Highlighters must have a place in beauty enthusiasts’ cosmetic bags. They can sculpt your complexion and deliver a perfect finish. For many makeup artists, a highlighter and a contour are all they need for a gorgeous makeup. There are three types of highlighters: powder, cream and liquid. Cream and liquid highlighters are lightweight and can be used after foundation, ideal for dry or dry combination skin in winter. And powder highlighters can be used after partial makeup or setting makeup, more suitable for oily or oily combination skin. And most highlighters contain shimmering pigments that reflect light, instantly making skin look radiant. If you are going up on stage or attending parties, highlighters with big glitters are solid choice for you to impress others. And be sure to pick a fine one to avoid feather or too heavy makeup. Additionally, the matte highlighters glide onto skin for a seamless finish, which are more recommended for beginners.
After applying many popular highlighters and browsing thousands of reviews, here are ten excellent highlighters stand out. Hope you can find your pick, and let it take your look to the next level.View More
RMS BEAUTY is a well-known high-end beauty brand holding the idea of “Clean and Beauty”. All of its products are organic and simply packaged. The award-winning Luminizer is of high quality and well-received. Made of a variety of natural ingredients, the organic product is free of gluten and etc. And it is infused with coconut oil, castor oil, vitamin E and other superior ingredients to moisturize, soothe and protect your fragile skin, very suitable for dry or dry combination skin. You can simply use your fingertips to apply the fine cream featuring good bendability to your cheekbones for a radiant and natural look. If you prefer a sheer finish, try this one. You won’t regret. A user wrote on official website, “I've tried all of the luminizers and keep returning to this one. As if my cheeks were the ugliest spots on the planet, it gives out an almost show-like glow. It's fantastic. On tanned skin, I like the gold as well. All luminizers are quite attractive.”
TOM FORD is an American top fashion brand coming in many well-known beauty products, favored by a lot of professional beauty artists. The famous Sheer Highlighting Duo is recommended by BAZAAR and other review sites. Inspired by sunrise and sunset, it is available in two shades: yellow gold and rose gold. They are both warm tones, and can be applied alone or together for a warm gold finish. The compact highlighter with finely-milled powder glides seamlessly onto skin, delivering a long-lasting glowing look that won’t feather. Just a single sweep of the highly-pigmented highlighter, your cheeks, foreheads and other parts can be brightened. Surprisingly, it is also a great eye shadow to offer a shimmering eye makeup. This fashionable highlighter is packed with metallic shell and a specially designed buckle. Though Sheer Highlighting Duo is a bit pricey, it is great value for the money.
Glossier was famous on social media in its early days, later developed into a professional beauty brand, providing innovative products and beauty solutions for women. The representative Haloscope was the winner of 2016 Glamour Beauty Awards and 2017 Into the Gloss Top 25 Awards. This travel-friendly sticker is very convenient to be applied directly onto the parts where you want to brighten. That’s why it becomes the first choice for many people. Haloscope is formulated with genuine crystal extracts, so you can see how shiny it is. The solid, oil-based inner core contains vitamin-rich moisturizers that goes smoothly onto skin for a hydrated, dewy finish, very suitable for dry or dry combination skin. Haloscope imparts the natural radiance to the skin for an ideal finish, and also confidence and charm to you. If you want a more natural look, a small amount of this highly-pigmented highlighter is totally enough. But there will be some adverse skin reactions according to some users. Thus, it is not recommended for sensitive skin.
Becca is a well-known makeup brand under Estée Lauder that introduced many famous and bestselling base makeup products like liquid foundations, concealers, highlighters, blushes, and etc. The popular shimmering skin perfector pressed highlighter is the 2018 Influenster REVIEWERS’ CHOICE Winner. Unlike traditional powder highlighters, the formula fuses ultra-fine pearl pigments with liquid to reflect natural light from every angle for your most natural, luminous and firmest finish, making it a perfect choice for parties or nightclubs. But some users complained that it highlights their pores. Please be sure to use a superior setting makeup product. Additionally, this highlighter is cruelty-free and PETA certified. Its safe formula is free of synthetic fragrance, alcohol, mineral oil, etc., suitable for sensitive skin. Apply the smooth powder with brushes or fingertips onto the skin. And it is available in many shades for all skin tones. The senior beauty artists Hannah Morrill praised it, “This small powder highlighter is a pure magic. It has the ability to enhance your beauty.”
Highlighters of the French luxury brand Chanel are really popular in the field of makeup and recommended by many makeup artists. Baume Essentiel is one of them that is well-received and highly praised by multiple sites like BAZZAR, BYRDIE, etc. The professional makeup artist Nam Vo loves and she said, “It's neither pearly or shimmery, so it's suitable for all skin types and ages. It simply adds dew to the skin and makes it appear more reflecting.” Baume Essentiel contains fine pigments to deliver a natural radiant skin, very suitable for those with light skin or like natural finish. It is highly-pigmented but has moderate staying power. Pair it with setting makeup products, its moderate staying power is no longer a concern. Compared with traditional highlighters, this one is more moisturizing and can offer a dewy effect. It is worth mentioning that the versatile Baume Essentiel is also a lip balm for its hydrating formula. It glides easily and smoothly onto skin without any makeup hardpan. And many users said they don’t feel heavy at all even with multiple layers. But it is a bit sticky, and not recommended for oily skin.
I Heart Revolution is a professional makeup brand coming in a variety of products with unique packaging, favored by young girls. The popular Goddess of Love Highlighter is well-received with its affordable price and excellent effects. A user wrote on official website, “For years, this highlighter has been my favorite! I ultimately ran out of mine and had to buy another because I couldn't locate a better one!” The cute heart-shaped packaging captures young girls’ heart and is perfect for gift giving. With a baked formula, this highly-pigmented highlighter adds shine to your skin for a more dimensional finish. Surprisingly, it is also an eye shadow to brighten the eyelids for a shimmering eye makeup. It is compact and won’t feather. It is very convenient to use, apply the ultra-fine powder with your fingertips quickly and seamlessly onto your skin. And that’s all you need to do.
Physicians Formula is a well-known American makeup brand. Its products developed by many professionals are proven to be safe and reliable. The bestseller Butter Highlighter is cost-effective. The beauty artists APRIL FRANZINO exalted it, “It applies like a dream to your skin and instantly brightens your complexion. Plus, it has a mildly pleasant tropical coconut scent!” The product contains the blend of light-diffusing particles, mica and silica impart smoothness and firmness to the skin. Packed with nutrient-rich ingredients–Murumuru Butter and Cupuacu Butter, the highlighter nourishes and conditions skin, prevent dryness, ideal for dry skin. Additionally, its safe formula is free of preservative, gluten, and etc. The ultra-soft product glides onto skin seamlessly for a long-wearing finish. But some users said that it is a bit sticky and its smell is too strong, which makes it not the first choice for oily and acne-prone skin.
NARS is a famous brand that always leads the beauty trend. NARS comes in a variety of highlighters for consumers. Euphoria Face Dew is a bestselling limited edition of liquid highlighter that may even be out of stock on official website. But don’t worry, it is still available on Spacenk and other shopping sites. Its dewy texture with great bendability is easily applied with your fingertips, which is very beginner-friendly. But for oily skin, it is a bit sticky. This moderately-pigmented liquid highlighter is pink rose and glides onto skin for translucent and dewy skin, lifting up the complexion, perfect for light skin. If you have good skin texture, it helps you look younger and more attractive. Many consumers left five-star reviews on sites. One of them wrote, “Dew explains everything! It feels fantastic on my skin. It has a silky texture with a subtle pink tone to it. That's fantastic!” But it dries slowly according to some users, which is not convenient for follow-up makeup.
Fenty Beauty is a makeup brand founded by Rihanna. Its products combine high-profile and exaggerated styles and functionality, warmly welcomed by makeup enthusiasts. The representative Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter is the bestseller coming with many shades for all skin tones. It is a two-color plate with different shine. The shade with fine shimming particles is designed for lifting up your complexion and a perfect finish, suitable for daily use. The other with large shimmering particles is made for brightening skin tone on your cheekbones, cheeks and etc., offering a more attractive look. If you’d like to try a bold look, use this shade. These two shades with lightweight texture can be applied alone or together easily. And they can all achieve excellent effects. A user said, “It’s so beautiful, super creamy and super blendable.”
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