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The best liquid highlighters for a divine glow

The best liquid highlighters for a divine glow

Liquid highlighters are a must-have product in your makeup bag if you love a glowy finish to your skin.

Beautiful worn alone, mixed into your foundation or underneath your favourite powder highlight, liquid highlighting products are a makeup essential as they can be used in so many ways.

To help you find your perfect glow-inducing product, we’ve curated a list of the 10 best liquid highlighters and highlighting drops perfect for creating a natural glow or a striking strobe effect.

10 of the best liquid highlighters

  1. Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops
  2. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Glow Shot
  3. Lancôme Teint Idole Custom Drops Liquid Highlighter
  4. Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand
  5. Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Elixir
  6. Laura Geller Dewdreamer Illuminating Drops
  7. Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting
  8. Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter
  9. NARS Cosmetics Illuminator
  10. NYX Professional Makeup Away We Glow Liquid Booster

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

With ultra-refined crushed pearls, Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops add a gorgeous glow to your skin and beautifully illuminate the high points of your face for a radiant finish. The vegan, cruelty-free formula comes in so many skin-flattering shades for all skin tones and can even be blended together to create your own custom highlight.

Our favourite shade: Sunlight (pale bronze)

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Glow Shot

Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and plump the skin, Yves Saint Lauren Touche Éclat Glow Shot looks just as beautiful on bare skin as it does on top of your foundation. With a glossy texture, the strobing cream creates a healthy-looking, dewy glow.

Our favourite shade: 2 (pearlescent rose gold)

Lancôme Teint Idole Custom Drops Liquid Highlighter

Customise your glow with Lancôme Teint Idole Custom Drops Liquid Highlighter, a lightweight water-in-oil emulsion which glides onto the skin and creates a gorgeous glow. Blending seamlessly, the highlighting drops can transform any foundation into a dewy base by mixing or can be worn on top for a luminous, pearlescent finish.

Our favourite shade: Champagne Glow (pale champagne)

Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand

With a brush tip for precise application, Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand is the perfect on-the-go glow. The light-reflecting formula leaves a subtle shimmer on your skin to create a lit-from-within complexion which can be built up to create an eye-catching strobe.

Our favourite shade: Gold (warm gold)

Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Elixir

Add glow and dimension to your complexion with Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Elixir, a richly pigmented, fluid highlighter which adds a beautiful radiance to your skin. When applied along your cheekbones, brow bone and on your Cupid’s bow, the shimmering highlight will accentuate your facial features.

Laura Geller Dewdreamer Illuminating Drops

Illuminate your features with Laura Geller Dewdreamer Illuminating Drops. With a rich, radiant formula, the highlighting drops effortlessly enhance your natural bone structure and leave a gorgeous glow on your skin. Formulated for ultimate versatility, the drops can be used on bare skin, blended with moisturiser, mixed with foundation or worn on top of makeup.

Our favourite shade: Gilded Honey (golden champagne)

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting

With a gorgeous gel-cream formula, The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting from Kevyn Aucoin makes the perfect glossy highlight. Infused with Jojoba, Honey and an anti-oxidant Bearberry Complex, Liquid Lighting can be used all over your complexion as a primer or simply on the high points of your face for a gorgeous strobed effect.

Our favourite shade: Candlelight (pale champagne)

Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter

Create an ethereal glow which lasts all day on your skin with Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter. Formulated with striking light-reflecting pearls, the illuminating drops enhance and draw attention to the high points of your face for a sculpted, dewy complexion.

Our favourite shade: Moon Potion (blue-violet duo-chrome)

NARS Cosmetics Illuminator

NARS Cosmetics Illuminator is the one product you need to refresh and enhance your complexion with shimmering incandescence. Beautifully sheer, the lightweight liquid never looks heavy or cakey on the skin and creates a lit-from-within glow. Wear alone or mix for a luminous finish.

Our favourite shade: Copacabana (pale peachy-pink)

NYX Professional Makeup Away We Glow Liquid Booster

Add depth and dimension to your complexion whilst achieving the glow of your dreams with NYX Professional Makeup Away We Glow Liquid Booster. With a shimmering, multi-dimension finish that mimics the look of a natural glow, you will achieve a lit-from-within complexion with ease.

Our favourite shade: Glazed Donut (champagne gold)



Rosie

Rosie

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