The Classic Collection: Highlighters

It's this time of the week again, Classic Collection time and this week I am very excited to be talking about my top pick for a high end and drugstore highlighter. Ever wonder what the secret to the glowing flawless skin we see on celebrities, a dam good highlighter! 

An obvious one for the high end pick... Described as a 'super model in a bottle' Benefit High Beam is an absolute all time favourite of mine and one I will repurchase and repurchase. I actually have the mini of this at the moment as I got it in one of my sets and it's a perfect travel sized bottle. The brush applicator ensures the perfect amount is applied to my face and you can precisely enhance any features you wish to. The liquid consistency is so creamy and soft to apply, I simply dot this onto my cheek bones, nose and cupids bow and just pat it into my skin. The finish this gives is so beautiful, I am naturally highlighted without looking too glittery or 'sweaty', which we all know is not a good look! Some other liquid highlighters I've tried haven't blended into my makeup vey well, but this is so blend-able, you can wear it on top of liquid, cream and powder products. You only really need the tiniest amount of this, making it last such a long time. I have experimented with different ways on how you can use High Beam and it works really well under foundation, mixed in and of course on top which is my favourite way to apply this. I adore the bright, illuminated and enhanced glow this gives me, I feel glamorous and fresh. For an evening makeup look the this is the highlight I will go for as it photographs beautifully and really catches the light.

Many drugstore brands have some great highlighters out there although I've only ever really tried powder ones, a stand out drugstore highlighter for me is the Kiko Sculpting Powder which comes with a beautiful bronze/contour shade and a champagne smooth highlight. The highlighter is a powder but has such a luxuriously smooth feel to it, it applies so easily, gliding onto my skin leaving a gorgeous glowing sheen. The powder itself is very finely milled and doesn't feel chalky on my face. It has the perfect amount of shimmer, not too much of matte highlighter but not a disco ball highlighter! If I'm getting ready in a rush then this is super quick and easy to apply, I just sweep it over my cheek bones and nose with a brush and I am done! Makeup free fingers and hands which is always a plus! This is really embarrassing and annoying but the Sculpting Powder was part of a limited edition collection and so is no longer available, but a similar alternative is the Makeup Revolution Highlighting powder in Golden Lights.

Highlighter his definitely in my top 3 proucts I couldn't live without, I think it instantly brightens and enhances your features and completely transforms any make up look! I feel a post coming on my highlighter collection soon... What are your favourite highlighters?

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