About Me

“That Highlight Life” is a blog dedicated to beauty, makeup, hairstyling, lifestyle and travel!

I am a professional, international makeup artist and hairstylist, ready to give insider knowledge and tips, and to review the latest trends and products! I also like to post pretty pictures from my trips now and then.

Here is my professional portfolio website:


Want to see some of my most popular posts? Go check these out:

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Haul

Winter Skincare Routine

My Favourite Skincare Products In My Pro Kit

Best Interior Design Shop Ever? 



My name is Sarah McIlwain-Bates, I live the wonderful county of Essex, UK, and I am a Makeup Artist, Hairstylist, blogger, dog mum and fiancé. This blog contains behind the scenes from shoots, travel blogs, product reviews, my pups and other things that may take my eye!

Lets be friends!

Instagram: @sarahmcilwainbates_mua

Twitter: @sarahmbates_mua

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