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Which are the best highlighting powders?

Which are the best highlighting powders?

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 Powder
  2. Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
  3. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter
  4. Maybelline Master Chrome Metal Highlighting Powder
  5. Illamasqua Beyond Powder
  6. Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder
  7. theBalm Mary Lou Manizer
  8. Ciaté London Glow-To Highlighter
  1. NARS Cosmetics Light Sculpting Highlighting Powder
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    NARS Cosmetics Light Sculpting Highlighting Powder

    With 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)

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  2. Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
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    Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

    Baked 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)

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  3. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter
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    MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter

    An 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)

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  4. Maybelline Master Chrome Metal Highlighting Powder
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    Maybelline Master Chrome Metal Highlighting Powder

    Accentuate 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)

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  5. Illamasqua Beyond Powder
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    Illamasqua Beyond Powder

    With 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)

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  6. Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder
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    Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder

    Formulated 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)

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  7. theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Highlighter
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    theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Highlighter

    Illuminate 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.

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  8. Ciaté London Glow-To Highlighter
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    Ciaté London Glow-To Highlighter

    Beautifully 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)

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