Highlighting powder is now just as essential as concealer in our makeup bags.
Adding a gorgeous luminosity to our skin and instantly perking up our complexions, highlighter completely transforms any makeup look. Perfect for both a soft radiance or an intense sculpting strobe, we have curated an edit of the best highlighting powders you are sure to fall in love with.
8 best highlighting powders
1.NARS Cosmetics Light Sculpting Highlighting PowderWith a luxe, satin-soft texture, NARS Cosmetics Light Sculpting Highlighting Powder glides across the skin to create an enviable glow. Inspired by the beauty of sun-drenched islands, each powder in the collection can be used to create a subtle radiance or layered for an eye-catching strobe effect. Our favourite shade: Ibiza (pale shimmering bronze)
2.Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl IlluminatorBaked to perfection, Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator creates the most divine glow on the skin. With a sheer powder formulation that feels just like a cream on the skin, the rich highlight provides an all over glow without looking heavy or glittery. Our favourite shade: Gilded Honey (warm gold)
3.MAC Mineralize Skinfinish HighlighterAn oldie but a goodie, MAC Mineralize Skin Highlighter is still one of our all-time favourite highlighters. Slow-baked to create a velvety-soft finish, the highlighters create a natural-looking radiance, beautifully illuminating the high points of your face to add glow and dimension. Our favourite shade: Soft and Gentle (gilded peach bronze)
4.Maybelline Master Chrome Metal Highlighting PowderAccentuate your features and add a gorgeous glow to your complexion with Maybelline Master Chrome Metal Highlighting Powder. Infused with reflective pearl pigments, the highlighter leaves a molton metal sheen on the skin for a luminous, sculpted finish. Our favourite shade: Molten Gold (rich, warm gold)
5.Illamasqua Beyond PowderWith a soft, luminous finish, Illamasqua Beyond Powder can be used precisely to highlight and sculpt your features or as an all-over glow to create a radiant complexion. The light-reflecting powder beautifully catches the light and instantly warms the skin. Our favourite shade: OMG (shimmering champagne)
6.Bobbi Brown Highlighting PowderFormulated with reflective pearl pigments, the ultra-fine Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder treats your skin to a shimmering glow. With a buttery texture, the illuminating powders glide over your skin to deliver a gorgeous radiance. Our favourite shade: Sunset Glow (soft pink with gold shimmer)
7.theBalm Mary Lou Manizer HighlighterIlluminate your best features with the honey-hued Mary Lou Manizer from theBalm. The finely-milled powder works to brighten and illuminate your complexion to create a radiant, more youthful look. Sweep across the high points of your face but a beautiful glow. Mary-Lou Manizer can also be used as an eyeshadow to brighter and enhance your eyes.
8.Ciaté London Glow-To HighlighterBeautifully long-wearing with a second-skin finish, Ciaté London Glow-To Highlighter creates a divine glow. Worn either as a soft glow or built up to create a show-stopping shimmer finish, the highlight feels virtually weightless on the skin and perfectly complements any makeup look. Our favourite shade: Starburst (soft shimmering gold)