Lets be real. The last thing you want in the heat of Summer is to have a full face of heavy makeup melting off of you. But you still want to look good. Whats a girl to do?!
Its simple- play up your natural beauty with makeup basics for an instant fresh-faced look! A coat of mascara and strategically placed illuminator are all you need during the hotter months! Today, we're sharing some of our faves with you!
Splurge; Nars Illuminator / Benefit HighBeam / TooFaced Fresh squeezed drops
Budget; Bodyshop Drops of Glow Lustre / Revolution Liquid Highlighter / NYX Born to Glow /
Vegan; Jeffree Star Liquid Frost / Kat Von D Liquid Highlight /
A liquid glow is perfect for bare skin as it give a super intense hit of radiance and can be stippled on with your fingers making it the perfect on-the-go piece. Simply work your highlight onto the high cheekbones, the cupids bow, tip of the nose, inner corners of the eyes and the brow bones so that you are luminous from every angle.
For a budget option we love the Bodyshop Drops of glow (£12) its earned rave reviews and the bottle is pretty too!
If you're looking to treat yourself to a staple Summer piece then we love the Toofaced Fresh squeezed drops (£25) - available in 2 colours and each scented like scents from your fave getaways!
Vegan shoppers rejoice as you can also choose from a range of liquid highlights - with the Jeffree Star Liquid Frosts (£23) being our fave!
Splurge; Laura mercier face illuminator / Illamasqua beyond powder / Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector /
budget; Beauty Bakerie So icy illuminator / I Heart revolution hearts /
Vegan; Kat Von D metal crush / Lime Crime Hi-Lite / Jeffree Star Skin Frost /
Palette; Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Palette / Morphe babe in paradise / Hourglass ambient lighting palette /
Powder highlights are where it all began aren't they?! There are endless options but we've narrowed it down to make your life a little easier - plus did you know tou can work any of these products onto the skin using our very own Bella&Bear Cheetah Duo Fiber powder brush for the perfect application every time.
For the budget shoppers we think the Beauty Bakerie 'So Icy' illumintors are a great choice - they're so cute and are a loose powder so can easily be built up for your desired finish!
For a little splurge we think you'll love the Becca Shimmering Skin perfector - its already earned cult fave status!
And, for a vegan option how about the IHeartRevolution blushing hearts? They are super affordable and come in an endless array of hues.
splurge ; Farsali Jelly Beam / TooFaced You're so Jelly / Givenchy Jelly highlight
budget; ELF Jelly Highlight / Lottie London Hy-glow / Rimmel Jelly Illuminator /
vegan; Revolution Jelly Highlight / Zoeva Strobe gel /
Jelly Highlights are the best of both words, giving a high dose of pigment like a liquid with the buildability of a powder.
We love the Revolution Jelly Highlight for those looking for a bargain - the packaging is super luxe looking and its even vegan friendly!
The Farsali Jelly Beam is perfect for those wanting an investment piece and the Zoeva strobe gel is another great vegan option - there truly is something for everyone!
How do you highlight?!
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