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The best highlighters 2018

The best highlighters 2018

Glowing skin will always be in.

Whether you love a natural, dewy glow to your skin or an ultra-metallic, rich highlight, we are always on the hunt for the perfect products to achieve the glow of our dreams.

We’ve curated an edit of our favourite highlighting powders, creams and liquids to help you create luminous, dewy makeup looks.

The best highlighters

  1. theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Highlighter
  2. NARS Cosmetics The Multiple
  3. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Glow Shot
  4. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Highlighter
  5. Illamasqua Beyond Powder
  6. benefit Watt’S Up!
  7. Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette
  8. Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
  9. Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter
  10. Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder

theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Highlighter

With a gorgeous golden, honey-toned hue, theBalm Mary Lou Manizer leaves your skin with a beautiful luminous glow. The finely-milled powder glides on to the skin, reflecting high to accentuate your features. Divine on those with fair to medium skin tones, Mary Lou Manizer can be used to create a lit-from-within complexion ot built up for an eye-catching finish.

NARS Cosmetics The Multiple

Creamy and ever so easy to apply, NARS Cosmetics The Multiple is the perfect highlighting product for those who want to add a natural dewy finish to their complexion. The cult beauty product can be used as a highlight to accentuate cheekbones and the cupid’s bow or as a cream eyeshadow. The cream formula blends seamlessly in to the skin, leaving your complexion with a gorgeous, natural glow.

Yves Saint Lauren Touche Éclat Glow Shot

Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid, Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Glow Shot hydrates your skin whilst adding a luminous, golden sheen. The glossy strobing cream is unlike many other highlighters in both consistency and finish. Gliding effortlessly on to your skin, Touche Éclat Glow Shot is rich in light-reflecting particles which stay in place all day and create the illusion of a dewy, healthy complexion.

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Highlighter

Add a pearlescent glow to your complexion with MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Highlighter. Slow-baked to create a velvety-soft powder which applies seamlessly on to the skin, Mineralize Skin Finish Highlighters can be used on both face and body and leave the skin with a divine, luminous highlight. Either wear alone or layer over MAC Strobe Cream for an ultra-metallic finish.

Illamasqua Beyond Powder

The Illamasqua Beyond Powder can be used wet or dry to create your perfect highlight. Used dry, Beyond Powder leaves a golden sheen on the skin, ideal for every day wear. Used with a slightly damp brush, the Beyond Powders make the perfect bold highlight to complete any night time makeup look. Use on the high points of the face to accentuate and create a divine glow.

benefit Watt’S Up!

Add a delicate glow to the skin with benefit Watt’S Up!, a sheer champagne-toned cream highlighter. With a soft-focus, cream to powder finish, Watt’S Up! blends beautifully and lasts all day on the skin. The product also comes with a little sponge applicator which can be used to buff the product in to your skin for a more natural glow.

Sleek MakeUP Hightlighting Palette

The Sleek Makeup Highlighting Palette has recently become a must-have of many of our favourite Youtubers and beauty influencers. Made up of four shades, two cream highlighters and two baked highlighting powders, the Highlighting Palette can be used on so many skin tones to create a variety of looks.

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter

Enhance your features and add a divine, rich glow to your complexion with the Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighters. Without looking bold or too heavy on your skin, the 8-Hour Powder Highlighters create an ultra-luminous, eye catching glow as light-diffusing pigments blur imperfections and create a glowy, strobed effect that lasts from day to night.

Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter

With a fun putty-like texture, the Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter makes the perfect finishing touch to any make up look. Creamy and buildable, Heaven’s Hue can be used to add a natural, radiant glow to your makeup or build up for a more glowy effect.

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder

Illuminate your complexion and accentuate your features with The Celestial Powder from Kevyn Aucoin. With a cashmere-like texture which glides on to your skin, the creamy-powder formula gives your skin a divine glow without looking too much. With three skin-flattering shades, including the cult-classic ‘Candlelight’, The Celestial Powder is the perfect highlighter to wear day and night.



Rosie

Rosie

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