Thursday, 20 August 2015

Getting Back into Highlighting

I can't remember when it was but a while ago I completely ditched highlighter. One day I decided not to use it anymore and I didn't bother about it again...until now! (absolutely nothing to do with the strobing trend). I don't know what made me grab for it again, my sister likes her highlighter which might have swayed my decision. I fished around in my draw (the one full of makeup I don't use anymore but don't throw away) and this cream highlighter from No7 was the only one I owned (probably the only makeup product I only own one of). I remember I first bought this because I liked how fat the stick is but I also remember finding it really dragged and moved my foundation, making it cakey and unattractive. Now when I use it, I scribble a load on the back of my hand, then use my fingers to dab some on my cheekbones and sometimes on my cupids bow if I remember. The colour is a lovely champagne colour and leaves a really nice sheen on the cheeks which isn't too glittery or stark. 
Having oily skin put me off highlighting for a long time but I was starting to feel like I was too matte. My cheeks are actually pretty dry nowadays so they were definitely craving some glow. I just avoid putting it down my nose because this is where I get oily. Realising I actually can highlight my face without looking like a shiny mess was a nice little revelation. Ideally I would have a powder highlighter to set the cream highlighter in place but until I get my hands on one (preferably Mac Soft and Gentle) this one is doing a really nice job!
Any highlighter recommendations or tips for highlighting with oily skin? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by, lots of love,


  1. I've heard so much about this product, it sounds great xxx

    1. I never see people talking about it! Glad they agree with me though :) xx