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?
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