for bad-ass highlight
MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish Soft & Gentle £24 DebenhamsThe highlighter to end all highlighters! It’s a luxurious velvetty-soft, finely milled powder with high-frost metallic finish. It’s the perfect balance of natural beige, golden colour with a frosty shimmer finish that can be as natural or obvious as you as want it to be. If you want that J-Lo glow, look no further. You can even build it up for that almost metallic sheen.
for natural radiance
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder 01 Highlighter £24 UrbanRetreatIn my opinion, this one doesn’t get the love it deserves. It’s the most natural powder highlighter I’ve ever tried. The ultra-smooth baked face powder has a soft, silky, velvety texture that blends effortlessly. The shade “Highlight” is a natural beige that provides sheer to buildable coverage and a multidimensional matte finish that imparts a hint of soft luminosity. Basically it illuminates the face without looking shimmery or frosty.
the customisable kit
Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Series Contour Refills £14 each Cult BeautyThe two shades in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit I reach for again and again – Vanilla, An off white/cream matte highlighting shade and Sand, a warm champagne with a frosty shimmer. With these two lovelies you can great any kind of highlighting/strobing look you like. The powders are exquisitely soft and bendable and they last all day. Vanilla is great for adding an iridescent glow and sand is perfect for spot highlighting
for subtle luminosity
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Luminous Light £38 Space NkTechnically not a highlighter, more of a finishing powder, it creates a lit-from-within iridescence that never looks frosty or over-the-top. Luminous Light is a soft champagne/peach that’s designed to “create a soft, incandescent candlelight glow.” It manipulates how your skin looks under different lighting – highlighting and blurring at the same time. It brightens the complexion, blurring pores and imperfections and adding a tiny bit of warmth In short, it’s like being in soft focus!!! It’s magically subtle yet amazing powerful at this same time.
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