All About That Glow

all about that glow
the best highlighters

So I’m all about that glow, who’s with me? Whether it’s a bronzed glow or a highlighting glow, I am all about that ‘looking like a champagne bottle’ life. I love a good highlighter, the more shimmery, the better and in today’s post, I have rounded up some of my favourites to talk you through.

becca champagne pop
Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop



As you can see from the state of the powder, I am extremely devastated by what has happened, but I refuse to let this deter me from the beauty of this highlighter. Never have I see one product be hyped so much in the blogging world and at the point that I managed to get my hands on it, it was still only available in the US, but now we all know it’s available here in the UK (hallelujah!). Champagne Pop is just the perfect highlighter all round, it’s warm, golden and contains just the right amount of shimmer to create the perfect, dazzling glow. I recently purchased the same product but in the limited edition shade, Rose Quartz and I’m yet to try it, but it looks so beautiful, I’m sure it will be just as good.

Lottie London Shimmer Squad





This shimmering quad is relatively new to my collection, but I already love it. The palette contains four highlighting shades all of which are suitable for any skin tones. The powders are buttery and easy to apply, I find using a fan brush with these, allow them to spread more evenly on my skin. Each shade is blendable and buildable for that perfect highlight and the quad is also great for travelling too. For £9.95, it’s super affordable in my opinion and they will last ages.

lottie london shimmer squad
topshop glow highlighter polished
Topshop Glow Pot in Polished




The only cream textured highlighter of the bunch, I am definitely more of a pressed powder fan due to my skin type, but this cream one is an exception because it’s just so damn good. Polished is more of a pearly opal shade, Topshop also stock another shade called Gleam which is more of a golden apricot. I usually dab this on to the high point of my cheekbones and blend it in gently. The effect is a soft iridescent glow, so if you prefer a more subtle highlight, this is the one for you. Sometimes, I add on a powder highlight on top of this, just to give it a more ‘wow’ effect, especially for nights out, it is the perfect combination.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Global Glow




This gem of a highlight is the one I reach for if I am looking for that ‘Hi, I’m here and in your face’ effect because I’m telling you now, this one is dazzling to the extent that people may have to put sunglasses on (haa, that was dramatic), but really, Global Glow is one hell of a highlight. A little goes a long way with this one, I tend to just use it with gentle dabs and it creates the most gleaming glow you can imagine.

mac mineralize skinfinish global glow
anastasia beverly hills glow kit
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Gleam




I first mentioned this kit in my ‘Instagram Make Up Favourites’ post and since then, I have used it almost every day because it is the perfect ‘everyday’ highlighter kit. Each powder is soft and creamy with just the right amount of shimmer, nothing too OTT and super subtle. I particularly like the Crushed Pearl shade because it’s goes with my skin tone really well and enhances my features. The kit itself is quite big which I love, because ‘girl’s gotta get her money’s worth’ right? So if you’re looking to invest in a palette highlighter kit, then this is the one I would recommend.

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The above concludes my ‘glow kit’ as I like to call it. Do you have a favourite or lots of favourite highlighters? Do let me know because I’d love some recommendations.



  1. Ronnie
    19th January 2017 / 11:48 pm

    Great collection of highlighters.. sucks that champagne pop is broken! I really want to try out the topshop highlighter pots ever since seeing sarah ashcroft use it in a tutorial


    • julie
      31st January 2017 / 11:16 pm

      I know right! I was devastated! Topshop Glow is great, definitely give it a go. xx

  2. 21st January 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Champagne pop is beautiful and I really need to invest in it soon as I am currently loving my Becca highlighter in Opal.
    I like using a good highlighter nowadays to hide that dull skin during the winter period.

    Great recommendations. Have a lovely day ♥

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    • julie
      31st January 2017 / 11:17 pm

      Champagne Pop is a must! Highlighters are definitely my life right now. xx

    • julie
      31st January 2017 / 11:18 pm

      It’s really good, definitely give it a whirl. xx

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