the Mary Lou one xx

  17. I love the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish powders and I think I tried High Beam a while back and really liked it, but I still tend to prefer powder highlighters. One of my new favourite highlights is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed, it's so good!


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