Looking for the best highlighter for all your makeup needs? Check out our picks below!
Luminous, highlighting makeup isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Fortunately, this is one trend you don’t have to love, considering that the classic satin-matte look will probably never go out of style—but it’s hard not to be bit by the highlighter bug! Even if you’ve just dabbled in a bit of subtle, under-brow highlight, there’s something about all of the shimmering powder and potions on the market. It’s easy to be mesmerized! And highlighter can be enjoyed by all complexions. (Of course, we don’t want to be drowning in shimmer if we’re having a super oily day, but a delicately highlighted lip can add a welcome festive pop, no?)
The following are the best highlighter products formulated with conscious, skin-friendly ingredients. Time to get that glow!
Best Highlighter for Cheeks & Cupid’s Bow
If you’re in the market for a classic powder highlighter, look no further than this finely milled illuminating powder. Using a fan brush or a small domed brush, dust or buff, respectively, the powder along your cheekbones. Use a small brush or the tip of your finger to pat along your cupid’s bow. (Lily Lolo Stardust Shimmer can also be mixed with your favorite body lotion!)
Best Highlighter for Eyelids
Now, I could direct you to any of the millions of shimmery powder eyeshadows, but I’m assuming you probably have a few of those in your stash already. This recommendation is for those looking for that wet, glossy eyelid look. Before applying, prime your eyelids with an eyelid primer or a matte concealer to help keep the glossy highlighter in place.
Best Highlighter for Lips
This cream highlighter blends perfectly with creamy lip products, especially moisturizing lipstick. Simply pat highlighter on the fullest part of your bottom lip and on the center of your top lip. This helps add a bit of dimension to lips and makes them appear fuller. The formula is pleasantly moisturizing with its blend of vitamin E, jojoba oil, and coconut oil. Fior Minerals offers a gold-toned version of the highlighter called “gilt” that looks especially suited to warmer skin tones.
Best Highlighting Foundation
This highly pigmented foundation is formulated with an aqueous base, so it provides a nice coverage without looking cakey. Rather, the finish is beautifully dewey, making it a lovely base for a subtly highlighted look.
What’s the best highlighter you’ve tried? Let us know in the comments!
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