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10 best highlighters

10 best highlighters
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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.

10 best highlighters

  1. Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face Highlighter
  2. NARS Cosmetics The Multiple
  3. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Highlighter
  4. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Highlighter
  5. Illamasqua Beyond Powder
  6. benefit Watt'S Up!
  7. Sleek MakeUP Mono Highlighter
  8. Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter
  9. Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter
  10. NYX Professional Makeup Wonder Stick - Highlight & Contour

Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face Highlighter

Designed to give your visage a stunning, glass-like finish, inspired by K-Beauty trends, the Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face Highlighter is a makeup and skincare hybrid that both cares for and enhances the complexion. The lightweight gel formula can be added to your moisturiser or primer to create an all over, natural glow or can be applied to the contours of the face to accentuate the natural bone structure for a truly 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 Highlighter

Iconic and timeless, the Yves Saint Lauren Touche Éclat Highlighter offers a sheer veil of illuminating formula, perfect for contouring the face or brightening the under eye area. The industry famous pen dispenses the lightweight fluid at the click of a button, that uses light-diffusing technology to even out the skin tone and texture for a brighter, natural finish. Available in a variety of shades, the Highlighter is infused with Vitamin E that helping to maintain a 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 Mono Highlighter

A must have for the ultimate spring-summer glow up, the Sleek MakeUP Mono Highlighter is a baked powder that offers a luxuriously smooth and richly pigmented warm shimmer that glides across the skin to highlight and contour. The blendable formula doesn't look cakey and offers a glamourous touch of shimmer to your complexion.

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.

NYX Professional Makeup Wonder Stick - Highlight & Contour

Shape and contour your face with the NYX Professional Makeup Wonder Stick. Offering both a brighter shade for highlighting and darker shade for contour, the dual-ended tool is the perfect product for creating that sculpted look. The creamy formula works perfectly for lifting and brightening the under eyes and cheek bone areas, gliding onto the skin and blending in effortlessly. Available in a variety of shades to suit all skin tones.

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