Every gal needs a good highlighter in her makeup arsenal. It’s the key to accentuating your favorite features, and to achieving a glowing complexion. Whether liquids, powders, or sticks strike your fancy, here are the best of the best highlighters in the makeup game.
MULTIPLE USES: Nars – The Multiple ($39)
This cream to powder stick just requires a few simple swipes to achieve glowing greatness. It comes in 14 shades. and can be used on cheeks, to eyes, to lips, hence the name “Multiple.”
NEW: Becca – Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38)
A creamy powder whose smooth application is virtually unparalleled, this highlighter comes in 5 shades of crushed gemstone-like shades that adjust to your skin tone for the perfect shine every time.
SPLURGE: Guerlain – Meteorites Powder for the Face ($60)
If you’re ready to splurge, look no further than these handcrafted, light diffusing-pearls. With color correcting properties, they minimize imperfections and add brightness to the face. Plus they’re a favorite of Kayture, so you know they’re good.
SAVE: NYX Cosmetics – Illuminator ($9)
Don’t be fooled by the $9 price tag. Offered in 5 shades, this pressed powdered formula will add a subtle, luminous glow, making skin look softer and younger.
ONE COLOR FITS ALL: Benefit Cosmetics – High Beam ($26)
High Beam practically has a cult following, and with good reason. Called “a supermodel in a bottle,” the liquid formula comes in one shade that works for all. Insider tip: mix a dab with your liquid foundation for an overall glow.
EXPERT FAVORITE: Yves Saint Laurent – Touche Eclait Radiant Touch ($41)
Makeup artists and bloggers everywhere swear by this award-winning pen. It erases signs of fatigue and gives an instant pick-me-up to the skin. Offered in 12 shades, so you’re sure to find one that fits.