In the warmer months, I like to add a bit of shine to my makeup routine, and my foolproof product for that effect is always a liquid skin highlighter – a must-have item on every women’s makeup bag.
An extra touch of glow and shine is added to the face as it brightens your skin, making it look radiant and flawless. Highlighter can also be used as a subtle highlighter to define the face.
Liquid highlighter can be applied in a number of ways, under the foundation, over the foundation, or mixed with foundation or a moisturizer for an all-over dewy glow.
It can also be scrubbed with a cheekbone and browbone sponge to properly shape the face.
With its growing popularity, there are a lot of different liquid highlighters on the market. There are also many shades depending on its color and the effect we are aiming for. Make sure to try a highlighter on your face before buying it.
Below are three different options for all budgets:
SugarBaby ‘Glowtion Bronze Illuminating Face Tint’
This multitasking product offers a moisturizer, bronzer and highlighter in one. It is fortified with marine collagen extracts that plump up and improve the skin. The only downside to this product is that it is only in one color at the moment.
For those who naturally channel Dita Von Teese, make sure you only use a small amount mixed with foundation for instant warmth as it is also intended as a bronzer.
This light shimmers and gives a dewy, shiny appearance. An added value? Contains SPF 15 to ensure the skin is protected from UVA and UVB rays. MSRP $ 25.00
Philosophy ‘The color of grace
This bright pink light contains lightening botanicals to give skin a healthy glow and comes with a flowing brush for easy application.
The product appears to be low in mica, the light reflective ingredient, so it’s not as effective when used as a marker – and don’t expect a glossy finish.
An added bonus is that this product is free from nasty things like phthalates, mineral oil, talc, sulfates, propylene glycol, and pens.
This beautiful range actually comes in four different shades, but the “orgasm” shade is probably the most popular.
The product contains a collection of light-reflecting liquids that glide to refresh your complexion and make it glow with shine. It has all the power to last for days and transform dull skin into a glowing complexion.
This color may not provide enough strength for darker skin tones, but there are other shades in the palette that I’ll be using.