Highlight on fleek - my favourite highlighters

If you know me, you know I love a good highlight - who doesn't these days? Today I wanted to share with you my top picks, from liquid to powder, from subtle to IN YOUR FACE! Brace yourselves for the glowiest of all posts.

The Liquids

Soap&Glory Hocus Focus Instant Visual Flaw-Softening Lotion
Quite a mouthful! This is an old bottle, it now comes in a more travel friendly plastic packaging as opposed to the glass one. Hocus Focus contains 30ml for £11 which is such a bargain price considering this has lasted me 5 years - and it's still going strong! (Bit gross? Well yes, maybe.) It's almost iridescent with a watery consistency and works great mixed in with a matte foundation for a dewy look. If used sparingly it won't make your skin look greasy and it has the lovely signature S&G scent, but don't worry, the scent fades after a couple of minutes.
staying power 4/5 chunky glitter 1/5 blendability 4/5

Becca liquid
Now this obviously is a more bronzed shade (Opal) which makes for the perfect summer highlighter. You can either mix it in with your foundation, use it as a primer, which makes for a more subtle glow, or just use it as a liquid highlighter on the high points of your face. It's a multitasker really! The consistency of this is lovely, it's not as runny as the Soap&Glory one and feels slightly silicone-y. A must try if you love your Becca powder highlighters!
staying power 5/5 chunky glitter 1/5 blendability 5/5

The three that pack a punch

Now these aren't for the faint hearted and you definitely have to use a light hand with these as it's easy to go overboard - you have been warned!

Soap&Glory Glow All Out
This pink golden stunner is one of the most pigmented highlighters I've ever used. It's really soft and dare I say it "buttery", and, you only need a tiny amount to achieve a lovely glow.
staying power 4/5 chunky glitter 2/5 blendability 4/5

Urban Decay Flushed palette in Streak
Another super pigmented one, this Urban Decay highlighter is included in their Flushed palettes. I've got the Streak palette which contains a matte coral blusher, a lovely bronzer and this peachy golden shade. This doesn't blend as nicely as the other two, which may be due to the slightly metallic finish, so you want to make sure you tap off any excess and apply with a light hand!
staying power 4/5 chunky glitter 2/5 blendability 3/5

TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Probably the best known and one of the most coveted highlighters these days. TheBalm definitely hit the nail on the head when they created this champagne coloured beauty. It's definitely the most pigmented of the bunch. I got this in the Manizer Sisters palette which also contains a beautiful pink highlighter (Cindy-Lou Manizer) and a bronze shade (Betty-Lou Manizer). My favourite has to be the original one though, especially on a night out!
staying power 5/5 chunky glitter 2/5 blendability 4/5

The all over glow

Bourjois Java Rice Powder

A reinvented classic from 1897, the Java Rice powder was one of the first Bourjois products. First of all, this is worth getting for the packaging alone - SO gorgeous! The translucent shimmery powder has an old fashioned powdery scent which is strong but fades shortly after application. You can either use this as an all over face powder, in which case your skin WILL look greasy by lunchtime or, you apply this to those areas on your face which lack radiance or seem a bit dull. For me that would be my forehead and the jar line, where my skin is super dry. The only thing I hate about this is the waste of product due to packaging. It comes with a twist top which makes it impossible to only get the amount needed on your brush.
staying power 3/5 chunky glitter 4/5 blendability 3/5

I hope you enjoyed this round up of my favourite highlighters! I seriously missed out on the whole strobing trend, but the way I see it, it's just a new and fancy name for highlighting, isn't it?

What's your favourite highlighter? 
Do you prefer a subtle glow or do you really go to town with your highlight?

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