Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Strobing // Highlighter Favourites

The buzzword of the moment seems to be Strobing, as a bandwagon jumper I felt compelled to make a blogpost on it. I have always been a fan of highlighter so strobing hasn't really had much of an impact on my makeup routine. I thought I would share with you my favourite products for glowing, highlighted skin.


First of all, my favourite combination for dewy skin is MAC Strobe Cream, any foundation and MAC Fix + Spray. These products together are pretty much enough for me to have dewy skin. I probably would still put a bit of highlighter on top of this as well, depending on the day! This combination was used in my hangover makeup youtube video if you were interested in seeing it in action.

Most days, I don't wear strobe cream but wear highlighter pretty much every day. I will go through my favourite highlighters of the moment and why I like them. I hope the swatches do them justice.



MAC Strobe Cream

By the name you can tell that this is your go-to product for strobing. I put this on before foundation and it makes my skin look very radiant with a nice glow, but it does have a pearl white colour to it. I think you could wear this without foundation but I do recommend you put some on top. It smells amazing as well. My tip with this is to buy the smaller version of it from MAC. You can get 30ml bottle for £10 or the 50ml bottle for £24.50. I think you can only get the smaller version on the website or independent MAC stores.



MAC Fix + Spray

Fixing sprays are well known for being good all round products. I like to use this spray to add a little bit of dewyness at the end of my makeup. An added bonus is that it sets my makeup! This also smells lovely and isn't a pain in the butt to apply. It's not sticky and doesn't get in your eyes/hair etc.



MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle

This is a cult classic. There isn't much I can say about this highlighter that hasn't been said already. The golden finish is perfect for my slightly tanned skin. I love applying this with a fan brush. I have used it in some of my youtube videos - click here or here to watch!



NARS Albatross

This was a part of my NARSissist palette and even made it onto my March Favourites! What I like about this highlighter is that you get the sparkle but a lot of product. The white is almost translucent on the skin and you only get the yellow gold sparkle. It is quite subtle, so for those who want to put a lot of highlighter on but not be overloaded with glitter, then you may want to swatch this highlighter! Click here to see it in action!



Benefit Watt's Up!

This was one of the presents I got as part of my Benefit Christmas Advent Calendar. This is like a crayon formula, which is easy to put on the skin but you do have to rub it in and make sure its blended properly. It is a beautiful golden champagne colour that I think would suit most skin tones. I don't get enough use out of this highlighter because I prefer a powder.



Benefit High Brow Glow

This product is specifically designed for under the eyebrow but you could use it elsewhere if you wanted to. You can use eyeshadow under the eyebrow bone (and I often do) but I do really love using this pencil. It's easy to use and I think it helps with the shape of your eyebrows. The colour is gorgeous, again a golden champagne colour! It also comes in the original High Brow which is more of a white pink colour. I much prefer warmer colours on my skin tone though so I went for the Glow.



Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Peach Lights

This is dirt cheap in comparison to the other products on this list at £3. This is a lovely white pink highlighter, with an awesome pigmentation. I think this suits paler skins but it still looks nice on me. It's really easy to use and cheap. So cheap. Makeup Revolution is well known for doing fab highlighters for a really good price, so do have a look at their website!



Thank you for reading and I hope this has been helpful for you! 

What are your favourite highlighters or products for strobing. 

Love G xxx 

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