My Highlighter and Bronzer Collection and Review

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Ok so I didn't realise how many highlighters I had...

2016 was deffo the year of the highlighter; being glowy replaced being super contoured like in 2015.

I went through my highlighter and bronzer draws to clear them out and thought I would show you what I have and tell you what I think about them all!

Let's start with higlighter palettes:

(Left) Carli Bybel BH Cosmetics Palette - this is limited edition so get it while you can! It is AMAZING, my favourite palette of all time and its only $14.50

(Right) Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Golden Sugar - Despite one of these pans being broken, this is a great palette. The highlights in it are super shimmery and the bronzers are really pigmented, I mostly use them for transition shades when doing eyeshadow. This again is a bargain at £6!!

These two are kind of a cross between a highlighter and a bronzer

(Top) Seventeen Instant Glow - This is a bargain at £4.99 and it is sooo pigmented and beautiful. I bought this because my friend Natalie always has the most glowwwinnngg cheekbones and she told me this is what she wears!

(Bottom) MAC Global Glow This is beautiful bronzy highlighter that I bought in New York. Its £24 which is much more expensive than the Seventeen one, but I do really love it. Plus its lasted SO long - I haven't even made a dent and I've had it two years!

These highlighters are more of a champagne gold colour

(Left) Estee Lauder Heatwave - I'm afraid this was limited edition and you can't get it anymore which is a shame as its beautiful. I actually think the next two highlighters are better though and they're about half the price! I think this was about £28?

(Top Right) Kiko 208 Water Eyeshadow - This is such a brilliant highlighter. Its actually an eyeshadow, but loads of people say its a dupe for the Estee Lauder one or MAC Whisper of Guilt so I bought it in Paris. It is usually sold out in Kiko because its so popular, but the new Kiko on Victoria Street have quite a few at the moment! Its £8.90 but has lasted a really long time and gives a gorgeous glow.

(Bottom Right) Becca Opal - I got this in Sephora when I went to Vegas and it is so beautiful, its the main highlighter I reach for. This is a mini version, but I've barely used any so I don't think you need the big pan. I would say it was about £10 because it was $20 for this and the liquid version.

This is the highlighter that I think has the nicest packaging

Burberry Golden Radiance Highlighter - this was a Christmas special edition so I don't think you can get it anymore. It has beautiful packaging, comes in a velvet case and has a brush...but I do find the product a little chalky. I haven't touched it much as I don't want to ruin the pattern, but it isn't my favourite. I think its about £30 but it was a gift.

And finally these are my liquid or cream highlighter

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base - This is a beautiful shimmery base for under foundation, mixing with your foundation, wearing alone or even using for the top of your cheek bones, I love it. Its £34 which is quite spenny!

MAC Strobe Cream - This is another creamy highlight for under your foundation or mixing in. I think I prefer the Burberry one, but this is also very beautiful and is cheaper at £24.50

Barry M Radiant Rod Highlighting Crayon - I only really use this for my inner corner as its quite hard to blend. Not my favourite but not bad either. It was £4.99

Estee Lauder - This is a discontinued product, but its basically a rosey shimmery cream eyeshadow. I sometimes use it on my cheek bones but not very often. I can't really recommend it or tell you how much it cost but I'd guess £15

Time for powder bronzers!

(Top left) Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder - I clearly loved this. It was a slightly warmer bronzer perfect for making you look sunkissed. I think this is in the colour natural and is £28.50

(Bottom left) High Definition Bronzer - This is quite warm toned and isn't really a contour colour, it is more for warming up your face. I like it. Its £22 but I got it in an advent calendar.

(Top right) Sleek Contour Kit - I really liked this when I got it, but it is a little bit muddy and harder to blend than some of my other bronzers. Its £7 so on the cheaper side.

(Middle) Benefit Hoola - This is one of my favourite bronzers, it is very matte and cool toned and works really well on loads of skin tones. Its £23.50

(Bottom right) Anastasia Beverly Hills Fawn - This is a great contour colour, its very similar to Hoola, but cheaper at £14... it is half the size though!

And finally my cream bronzers

(Left) Chanel Tan de Soleil - I LOVE this cream bronzer. It is so beautiful and easy to blend and you just can't beat it. It lasts so long as well as you only need a tiny amount! Its £32

(Middle) Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit - I have mixed feelings about this. It was quite expensive (£39) and I just don't think its worth it. Maybe if you cream contour all the time rather than just for a night out its great but I just think it looks like a lot of makeup on the skin.

(Top right) L'Oreal Cushion Bronze - This is a pretty great cream bronzer for such a cheap price (£14.99). You don't get that much product, but it does blend well.

(Bottom right) Benefit Dew the Hoola - This is another great cream bronzer, its easy to blend and isn't too orange. Its not as good as the Chanel one, but I still like it! Its £22.50 for a big one, my one is just a sample.

Lots and lots of products! Some I love, some I'm not so sure about. I hope you enjoyed reading this post :)

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