Top 10 Highlighters For Pale Skin

When I first starting getting more obsessed with make up, highlighters were the new big thing. I saw YouTubers saying that certain highlighters were better than others so I went with those ones - only to find out that actually, there are lots of different shades of highlighter and lots of different types too, and not every shade suits every person! So I did a load of research and found lots of pale - skin friendly products and I tried and tested them! Here are my top 10 highlighters for pale skin (although these are in no particular order).

(swatches from left to right are numbers 1-7) 
1. NYX Illuminating Bronzer - Ritualistic - £9.50
This was one of the first white based highlighters that I tried after seeing a YouTube video raving about it. I've spoken about this product before in my Top 10 NYX products blog post and it is still one of my favourite highlighters. It is a very pigmented highlighter but it is buildable, so you can create a more natural look with a light hand or a v…

One Brand Review - Sleek Make Up

Sleek is one of those brands that you hear a lot about certain products, but a lot of them are never spoken about, so I thought I would write a blog post about the Sleek products I have and what my thoughts are on them. Alongside the products listed below, I have used the Cream Contour palette which used to be raved about, but the palest version was WAY too dark for my skin, and even the contour shades were orange or too dark so there was no way I could use it - hence I don’t have it anymore to include in this blog post. Sleek make up in sold in Boots stores and online as well as Superdrug. I love the packaging of all Sleek products - it is usually ‘sleek’ (ironically) matte black packaging which is right up my street.

Solstice Highlighter Palette - £9.99
I’ve spoken about this palette before, because it’s a cult favourite palette and it’s also great for pale skin. In this palette, you get 3 powder highlighters and 1 cream highlighter. The powder highlighters give an intense sheen (th…

Top 10 Primark Beauty Products

Fun fact - Scottish people say “Pre-mark” instead of “Pri-mark” even though Primark released a statement saying “Pri-mark” is the correct pronounciation. I feel like nowadays, I only go into Primark to look at their beauty products and have a quick look at accessories but I very rarely buy clothes anymore in Primark. In recent years, Primark have massively stepped up their game with their beauty products and I love so many of their products. These are just a few of my favourite products.

1. Hydrating Boost Eye Gel - £3.00
This is one of their newer beauty products and is one of my favourites. This eye gel comes in a plastic tub with a screw top and you get 15ml of product. A little of this gel goes a long way so I feel like the tub will last a very long time. The gel is a pretty blue colour and has a relatively thick consistency. When you apply this gel, it feels cooling on the skin and doesn’t sting my eyes at all. It sinks in relatively quickly and doesn’t feel greasy or sticky and …

The Palest Foundations - Drugstore & High-End

My first ever blog post was my Best & Worst Pale Skin Foundations for Oily / Combination Skin, however, since I wrote that blog post, I've tried quite a few new foundations that I have loved and have been pale enough for my skin, so I thought I would do an updated blog post, only including foundations that are the palest of the pale!

I have very pale, acne prone, oily / combination skin which gets oily on my t-zone throughout the day, so I like full coverage foundations. I always set my foundation with a powder and I prefer matte foundations. These are in no particular order but they are all foundations that I would recommend for anyone with a similar skin type to me or who are looking for super pale foundations! I've included a mixture of drugstore and high end foundations.

(Foundations are listed from left to right of the swatches)

Kat Von D Lock It Liquid Foundation (Light Neutral 42) - £27.00
This is one of the palest foundations on the market just now, and the shade L4…

The Best of W7 Cosmetics

W7 is a super affordable brand, with most products available in B&M stores, The Range, eBay and Amazon. I’ve always steered relatively clear of W7, thinking you get what you pay for and a lot of the items are broken or have all been used as testers! However, I found an actual stand of W7 in The Range in Glasgow and bought a few products that were fab, so I bought a few more on eBay and I’ve been really impressed with them for the price! The prices fluctuate quite a lot dependent on where you are buying them from so I’ve just listed an average price for each item as they are listed for on eBay.

Blazin’ Eyeshadow Palette - £5.99
I have swatched a few W7 eyeshadow palettes in B&M and I have to say, they are all terrible! However, I had heard good things about the Blazin’ Eyeshadow palette and the On The Rocks palette so I thought they were worth picking up. So the On The Rocks palette is a close shade match and supposed show for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette (whi…

Make Up Obsession Custom Palette

Having already made a custom palette with Make Up Geek shadows in a Z Palette, I’ve been putting off buying a Make Up Obsession palette for a while now, but I wish I had made one sooner! Make Up Obsession is a sister company to Make Up Revolution and Freedom Make Up as it is part of the Tam Beauty umbrella. The products are sold in larger Boots stores, online at and on Tam Beauty’s website. Although the general idea is the same as Make Up Geek, however Make Up Obsession sell eyeshadows, eyebrow powder, lip gloss, highlighter, blushers and bronzers which are all the same size so can be used in the same palette.

The palettes come in medium (6 pans) and large (12 pans). These palettes come in various colours and prices dependant on colour (e.g. the rose gold and gold versions are more expensive than black and white). The pans are all removable after they have been put in, you can just click them out and move them into another palette or rearrange the order. All of the pans hav…

Top 8 Drugstore & High End Mascaras

Mascaras tend to work differently on different people, because our eyelashes are usually unique. However, these are my personal favourite mascaras that have always done amazing things to my eyelashes! I like super black mascaras, that give volume, curl and length - I don't think that's asking too much... These are my 8 favourite mascaras from all of the drugstore and high end mascaras that I have tried.

1. Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara - £9.99
 - I bought this from Boots after seeing it had 5 star reviews online and having not tried many Bourjois products before. I fell in love with this mascara instantly. It is amazing! It does give me crazy volume, curl and length which lasts all day - this is not a natural looking mascara so if you are looking for that, I would stay away from this. It doesn't make your lashes look clumpy at all and I don't find that it transfers onto my under eyes throughout the day. I tend to use two coats but this mascara looks amazing with just…