I was recently inspired to do a highlighter collection post when I got my hands on the MAC cream colour base in pearl last week. The smallest collection I have of any one product is highlighters so this shouldn't take too long. I only had the sample size of the high beam for the longest time, then I was nicely given the GOSH sun powder in March and then I bought the MAC last week from a lady having a clearout.
(Heads up - I'm beginning to experiment with editing photos so bare with me till I improve).
As you can see all 3 highlighters are different textures, different colours and obviously different brands. I didn't realise how little I used highlighters until I began this post so I'm glad I only own 3 and none of them are similar to each other.
|Sorry - highlighters turned out to be difficult to photograph.|
This is described as a satiny pink liquid highlighter. I grabbed this in the Glamour magazine last year for £2. It is small and you only need a little bit but the reason it is still around is basically because I just don't use it very often. Like I said in my review of this, posie tint and benetint, after carefully blending my base products, applying this on top just makes me nervous. I have to apply quite a bit for this to show up and that makes it harder to blend.
MAC cream colour base in Pearl - £14.50/3.2g
This is a creamy highlighter in a frosty white shade that is meant to be multi-purpose. I only got it recently and tweeted my initial disappointment. It isn't as pigmented as I first thought it would be and the creamy almost mousse like texture means I have to apply, blend and build.
Edit: How fickle am I? If you read this post just a mere 24 hours ago you would have read my initial thoughts were that I wasn't happy with it but in that time I got it to work for me.
GOSH Giant Sun Powder 001 - £13.99/28g
This is a golden powder highlighter. Well technically, this might even be a bronzer for fairer beauties, but a light dusting on darker skin will definitely give it a nice highlighted glow. The reason I put a separate picture of this is because I felt it was quite washed out in the picture above. I really like this and use a fan brush to lightly dust it on my cheekbones. It is huuuge and will last me forever (expiry obsessives I apologise). I need to see if GOSH do a cooler highlighter for when I'm not wanting gold.
So that is my highlighter collection. I have been tempted by MAC soft & gentle for so long but the two times I have swatched it, I've been disappointed by the chunkiness. The Dior highlighter that came out in the summer collection looks gorgeous too. Maybe once I find the perfect highlighter I'll begin using them more but I know one thing for sure; next time I'll be sticking to powder. Any recommendations?
Till next time...Toodles! :)