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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

High End vs Drugstore Highlighters for Pale Skin

high end vs drugstore highlighters blog post
Makeup Obsession - Moon // Louise Young - Owls
As I have pale skin, I have tried out many highlighters to find one that best suits my skin tone. I have been using high-end Louise Youngs 'owls' highlighter for a good few years now as it's always been perfect for me. Owls is a slightly shimmered, pale pink highlighter. It's incredibly pigmented but it's also subtle. Even when the light hits it, it pops like you'd expect it to but it's not too vigorous. That's why I use it on a day to day basis.

Owls is super soft on the skin and so easy to blend. You can easily apply this highlighter with one stroke of the brush and the pigmentation is just booming! As well as using this in the day, I also use it in the evenings - I just layer up the highlighter a couple of times to make it more excessive than it usually would be. As for how long it lasts - it literally lasts all day without going patchy/cakey. 

louise young highlighter review
Makeup Obsession - Moon // Louise Young - Owls
As for the drugstore Makeup Obsession highlighter, WOW. I had seen a recommendation on YouTube for this highlighter in the specific shade 'moon', so I thought why not give it a go for just £3? Moon is a very shimmery, white/lilac highlighter. Like owls, moon is also incredibly pigmented although you couldn't get away with it being subtle. This highlighter is more in your face compared to the other one. 

The texture of moon is soft and silk like and again, blends really easily. My reaction to applying this compared to the other highlighter is completely different. Since owning this, I wear it pretty much every single time I go clubbing or just nights out in general. You can also wear this during the day too, I have done before. It just depends how I feel on the day I'm doing my makeup on what products to use, ha! This highlighter lasts and keeps its pigmentation for absolutely ages. I have gone to bed with my makeup on and woken up with the highlighter looking as fresh as I done it the night before. 

Both of these highlighters are perfect and light enough for pale skin. You can buy Louise Youngs highlighter here for £14. Or Makeup Obsessions highlighter here for £3. 
Which one would you rather buy?

makeup obsession highlighter review
Makeup Obsession - Moon // Louise Young - Owls

15 comments :

  1. These highlighters are gorgeous and I will defintely look at as I have pale skin too!
    Sarah x

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  2. That makeup obsession highlight is stunning, can't believe it's only £3!! x

    Gemma Louise

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    1. It's definitely worth having in your makeup drawer! x

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  3. How stunning - I love that Makeup Obsession highlighter! Drugstore is such good value nowadays!
    Emma | emmadrury.com

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    1. I know! Makeup Obsession have so many more shades too!x

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  4. Both highlighters look absolutely gorgeous - I don't think I could say no to the Makeup Obsession one! xx

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  5. I've had Makeup Obsession (which I think is just called Obsession now) highlighter for a couple of years. I remember when it just launched in Boots and I was aaaaallll over that. I like a super bright highlight to blind people with, I'm not a subtle gal with bright purple hair! Their eyeshadows are lovely too you should try them. X

    Lisa | Oh Luna

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    1. I don't have it in my local Boots, I had to order it on their website. Thanks for the recommendation Lisa, I definitely will. Can't go wrong with affordable makeup x

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  6. They swatch great. I love how affordable great products are becoming now.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  7. This is a fab post, I’m so pale so always looking for good highlighters! Xx

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    1. Yes! Sometimes they're just the wrong colour but these finds are lush x

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