If you love cream highlighters then the e.l.f ones are definitely worth checking out and only cost £5. These ones are part of the Beautifully Bare collection and there are three shades to choose from: Pink Pearl Glow, Champagne Glow and Fresh Morning Dew.
I was kindly sent two of the shades by Superdrug to review, although I don’t have the Fresh Morning Dew shade it is described on the e.l.f UK website as being a clear non-shimmer shade.
I love the size of these highlighter crayons as they make it so much easier to swipe across the cheekbone, they glide on with ease and do not drag across the skin. I also love the Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick if you want to check out that review.
As you can see from the swatches they are quite pigmented and that’s before blending! It is recommended you blend with your fingers rather than with a brush or sponge. I found that blending it with my fingers meant that it did not remove any of the foundation underneath.
I received a Makeup Revolution Ultra Strobe Cream in the Pro Amplified Strobe and Highlighting gift set I had for Christmas so I thought I’d share my thoughts on it.
Firstly it’s a smaller 30ml size the ones you can buy are 50ml and cost £8. I mentioned on my Makeup Revolution Brush Cleaner post a slight packaging issue with the sticker peeling off well guess what? Same issue here it hasn’t been stuck on correctly and on the back of the tube the label isn’t in the centre. I feel this makes the products look cheap.
With the strobe cream you can either wear it on its own as a highlighter or you can mix it with your foundation for a dewy look. I personally prefer the product under foundation and found it also works well with B.B. Creams.
In terms of being on top of products as a highlight I found it took away the B.B cream when trying to blend. The product itself comes out white and blends out to leave a gold shimmer on the skin.
I like this product but personally I probably wouldn’t re-purchase the full size as I much prefer powder highlighters.
Available at Superdrug and the Tam Beauty Website.
If you’re looking for a golden highlighter that’s easy to apply, a drugstore brand and a cream product and not powder then continue reading this post. The Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick in Gold Light (what a mouthful) fits the bill perfectly if you’re looking for all of the above.
Priced at £9.99 you get a large highlighter which is easy to glide across your cheeks but not really anywhere else but you could always use your finger or a brush… Admittedly I find the packaging rather underwhelming and basic compared to other highlighters on the market.
The product is a gorgeous colour and buildable to create the desired look, I also like to use it as a base for powder highlighters to make a more intense glow.
Revlon also do a pink toned highlighter in the shade Pink Light but I haven’t tried that one, let me know in the comments if it’s worth picking up.
Overall I would recommend this highlighter if it’s on offer, whilst I do really like it I think £9.99 is a bit pricey when you can buy highlighting palettes for cheaper.