Get the glow: My favourite highlighters


For me, spring makeup looks are all about beautiful glowing skin and since the new season is just around the corner, I thought I’d share two of my favourite highlighters for getting the glow.



First up we’ve got The Body Shop Radiant Highlighter. This is a pink toned liquid highlighter that can either be applied under your foundation or on top. As the name suggests, it gives the skin a lovely radiant glow and looks oh-so-pretty blended over the top of the cheekbones.

I think it’s the perfect highlighter for fair complexions that suit cool toned products. It’s so easy to work with and I love the fact you can apply it two different ways to get the look you want.


If you prefer powder highlighters, then take a look at theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer. A bloggers’ favourite, this champagne toned highlighter is perfect for achieving a warmer glow. Again, this highlighter is so easy to apply and as with the Body Shop’s liquid highlighter, you’ll find that a little goes a long way.

I recently featured the Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter in a 'Inside the Beauty Bag' post on Jess' blog - be sure to check it out to find out what other products I use on a daily basis!

The Body Shop Radiant Highlighter - £12.00 // theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer - £17.50

Whether you’re in the market for a cool toned or warmed toned highlighter, these are both excellent picks for achieving a beautiful springtime glow.

 What’s your favourite highlighter? 
xo
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21 comments:

  1. Alice Brocklebank20 February 2015 at 17:05

    I've heard so much about the Mary-Lou Manizer, but I still haven't picked it up yet! It's such a gorgeous shade that I'll have to get my hands on soon! My favourite has to be MAC Soft & Gentle :)

    Alice from Alice Grace Beauty



    x

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  2. Mary-Lou Manizer is at the top of my 2015 wishlist. It looks like such a pretty highlighter.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk

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  3. Love the Mary Lou one! Great reviews
    Lydia x
    Www.LydiaRosexo.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. The Mary-Lou Manizer is one of my favourites! I've never heard of the one from The Body Shop though, it looks stunning! x

    Elise @ Elise Dopson

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  5. Jenny // thatnortherngal21 February 2015 at 18:20

    Really want to try The Body Shop; I've never heard of it but it looks stunning xo


    Jenny // That Northern Gal

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  6. I swatched the Body Shop's highlighter a few days ago and immediately loved it! As soon as I get paid I'll be purchasing it. The Mary-Lou highlighter looks lovely too, but I don't think it would suit my skin tone!

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  7. I've never tried Mac Soft & Gentle but it looks so pretty! xo

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  8. It's gorgeous! Definitely worth the hype! xo

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  9. It's lovely isn't it? Thanks Lydia! xo

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  10. The Body Shop one isn't talked about as much but it's so pretty! Definitely a good one for ladies with fair complexions. xo

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  11. It's lovely and really easy to work with! xo

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  12. I'm quite pale but I find the Mary-Lou highlighter looks lovely when I've used bronzer too. The Body Shop one is lovely if you prefer something a little more cool toned! xo

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  13. Little Miss Lifestyle22 February 2015 at 22:44

    Love the look of the body shop highlighter, I love to mix liquid highlighters into my foundation to stop it looking so flat xx

    littlemisslifestyle271.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Really think Im going to try the Mary-Lou Manizer. I've just bought a kiko mosiac highligher to match their mosiac blush.. That is more of a lighter pinky tone and they work well together but I could do with one that is wamer and works better when Im wearing bronzer and more peachy shades.
    Can I ask a bit of advice here because Im quite new to using a highlighter and have only really experimented when Im making an effort.. Getting a bit older now so need to brighten my face as much as possible.. do you all use a highligher over your blush or under . I'm never really sure plus I'm always tempted to brush it everywhere which Im thinking is probably not the thing to do !!

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  15. Hi Lyn, if you are going to use a powder-based highlighter like Mary-Lou Manizer, I'd recommend doing your blush first and then popping the highlighter over the tops of your cheek bones. I've linked a really short Instagram video below of another blogger using the Mary-Lou Manizer, she shows you exactly where you need to put it.

    https://instagram.com/p/zf24V-EVam/?modal=true





    If you were using a liquid highlighter, like the Body Shop one I've featured in this post, you could either apply it under your foundation or mix a little with your foundation for a more radiant look.


    Hope that's answered your question? Let me know how you get on! xo

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  16. The Body Shop highlighter is great for that! xo

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  17. Brilliant, thanks for that Megan. I feel some more experimenting coming on ! . I do just tend to use a very light brush over with a mineral powder base but use both powder and cream blushers. If I can find a very light and natural liquid foundation I do like the sound of mixing it for a more radiant glow..

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  18. You're welcome! I'm not particularly fond of heavy foundations either, so I always go for something that offers a light to medium coverage. I'm currently using the No 7 Essentially Natural foundation, which is lovely. I think you can get colour matched for it in store but I use the shade Calico (which I believe is the lightest shade). If you are looking for something even lighter, the Balance Me BB Cream is gorgeous. It's a little like a tinted moisturiser but it still offers light coverage that evens out the skin tone and adds a glowy finish. I've linked my review of it below. It also contains SPF25 so helps to protect the skin!

    http://www.seekmyscribbles.com/2014/07/balance-me-bb-cream-review-beauty.html



    xxx

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  19. Interesting, I do like the sound of the Balance Me BB Cream. I think that would work for me. Would you still mix that with a highlighter Megan ?

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  20. I haven't actually tried the two together but I'll have a little play around later and let you know the results! I feel another blog post coming on haha! xo

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  21. Hahaa, there are so many products claiming to make us more beautiful.. It doesn't take a lot to justify the need to make another purchase even when we are skint !

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