Glowy makeup is easily my ultimate beauty weakness. Whether it’s day or night, work or play, my look just can’t go without a little dusting of highlight… okay, sometimes quite a big dusting. I didn’t realise quite how ridiculous my highlight obsession had become, until I had a bit of a clear out/tidy up of my Muji drawers. The ratio of highlight to literally any other type of makeup was quite ridiculous. So I did what any normal beauty blogger would do, I took out my faves and put together this post. It was the only logical choice.
So here it is, my current glow edit.
If you’re after a bronzy highlight, you can’t go far wrong with NYX’s Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam. It’s a super light-weight formula, which makes it really versatile. You can mix it in with your foundation for an all over glow, use it on it’s own as a highlight or as a base for a powder highlight – cause who wouldn’t want double layers of highlight? I personally love it because although a little goes a long way, it’s super subtle and instantly gives skin that healthy looking, holiday glow.
From rose gold packaging to rose gold finishes, there is one brand that rules them all…. Charlotte Tilbury, of course. Her limited edition Norman Parkinson compact is the best if you love a rose gold shimmer. It’s such a natural shade and is my ultimate go-to for everyday. Luckily it is super similar to the highlight in the Filmstar Bronze & Glow, so once I’ve made my way through this one, I’ll be switching back to that.
If you don’t have this next one in your makeup stash, you need to order it immediately. I’m not joking, you need this in your life. Topshop’s little GLOW pots are literally goals. They blend beautifully, are super intense and give such a pretty finish to the skin. I use mine to highlight, but also as a shimmery eye shadow base. I’m onto my second pot and by the looks of it, it won’t be long till I’m buying my third.
For something a little bit different, I’d recommend trying out Lancome’s new Cushion Highlighter*. I was totally obsessed with the cushion foundations last year, so I was really excited to get my hands on this. It’s has a pearly, white base, so it looks really dewy and slightly iridescent on the skin. The packaging on the compact is also totally adorable, although it’s limited edition, so you’ll need to snap it up while you still can.
The last isn’t featured in the pics as it was a late comer to the edit… the Glossier Haloscope in Moonstone. Stay tuned for a full review on this beauty, but my god is this highlight freaking amazing. It’s so dewy, so glowy and so flattering. I’m literally head over heels for it.