Highlighting products are great makeup tools to use to bring light to your face. By bringing light to your face, you are drawing attention to your face or areas of your face. It is the opposite of contouring, actually. Highlighters bring out your features with a touch of light, luminosity and radiance. When done right, your face will glow, like lit from within and no one will know why.
These are my top ten favorite highlighting makeup products.
High Beam is described as a “supermodel in a bottle”. It is a brush on highlighter that leaves an ethereal pink glow wherever your dab and blend in. It leaves skin dewy and naturally radiant looking.
This light liquid highlighter can be blended into foundation or used alone on the areas where you want to highlight. It comes in two shades: Gleam or Sunbeam.
Touche Éclat is an innovative luminizing pen that brings light and radiance anywhere it touches. It erases all signs of fatigue as it brightens up the complexion and makes skin glow.
This Facial Whip is a really pretty golden peach color and that's great for all complexions, even darker ones. It has a nice consistency that applies like a dream to cheekbones or all over. I like to add this to moisturizer for a bit of all-over glow.
Ambient Lighting Powder is a soft finishing powder that uses state-of-the art technology to recreate the most flattering types of light to create the look of “light” a.k.a. a natural glow to your face. I like Diffused Light.
This Chubby Stick in Hefty Highlight has pearlized light-reflecting pigments in it to add a gorgeous, luminous sheen that makes features pop. It's not shimmery or overdone.
NARS Blush Powder in Albatross is a very finely milled sheer powder that has a light golden sheen to it. It brushes on very smooth and highlights cheekbones like no other blush. It is often paired with a bronzer or blush and blends easily.
This highlighting stick (I use Pearl Shimmer) has a really silky formula that provides a brightening effect and surprisingly luxurious finish as it lights up the face with a subtle sheen. Use it over makeup or alone for a natural glow.
This Highlighting Powder is a pinked bronze highlighting powder that gives cheeks a bit of bronze + highlight all in one sweep of the brush. I love this one for the summer as it's like two products in one.
NAKED Illuminated Shimmering Powder is a super lightweight baked powder with a silky feel that has microfine shimmer in it. It instantly leaves skin with an iridescent shimmer just where you brush it on.