Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Topshop Glow Highlighter: Gleam

My highlighter collection is slowly but surely growing, I've got powders and liquids but the only thing missing was a cream based one and I decided I needed one (or two) in my life. As you know I've been totally converted to cream blushers at the moment so thought a cream highlighter would be the perfect addition to my makeup collection. Last week on Twitter, I asked you all for some recommendations and a few people mentioned MAC and Illamasqua (thanks everyone) but since I'm pretty skint right now I'm waiting until I get paid to go investigate these. Luckily, when I was in Topshop a few days ago I stumbled upon this little beauty for just £9 (£8.10 with a student card) and just couldn't resist.

I've always been a fan of the Topshop lipsticks and nail polish and really wanted to buy some more of their products so when I spotted the Glow highlighter I was eager to try it. Glow comes in two shades; Gleam and Polished. Polished is a pink based highlighter (the website calls it white though) and Gleam is more gold based which is what I usually go for (Dior Amber Diamond, NARS Albatross) but I wanted to try something different and go for Polished. Sadly, every pot of Polished had a horrible, dirty finger mark in it - why can't people just use the tester?! So I ended up settling for Gleam which I'm kind of glad about as it suits my skin tone.

Anyway, on to what I think of the product...The cream/mousse formula is so easy to apply, I just use my finger tips to dab it on to my cheekbones and brow bones. I find this much easier to blend that my liquid highlighters, it blends really seamlessly for a lovely natural glow. I've been wearing this every day since I got it and it lasts on my skin for a full shift, maybe even longer. I also love the little screw-lid pot it comes in, it's really cute and the perfect size for my makeup bag. The only downside to Topshop's packaging is that it gets really dirty.

I think this is a perfect Summer highlighter and would look especially gorgeous with a tan. I've been loving pairing it with my Chanel Tan De Soleil and my Kevyn Aucoin cream blush for a dewy makeup look. I think the next time I'll definitely purchase Polished and also I'll be taking a look at some of the cream highlighters you guys recommended. Overall, Topshop Glow is definitely a winner - it's so reasonably priced as well! What's your favourite highlighter for Summer? I need more!!


  1. this looks great, looks similar to the MAC one to be honest, I have the pearl highlighter from MAC it's nice but sometimes If im having a greasy skin day it doesn't do me any favours but its still lush! x

  2. This sounds lovely! I'm a big fan of gold bases highlighters too, although if you want something a bit different MAC Cream colour base in Hush is a beautiful pinky gold xx

  3. This sounds really beautiful, and it's nice to see that it's in everyone's price range! I may have to invest in this little goodie!

    Shannon x

  4. When i swatched this it felt so creamy and light! Definitely need to pick this up :) x

  5. I swatched Polished yesterday in store and it was a beautiful formula! Love this shade too, I may have to pick up both!

    Megan xxx

  6. That sounds gorgeous, I've been eyeing up the highlighters in Topshop recently, I may get one! x

  7. This looks like such a gorgeous colour, would love to see how it looks on! xo

    Hannah xo | Glitter and Sparkle

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