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Going to keep this introduction very short and sweet! (Like myself!)
I love drug store products. Some are amazing for their price. Some are naff. Everyone knows I’m brutally honest with my views and that was blogging is 100% about. My motto is honestly is the best policy. I have been starting a highlighter collection and in today drug store world now they are coming out with amazing products with a low price tag and that is amazing for us and your bank balances! I will post about my high-end highlighters when I have the decent amount to show as I rarely buy any high-end highlighters! I do sometimes love a glowing look and you can pull that off with drug store products!
I’ve taken the photos off my iPhone 8 plus or my CANON PowerShot G9X MK II!
So, let’s get started.
I Heart Revolution
I have so many I HEART REVOLUTION highlighters. I will do a part 2 soon!
I love this highlighter, it’s so girly but subtle and if you are a fan of unicorns. This one is the best. The price tag is ideal as well for £4.99. For beginners it’s epic. This was the first highlighter I brought from I heart revolution. Ideally, if you like a glowy look then this highlighter would be ideal for you. At first, I didn’t like it as it felt quite chalky and my skin doesn’t take well to chalky things, but I am loving this and it’s amazing on my skin! It gives me an awesome glow. Sometimes I’m looking like tin man but an awesome tin man.
This is another one I like but I’ll be brutally honest, I only brought it as I wanted to finish my collection off. These aren’t normally my colours because I have pale ass skin and if I use dark highlighters, they tend to look like I have a bruise on my face even if I blended it so good. But I would totally recommend this for the inner corner of the eye or on the eyelids. Only thing I got confused about is that the price is £5.00. Then the unicorn highlighter is only £4.99. But hey this highlighter is good for eyes!! The colours range from a green to a purple which is cute if you are doing a mermaid inspired eye look!
This is a last part of the collection what I wanted, the dragon’s heart highlighter. Purposely I only brought it because I didn’t want to leave this out my collection out. I will be perfectly honest I wouldn’t have brought this because 2 of the colours are a red and a pinky tone but the 3 other shades look beautiful. Beautiful gold tones. I do want to try the red as a highlight when I’m feeling daring enough with a red eye look!
This is my first ever highlighter I brought when I first started buying and using makeup. It cost me £4.99 which Is quite cheap for a highlighter. I love baked highlighters as well. I love the texture of it being baked. This must be my favourite highlighter as well. As it makes my skin glow just as much as a high-end one does! Plus, it suits pale skin types as well, which is a bonus. As if anyone is in the pale girl club it’s so hard to choose a decent glow which will suit your skin tone and this highlighter ticks all the boxes!
This palette did cost me £10.00 but It’s my holy grail palette now. I hate cream highlighters but there is one in the palette and I tend to use it before putting my foundation over it, so it gives me a dewy look which if you like that sort of thing, it’s brilliant. I’ve watched so many youtube videos before buying this palette as I didn’t want to waste my money on something that was crap. Trust me you will love this palette. It’s ideal for any skin tone as well so you don’t waste your money.
This is a new collection MUA brought out to shops which are a blessing but also a curse to our bank accounts. I brought the highlighter from Superdrug for £4.00 but it’s on offer for £3.00 now. I need to say. If you use the first layer off, the glow is meh let’s just say and I would think twice to buy it! It’s not my favourite highlighter but it is a decent one for a subtle glow if you are doing a natural look. But if you want an intense glowing look this highlighter isn’t for you. I’m not hating on MUA the brand, but I just don’t like it in general.
This was the second highlighter I added to my collection, at first I didn’t like it but it got better once I escaped the first layer off with my fan brush and the glow was so intense I loved it. I think I paid £3.00 for it at Superdrug. If you are a beginner to make up and would like to add something to your collection, I’d go for it! As I love this highlighter!
I’m proper buzzing to write about this, I got to say this is like a dupe of mac of their skin frost shade called soft frost. In mac, I paid £24.50 for one. Pricey I know but I wanted to test it out to see if the one I brought from MUA would be classed as a dupe and I got to say it does work as a dupe and it’s cheaper. The price of the MUA one is £3.00 so you will be saving a grand total of £21.50 which you can buy more highlighters instead of just one! I bloody love bargains!
I do like this highlight but it’s not the best, the formula seems far too patchy for me but it’s a hit or miss. I felt like it was so cakey when I applied it to my cheekbones and cupid bow, I rarely reach for it. I would love to say its amazing for the price but in all fairness. I can’t stand it. I’m not hating on MUA at all as I love their brand just some of their highlighters and products aren’t my favourite.
Primark beauty- Primak doesn’t have a website sadly. I wish it did.
I have to say, I am loving this palette. I don’t like the packaging as it’s cardboard but it’s my personal preference, I want to use this more in the summer. Four pounds for a palette is a bargain in my eyes. The pigmentation is amazing as well. I need to admit, I don’t use this as much as I want to as I currently having a battle with my energy levels and doing my makeup. But when I’ve sorted my medication I’d love to experiment with more of these shades together!
I can’t say what they are like on the skin, as I haven’t used them yet as my spots on my face are playing hard to get and I don’t want to annoy them even more. I will do a review on them both once my face is clear. The starlight I brought as I wanted to try a liquid highlighter. I wanted to add it with my foundation once my skin Is clear again. I tried the swatches and I wasn’t impressed they just felt oily but I will try them on my skin and will review them! They are £6 each.
Vivid Baked Highlighters-
These highlighters are amazing!! Golden lights are my favourite highlight ever! I got it for my Christmas present from my cousin. It isn’t patchy or doesn’t feel cakey on the skin! The rose gold highlighter is amazing but it’s far too pink and it looks like a bruise on my skin when I use it. They are £3 each. Which is amazing for a friendly budget and it won’t break your bank balance!
Strobe Highlighter– Flash
It’s so patchy to apply to your skin but I will give it another go. I think the price was £3.00 in Superdrug.
This palette is my favourite by all means! I love soph does nails! When you use a damp brush the colour is so intense and so pigmented but when you use it dry it just gives a subtle look and a shimmer. I love the price. The best highlighter I’ve ever used! Best money I’ve ever spent. I really hope she makes another highlighter palette!
I brought this palette when in Superdrug it was on star buys! It was £5.00 but the original price is £8.00. I recommend this palette so much. It’s not cakey and you can use some of these highlighters for the brow bone. I need to admit the middle shade the peachy one isn’t that pigmented enough but the rest is pretty damn good!
As I said at the start of my post. I will be doing a part 2 in the future.
Till next time!
With lots of love!
Shannon Diana xx
Mental illness isn’t going to get the last laugh. I am.
I fight for my health and for other people’s health every single day in a way most people won’t understand, we aren’t lazy. We are warriors!
If you don’t feel like talking to yet, I’ll always be here and I’ll help out any way I can. You aren’t alone.
I know how it feels to be pushed aside. But listen, you are amazing and I’m proud of you so much.
Just so you know, it’s okay not to be okay you know, even the happiest person in the universe has their bad days. You can get through this dark hole. I believe in you.
You are loved. You are worth the fight. You are more than your illnesses, you can fight this I believe in you. You are flawless. You are fabulous. You aren’t alone. You are amazing and I’m proud of you all.
You can beat these thoughts. I believe in you. I will always be there for you even if it’s on the internet or email or even in person one day. You are loved. You are needed in this world because you are YOU. You are badass for battling mental illness daily. I care about every single one of you. You are more than enough. You don’t need to please anyone else.
Here is some numbers to contact if you are experiencing a mental health crisis:
Samaritans- For everyone! 24 hours, 7 days a week:
Call this number – 116 123
Email address is Jo@samaritans.org
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – For Men! 5pm to midnight every day.
Call this number: 0800 58 58 58
Webpage chat room if you don’t want to phone the link is: Webpage Chat
Papyrus- For people under 35! Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm. Weekends 2pm to 10pm. Bank Holidays 2pm to 5pm.
Phone number: 0800 068 41 41
Text Number: 07786 209697
Childline- For children and young people under 19.
Call 0800 1111 (Number won’t show up on your phone bill)
The Silver Line- For older people
Call: 0800 4 70 80 90
In the US: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-784-2433
In Austraila- Call Lifeline Austraila at 13 11 14
Other places you could go or ring in a crisis in UK:
- Call your GP- Ask for an emergency appointment.
- Call 111 – Out of hours- They will help you find the support and help you need.
- Contact your mental health crisis team if you have one.
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