Five Favourite Affordable Highlighters

I love a good highlight. There are some really great highlighters out there. You don’t have to splash the cash, to get that blinding glow. In this post I am going to share five of my favourites, with three palettes and two singles. Let’s get into the post of five favourite affordable highlighters.

Makeup Revolution | Soph Highlighter Palette – £8

I included this in my September favourites, and it’s still a firm favourite, as it is pretty much the only palette I have been reaching for on a day-to-day to basis. There are eight shades to pick from, with two different formulas; there are five baked and three pressed. My all time favourite shade is the only baked one on the top which is the third gold from left.

I must admit that I don’t get a lot of use out of the bottom row. This is because, two shades are too dark, and I’m not a fan of pinks and lilacs. However the top row is STUNNING. Each shade is pigmented, but you can start out subtle and build it up for a stronger glow. The white shade is extremely pigmented, so I have been using it for an inner corner highlight. It also lasts all day which is always a plus. The packaging is also really sturdy, as I struggle to open it 99% of the time.

ColourPop | Super Shock Highlight Spoon – $8

I was very undecided on including this since it’s not the easiest to get ahold of here in the UK. We have the added joy of custom charges when ordering from ColourPop. This won’t be a highlight for everyone, mainly because of the formula. It contains chunky glitter, which I know a lot of people aren’t keen on. I only wear this on nights out, or if I’m going out in the evening, because it can be intense.

As it is a creme to powder highlight it’s best to apply this with your finger. I apply the tiniest amount over the top of another highlight, and pat it on with my finger. Spoon is a light champagne, but I find that it’s not great on its own. If you put it over another highlight you get a really pretty finish.

Sleek | Solstice Highlighting Palette – £9.99

A lot of people have been comparing this palette to the Soph palette. In my opinion, the only thing they have in common is a purple shade. This palette also contains a cream highlight, so if that is your thing, or you fancy trying a new formula this may be one to try.

I have one favourite from this palette, and that is Equinox; the bottom right warm peach shade. It is incredibly pigmented, and a lot of people seem to really love this palette, but of course it’s all personal opinion and if you like pigmented highlighters you may like this one. This palette also contains a mirror.

I Heart Makeup | Goddess of Faith – £4.99

This is the cheapest highlighter on this list, and it has the cutest packaging too, as the heart is adorable. (Not the sturdiest, so not the most travel friendly) TAM Beauty have amazing highlighters and this is no different, it’s pigmented, but blends easily.

Goddess of Faith is a pink toned champagne, and I find this works best if you start with a small amount and slowly build it up, as you can end up with the dreaded grey stripe if you pile it on straight away, which isn’t a favourite look.

Lottie London | Shimmer Squad Highlighter – £9.95

We are 4p away from the most expensive palette, which is quite strange, but at least you’re saving 4p right? I don’t see a lot of people talk about this palette and I have no idea why, as it is really beautiful. In this palette, there are four shades that are all really pigmented. The shades are on the warm side, but there is the white shade.

The shades aren’t chalky, but they are a little glittery, so it’s worth starting out slow with this palette and building it up. My favourite is The Queen Bee, which is a gold shade. I have seen people compare this to ABH palettes, but these are of course easier on the bank account.

There we have it, they are my five favourite affordable highlighters!

What highlighters do you love?

Thank you for reading!

75 comments so far.

75 responses to “Five Favourite Affordable Highlighters”

  1. Alyssa says:

    I love highlighters even though I don’t often use them LOL but my favorite is ColourPop because the quality is so good yet the price is so affordable 🙂

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  2. Amazing post! I’m obsessed with highlighters. I also love the Sleek Solstice palette. It’s one of my favourites and I love the peachy shade in the bottom right. It’s beautiful. The Soph palette looks amazing also. I love how she’s catered for every skin tone. That’s definitely a huge selling point. I love all those swatches. So gorgeous xx

    Lauren |

  3. I have the Pro Glow Highlighter palette from Makeup Revolution and I really like it. I like to use those colored highlights as an inner corner highlight. I have the Sleek Solstice palette and it’s very good too. I want to pick up some from Colourpop.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    • luxuryblush says:

      I’m glad you’re liking that palette, it is a really great one. The Sleek highlighters are great quality. Colourpop ones are so good too, and they have so many to pretty colours xx

  4. Erin Azmir says:

    I’ve been eyeing that Sleek highlighter for ages! Will have to splurge on it one day aha x

    erin | erinazmir

  5. Missy May says:

    I’m not too big on highlighters, but this will come in handy in the near future which can be tomorrow. Ha!! Thanks for sharing beautiful lady.

  6. I’m obsessed with purchasing highlighters so I’m definitely going to get these, I’ve been eyeing up the Lottie London shimmer squad for so long now and I think you may have just persuaded me to get it! x

  7. Jasmine says:

    The Makeup Revolution palette looks gorgeous! I’m a huge fan of the ColourPop highlighters too 🙂

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  8. Sara says:

    Queen Bee looks like a beautiful shade!

    Sara – Flemingo

  9. Naya says:

    I really like the look of CP and Lottie London highlighters, judging from your swatches they must be amazing! Thanks for the inspo xx

    Naya //

  10. Claire says:

    The Lottie London palette looks stunning! I also think Sleek highlighters are so overrated 🙂

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

  11. Jenny says:

    I love highlighters as well, and all the ones you’ve shared here are beautiful! I especially love the Goddess of Faith, the swatch is stunning! ColourPop is another one I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about, and will definitely have to check out soon.

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

  12. Thanks again for sharing. These photograph very well, I must say. I really love the Lottie London, it looks great, and also the Goddess of Faith even though an inexpensive buy.

  13. Kristy says:

    These are all so beautiful, I can’t believe I haven’t picked up the Sleek one yet. I look at it every single time I see it! My favourite probably has to be the ABH highlighter palette, but budget-wise probably my Colourpop one. xx

    • luxuryblush says:

      I’m glad you think so! Sleek highlighters are really great, I hope you manage to look into them soon. ABH palettes are really great, they have so many ones. ColourPop highlighters are so good xx

  14. Emma says:

    I don’t actually have any highlighting products – I need to invest in some of these I think! The sleek one looks amazing 😊 X

  15. Shiana says:

    I haven’t tried any of these! What have I been doing with my life?! Guess who is popping to superdrug tomorrow!

    Shiana xx |

  16. Alice says:

    I reeeally need to get my hands on that Soph highlighter palette! I’ve had my eye on it for so long and I think I’d get use out of all of them bar the darkest shade and I can’t believe you get a highlighter for every £1 you spend on it, such a good deal! I’ve never heard of the lottie london one but that looks absolutely gorgeous too, I’m using the I heart makeup one at the moment and I love it! Gives such a nice glow without being too in your face!
    Alice Xx

    • luxuryblush says:

      It is such a gorgeous palette, she did a really good job on it. The value for money is insane. The Lottie London one is a really great palette too. So glad you love it, it is a really pretty colour xx

  17. Kiran says:

    The Lottie London and SophxMakeup Revolution palettes are definitely on my radar, they look gorgeous but can never find them in store, stunning post Hannah, have a great weekend xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  18. Gemma says:

    That Lottie London palette is gorgeous, I need it!! x

  19. Amy says:

    I literally love all of these highlighters. The only one i don’t have is the colour pop one, need to get my hands on it!

  20. Radi says:

    I’m so into highlighters! I think I even buy them more often than eye-make up. That first highlighter set looks gorgeous!
    Happy weekend!

  21. Heather Nixon says:

    I haven’t tried any of these but they’re so pretty x

  22. Sabiha says:

    I just bought one of the heart shaped blushers and am amazed at the quality and the finish – love them x

  23. Imogen says:

    I honestly think highlighters are my fav makeup product by a mile! The lottie London one looks incredibly pigmented wow!!! Lovely post – and of course followed you on bloglovin 🙂 xx Imogen

  24. Flo la vita says:

    I recently bought the revolution strobe highlighter, but I’m not too keen on it. So it was great to get some recommendations for a new one!

  25. Louise says:

    I still need to get the soph palette! I love her!

    Also I want to try the Lottie London one!

    My favourite drugstore highlighters is the sleek palette too! It’s a staple for sure!

  26. Nikita says:

    Highlighters are some of my favourite products! They take your look a step further x I recently picked up on from TAM Beauty but I’m not sure whether it’s the same as the one here. Soph’s palette is one I REALLY want to try as well. x Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

  27. So everyone of these highlighters I don’t own but now I feel like I need to!! These are so pigmented and super gorgeous xx

    Taylor Jane ox |

  28. Eleni says:

    Finally caught up the blog today! These highlighters look so nice! I’d love to try one, I’m still faithful to Becca when it comes to highlighting but need to experiment more!

  29. Joyce Lau says:

    definitely need to try out lottie london x

  30. Lovely post – I would love to try some more highlighters , so I will definitely need to look at some of these products.
    Sarah x

  31. Cindy says:

    The TAM Beauty highlight looks absolutely beauutiful!! I’ll need to see if they have that here in the US. The Sleek highlighters always look so gorgeous and are definitely great bang for your buck.

    Cindy |

  32. Ooh I love the look of that Lottie London palette! I have the Sleek Solstice palette and it’s great for travelling – although I do prefer the look of the Cleopatra’s Kiss one, also by Sleek. I’m the same as you and I’m not sold on purple or pink highlighting shades xo

    Char |

    • luxuryblush says:

      It is a really pretty palette for sure! That’s true, it’d be so great for travelling and I wish I got the Cleopatra’s Kiss one, as the shades look a lot more wearable. Glad it isn’t just me!xx

  33. Catherine says:

    Wow, didn’t know there were so many pretty highlighters in the drugstore! I would love to try the I Heart Makeup highlighter due to the gorgeous packaging. It swatches really pretty as well !!

  34. Marina says:

    haha! I love that you struggle to open the Soph highlighter – that is sturdy packaging then! xx I need that palette though – revolution is always so affordable for such good quality products. Also obsessed with the solstice highlighting palette – I have it myself and it’s been my lifeline ever since I picked it up! Fabulous choices Han and stunning post as usual! x
    Marina xx

    • luxuryblush says:

      It is really tough haha! It is a really gorgeous palette though, and it’s so pigmented and it’s definitely worth picking up. I’m glad you love it so much, and it is a gorgeous palette. Thank you so much xx

  35. Katya says:

    These products look interesting, I like the shades! I would want to try these!

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  36. Amy Jane says:

    Omg! This has inspired me to buy the Soph x revolution highlighter! I nearly picked it up yesterday! But I forgot! 😂🌸 great post thanks for sharing!

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