I like a good dewy face. I like a glowy face. I also like a face that looks alive – I was once away for the weekend and forgot any form of highlight (and concealer for that matter which also didn’t help) and my face just looked dull and lifeless – I missed my glow! Here is a roundup of my favourite affordable highlights; from highlighting powder to creams, to brow bone glow – all perfect for highlighting the cheeks, centre of the nose, inner corner, brow bone, and anywhere else you want to highlight! With Spring Summer approaching, it’s time to glow.
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Powder (£20.00)
“A lightweight, baked illuminating powder for the face and body that contains a sophisticated, microfine shimmer worthy of the Naked name. use it on the face and the body for a dusting of iridescent, light-reflecting shimmer that leaves kin smooth, silky and luminous.”
I love this powder, it was my go to powder from Christmas until March (when I decided to go cream) – and was forever receiving compliments when worn. I will say however it is very glittery and takes away any possibility of you having a ‘natural glow’. It catches the light perfectly on an evening out so perfect for the night time, but I stay clear of it during the day!
MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter (£3.00)
“Undress your Skin Highlighting Powder is a lightweight baked powder designed to provide sheer coverage and a radiant soft-focus effect to transform your complexion with luminescence shimmer. The Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder perfects any look by creating a natural, healthy glow that is suitable for all skin tones.”
I was on the hunt a few months ago for a budget highlighting powder to share with you all as you all ask – and I’ve only bloomin’ found it! At £3.00, it’s an absolute steal – there are no worries when purchasing; if you don’t like it, pretend you’ve drunk a Starbucks and the same amount of money will never be seen – no loss really! I can guarantee however that you will love it. The perfect glowy, non-glittery soft highlight to the desired areas, naturally catching the sun light – I love it! On first glance, it has a slight sheen of peachy pink, something I was concerned about due to my pale skin. Pointless worrying once again! I can see this being perfect for a whole range of skin tones. It’s absolutely stunning and for the price, I can’t recommend it enough.
Topshop Glow in Polish (£9.00)
“Cream highlighter. Blend cream onto highlights of face to highlight and boost radiance.”
It’s a lovely creamy texture and it blends so smoothly. The most impressive thing is that it still glows a subtle, pearly shine after apply a layer of setting powder. I just love it. All that’s needed is a small amount of product on your finger, a glide over the tops of the cheeks and voila – a glitter-free sheen that leaves you all a glow.
Topshop Glow Stick in Play Up (£10.00)
“Light reflecting cream highlighter to sculpt, define and enhance the skin. Light reflecting cream highlighter to sculpt, define and enhance the skin. The twist up stick allows you to easily apply and blend the product onto the skin for an effortless glow”
The latest addition to Topshop’s affordable, high-quality makeup line (my FAVE makeup brand of the moment) is a soft, powder-finish cream highlighter in super-handy stick form, with a twist-up bottom that eliminates the need to sharpen. There’s nary a glitter particle to be found in the pearly, easy-to-blend luminance this stick imparts when glided along cheekbones or under brow bones. In my opinion, if you are looking for a cream highlight; I would recommend this instead of the Glow by Topshop.
Benefit High Brow Glow (£15.50)
“A luminous brow lifting pencil”
I enjoy using this product however I feel a cheaper alternative wouldn’t be hard to find! It’s easy to apply and fulfils it’s purpose so I can’t complain on that front! It adds a subtle glow to the brow bone.
What are your favourite highlights? Do you prefer cream or powder?