I don't believe that I have ever posted a full makeup collection blog post in my 5.5 years of blogging, however I have talked about topics relating to it, for example my How I condensed my makeup collection post received positive feedback. Looking around for inspiration for a blog post, I began looking through my collection, noticing that I seem to have accumulated a nice little selection of highlighting products. Now I know there are many bloggers out there that love a good highlight, so I figured why not share the ones I have with you and my thoughts. I do have to start off with a bit of bad news though, two of these are now discontinued so you will not be able to get your hands on them. Sorry about that!
I have a selection of cream and powder highlighters, but I do favour the powders in general. I tend to reach for cream products more in the summer months, I'm not too sure why I think it's just habit because that's when i usually buy them! Hence why I don't have as many (
But there's always room to add more) Starting with 1 of the discontiniued ones I am afraid, & That is Dior Amber Diamonds. I remember the beauty blogging world going crazy for this highlighter. I eventually bought it from another blogger in their blogsale. Feeling pleased as punch as it had hardly been used. A golden finely milled pressed powder suitable for all kinds of skin tones, no wonder its a firm favourite with beauty bloggers! I don't tend to reach for this one that often, however now I've taken it out to photograph I may give it a little more attention! Following that I have my latest addition to my highlighter collection & that is the Becca 'Champagne Pop' highlighter that they collaborated with Jaclyn Hill on. This too is a gold shimmer, finely milled and well, it's just perfection. Originally this was going to be LE, but now its part of the permanent line. So go buy one now.
Next up I have a classic from MAC. The Mineralise skinfinish in 'Soft & Gentle' a favourite for many. This beautiful shimmer powder gives you the most gorgeous highlight. It looks like it could be quite glittery in the pan, but it doesnt transfer that way on your skin. This is one I will always repurchase that's for sure! Everyone went crazy for the balm Mary-lou Manizer in 2015 and I can see why. It's a more yellow toned highlighter but still lovely. Finely milled and super smooth to apply. Love it. To finish off I have another MSF from MAC, this time it's Lightscapade. This is a lot more subtle thant the other highlighters I have in my collection, I knwo some prefer to use it as a illuminating powder instead, similar to the Hourglass powders. Regardless, it's beautiful to look at in the pan anyway!
Moving onto Creams. I only have a few, starting off with NARS Multiple in cococabana, A very silver toned highlight that blends very easily for a beaut shimmer on the cheeks. Perfect for the paler skin girls out there! This does come in a liquid form which I am very keen to try out! A similar product to this would be a cream colour base in 'Pearl' by MAC, I decided to switch shades up and purchase it in Hush instead which is a lot warmer. again this cream product is really easily to apply with your fingers and blends well. I can see why it's a popular choice for MUA's kits. Finally another discontinued product I am afraid (And one that could possibly be past its best!) Do you remember Jemma Kidd Cosmetics? The light as air foundation?! Well did you get your hand on the dewy radiance creme? This is it. As you can see from the photos I have hit pan but haven't used it in a while. It's a warmer tone than the NARS one, so one definitely to reach for if I've got a bit more tan going on (fake or real!)
As you can see I have a good mix of highlighters in my stash. I will admit, there are a couple of them that don't get used as much these days, so they will have to go on rotation in order to receive attention! I would say that my ultimate favourite would be MAC's Soft & gentle. The truth is in the pudding when it's the only one I have actually repurchased before! Despite having 8 different highlighters in my collection, if you think there are any that I would love, let me know in the comments and maybe I'll look into buying it to try!
Do you have any of these products? Do you have a favourite or is there one you would you like to try?