There’s nothing as eye-catching as a stunning, glowing skin! I love using highlighters and luminizers to help achieve a radiant look. There are many different ways to approach where to place your highlighter: on the cheeks it chisels out your cheekbones; on the brow bone it lifts your eyes and compliments any eye shadow; and when placed at the inner corners of your eyes, it draws the light to make your eyes pop. We’ve gathered eight different highlighters to make sure you’re covered no matter what kind of look you’re going for.
For a Full Glam Look: Lottie London Diamond Bounce Highlighter
If you’re going to go all out to make jaws drop, Lottie London has an ultra affordable highlight that is truly blinding. This product is an amazing dupe for the Fenty Diamond Bomb highlight but if I’m being honest, I prefer Lottie’s Diamond Bounce more! It’s a glitter highlight that catches the light beautifully for a highlight that wows. It’s super pigmented, but its unique gel-to-powder formula is lightweight and melds beautifully on top of any foundation. I’ve used this product on my lips as a lovely lip topper or on the lids for an added oomph to really elevate an eye look to the next level.
For a Versatile Highlighter: Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula’s Murumuru Butter Highlighter is a stunning drugstore highlighter with a super buttery and soft cream-to-powder formula. A light application will give you an instant subtle sheen, but it’s totally buildable and can be worked up to achieve a full glam glow. Like the highly raved about Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer, this highlight has a delightful coconut-y scent that smells amazing during application! I love to double this highlight on the eyes as a topper or in the inner corner for a lovely pop of light.
For a Travel-Friendly Highlight: Thrive Causemetics Triple Threat Color Stick in Meiko
This wonderful color stick for Thrive Causemetics is incredibly versatile and easy to use, especially for on the go application. It applies smoothly and comes with a built-in brush that makes blending it out super simple and fast, while also remaining quite compact and suitable to fit in any purse. Powered by Thrive’s Semi-Permanent Micropigment Technology™, the formula lasts all day while being relatively smudge-proof and waterproof. It’s incredibly flattering on the skin but feels weightless and natural! I also love that the brand donates proceeds from every purchase to helping out women in need.
For a Skincare-Infused Highlight: Lune + Aster SuperStar Highlighter
Infused with ingredients like vitamin E, licorice, and apple seed extract, the SuperStar highlighter’s silky smooth formula blends seamlessly onto any foundation for a gorgeous, high-class glow. The champagne shade is wonderful on a variety of skin tones, both light and dark, and has a lovely soft finish that polishes the skin. This product is also vegan, gluten-free, and talc-free. I love the large size of the pan and how high quality the packaging and product overall feels and looks on the skin!
For a Healthy Glow: Lumene Instant Illuminizer in Rosy Dawn
Formulated with potent Nordic skincare ingredients like arctic spring water and cloudberry, the Lumene Instant Illuminizer mixes beautifully into any moisturizer or foundation product to achieve a dewy and luminous skin look. When used this way, it gives your skin an enhanced, healthy glow that looks very natural. Alternatively, doting this product over your foundation or on bare skin and blending it out gives a really lovely highlight without looking overdone or glittery. A little goes a long way with this product, and it has great lasting power but is gentle enough that I think this would work especially well for those of you with sensitive skin.
For a Natural Look: Alleyoop Stack the Odds Multi-Use Face Palette
If you’re a fan of the natural beauty look, Alleyoop has got you covered with their three-in-one multi-use face palette, which contains a blush, a highlight, and a contour. The creamy formula is infused with sunflower and jojoba oil, and layers wonderfully on top of bare skin for a youthful and fresh look. Apply with fingers or a brush and the products will melt right into the skin for a dewy glow. Despite the cream formula, a little goes a long way with this product and you’re sure to get a lot of everyday use out of it. Also, the packaging is just adorable!