Five Favourite Affordable Highlighters

I love a good highlight, and there are some really great affordable ones out there, so you don’t have to splash the cash to get that glow. In this post I am going to share five of my favourites, with three palettes and two singles.

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 as two 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; apart from the white that is extremely pigmented, so I have been using it for an inner corner and cupids bow 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, as we have the added joy of custom charges. In all fairness this is a recent favourite for me, and it won’t be a highlight for everyone mainly because of the formula and it contains chunky glitter. I only wear this on nights out, or very rarely 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 fingers, so 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 do find it’s not great on its own, but 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, but the only thing they have in common is a purple shade, and where as the two shades are quite similar the purple in this palette looks a little more pink than the Soph one. This palette also contains one cream highlighter, 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. You get four shades that are all really pigmented, and a small mirror too. This palette is on the warm side, so if you are extremely pale this might not be for you.

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!

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  1. 18th October 2017 / 2:57 pm

    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

    • 19th October 2017 / 3:36 pm

      Do you not? ColourPop have some really great ones, there are so many to pick from xx

  2. 18th October 2017 / 3:12 pm

    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 | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • 19th October 2017 / 3:37 pm

      Thank you! Me too! It is a really pretty palette, and that one is especially great. She definitely did a really great job with it, its a stunning palette xx

  3. 18th October 2017 / 3:33 pm

    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

    • 19th October 2017 / 4:00 pm

      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. 18th October 2017 / 6:22 pm

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

    erin | erinazmir

    • 19th October 2017 / 4:00 pm

      It’s definitely a popular one, and it is a pretty palette xx

    • 19th October 2017 / 4:01 pm

      Are you not?! I’m glad it’s still helpful for you! No problem, thank you for stopping by xx

  5. 18th October 2017 / 8:06 pm

    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
    http://www.lifeascaitlin.co.uk/

    • 19th October 2017 / 4:03 pm

      So glad it’s helpful for you! It is a really great quad that doesn’t get the attention it deserves for sure. I hope you love it too xx

  6. 18th October 2017 / 9:48 pm

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

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • 19th October 2017 / 4:03 pm

      It is a really great palette for sure! They are really good xx

  7. 19th October 2017 / 12:37 pm

    Queen Bee looks like a beautiful shade!

    Sara – Flemingo

    • 19th October 2017 / 4:04 pm

      It really is, it’s gorgeous xx

  8. 19th October 2017 / 1:21 pm

    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 // http://www.partyparrotblog.com

    • 19th October 2017 / 4:04 pm

      They are both really great. No problem, thank you for stopping by xx

  9. Claire
    19th October 2017 / 4:54 pm

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

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

    • 19th October 2017 / 6:28 pm

      It is a really great palette! Do you? I think the quality is there, but the colours are a bit meh xx

  10. 19th October 2017 / 5:24 pm

    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

    • 19th October 2017 / 6:29 pm

      Thank you, I am glad you think so! Goddess of Faith is such a pretty colour. ColourPop do some really great products and the highlighters are really good xx

  11. 19th October 2017 / 7:08 pm

    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.
    FASHION TALES

    • 19th October 2017 / 7:32 pm

      It’s not a problem, thank you for stopping by! The Lottie London Palette is such a good one, and Goddess of Faith is a pretty colour xx

  12. 19th October 2017 / 8:52 pm

    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

    • 19th October 2017 / 10:46 pm

      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

  13. Emma
    19th October 2017 / 8:58 pm

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

    • 19th October 2017 / 10:47 pm

      Do you not?! I love a good highlighters, the Sleek one is really great xx

  14. Shiana
    19th October 2017 / 9:50 pm

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

    Shiana xx | shianajarvis.com

    • 19th October 2017 / 10:48 pm

      Have you not?! Ah how exciting, I’m actually excited for you haha!xx

  15. 20th October 2017 / 10:22 am

    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

    • 20th October 2017 / 12:34 pm

      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

  16. 20th October 2017 / 2:33 pm

    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

    • 23rd October 2017 / 9:22 pm

      They’re both fab palettes, the Soph one is stunning! Thank you, and I hope you’re having a great week xx

  17. 20th October 2017 / 3:07 pm

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

  18. 20th October 2017 / 5:39 pm

    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!

    • 23rd October 2017 / 9:24 pm

      ColourPop have some really great highlighters, and this one is a really great one xx

  19. 20th October 2017 / 7:31 pm

    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!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    • 23rd October 2017 / 9:30 pm

      They’re so good! It can be so addictive to buy so many. Glad you like the look of it xx

    • 23rd October 2017 / 9:31 pm

      They really are, I hope you get to try some soon xx

    • 23rd October 2017 / 9:32 pm

      So glad you’re liking the blush, the quality is so good xx

  20. 20th October 2017 / 10:52 pm

    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

    imogenrose.co.uk

    • 23rd October 2017 / 9:38 pm

      Got to love a good glow! It is a really great palette and definitely under appreciated! Thank you, I appreciate it xx

    • 23rd October 2017 / 9:51 pm

      Aw no, that’s a shame Revolution highlighters are normally really great! I hope you manage to find one you like xx

  21. 21st October 2017 / 4:32 pm

    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!

    louiselovesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    • 23rd October 2017 / 9:52 pm

      It’s such a good palette, and me too! The Lottie London is great, but no one seems to talk about it. The sleek palette is such a classic xx

  22. 21st October 2017 / 7:08 pm

    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

    • 23rd October 2017 / 9:56 pm

      You can’t beat a good glow! TAM beauty, do really great highlighters and their palettes are so good. Sophs palette is really stunning xx

    • 23rd October 2017 / 9:56 pm

      No way! I hope you manage to try one, as they’re all so good xx

  23. 22nd October 2017 / 9:23 pm

    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!
    http://www.rougenapples.com

    • 23rd October 2017 / 9:58 pm

      Thank you! They’re great highlighters, and so affordable too. I’m yet too try Becca, but I love the look of them xx

  24. 23rd October 2017 / 10:04 pm

    definitely need to try out lottie london x

    • 8th November 2017 / 9:21 pm

      I’ve not tried much from them, but this palette is really pretty xx

  25. 23rd October 2017 / 11:03 pm

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

    • 8th November 2017 / 9:22 pm

      Thank you! There are some great ones around for sure, and I hope you manage to find one you love xx

  26. 24th October 2017 / 3:45 am

    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 | http://www.cindyhyue.com

    • 8th November 2017 / 9:22 pm

      It is a really pretty one for sure! I hope you can get your hands on it, and the Sleek ones are fab too, that’s so true!xx

  27. 24th October 2017 / 1:05 pm

    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 | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

    • 8th November 2017 / 9:26 pm

      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

  28. 24th October 2017 / 3:04 pm

    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 !!

    • 8th November 2017 / 9:28 pm

      There are some really great ones for sure! It does have really pretty packaging, and the colours they have are just as good xx

  29. 26th October 2017 / 9:07 pm

    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
    http://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

    • 8th November 2017 / 9:30 pm

      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

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