LBQ’s Top Three: Highlighters

Skin with a flat texture has a tendency to look dull, tired or sun-starved. To inject a little light into your skintone, and give the illusion that you’re radiating health and youth, a subtle highlighter can make the world of difference. The key is to find a colour and texture that doesn’t clash with your natural skintone – the result should be natural and almost invisible to the naked eye. When it catches the light it will reflect it and provide the illusion of perfect skin, which is all you need to get you through the summer months and beyond. These are my top three highlighters that every lady needs in their makeup bags…

top 3 highlighters

1. New CID Cosmetics: i-glow (£24.00)
A fairly unknown brand, but one that has a cult following from those in the know, New CID Cosmetics bake their highlighters so you get a fabulous texture result. The i-glow is highly pigmented, meaning you need only a subtle sweep across the cheekbones. Thanks to the marbled effect and triple colour combination in the formula, the highlighter provides a very natural glow that helps skin to look uber healthy.

2. Collection: Shimmer Shades (£4.19)
Refreshingly light, the shimmer bricks from Collection are a budget copy of the incredible Bobbi Brown versions. If you can’t quite justify a premium price point, this provides a subtle shimmer to the cheekbones that lasts all day and helps to create the illusion of healthy skin. This is my daily choice for when I’m using a matte foundation as the powder blends perfectly.

3. Benefit: Girl Meets Pearl (£24.50) 
Without a doubt, Benefit are the king of highlighters. I love their Sunbeam, as well as Watts Up, but Girl Meets Pearl will always be a makeup staple. The light cream formula works perfect on naked skin, as well as over BB Creams or tinted moisturisers, making it perfect for the warmer months.  It doesn’t cake or cause foundation to move either, which is a total bonus.

What are your favourite highlighters? Have you used any of the above?



  1. beautyqueenuk
    July 15, 2013 / 1:54 pm

    I really really want to try Girl meets Pearl xxBeautyqueenuk

  2. Joy @Twelve52
    July 15, 2013 / 8:12 pm

    I-Glow is ace; the bronze shade in particular is awesome at this time of year. I also love the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector and Benefit Highbeam; the latter has been a must have for a decade. GOD, I feel old now!

  3. happygoluckygal
    July 16, 2013 / 10:26 am

    girl meets pearl is my favorite 🙂

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