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The £3 holy grail highlighter you need!


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Hi lovelies! I’ve had this post planned for a while now, I took the photos a long time ago (and had the genius idea to use my glittery Cheerleading bow as a photo prop)  and it’s only now I’ve gotten around to writing it! Anyway, today’s post is a review of the oh so pretty Primark Mermaid Highlighter.

So Primark beauty has been getting a lot of craze lately, there are some hidden gems being raved about in the blogging world at the moment, particularly their gold highlighter and rose gold highlighter. I initially went into Primark a while ago (You can see what I bought here ) to find one of these and was disappointed to see they didn’t have any. However they did have this mermaid highlighter as part of their new mermaid beauty range! At only £3 I thought I’d give it a go, I don’t own a highlighter this colour and I don’t think there’s such a thing as “too many highlighters”.


Starting with the packaging, it’s a pretty nice case, plastic and very sturdy, I like the clear lid so you can see the product. “Mermaid highlighter” is in metallic writing on the top, however after being in my makeup bag a lot recently it has started to fade off, not a massive issue for me but something to mention.


So the highlight itself is a gorgeous white shimmer and is packaged with a wave pattern which I think is quite pretty. As you can see from the swatch it is very pigmented. I would say the powder flecks themselves are ever so slightly on the thick side so can look a bit tacky on the skin if not blended out. The staying power on this is great too, It will last me a good 12 hour day even in the hot weather, I am so impressed.

How I wear it:

I use my Real techniques contour brush to sweep this across the tops of my cheek bones and to gently blend it out. Then I use my ring finger and place it on the inner corners of my eyes, a little bit down the middle of my nose, Cupid’s bow, and a tiny bit on my chin. I don’t tend to use this much on my brow bones as I think the contrast is too much sometimes with my eyeshadow.

You can see the highlighter on my cheekbones here, and isn’t it so bloody beautiful! I can’t emphasise enough just how many compliments I have got while wearing this and the amount of people asking what highlighter I’m wearing. I’m so obsessed with it, I have worn it pretty much everyday during the summer, when the sun hits your face, it gives you such a gorgeous glow. It’s definitely a holy grail product for me.

I really want to try all of Primark’s other highlighters as I’ve heard nothing but good things, and I have so many Primark beauty items on my wish list! Do you have any Primark Beauty Recommendations?


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  1. August 13, 2017 / 9:47 am

    That’s so pigmented for £3 omg! Great post, definitely going to buy this! It’d mean a lot if you checked my blog out too x

  2. August 13, 2017 / 9:50 am

    You look beautiful. I am always on the look out for great highlighters and this one looks stunning.

  3. August 13, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    I am absolutely loving primark beauty lately! I have both the other highlighters and a highlighter palette from there now but I still need this little beauty! It looks so gorgeous on you and anything with mermaid in the name needs to be mine! Great post Clare, an that bow is sooo pretty.

    Ellie x


  4. luxblush
    August 13, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    This is such an amazing highlighter and it looks great on you; it’s so pigmented! I really need to go to Primark xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  5. August 13, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    I have the pink one and it’s super pretty as well!

  6. August 14, 2017 / 6:11 am

    This looks like great highlighter, I might have to get some today! I love Primark perfumes! I think you can find some dupes in their ranges.

    Sophie xx // http://www.oneunique.co.uk

  7. Steph Conway
    August 14, 2017 / 11:09 am

    I love how Primark’s beauty range has expanded and, even though I’ve never tried any of their products before, there’s so many good things said about it! I loved this review, the highlighter looks gorgeous on you (and for £3 it’s such a bargain!)
    Steph x

  8. jimenobaeznarvaez
    August 14, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    I am always on the look out for great highlighters and this one looks stunning.

  9. August 14, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    I absolutely LOVE Primark beauty! I recently did a post on their lip products that are also fabulous but I haven’t tried their highlighters yet, I definitely will be after this though, can’t believe how pigmented it is!!
    Alice Xx

    • Clayaa
      August 14, 2017 / 6:09 pm

      Oooh I’m gonna give this a read!! It’s crazy isn’t it! xx

  10. August 14, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    GIRL THAT GLOW! Primark are killing it with their new releases right now!

  11. August 14, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    This looks great, and your photos are beautiful too. I use Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights and it looks similar. xx

  12. August 15, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    That glow is absolutely STUNNING, Primark are doing so well lately especially with homeware and beauty products. I want it all haha x

  13. rayraylou
    August 15, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    Looks beautiful😍! Can’t believe it’s only£3!!

  14. August 16, 2017 / 12:02 am

    Oh wow that is so good. Loving Primark cosmetics at the moment.

  15. ollysmomma
    August 21, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the primark highlighters; I get a lot of people asking me which highlighter I use! 😍 I must try this one. Thank uuuu!


  16. Makeup & Beauty Blog
    August 26, 2017 / 10:46 am

    this highlighter looks crazy good! ive never heard of primark though, must try this!

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