The Glow Getters | My Favourite Highlighters

Favourite Highlighting Products, My Favourite Highlighters, The Glow Getters
One of my favourite beauty products would definitely be highlighter. I'm just a little bit obsessed with their glowy appearance and radiance enhancing effects. I don't feel like my makeup is complete without them and my beauty stash has a whole section dedicated to various highlighting powders, creams and liquids. With this being said, I thought it was about time I shared some of my favourites with you guys, in case you're on the hunt for a new one and aren't sure where to start.

My favourite type of highlighter would have to be a powder as I find them them easy to use and they work well on top of my face powder. One that's been a long time favourite of mine and the first high end highlighter I ever bought is the MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish. Its a stunning champagne shade with pink toned marbling and it gives the skin a beautiful glow. I've heard some people say this is glittery but I'd describe it as a metallic finish which I personally love. Another powder I'm a big fan of is the Bobbi Brown 'Pink Glow' highlighter. I believe this one in particular is limited edition but Bobbi Brown is famous for her shimmer bricks which I'm guessing are very similar. I love that this one has a gorgeous soft pink tone and a high metallic finish as it doubles up as a blush and highlight. Sweeping this across the tops of the cheekbones provides a gorgeous healthy glow - I love it! 

Finally, a more budget friendly highlighter I love is from Topshop*. The one photographed above is in the shade 'Horizon' which is slighly too dark for me in the Winter months due to its bronze tone but in Summer, its beautiful for highlighting a tanned complexion. However, I also love the shade 'Crescent Moon' (not photographed as the packaging is filthy) which is a pretty pearl shade and a very good dupe for the MAC Soft & Gentle. These highlighters are well worth checking out next time you're in Topshop as they're great quality and not too pricey!

Favourite Highlighting Products, My Favourite Highlighters, The Glow Getters
As I said, I do prefer powder highlights but there's a couple of cream / liquid formulas that have won me over. Benefit's 'Watt's Up' Soft  Focus Highlighter* is a lovely product - everything from the quirky light bulb themed packaging to the handy stick style applicator and gorgeous champagne shade are spot on. I love that I can use this on the go as you literally just draw it on your face with it and then blend the product out with your fingers. I've also found that it doesn't interfere with my foundation and powder like some cream products can.

Next up we've got the liquids and I find these ones the trickiest to work with when it comes to highlighting. I think these kind of highlighters work best if you aren't a powder wearer as I do find they can interfere with my base if I apply them on top of powder. They're also great if you don't wear foundation and just want to brighten up your complexion. I use this kind of highlighter a lot more in the Summer when I have a tan and have only used concealer under my eyes. However, I have found a way I can use them at the moment and that's to mix them into my foundation as I find this looks very natural and just perks me up (much needed in the morning)! You could also them into your moisturiser if you aren't a foundation wearer. 

My two favourite liquid highlighters are the NARS Copacobana Illuminator* and the Seventeen Skin Wow 3 Way Highlighter*. Considering the price difference, these two products are actually very similar, the NARS one is just a touch more pigmented. Both of them have a more cool tone than the powders and watt's up, as you can see in the swatches and they're very lightweight on the skin. I really like to use these on my body too - I always apply a highlighter to my collar bones and down the front of my legs before a night out and these ones work perfectly as they're so easy to apply and blend in!

Favourite Highlighting Products, My Favourite Highlighters, The Glow Getters
L-R: Topshop, Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz, MAC Soft & Gentle, Benefit Watts Up, NARS Copacabana, Seventeen Skin Wow

So there we have it, my cream of the highlighting crop. If you want skin to rival the likes of Millie Mcintosh, these products will have you covered!

Have you tried any of these highlighters? Can you recommend any others?


55 comments

  1. Some great picks! I really like The Balm mary loumanizer and topshops glow pot in gleam, it's amazing!
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  2. Your photos always look amazing! :) I really want to try Benefit's Watts Up.. I'm surprised I haven't before as I love Benefit! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  3. Benefit Watts Up is my go to highlighter but I'd love to try the Bobby Brown one! It looks beautiful!!

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  4. I've seen so many great reviews about Watts Up recently and it's made me really want to try it! All these highlighters look so beautiful!
    Simply Abbix

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  5. The MAC one looks gorgeous! My favourite highlighter is Pop & Glow one from No7! x

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  6. Mac soft and gentle and the benefit watts up are my faves!
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  7. Really want to buy the nars illuminator! <3

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  8. Highlighters are some of my favourite makeup products atm, there are so many really lovely ones out there to choose from! I really want to try out Nars Copacabana though x

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  9. I just did a post about highlighters recently - I think they might be my favorite makeup product. I love the look of the NARS illuminator, and it's definitely being put at the top of my wishlist now!

    Kelsey | Beauty by Kelsey

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  10. They're gorgeous! I popped in to Boots earlier this week and a highlighter which caught my eye was Soap and Glory's Hocus Focus and that looked beautiful! Wish I got it now. Although I really like the look of the Benefit Watts Up!

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  11. These are the sort of posts that make me go out and buy even more highlighters. I adore the Topshop highlighter in Horizon x

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  12. I love a good highlighter, heard amazing things about that 17 one!

    Sophie x

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  13. I can't actually leave the house without my highlighter on, Mac soft and gentle is my all time favourite, though now you've made me want to go and buy more! That nars liquid highlighter looks amazing, definitely next on my to buy list!

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  14. highlighters don't often make an appearance in my makeup collection but these all look lovely x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  15. I've been eyeing Copacabana for a while now, but I don't know how I feel about the illuminator version. I feel like I would much rather prefer the multiple. I just think that I would be too messy for the illuminator haha :)

    Xo,
    Emily | www.itsembur.blogspot.com

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  16. MAC Soft & Gentle was my first high end highlighter too - still love it to this day! Really want to try the Benefit Watt's Up x
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  17. These are all such gorgeous highlighters. You should check out the Becca highlighters they are incredible!

    xx Alicia
    Between the Pearls

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  18. I really regret not buying the Bobbi Brown highlighter last year, it was stunning! x

    FARFROMPERFECTIONXO

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  19. I love my Benefit High Beam! I've really been wanting to try out the Watts Up, though! :)
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  20. I love Soft & Gentle and Lightscapade, they're my favourites and go to's all the time. I do also really like Hourglass' highlighter but cause of the price it's rarely used. I don't really like liquid highlighters either, they make my foundation go really strange! x

    Through New Eyes x

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  21. I really should use more highlighters because they really do give a lovely look to skin. I do actually have the seventeen one and I really love it! I'd love to try the mac highlighter! Great post xxx

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  22. I like the ones you chose to highlight (hehe joke) because they're such a range of colors. I like something with slight shimmer but not too much.

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  23. I've never really given much thought to highlighters as I'm more of a contour girl myself but I might give the Topshop & Seventeen highlighters a go!

    Chantel Dione
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  24. I LOOOVE the formula of Watt's Up. It's a cream stick, but it's almost powdery on your skin, so it really blends in and looks like it's PART of your skin, rather than just sitting on top. x

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  25. MAC always has a place in my heart, but I do love the Seventeen one!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  26. There are so many beautiful products here! I'm not a huge highlighter person, and I think it's because the ones I've tried haven't been the best. This post has definitely given me some great options to look into.

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  27. I always read a lot of good things about the Nars one but the highlighter from Seventeen looks really pretty too ^_^

    BubblyBeauty

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  28. I absolutely love these picks! They're some of my favorite (MAC, NARS, etc.)

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

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  29. So in time! I am currently looking for a powder highlighter, I have Watt's up but wanted to try something different. Thanks a bunch :)

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  30. Your photos look stunning <3
    i have never use highlighters but if i do i will use mac and benefit .

    salmabeauty.blogspot.com

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  31. They all look so pretty! I love Mac soft & gentle x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  32. I'm obsessed with highlighters at the moment! It's hard to pick which one of these I'd want!

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  33. These all look lovely! I've just bought NARS Copacabana and I can't wait to start using it.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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  34. I love the Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks and I kick myself for not getting that limited edition one that you have. It's so gorgeous! x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  35. I've really wanted to try Seventeen Skin Wow for a while now! I love Topshop's Sunbeam and MUA's Undress Your Skin Highlighter!

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  36. I really want to try the Benefict What's up and the NARS Coppacabana! Such a fan of highlighters!

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  37. Kayleigh your images are amazing! - I would love to know more about your set up :)

    I love Watt's Up :)

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  38. I LOVE the look of soft and gentle, need to get my hands on it!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  39. Benefit, Mac and Topshop are the ones I want out of the swatches :)
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  40. The Topshop highlighter is so pretty, I've never tried any gold toned highlighter but they must look so pretty on the skin. My favourite product to give a glow to the face is the High Beam by Benefit, I love its pink, luminous shade!

    Julia x
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  41. I looove MAC Soft & Gentle. I'd like to try the liquid highlighters from NARS soon too, they seem amazing!

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  42. Love your post! I would love to try some. I'm currently using theBalm Mary Louminizer, it's very good.

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  43. I love Benefits Watts Up! Great post, they all look so pretty!

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  44. These sound like lovely highlighters and I'm still looking for one I like so I'll add these to my to try list.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  45. I love a good highlighter, I really want to try Benefit's 'Girl Meets Pearl' like asap!!

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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  46. I love Benefits Watts Up but I definitely need to pick up MAC's Soft & Gentle it looks stunning xo

    Jenny // That Northern Gal

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  47. Finally someone's done a good post comparing highlighters :) I really don't much about highlighters, so usually just get a blush that has some shimmer in it (hoping it'll do the trick), but this has been really helpful thank you! :) Wendy xx
    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World

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  48. I love any of the Benefit highlights - they give off just the right amount of highlight! x

    Everything But The Kitchen Sink

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  49. I love soft and gentle and benefits watts up! I really want to try The Balm Mary Lou next x

    carlywritesablog

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  50. The Nars Copacabana Illuminator looks great! Great name too right, I'd sing like Barry Manilow when applying this.

    theprettybeatniks.com

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  51. The Topshop one actually looks really nice!

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  52. Lovely post - I adore Topshop Crescent Moon! Mac do a shade called Global Glow which is a bronzey shimmer as well it's beautiful! x

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  53. I haven't come across the Topshop one - I definitely need to hunt it down! I really want to give a liquid formula a go too :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  54. Lovely post! I think that it's about time I add the Nars Coppa Cabana to my collection :)

    Beautyosaurus Lex

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