A swipe, splash or dab of light-reflecting highlighter adds instant life and vitality to skin of any skin type, texture and color. Applied over the high points of the cheeks, the inner corners of the eyes, the brow bone and Cupid’s bow, highlighter is versatile and surely one of the most hard-working items in your makeup bag. Want in on the action? We’ve rounded up the best of the very best high-impact illuminators.
Mixing a tiny amount of its reflective serum-like formula into your foundation gives an all over radiance while patting it over targeted areas gives a spot-lit effect that won’t enhance imperfections.
Paler skin tones look ethereally radiant with a light application of a pearl/pink-toned highlighter. This serum is a favorite; it’s a blend of natural and organic ingredients and melts seamlessly into skin.
This powder is a cult favorite because it bestows all skin tones with a softly diffused, candle-lit glow. Its clever photo-luminescent technology allows it to be applied both wet and dry so you can really bespoke your level of glow.
A richly pigmented gold highlight looks exceptional on dark skin. Dust this liberally over your skin including across your décolleté and the fronts of your arms and legs for a hint of a sun-warmed gilt.