Top 10 best highlighters

What other way to get gorg gleaming skin? We have rounded up best highlighters to stash in your beauty casket.

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TheBalm Mary-Lou ManizertheBalmHighlighter Favful
2 Favs     25 Reviews

Mary-Lou Manizer Luminizer is a 3-in-1, honey-hued powder that acts as a highlighter, shadow and shimmer. By diffusing light, it imbues skin with a soft, warm and luminous appearance. Give your skin a dose of delicate, elegant glow.

Key benefits and ingredients:

  • Highlighter, shadow and shimmer in one.
  • Sharp, long-lasting pigments. 
  • Talc-free and paraben-free. 
  • Cruelty-free. 

How To Use:

  • Layer it on your lids with your ring finger.
  • Sweep across cheeks for a sexy sheen.
  • Use it as an all-over finishing powder for subtle luminescence. 
  • Blend out the edges for a natural-looking finish.
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Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter FireballUrban DecayHighlighter Favful
Urban Decay
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Recovering from an especially late night? Overindulged in one too many margaritas? With Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter, nobody will ever know. Hide the aftermath of your bad decisions and give your skin a luminous, illuminated look with very little effort. 

Afterglow isn’t your average highlighter; we took the time to finely mill the powder until it was just right. The result: a lightweight (yet luxurious) feel and a super-soft, creamy texture. Afterglow Highlighter goes on sheer and blends easily. Use a little or a lot; our wearable formula always applies beautifully, no matter how much you build it (and never leaves just a powdery dusting of shimmer). Available in a range of shades suitable for any skin tone, Afterglow creates a glowy, strobed effect that lasts all day (even if you’re crashing at your desk by 3pm). 

We got our inspiration for Afterglow Highlighter from our popular Fireball Eyeshadow. We couldn’t stop using this trippy duotone as a highlighter, so we developed a mellower version of that shade in our Afterglow formula. 

Like our Afterglow Blush, Afterglow Highlighter comes in our custom compact with the fishnet “UD” cutout on the lid. To set it apart, we made the case iridescent white. As cool as the case looks, it’s also practical; the shade shows through the cutout. (No more having to open the compact to find the right shade in your bag.) 

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Becca Jaclyn Hill Collection Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Champagne PopBeccaHighlighter Favful
21 Favs     44 Reviews

Created in collaboration with Jacklyn Hill, this pigment-rich creamy formula provides high color payoff with subtle shimmer. Fine, multi-toned pigment pearls adjust to your skin’s natural undertones and accentuate high points, while liquid hydrators create a smooth finish bringing light and lift to your best features. This luxurious new shade reflects the essence and sparkling light of Champagne. Cheers!

Key benefits and ingredients:

  • Paraben-free.
  • Liquid hydrators. 

How To Use:

  • To get the “1-2-3 glow,” use with The One Perfecting Brush.
  • With three, quick linear sweeps, apply up the cheekbones and down the center of the nose.
  • For fuller-looking lips, follow gloss or lipstick with a dab of Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured at the center of the lower lip.
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Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder DuoTom FordFace Makeup Favful
Tom Ford
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Tom Ford created this highlighting and illuminating powder duo to capture the two most flattering types of natural light on the skin

Key benefits and ingredients:

a soft white shade is like the luminous glow of daylight and a radiant golden shade is like the romantic illusion of candlelight. These lightly shimmering shades can be applied individually or layered together to create a multidimensional glow.

Apply these lightly shimmering shades individually or layered together to create a multi-dimensional glow.

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Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick BeigeBobbi BrownHighlighter Favful
Bobbi Brown
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An iconic highlighter that instantly delivers soft-focus, lit-from-within color with a flattering combination of pale, golden, and rosy pinks. 

Key benefits and ingredients:

Achieve a glowing hint of shimmer with Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick. This compact features five shades infused with superfine pigments that reflect radiance and light. Just dust all five shades lightly on the top of cheekbones where the light hits your face.

Suggested Usage: 

-After applying blush, sweep Face Blender Brush through all five shades of the Shimmer Brick Compact and dust lightly on the top of cheekbones, where light naturally hits the face.

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Sleek Makeup Midas Touch Highlighter PaletteSleek MakeupHighlighter Favful
Sleek Makeup
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Steal the spotlight and embrace the glitz and glamour of the party season with our Limited Edition 24 Karat Gold Collection, available only while stocks last. This face and body highlighting palette is loaded with sparkle, perfect for the festive season.

Key benefits and ingredients:

  • Includes three baked powders and one luxurious cream formula
  • The shimmery, glittery and iridescent finishes add a radiant glow to the skin
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MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish In NuancedMacHighlighter Favful
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A luxurious powder with 77-Mineral Complex that adds highlights to the face and body.

Key benefits and ingredients:

A luxurious, slow-baked, velvety soft, domed face powder with a radiant finish. Strategically buff on to add highlights to the high points of the face, or blend all over for a sheer luminous polish to the skin. Features our 77-Mineral Complex and vitamin E.

How To Use:

  • Apply to face using a brush as desired.
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Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Face HighlighterBenefit CosmeticsFace Makeup Favful
Benefit Cosmetics
1 Favs     82 Reviews

Benefit Cosmetics satiny pink liquid highlighter accents cheek & brow bones for a dewy, radiant glow. Use as a spot highlighter over makeup or wear under complexion products for subtle luminescence. It's the "supermodel in a bottle!"

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Skin INC Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask 50mlSkin INCMasks Favful
Skin INC
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This gel mask works to clarify, hydrate and whiten in one step. It is formulated with Okinawa deep-sea water, Soy Bean extract and Hyaluronic Acid. A daily treatment for oily or acne prone skin, this formula is so gentle that it can even be used around eye areas.

Key benefits and ingredients:

  • Creates smoother and suppler skin
  • Allows skin to glow with natural radiance
  • Locks in moisture for the skin

How To Use:

  • Use daily. 
  • Take a small amount with your fingertips.
  • Massage the mask onto clean face around all areas and leave on for 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water or clean with damp towel.
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Illamasqua Gleam In AuroraIllamasquaHighlighter Favful
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Gleam in Aurora is a lightweight, iridescent cream texture is the ideal go-to for easy, instant highlighting. 

Key benefits and ingredients:

The sheer, pearlescent pigments contain skin boosting Vitamin E and Mica Mineral, which provides the translucent silky quality of this cream compact. For an alluring, natural glow that lifts and highlights both face and body.

Gleam is perfect for strobing. To achieve this look our Creative Director, Alex Box recommends following these steps:

1. Accent the cheekbone and centre of the cheek with gleam to define your bone structure and bring flattering light to the face.

2. Apply under the brow bone to accentuate a defined brow, or dot in the inner corner of the eye to brighten and widen your eyes.

3. Smooth a fine layer under foundation for an immediate skin-brightening effect.

4. Highlight the natural lip shape, or accentuate a glamorous lip colour, by gently applying gleam to the centre of the cupid's bow.

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