Highlighters To Keep You Looking Luminous
Glow has never looked so good.
Glow has never looked so good.
Text: Trishna Rikhy
A glowy, dewy complexion never goes out of style, and the very best way to achieve that look is through a buildable highlighter. One cosmetic can accentuate the cheekbones, define the face and completely transform your look, bringing out a warm, refined look. Looking for the perfect highlighter to add to your beauty routine? Below, we’re sharing 8 of the most luminous ones on the market.
1. Ilia Illuminator
A multipurpose highlighter in a compact tube, this creamy, pigmented shade adds buildable radiance to the skin. With a dewy finish achieved from a blend of avocado oil, orange peel wax and shea butter, Ilia’s highlighter is soft and blendable, perfect to take on the go and touch up throughout the day.
Shop the Ilia Illuminator for $34 here.
2. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Shimmer Stick Highlighter
YSL bottles the stars with this super pigmented, ultra-shimmery highlighter with light-reflecting metallic. Perfect for the finer points of the face, like the nose bridge and inner corners of the eye, this sleek and easy shimmer stick is just as ready for the runway as a day running errands, creating effortless radiance.
Shop the YSL Touche Eclat Shimmer Stick Highlighter for $34 here.
3. Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
A staple in the beauty world, Fenty’s Killawatt is a stunning, long-lasting cream highlighter. A favorite of Rihanna herself, the super shiny and weightless formula comes in a mirrored compact, supercharged with a reflective shade suitable for all skin tones.
Shop the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter for $36 here.
4. Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops
For lightweight, easy dewiness that lasts all day, these liquid highlighter drops are an essential. The buildable formula is ultra-concentrated, making it perfect to mix in with your moisturizer or foundation for a glowy base, or add on top in a high impact, stunning highlighter finish.
Shop the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops for $42 here.
5. Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder
Radiant and pearly, this powder illuminator by Bobbi Brown brings all the luxe of the label with all the elegance of highlighter. Warm and shimmery, this best-selling highlighter delivers a pigmented, light-reflective finish with super fine pearlescent pigments for an all-day infallible glow.
Shop the Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder for $48 here.
6. Dior Diorskin Nude Luminizer
Dior’s compact highlighter is an iridescent, highly concentrated powder that instantly lights up the face, saturating it in a warm, multidimensional glow. Perfect for carving out the cheekbones and catching the light, this shimmery pigment flawlessly sculpts the face and defines all its contours.
Shop the Dior Diorskin Nude Luminizer for $48 here.
7. Tom Ford Sheer Highlighting Duo
Tom Ford brings together the best of both worlds with this Sheer Highlighting Duo, featuring a flawless highlighter in rose and yellow tones inspired by sunrise and sunset. Ideal for a sun-kissed, bronzed look, the two highlighters complement each other and serve to define and contour, versatile for the cheek and face for a glowy complexion all around.
Shop the Tom Ford Sheer Highlighting Duo for $84 here.
8. Chantecaille Éclat Doux Embossed Radiant Powder
Elegant, radiant and luxurious, this embossed powder is luminous and stunning. A strobe of light cast onto the complexion, this is perfect for a breathable highlighter that gently smooths instant glow to your cheekbones, with a chic compact finish and Buff and Blur Brush addition.
Shop the Chantecaille Éclat Doux Embossed Radiant Powder for $92 here.