This Best blinding highlighters guide includes a complete list of natural, semi natural, glossy, shiny highlighters! You name it we have it! If you are looking for the Best highlighter for fair skin, the best highlighter medium skin tone or best highlighter for dark skin we have it! Yaas.
We have you covered! If you are tired of looking dull and washed out, then you need highlighter in your life asap! Finding the right kind of highlighter for your skin may be tricky too shimmery? glittery? you don’t want one that will accentuate your pores either or make you look like a glittery sweaty mess.
We have whittled down a list for you… please also remember the golden rule when highlighting and strobing – only apply the product on the areas of your face where light would naturally hit. That would be your brow bone, cheekbones, cupids bow, decolletage and nose bridge.
In summary: here is the list of highlighters mentioned below!
- Best Liquid Highlighter – Iconic London Illuminator
- Best premium Highlighter – Rodial Compact Deluxe Highlighting powder
- Best Drugstore Highlighter – Technic Shimmery Highlighter in Light pink
- Best Highlighter for Dry skin – Collection Speedy Highlighter Stick, Pearl Sheen
- Best Highlighter for Oily skin – theBalm Manizer Bronzer 8.5 g
- Best Cream highlighter – 3INA MAKEUP – Creamy highlighter Stick
- Best Jelly highlighter – Rimmel Highlighter Jellies, Poppin’ Bottles, 7.75 ml
- Best Highlighter for Fair Skin – Champagne Pearl by MILK MAKEUP
- Best Highlighter for Light Skin – Loreal Paris Highlighting drops
- Best Highlighter Medium Skin tone – Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette Cleopatra’s Kiss 9g
- Best Highlighter for Dark Skin – Beyond Powder – Dare by Illamasqua
- Best Golden Highlighter – FENTY BEAUTY By Rihanna Kilowatt Trophy Wife Freestyle Highlighter.
Best liquid highlighter
ICONIC London Illuminator – Super Concentrated Shimmer Pigment Drops, Original, 13.5ml
This Iconic illuminator took the internet by storm, featured on everyones YouTube and instagram makeup tutorials. The iconic London liquid highlighter is to die for. With less than one drop this will illuminate both cheek bones, its intensely pigmented and its just like liquid gold! You can even apply this highlighter all over the face for a complete glowy complexion and then apply your foundation on top. The Iconic London illuminator is so versatile you can even mix this in with your moisturiser! The makeup possibilities and looks are endless.
Best Premium Highlighter
Instaglam Compact Deluxe Highlighting Powder 01 by Rodial
Fascinating unique micronization technology with finite shimmery pearls. A luscious dust of pearlescent glow swooshed on the skin, its purely a magical experience. This compact is mighty and powerful without the powdery look. It is a mini investment and a little pricier than your regularly seen ‘cheaper highlighters’ but it is one of the best premium highlighters on the market. With its luxe compact packaging this product oozes elegance.
Best Drugstore highlighter
TECHNIC GET GORGEOUS HIGHLIGHTER Shimmer Compact Highlighting Shimmering Powder
This Technic Get Gorgeous highlighter is absolutely by far the best drugstore highlighter you can get your hands on! It is superbly pigmented and silky smooth to the touch. At one soft touch this drugstore highlighter picks product instantly, with one sweep on the skin you will get maximum glow and illumination on your skin. An absolute steal if we say so ourselves!
Best highlighter for dry skin
COLLECTION Speedy Highlighter Stick, Pearl Sheen
If you have dry skin it is best to use a creamy based product. This is because the ingredients contained within the cream will be super nourishing and hydrating. This Collection Crayon like speedy highlighter is perfect for dry skin. It will add the right amount of highlight to your skin without the overtly wet look. This easy twist up stick can be applied on the cupids bow, brow bone and the cheeks for that gorgeous sultry strobed look. For £4.00 you cannot deny this beauty – it is the must have highlight for your dry skin.
Best highlighter for oily skin
theBalm Manizer Bronzer 8.5 g
Mary Lou Manizer hit broke the internet! It was one of the most iconic highlighters to date and it still is. This honey- dewed luxe luminizer is the perfect highlighter for dry skin. The powder texture is finely milled and packed in this compact. The minuscule molecules are complimentary to oily skin as they are so small they don’t encourage extra oil excretion. This product is also excellent in illuminating the skin without accentuating pores or bumpy skin. Sometimes highlighters can bring out bumpy skin and draw attention to it but due to the finely milled production the application looks silky smooth and just beautiful. This Mary Lou luminizer is truly luminizing and definitely lives up to the name! So eye catching just try it for your self!
Best cream highlighter
3INA MAKEUP – Creamy highlighter Stick
Instant Creamy highlighter stick, with one swipe application, this leaves you skin glowing and luminous. The formula is incredible and easy to blend. This cream stick leaves a silky satin natural dew on your skin. What we love about this product is that it requires minimal work. You do not have to be there for along time and blend it. A few taps and the product blends seamlessly into the skin. Whats incredible is that this product will give you a gorgeous strobed look without looking too much.
100% safe and cruelty free – we love that this product is vegan and paraben free just like Niya Cosmetics Luxury Halal Nail polish.
We also love the packaging! So sleek, stylish, compact and also travel friendly.
Best jelly highlighter
Rimmel Highlighter Jellies, Poppin’ Bottles, 7.75 ml
This jelly gold by Rimmel is illuminating goodness in a pot! The unique jelly texture is super long lasting and stays on the skin all day. To get the best long last application be sure to get some product on your fingers and then pat this on the back of your hands. Once you have done this you can use brush or a sponge, but we prefer fingers. Gently apply this on the highest points of your face. Be sure to apply a little bit at a time and build up the product as this jelly texture is very pigmented. It is very important to warm the product up before applying this directly on your skin as this highlighter can become patchy if applied cold.
Best Blinding Highlighter for fair Skin
MILK MAKEUP Highlighter – Color: Lit – champagne pearl by MILK MAKEUP
This super easy to use highlighter by Milk makeup is perfect for on the go! Its the best travel friendly highlighter. The shade champagne peal is best highlighter for fair skin. The twist up tube is super easy to apply and use. All you need to do is twist this upwards and apply directly on the areas you would like to highlight. Then blend this with you fingers, The highlighter is blendable with its micro-shimmer particles.
This best blinding highlighters are perfect for dry skin with the rejuvenating moisturising elements some of the ingredients include mango butter, peach nectar and avocado. These key ingredients help to rejuvenate the skin and keep the skin extremely hydratated. The heat from your skin will leave the product in a buttery silky state as soon as you warm it up. You can warm this up in two ways either apply directly on your skin or warm it up the highlighter on the back of your hands. Once warmed up the product will then be absorbed magically into your skin. The application of this product on the skin will look super natural and dewy just like your skin.
Best glowing highlighter
Beyond Powder – Deity by Illamasqu
This truly iridescent highlighter that is the answer to illuminating skin. This is definition of the best glowing skin highlighter. Simply sweep across your skin using a brush and tilt your head slowly to see the illuminating glow. This mighty compact is the definition of a shimmery glossy gleaming skin. Apply also in the inner corners of your eyes or on your entire lids for a beautiful glossy look.
Best highlighter Light skin tone
L’Oreal Paris Highlighting Drops, Glow Mon Amour Sparkling Love, Natural and Luminous, Liquid Formula with Nourishing Coconut Oil formula
Radiance enhancing highlighter drops with superb pigmentation and colour pay off. This gold undertone pearly shimmers is just stunning. It has the affect of giving you the no makeup – makeup natural inner glowing look. With less than one to two drops this product can really accentuate your highlighted features, cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, even your inner corners of your eyes. It is just beautiful and for the price point this is one of the best drugstore highlighters. We love the pippet applicator it keeps the product nice and hygienic inside and also squeezing it out it is satisfying too!
Best highlighter medium skin tone
Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette Cleopatra’s Kiss 9g
This Sleek quad is the drugstore answer to your highlighting needs and wishes. Firstly lets talk price, its brilliant! for 4 quality best drugstore highlighters in one quad its a very good price! The highlighters are also intensely pigmented, the quad contains 2 cream highlighters and 2 powder. The cream highlighters can be applied using your fingertips. At the warm of your fingertips the product is instantly buttery, ready to be applied on the skin.
The powder highlighter can then be applied on top of the cream for a ‘supercharged glow’ as Sleek say it! The one downside is the brush that comes with the palette isn’t the best, its quite streaky and can drag the product on your skin. However you are free to use any brush of your choice!
We recommend this highlighting brush to apply higher. It is one of the best brushes for highlighting the key areas of your skin. Tapered Highlighter Face Brush, Tapered Point to Highlight Eyes and Brow Bone; Works best with Powders and Mineral products.
This brush is the perfect brush for picking up powder products, the tampered edges are engineered in such a way that it hugs the skin and makes the application super easy. We would however advise to use this brush with powder based products just because it picks up just the right amount. Using this brush with a cream product may not be the best idea as it may pick up too much product and become quite difficult to apply.
Best highlighter for dark skin
Beyond Powder – Dare by Illamasqua
This rose gold, warm toned highlighter is the key to illuminating dark skin tones and adding a subtle glow. Its rosey undertone is superbly complimentary for darker skin tones and complexions. This highlighter is very natural looking with one sheer application the pay off is excellent, however if you would like an intense colour build up, you can apple more than one layer or even apply a setting spray on top to give you skin a glossy look. This highlighter can also be used on the body and decollage area to warm it up and add a bronzer glow. Oh yes get that sun kissed look all year round.
Best Golden Highlighter for that blinding glow!
FENTY BEAUTY By Rihanna Kilowatt Trophy Wife Freestyle Highlighter
If your looking for a highlighter that is popping, blinding and shinning bright like a diamond. Then look no further! The Fenty Beauty Kilowatt highlighter is the ONE. The best golden Fenty Beauty highlighter with a gorgeous 3D metallic glow. A hybrid between a powder and cream. This bends in like a dream with minimal effort, the formulation is super light weight and airy. The packaging is super fresh and stylish – the exterior comes in a classy white compact including a handy mirror. We just love it.
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