Sunday, February 15, 2015

Getting that Glow


I love to have dewy, glowing skin and I think its definitely an all year round trend that can make a nice, subtle difference to your makeup. I figured as winter is coming to an end that I would share with you my favourite highlighting products to transition that dull, wintery skin into spring.

To get that glow from within, I think primers that also have highlighting properties are the best way to go. They help to smooth out the skin, inject some life and glow as well as helping your makeup sit better and last longer. The Dior Glow Maximiser Primer (£28.50, 30ml) is a lovely option, but a pricey one too, so definitely one to save your Boots advantage points for! I use 1-2 pumps of this and it has a pinky undertone so its more rosy than bronzy which is pretty for everyday.

Moving on to actual highlighters theres a few that I have and go back to. We'll start out with the two cream products. Benefits Watts Up (£24.50) was the first cream highlighter I tried and now I'm definitely a convert. Its a twist up product which you sweep over your cheekbones and down the nose then simply blend it out. It does come with a little sponge on the end, but I tend to just use my fingers. Its a beautiful champagne gold and blends into the skin like a dream. A slightly cheaper alternative is the Topshop Glow Highlighter in Polish (£9.00). This is a similar shade to the Benefit one but a bit more creamy and comes it a pot. I do find with this one that its a bit harder to blend but it does give a lovely sheen to the cheeks and a great pick if you're on a budget.

As you can probably tell when it comes to highlighting, I love my champagnes and my MAC Soft and Gentle MSF (£23.00) is along a similar line. This is a finely milled powder which has a gorgeous amount of shimmer to it. Out of the four, this one is the most shimmery, but for a night out you can totally get away with it, as long as you don't go too crazy. This is the product that got me into highlighting and I know its loved by a lot of bloggers out there.
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11 comments

  1. Benefits Watts Up and Topshop Glow Highlighter in Polish sound gorgeous. Great picks! :)

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  2. Oo great products :) Might have to give the Topshop Glow Highlighter a go for the budget friendly option :)

    Hannah x
    Paloma in Disguise

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  3. I would love to try the Watts Up by Benefit! I've had other highlighters from there and really liked them. xx

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I think topshop's make up collection is a bit of a hit and miss but I've seen the GLOW reviewed a lot recently and it looks like its worth picking up!

    www.luciaflorence.com

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  5. I am with you on this one, glowing skin is my favourite, I love a dewy finish and highlighted cheek bones! Benefit Watt's Up has been in my collection for a long time but I am loving High Beam atm! Topshop's Glow is one I want to try out also! Great post, love your blog!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love using Topshop Glow swept across eyelids for a seventies glow or used as an underlash liner!

    www.kodess.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm so obsessed with the WattsUp Highlighter! It gives the perfect amount of highlight and sparkle!

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    Fleur x

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  8. What camera do you use? lovely photo


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  9. lovely blog, dear :)
    would you like to follow each other on gfc and bloglovin ?
    just let me know ♥
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    love from Poland :)

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  10. Really want to try the Dior glow primer, right now I'm loving the MAC strobe cream for that light from within glow.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  11. want to try all of these, they all sound so good! however i recently purchased the mary lou manizer and that seems to do the job perfectly!
    alice x
    http://alicelester.blogspot.co.uk/

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