Tuesday, 17 June 2014


creamy cheek highlighters

review swatch photo

review swatch photo

Creamy cheek highlighters are so in right now. They seem to be trending a lot in the beauty world which really excites highlighted cheek lovers like myself. Two creamy stick’s have been gracing my cheeks as of late so I thought I’d share the brightening love and talk you through them.

First up I have the Topshop Glow Stick - This has been much hyped in the blogging world so naturally I HAD to have it. It’s a twist up creamy highlighter. It’s a sheeny champagne shimmer which really brings out the cheekbones and adds luminance to the face.  A more high end version of this would be the Benefit Watts Up highlighter. I’ve wanted this for so darn long so when I got my paws on I couldn’t resist applying it as soon as I got it. Tapped on to the tops of the cheek’s this adds that “Kim Kardashian” style cheek. Really glowy, sexy and luminescent. Neither of these highlighters are gritty or glittery, they feel very similar in texture. They glide onto the cheeks with a cream to powder finish which is very lovely.

As it's summer it's the perfect time to ditch the powder and opt for creamier lighter products on the face. A few stripes of this on the high points of the face and blended out to a natural glowy finish. Beautiful.

SHOP THE POST:

BENEFIT WATTS UP review swatch
BENEFIT WATTS UP
£24.50*
TOPSHOP GLOW STICK review swatch
TOPSHOP GLOW STICK
£10


40 comments:

  1. I want to try the Benefit's version now! Highlighters really tie up a look and make everything that much more "highlighted" I like MAC's cream color base in Hush too.. its non-gritty and really amazing for everyday!

    TheConscienceFund| Bloglovin'

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  2. I've been loving some cream highlighters too. I have a sample of Watts Up but will definitely be purchasing a fullsized once I've finished that.

    CassandraMyee | Beauty | Fashion | Life

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  3. I've been wanting the Benefits Watts up for ages now! x

    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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  4. I really want to get the Topshop glow stick, it looks so nice! I need to get.

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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  5. I'm loving creamy or liquid highlighters at the moment, NARS is my go-to.
    The Topshop one looks gorgeous.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger


    x

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  6. Loving the fresh element this adds to your look. Perfect for summer indeed.

    Joana x
    When You Dream Big

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  7. awesome!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  8. I've been wanting to try the Benefit Watts Up for ages! It looks great! x

    www.hannahhearts-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for the Topshop one, it sounds wonderful x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Ooo I wanna get my hands on the Topshop one first to see if I get on with them. Looks lovely!

    Hannah xo | hannatalks

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  11. Looks so fresh-faced, think I'll get the Topshop one!.. not sure i'm ready to pay £24 for a highlighter ha xx

    Danielle @ Cup of Loveliness

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  12. Watts Up definitely has to be my favourite cream highlighter! I love it for Summer :)
    Bea x
    As Seen By Bea

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  13. i really wanna buy the topshop highlighter but i just have so many already!

    love Katy @ THE RAWRDROBE

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  14. looks lovely x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  15. I have the benefit and really like it. I definitely don't use it daily but when I want to vamp up my look I reach for this.
    http://palsywalsyblog.blogspot.ca/

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  16. I have one of the Topshop highlighting sticks and I really like it! Mine is a more bronzey shimmery colour but the one you have looks even nicer!

    Laura xx

    maquillagemagic.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I had been using MAC's Soft and Gentle for so long, but I definitely want to try some cream options, they seem a lot more natural and flattering! I'd definitely pop in and give the Topshop one a go, its very pretty and seems reasonable:)

    Beauty by Eimear x

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  18. I love cream highlighters, they're much more subtle than powder ones!

    http://wiltedxfaded.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Cream highlighters are so gorgeous!!!

    http://glossandmagic.com/

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  20. Love a highlighter! Also loving your piercings!

    TINY TWISST - www.tinytwisst.com

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  21. Have you tried Mac Cream Colour Base in Pearl? It's my all-time favourite cream highlighter as it has no shimmer in it - it just looks really glowy without sparkling in direct sunlight xx

    Elissa | styleaffix.com

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  22. I have Watts Up and I don't find it creamy. Very dry...

    RIKKI POYNTER
    // RIKKI POYNTER MAKEUP: The Deaf Side of Beauty

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  23. Watts Up is my favourite highlighter at the moment! It looks so dewy and natural, even on fairer skin tones like mine:)

    Esmé // CloudEsmé

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  25. I love cream highlighters. My favourite at the moment is Urban Decay cream highlighter in Sin. I need to try the benefit ones

    http://misslaurenjane.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Do you have a favourite out of the two? I am loving the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder trio atm and don't know if I can justify any more £ spent on highlighters after that purchase!! Thanks for another great review, though! xx www.therosieglow.com

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  27. I've never given these a go but you have convinced me!
    http://sophielfarrell.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  28. love it http://abilaff.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. I love Watts Up, but I mostly use liquid or powder highlighters! Great post!

    http://youarebeaut.blogspot.com/

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  30. I also love benefits watt's up such a great summer product :) x

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  31. I love cream highlighters! I'm using a fab one by No7 right now but I'd love to try either of these, they look so pretty on x

    Josie’s Journal

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  32. Really want to try the Topshop one, been hearing so much about it!

    http://madnessbymeg.blogspot.ie/

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  33. I love the look of both of these! Think I'd get the Topshop one though as I'm always reluctant to pay Benefit's prices! Your skin looks amazing in the photo. xo

    Megan Jane // Seek My Scribbles UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  35. Ooo I love that there is a cheaper version of the Benefit highlighter, thanks!

    Claire | Fashion Chambers // Fashion & Music Blog 

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  36. I agree, I've been using cream highlighter/brush hybrids for a few months now and people have really given such sweet compliments. I'd highly recommend them!

    anonstyle.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. I've never used cream highlighters but I've seen loads of people hyping about them so I might have to give them ago.

    jessssicahart.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. I have "Watt's Up" but never use it because my skin is so oily! I shall definitely be on a mission to use it more now X

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  39. These remind me of the Nars Multiples! I might have to invest in the Topshop one, I love a good highlighter but have never tried a creamy one!

    Carly @ www.floralfidelity.co.uk

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