From the past couple of years, the highlighters are on trend. There has been a significant increase in highlighter sales from 2016 and it looks like it never is going to be out of the makeup world any sooner. As a matter of fact, who doesn’t want a glow. Just like you drink lots of water to make your skin look youthful and glowing, a highlighter when applied to your face or body brighten the skin. From youtube, Instagram to even on streets you will spot glowy faces. Its even getting off-limit with glitter highlighter. But now let us just get going with traditional highlighters. Here is the list of 7 best highlighters that will give you radiant skin.
Smashbox Cali Contour Palette
This Contour Palette from Smashbox has good pigmentation and is easy to blend. It contains total 6 shades which consist of contour shades, bronzer and blush powders. It’s three airbrushed matte contour shades help you create different bronzed looks. You can try them as an eyeshadow. It gives you the perfect sun-kissed glowing skin, so is a must-have palette if you want a summer shine. Sometimes when you buy a palette there will be some shades which you couldn’t use. But this palette contains shades which you will definitely use. It’s easy to use and adds dimension to your look. This product is cruelty-free and formulated without any parabens, phthalates, fragrance.
Becca Ocean Jewels Highlighter Palette
This one is also a limited edition collection from the brand which is inspired by the abalone shells and the glossy jewels of the ocean. It features 5 shimmering skin perfector pressed shades with a buildable formula. This is the perfect palette for all the highlighter junkies because they are new and never seen before kind of shades. It has shades for an everyday look and for some special occasion. The shades included are Coral Crystal(pink-peach infused with white gold pearl), Citrine(shimmering pale yellow infused with gold pearl), Aquamarine(cool blue infused with violet pearl), Pink Pyrite(pink infused with shimmering gold pearl), Sunstone(sandy beige infused with gold pearl). The formula is enriched with fine luminous pearls that reflect and refract light to magnify your natural radiance. It is best to wear it on top of foundation and blush.
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo
Shine like a sun, shine like a star or shine like anything you wish with Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo. This two-in-one highlighter by Fenty Beauty is lightweight and long staying. Its cream-powder formula keeps you glow throughout the day. Literally, reflect your mood with Killawatt Freestyle luminizing solos and duos. Without much effort, it blends perfectly into your skin. Moreover, its packaging is simple and elegant. Not every highlighter is made for every skin tone but this range of highlighter has shades designed for all skin tones. It’s no wonder because this makeup line was created by Rihanna for all women of different race and skin tones. As per the brand, you can use it on any part of your face, eyes, body, lips and anywhere you want need radiance. It is 100% cruelty-free.
Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette
Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette was a major hit in the market when it first released so they released another one following it which is even more superb. The first palette contains 4 shades like Bliss (pale gold shimmer w/ golden shift), Peroxide (iridescent pink shimmer), NSFW (peachy pink shimmer), and Side Piece (golden peach shimmer) while the following one include O.N.S. (soft rose-gold shimmer), Cliché (pale nude shimmer), Wicked (light pink shimmer), and No Angel (pale gold shimmer). Both of the palettes are created with a cruelty-free formula which is lightweight, soft and creamy. It goes sheer and blends effortlessly. The Palette comes in a shimmering case with an astounding shifty-rose effect that means the case changes colours when light falls on it. The long-lasting formula will stay fresh for eight hours, so it’s highly recommended.
BECCA SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR PRESSED HIGHLIGHTER – PARISIAN LIGHTS
Becca teamed up with Sananas, a popular beauty influencer with over two million followers on YouTube to create this iconic highlighter. She drew inspiration from the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower and Paris at sunset to create Parisian Lights. So basically this highlighter has a pink base with peachy gold shimmer that mimics the shimmering lights on Eiffel tower at sunset. Even if you haven’t seen the “sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower at sunset”, you must have at least seen the golden pink sky at sunset. What it means is you can achieve a romantic pinkish gold glow. The ultra-fine golden pearls on it refract light to give you a beautiful radiant glow. The formula is creamy and gives off a silky finish to your skin that never creases. It features an Eiffel tower design, which is another reason for its popularity. If you haven’t already bought this classic highlighter, then get hold of it ASAP because it is a limited edition.
HUDA BEAUTY 3D HIGHLIGHTER PALETTE
A highly anticipated highlighter palette by Huda Beauty. Huda created three palettes to suit every skin tone- ‘Pink Sands’ for fair to medium skin tones, “Golden Sands” for medium to dark skin tones, ‘Bronze Sands’ for tanned to rich skin tones. Each palette has 4 shades with two different textures: one creamy shade which is called Melted Strobe and three powder highlighters. The 4 shades are meant to give a blended 3D look, instead of the usual boring just one shade. Normally we highlight with just one shimmery shade (which seems boring now), but Huda Kattan turned it into a 4 step process. This is inspired by one of Huda’s famous hack: layering oil with powder highlighter to amplify her glow. You can start by applying the Melted strobe as a base to smooth the skin. Then you can apply other highlighters in the order of- lightest, darkest and medium highlighter. The formula is a unique blend of light-reflecting pearls and creamy formula. If you are a highlighter newbie you can follow the instructions included on the palettes for a foolproof application.