Highlighting is a makeup technique that has been used in professional makeup artistry for decades. In recent years it has become a huge deal in most of our makeup routines and the beauty industry has come alive with lots of options – whether you like a powder highlight, Creme/liquid formulas, a subtle sheen or full on glitter sparkle.
Being of a combination skin type and having had blemish prone skin in the past, I do have a bit of texture on my skin which can be emphasised if I use the ‘wrong’ type of highlighter on my skin. I like to stick to glitter/shimmer free formulas and nearly always choose a liquid highlight under my foundation and use a finely milled pressed powder highlight on top of my foundation. I apply in light circular motions using my favourite brush – the Real Techniques Setting Brush (its honestly amazing and only £5.59 at Look Fantastic here).
Some of my favourite highlighters (and ones I use in my pro kit) are:
• BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter – Champagne Pop and Opal
• Hourglass Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Powders
• MAC Whisper of Gilt
• MAC Oh Darling
• Anastasia Glow Kits – Gleam, That Glow & Nicole Guerriero
All of the above are fantastic, but I think I may have found the perfect highlighter for every skin tone – super pale to super deep, smooth skin or not – in the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Highlighter.
This highlighter was made in collaboration with Amrezy (Amra Olevic) a huge Instagram Influencer, renowned for her glowing highlighted look. The highlighter is a stunning light gold (verging on champagne), which has a super soft texture and is so finely milled, it gives the skin a gorgeous ‘kit from within’ glow – but without showing up any texture in the skin, like I mentioned above. It’s a buildable powder, so it’s great if you are after just a little sheen or if you fancy a full on disco glow (like I managed when testing it out below).
The Amrezy highlight is limited edition and costs £29 and is available to buy now with Free Shipping on Anastasia Beverly Hills UK.