There’s something about a highlighter that feels so luxurious. You might not immediately whip out your fan brush if you’re going for a no make-up look, but if you have a few extra minutes, a touch of sheen can enhance just about anything you’ve already applied. From high coverage shimmer on a girls’ night out, to a subtle, glowy effect for that ‘dewy dumpling’ look we all adore, there’s something for pretty much everyone.
The trick is to focus on the high points: the tip of the nose, just under the eyebrow arch, and of course, cheekbones. Get creative with a dab on your cupid’s bow to help create a fuller-looking lip, or apply to the centre of the eyelid to brighten peepers and instantly fake the look of eight hours beauty sleep. For our must-have edit of highlighters to suit all skin tones and types, read on!
Enriched with Amazonian clay, this rose gold hue adds a hint of sun-kissed warmth to all skin tones for a soft, strobed effect, while the creamy, buildable formula works perfectly as an eyeshadow or blusher topper - all without a single glitter particle in sight!
If you love the idea of a more luminous skin look but don't fancy a powder, this creme formula is infused with champagne-hued, light-reflecting pigments for a radiant, hydrating finish. Just apply with fingers or the included brush, and you're good to go.
If you're prone to dry patches but still want a gleaming, highlighted look, Bareminerals offer a glow-boosting, green tea-enriched formula in an array of shades, which can be used as a primer or mixed in with moisturiser for a radiant look that also helps to soften and smooth irregular texture.
An industry icon, Shimmer Brick offers a creamy, buildable formula that can be blended together for subtle golden radiance. You can also apply each shade individually as eyeshadow, or focus on the warmer shades for a sheer bronze effect - it's a make-up staple of beauty journos for a reason!