Saturday, 7 March 2015

The Glow Getters |

Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow, Topshop Polish, Horzion, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer

Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow, Topshop Polish, Horizon, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer

One of my favourite beauty products would be highlighter as I find that my lacklustre skin craves it, my make up never looks complete without it and my contour doesn't work as well. As we're getting into the warmer months or hoping at least, I always opt for a lighter base with a semi-matte finish where highlighter can start performing it's magic on my skin. For me, a good highlighter is one that is super creamy on the skin, isn't overly glittery and just gives a radiant, effortless finish. As someone who is a little bit obsessed with highlighters, I thought I would give you a run down of my favourite ones to use this season. 

theBalm Mary Lou Manizer | £17.50 | Link | Initially I wasn't too bothered whether or not I got my hands on this as I usually find overly hyped products rarely live up to their expectations, however from the first sweep, I was sold. This buttery textured powder blends seamlessly into the skin leaving behind a subtle glow that can be built up to a much more intense look. As someone who prefers a more golden glow, I wasn't let down with this honey hued, multi tasking highlighter which can be used both on the eyes and cheeks. 

Topshop Highlighter - Horizon | £10 | Link | This product is one that you may be familiar with on my blog and twitter, as it feels like I never stop talking about it. Out of all four highlighters, Horizon is definitely the shade that is more of a highlighter/bronzer hybrid, however when you have a tan it sculpts and defines effortlessly leaving behind a glow that lasts for hours. Definitely one for someone who doesn't particularly like topping up on their highlighter throughout the day (Who does?).

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow |£49 | Link | They should definitely add emphasis to the glow part of this duo. Out of all my highlighters, I would say that this is the one that has the most shimmer. The warm golden toned highlighter provides a subtle brightening effect on the skin whilst complimenting your contour. When used with a light hand and my Real Techniques Duo Powder Fibre Brush you can achieve an understated sheen which is perfect for when the sun in shining. I would say this would be suitable for anyone looking for a shade that isn't too pink or too warm and perfect for a night out. 

Topshop Glow Highlighter - Polish | £9 | Link | Despite being sceptical about this product when I first bought it due to the light champagne, almost white shade that isn't normally my thing, it is actually the highlighter that I've nearly finished.  The creamy, almost mousse light consistency works perfectly for when you want a 'lit from within' look and a highlighter that blends into your foundation without leaving weird streaks. If I want to add an extra something to my skin I often use this under another highlighter for a much more intense look. 

What is your favourite highlighter? Have you tried any of these?
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43 comments

  1. Highlighter is one of my favourite parts of a makeup look. I defiantley want to try the Charlotte Tilbury film star bronze and glow but haven't had the spare money to buy it!

    Jenna | jennaloves3.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I still really want to get my hands on Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow! I love Topshop Glow Highlighter - I find it really easy to apply. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did at all.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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  3. The Topshop highlighter looks gorgeous, I really need to try more of their products, I loved their cream blushes years ago! Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow is on my birthday wish list so fingers crossed :3

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

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  4. These look amazing; I use highlighter a lot more during the summer so I'm on the look out for some new ones. I'll definitely check out the Topshop ones, loads of people love their stuff but I've never bought any makeup from them! Feel like I'm missing out x

    www.peppermintandpandaeyes.co.uk

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  5. Fab post, I am obsessed with highlighter at the moment :) The Mary Lou Manizer is just amazing isn’t it :) The CT Bronze and Glow is definitely on my wishlist as it looks gorgeous, a little pricey but I can’t resist a splurge ;)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  6. Hands down, Mary-Lou is my fav! CT bronze & glow is still on my list and I haven't tried anything from Topshop but they sound amazing :-)


    xx
    www.curlsandmints.com

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  7. Ooo all these highlighters look soo pretty! Especially the Charlotte Tilbury one :-) Great Post! Xxx

    Anisha ♥ All You Need Is Red Lipstick

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  8. Great post! Loving highlighters right now. Need to try the Mary Lou Manizer, it looks amazing!

    http://holabelleza.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. These are all firm favourites of mine! I don't have horizon but I do have Sunbeam!

    Stephanie xxxx

    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/hope-freedom-love-3436251

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  10. I haven't tried either of the Topshop highlighters yet, and I think they'd be way more in my price range than the other two - that still look lovely... just... student budget says no! They all sound gorgeous though, I'm looking for a new highlighter as spring edges ever nearer so going to have to swatch some for myself :D

    little miss fii || Fii x

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  11. The Bronze & Glow looks stunning! I have the Mary-Lou Manizer and I love it - it looks so natural & healthy on the skin :)
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

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  12. I so want the CT Bronze and Glow, it's such a stunning palette xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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  13. You may just have swayed me, I've only heard good things about the Mary Lou Manizer! x

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  14. I love the CT Filmstar palette, so beautiful even with the shimmer. Anther favourite of mine is MAC Soft & Gentle x

    Beauty with charm

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  15. Great post shall definitely have to try that Topshop one for only £9!

    thegridldn.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Mary-Lou Manizer is such a great product, I use it every day!

    I posted a video tutorial today, about my day-to-night make up look!
    http://charlinehasablog.blogspot.com/2015/03/day-to-night-make-up.html

    Love, Charline
    xoxo

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  17. The Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow looks incredible!! Looking up swatches as we speak!!

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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  18. I'm drooling over the CT offering but Mary Lou does the job for me at the moment :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  19. The Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar bronze and glow is taunting me... must..resist!


    Daisy x / www.daisybloomingjane.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Oh Lily, please stop tempting me with such stunning products ;) The charlotte tilbury bronze and glow looks SO pretty!


    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  21. I've never tried highlight, but reading this makes me want to try! What would you recommend for a highlight newbie?! xo
    tillsssss.blogspot.com

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  22. Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Go, all the way ! Obsessed :)

    With love,

    Hayley x

    http://thelifestylemenu.co.uk/

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  23. I'm obsessed with the Mary Lou-Manizer - the perfect highlighter without any glitter!

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  24. I tried neither of them, to be honest. On the rare occasions I wear a highlight, I go for a MAC MSF or the Bobby Brown Shimmerbricks in Beige.

    LindaLibraLoca:
    Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  25. Love the look of that Charlotte Tilbury palette!

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  26. I felt the same exact way about the Mary Lou-Manizer! My mother bought 3 of them when they were on sale & I love them. Great post
    xo, Lauren-lee
    www.laurenleegrace.blogspot.com

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  27. I'm a sucker for a good highlighter! I love this post xxx

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  28. I'm a sucker for a good highlighter! lovely post xxx

    lotsofloveliz.blogspot.com

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  29. I’m taking note of these pretty highlighters! Your blog is beautiful! :) x Josune, Your Beauty Script
    ps: Follow back on Bloglovin if you like? :)

    http://yourbeautyscript.com/

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  30. Ah I love the Topshop highlighter its so lovely!


    www.saltandchic.com

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  31. Ohhhh my ! The topshop one looks fantastic.
    www.katinalindaa.com

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  32. I NEED the Filmstar bronze palette. Love your pics by the way


    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

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  33. Really want to try the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow!
    x

    sabrinaharriet.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. I've always been curious whether the Mary Lou Manizer was actually worth the hype. I'm glad to hear that it is indeed a great product so I might want to give it a try now! :)

    http://la-fille-lumineuse.blogspot.de/

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  35. I really like that Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow palette. Perfect for the coming spring and summer!


    maireem.blogspot.com

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  36. Oh loving the packaging of that CT palette! It is so luxurious. All of these products sound really good, must give them all a try :) Too bad Charlotte Tilbury is quite expensive, but with that packaging it is probably worth it haha.

    xo Mel || Sketch & Scribbles

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  37. Just the packaging is tempting alone! I do love a light dusting of highlighter on the cheekbones! I will have to do some swatching research on the ones you've recommended as they all look and sound fab! x

    Miss Imogen Smith

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  38. i've been lusting after the charlotte tilbury for ages, may need to purchase it now


    halcyonvelvet.co.uk

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  39. Definitely need to try some of these out!!! I love Highlighters!!

    Little Beauty Blog

    Elizabeth x

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  40. This is definitely something I am missing in my routine, I best get on it! xo

    Anastasia | Dainty Desires

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  41. I am such a highlighter lover, they are one of my favourite products to buy! Glowing skin is just the best! I really want to the the Balm Mary Lou-Manizer and CT Filmstar bronze & glow! My favourite highlighter atm is Benefit High beam!


    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.blogspot

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  42. I've never used a highlighter before but I really want to get into them, love your blog just followed!


    www.withinjayslife.blogspot.ca

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