My Highlighter Collection

Highlighting has blown up in the beauty world, a completely matte base used to be the desired look, but now looking like a glazed donut is the new in thing. I’m overall really happy with my highlighter collection, I feel like I have a wide range of products and I hope this post inspires your wish list or for you to root to the back of your makeup collection!  I’m planning on filming the full face of highlighter challenge for my youtube channel so make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss out on that.


Makeup Revolution radiance highlighter palette –  Very subtle highlighters, the first two shades are perfect to mix together and use as a setting powder. The slight shimmer prevents your face from looking flat like matte powders can cause. The bronze shade works well as a bronzer, a subtle highlight and an eyeshadow.

Bare Minerals warm radiance face colour – I rarely use this as I find loose powders such a faff, however, it does give a lovely warmth to your cheekbones. It is very warm toned and pigmented so a light hand is needed.

MAC soft and gentle mineralise skinfinish  – A cult beauty product that lives up to the hype. A beautiful, golden highlight that has the perfect amount of pigmentation. It has a smooth texture and doesn’t highlight uneven skin texture.

Body Shop honey bronze golden highlighting dome – A very creamy consistency that works well for strobing under foundation or as a subtle and healthy looking highlight.

Makeup Revolution radiant shimmer brick – In terms of quality and price, this is hands down my favourite, at £3 I wonder how it is so amazing! The top two shades are my favourite, they are insanely pigmented but not chalky or have a lumpy texture. When all swirled together, they make a beautiful shimmery bronzer, perfect for summertime.

The Balm Mary Lou manizer – Another cult beauty product that lives up to its hype. Mary Lou is an incredible champagne shade with such finely milled shimmer that it looks perfectly smooth on the skin. I use Mary Lou constantly and an indent hasn’t even been made into the powder.

Nars copacabana – Copacabana is insanely pigmented but as it is a liquid, it blends out beautifully and doesn’t look cakey or too much. It is a very pale pink iridescent highlight so I feel the it would work really well on pale skin as it would actually look like a highlight not a bronzer or blush.


Left to right; three shades in the radiance palette, Mary Lou, soft and gentle, radiant shimmer brick, warm radiance face colour, golden highlighter dome, copacabana.


I tend to wear a couple of these alternatively, so after writing this, I am definitely going to make a conscious effort to try and use some of the others more often.

What is your favourite highlighter? Have you caught on to the highlighting craze?

Ruby Red R0ses xoxo



    • July 1, 2016 / 4:38 pm

      It’s the best, so pigmented! You definitely need to xoxo

  1. July 2, 2016 / 10:16 am

    I loveee Mary Lou!! Makeup Revolution Ultra Strobe Balm is another fave 🙂 Nars Copacabana is top of my wishlist! xx

    • July 2, 2016 / 10:26 am

      I wanted to pick that up when I ordered the shimmer brick but it was out of stock 🙁 it is fab, definitely worth getting next time you want to treat yourself xoxo

      • July 2, 2016 / 12:11 pm

        Aw no, hopefully it’s back in stock soon! Eeee definitely going to get it xxx

  2. July 2, 2016 / 10:16 am

    Need to try the makeup revolution shimmer brick highlighter! Great post!

    • July 2, 2016 / 10:28 am

      Thank you! It’s insane, so affordable as well, I really want to get the other shade now 🙊 xoxo

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