Mixing All My Highlighters Together – Yay or Nay?

December 16, 2017

Hey, hope you all are having a great Christmas so far! The “mixing highlighters” trend has blown up this year, and I had to give it a go before 2017 was over (the curiosity is killing me). Before I regret scraping pounds worth of highlighter from their pans, let’s get straight to the post!

You will Need:

  1. Highlighter (and lots of it)
  2. Pan to put new highlighter in
  3. Scraping tool (I used a disinfected teasing brush)
  4. Rubbing Alcohol

Highlighters I used:

1. Makeup Revolution Highlighter Peach Lights (£3.00)

Makeup Revolution Highlighter Peach Lights
Makeup Revolution Highlighter Peach Lights (£3.00

Unfortunately I haven’t used this highlighter as much as I intended, but nevertheless it is a great shade. The metallic pink is universal for all skin types, and gives a lovely glow to the face. For £3.00 this is a lovely highlighter.

2. I Heart Makeup Unicorn Heart Rainbow Highlighter (£4.99)

I Heart Makeup Unicorn Heart Rainbow Highlighter

This highlighter has both great packaging and great pigmentation. Again, a metallic shade, when mixed together the highlighter becomes a beautiful silvery blue colour, perfect for people with cool toned skin. For myself, with a warmer base skin, I use the yellow and pink for highlighter, and the others as a metallic eye shadow.

3. Rimmel Kate Moss Sculpting Palette Golden Bronze 003 (£6.99)

Rimmel Kate Moss Sculpting Palette Golden Bronze 003
Rimmel Kate Moss Sculpting Palette Golden Bronze 003

I have owned this highlighter for a while now, but only recently have I finally fell in love with this product. For me the shades are not as pigmented as I would have liked, and it certainly needs building, but once applied the highlighter is a beautiful champagne colour.

4. Makeup Revolution Iconic Lights & Contour Pro (£8.00)

Makeup Revolution Iconic Lights & Contour Pro
Makeup Revolution Iconic Lights & Contour Pro

As you can see, this palette is well-loved in my eyes. For the price it is at, this product creates a sharp contour, and sets under eye concealer perfectly. This has become a daily staple in my routine, I love it! In my concoction I used the first 2 shades, as these are the ones I would use to highlight.

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5. Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss (£9.00)

Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss
Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss

Although this is a lip gloss, I see this best fitting as a liquid highlighter. The sticky product goes on perfectly, especially on the nose and cupids bow, complementing powder highlight beautifully.

6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit (£39.00)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit
Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit (

Is it clear what my favourite shade is? I adore this palette, the formula is so creamy and goes on perfectly. I have used this palette every day for a year, and minus one shade it still remains in perfect condition. The only downside is the price, but it is easily justified with the amount of product you get.


  • I used a ramekin for my highlighter, and the end of a teasing brush to scrape off the product.
mixing highlighters
mixing highlighters
  • Make sure you add equal amounts of each highlighter into your pan – I learnt the hard way and found myself adding different amounts, which I had to rectify.
mixing highlighters
mixing highlighters
  • Gradually add rubbing alcohol to your highlighter, creating a paste.
mixing highlighters
  • Leave to dry for 24 hours, although it should be dry within a few hours, is it best to leave it over a longer period. I placed it by the window and it dried perfectly.
mixing highlighters swatch

And there we have it, a brand new highlighter! Mixing highlighter was so fun! I understand why this has become a trend now, as it was so much fun finding out what my “ultimate highlighter” would look like. This shade is so beautiful, like a metallic pink which beams when reflected off the sun. I gave it a wear test and it lasted a solid 12 hours before fading which is seriously impressive for a DIY highlighter. Have any of you tried this out, and if so, did it work?

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Thanks for reading as always, I hope you all have a great Christmas!

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  • Reply
    December 18, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Wow, I love the end result! It’s so pretty.

  • Reply
    December 18, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I’ve seen this once from Farah Dhukai on her YouTube channel, wasn’t aware that it was a trend.
    I do actually LOVE the swatch of yours, it’s a very icy, I can barely see an undertone. I may end up trying this sometime 🙂

    • Reply
      Sophia Patel
      December 18, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      Me too, so many people have done it too , it’s crazy! Me too, it’s more universal than my other shades, I highly recommend it, just out of curiosity haha x

      • Reply
        December 19, 2017 at 2:45 am

        Yeah I’ll definitely be trying it I wonder what kind of highlighter it will turn out to be lok

  • Reply
    December 29, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    This seems like a lot of fun. I pop in and out of the beauty world s don’t always get to see all the trends. The end result doesn’t look bad, I was scared reading what you were going to do at the start!

    • Reply
      Sophia Patel
      January 1, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      Thanks so much for reading! I couldn’t destroy all my highlighter, they are like precious items to me!

  • Reply
    January 2, 2018 at 4:53 am

    Love how it looks in the end! I have that first highlighter you showed too!

    • Reply
      Sophia Patel
      January 7, 2018 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks, me too! Ah that’s cool, it’s great!x

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