Thursday, August 22, 2019

My Favourite Cream Highlighters

It's taken me a long time to get to grips and to fall in love with cream highlighters, but this Summer I feel as if I've really embraced them. I think my first ever cream highlighter is actually included in this post as well. You'd think as someone with dry skin I'd be all over those cream products, but I actually find it very difficult to make them work on my skin and a lot of the time they tend to shift my foundation or are really blotch - but not these ones!

Firstly are the three cream highlighters in the 'Sleek 'Precious Metals' Highlighter Palette'  Firstly in the top left hand corner is the lightest of them all called Platinum. This is almost an iridescent ha shade, it's very light and quite a sheer highlighter. I tend to use this more under my brow bone or in the inner corners of my eyes rather than on my face. 
You then have the two shades Royal Gold and Renaissance Gold. To be honest, these are insanely similar. I would say Renaissance gold has a more yellow gold undertone whereas Royal Gold is more champagne. I absolutely love the consistency of these, they are so smooth, and apply beautifully with both fingers and a beauty blender. 

There's no doubt that Colourpop hit it out of the park when it comes to cream products. I'm a massive advocate for their supershock products and their highlighters are no exception. My all time favourite colour is the Super Shock Highlighter 'Wisp' . This is that gorgeous bouncy creamy formula and as you can see from the swatch, although a bit darker than the others, is perfect for when I've got a bit more of a tan. Now as you can see the Super Shock Highlighter 'Churro' is extremely dark. I remember when this first came out and everyone lost their shit over it. It was the first duo shade highlighter and because it was limited edition, naturally it was out of stock constantly. However I did get my hands on it, and I have found that a) yes that it is too dark for me, but this makes a gorgeous eyeshadow or shimmer bronzer in the Summer. 

Next is the second Sleek palette which is the Sleek 'Solstice' Highlighter PaletteUnlike the other highlighting palette, this only has 1 cream shadow instead of three which is 'Ecliptic'. In the pan, I think this shade looks a bit deceiving as when swatched it's definitely a purple/pink toned highlighter. If I've got a burgundy eye or rose gold eye I love using this for the inner corners, and this also pairs beautifully with pink blushes.

Lastly is a highlighter that came in a Birchbox. The Winky Lux Strobing Balm 'Radiant Pink' is a brand I'd never heard of before, but this has become one of my favourites. I can't even describe the formula of this product. It's literally right between a cream and liquid, I didn't think it was possible to get creamier than Colourpop, but this is. I absolutely love the shade of this product as well, it's not nearly as pink as Ecliptic, it's much more of a subtle pink undertone and is a shade that I've nearly worn every day this Summer.

Let me know in the comments below what some of your favourite cream highlighters on the market are!
Left to Right: Sleek Precious Metals ' Platinum, ''Royal Gold', Renaissance Gold, Colourpop ''Wisp', Colourpop 'Churro', Sleek Solstice Palette ' Ecliptic', Winky Lux Strobing Balm 'Radiant Pink'



  1. That Sleek palette looks absolutely stunning

    Candice ||

  2. I absolutely love the Colourpop highlighters - some of my faves!

    Lucy | Forever September

  3. I love ColourPop super shock highlighters, they're so easy to use and always so beautiful! The colours you have look so pretty xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  4. Oh so many gorgeous highlighters! The Sleek palettes are such a classic for me. They're so pigmented x

    Lauren |

  5. Out of these, I've only tried the Sleek palette, which I really like. I love cream and liquid highlighters because my skin is so dry and they suit my skin better xx

    Beautylymin | Glow Recipe Giveaway

  6. I love the Colourpop highlighters, I use them most days! Monster is my favourite shade, it's so pretty. x

    Jordan Alice

  7. Gorgeous post Hun I love cream highlighters so much! x

    Grace Louise ||

  8. The Super Shock highlighters look so gorgeous, I would really love to try one and the Sleek palettes are a classic. I tend to skip highlight as I feel it emphasises my texture but I might pick a Sleek palette it up and see how it looks, great post. Thank you for sharing xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  9. I must dig my Sleek palettes out, they are such good quality and so creamy! x


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