It’s been quite a while since I’ve deviated from my usual powder highlighter (my faves being mostly bareMinerals and Rodial for creating a natural glow), but as I have a few new liquid highlighters in my stash, I thought I’d share with you the new arrivals to see if there’s anything you fancy. I don’t have anything against liquid higlighters, I just find it a lot easier to brush and blend a powder – basically I’m too lazy to spend another 10 seconds blending it all out. However, one of these I’ve been reaching for quite a bit, so read on to find out which!
Makeup Revolution turn two this week, can you believe it? Even though they now have hundreds of products, some of which are my absolutely go-tos (hello Corrector Palette!), I still feel like they’re a very young brand, so it feels strange to think of them as two already! They’ve recently released three new highlighting creams – two are solid, one’s liquid – to take on the infamous Mac Strobe collection. I never really liked the original Mac Strobe Cream as I found it a bit too bright and white for my liking, but fair play to Makeup Revolution as their Ultra Strobe Cream does appear very much like the Mac original. It’s slightly yellow in tone which is usually more flattering and it’s a great texture too. Here it is – link – for £8.
Next is one of then newest additions to the amazing Perricone MD No Makeup Makeup line, which is the…can you guess?…No Highlighter Highlighter. Out of the tree I’m posting about, this is the lightest and brightest of the lot, giving a serious glow that melts into the skin and really does look like it’s coming from within, as you’d expect from such a fab range. It’s a little like Benefit’s High Beam, but less pink and with less sparkle, so skin is more dewy than glowy. It’s £29 here – link.
Finally, we have the Kiko Glowing Pearl Cushion Highlighter which is such a winner with the packaging. It’s part of the new The Artist collection (more on that soon) and the product is dispensed through a cushion-style applicator, so it blends as it applies, leaving the most gentle trace of highlight that immediately merges with skin. This applicator is seriously innovative and impressive, so I hope other brands start doing something similar – it’s like all the benefits of a liquid highlighter in the applicator of a powder. Just brilliant! There are two shades available, I have Virtuous Gold and the other one is Dynamic Coral. You can find them here – link – for £8.90 a pop.