Top 5 Highlighters

Hi everyone,

Recently I have been really into trying out different highlighters as I think they can transform the look of your makeup and give you a lovely, healthy glow. I have tried and tested quite a few now so I thought I would put my research to good use and give you guys a run down of my top 5 highlighters.

1)   Benefit Watts Up - £24.50 at Boots

This is my absolute favourite highlighter at the moment and I have been using it pretty much every day recently. It is a lovely peachy champagne colour with a cream to powder finish and it gives the skin a really natural looking glow. I wasn’t sure if a champagne shade would suit my pale complexion at first but having used it I think it would suit most skin tones.

2)   Topshop Sunbeam - £10

Now this one looks a bit scary in the pan but it blends really nicely into the skin so you can either have a subtle glow or build it up for a more dramatic look. It looks lovely with blushers that have a golden tone to them such as Nars Orgasm or Lustre and it is a really good one if you are going for a bronzed goddess look.

3)   Benefit High Beam - £19.50 at Boots

This is one that I have been using for years and years and is the first ever highlighter I bought. It looks like a little nail polish and has a silky pink finish. I apply it by dotting three little spots along my cheek bone and one under my brow bone and then gently dab it into the skin. This small pot will last you absolutely ages as well so although it is a little bit pricey it is definitely worth the money.

4)   Topshop Crescent Moon - £10

Another Topshop fave, this one is also quite highly pigmented and a little goes a long way. It has a more pearly finish and is quite similar to the Watts Up highlighter in colour. I have just checked the website and it does say that this one is no longer available but there are some similar looking highlighters on there if you do like the look of it.

5)   MAC Cream Colour Base in Hush - £15.50

This highlighter has a much pinker undertone to it than any of the others that I have mentioned and makes your skin look really fresh and healthy without being too over the top. It has really good staying power for a cream based product, even on my skin which is fairly oily in places.

So there you have my top 5 highlighters at the moment. My favorites do change quite frequently but these ones always remain up there as the ones that I use the most and always come back to.

Which is your favourite highlighter? Have you tied any of the ones that I have mentioned?

Thanks for reading xx


  1. i have topshop cresent moon and i love it!

    from helen at

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  2. @Helen G It's so pretty isn't it?! It's probably going to remain in my top 5 for a long time :) xx