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
- Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops
- Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Glow Shot
- Lancôme Teint Idole Custom Drops Liquid Highlighter
- Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand
- Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Elixir
- Laura Geller Dewdreamer Illuminating Drops
- Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face Highlighter
- Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter
- Illamasqua Beyond Liquid Highlighter
- 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 Highlighter
With just a click of its button, the iconic Touche Éclat Highlighter from Yves Saint Laurent shapes, highlights and contours your base. Perfect for brightening the centre of your nose, masking under-eye circles and accentuating the cupid’s bow, brow-bone and cheekbones, this multi-purpose highlighter pen helps to create the illusion of a sculpted visage by illuminating the high points of your facial contours.
Our favourite shade: 2 (luminous ivory)
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 Glass Glow Face Highlighter
Replicate K-Beauty glass skin makeup with the Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face Highlighter, a lightweight glow-gel formula that bridges the gap between highlighting and skincare.
Our favourite shade: Spectrum Bronze
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)
Illamasqua Beyond Liquid Highlighter
Add a splash of dazzling shine wherever you go, with the Illamasqua Beyond Liquid Highlighter in Daze. The lightweight formula of the liquid highlighter glides across your skin, leaving a dewy, subtle finished look, while never sinking into pores and creating a cakey, overdone aesthetic. Smooth and creamy, the liquid highlighter can even be mixed with your favourite foundation for a striking, multi-dimensional shimmer that looks as though you have been sprinkled with fairy dust.
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)
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