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The best highlighters for glowing Skin

by TRACEY LENNARD Sunday, August 6 2017

It is no surprise; highlighting has taken the world by storm. Ten years ago, most people favoured a clean, matte face. Nowadays, most women want their glow to radiate all the way to outer space. We douse our bodies in illuminating creams and slather ourselves in all sorts of masks, treatments and serums that promise a glowing visage. Today, we will be talking about some of my favourite highlighters that will give you the most gorgeous glow, no matter how subtle or bold you want it to be.

Ofra Highlighter If you favour a blinding highlight, Ofraís selection is for you. Rodeo Drive, which is a sun-kissed golden hue is their best-selling shade. With a smooth formula and a rich sheen, itís clear to see why this highlighter is such a hit!

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured The best thing about this creamy highlight is that it is fingertip-friendly. It will be perfect if you want a low maintenance, radiant glow. It is easy to store in your makeup bag or purse, making it ideal for travel. Pop a small amount of highlight onto the high points of your face. If your shoulders or collar bones are exposed, dab some highlight there too. This is also a wonderful option for those with drier or more mature skin, since it wonít be as drying as a powder.

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator The creamy texture of this powder highlight allows it to glide onto the skin and last all day. The shade Gilded Honey is stunning on warm-toned tanned skin, while Charming Pink will brighten and illuminate cool-toned fair skin.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder The particle size of these powders is so _ ne, they will never accentuate texture. You wonít achieve a blinding glow with these powders, but rather a soft, subtle, re_ ned, lit-from-within look. These will be excellent for those with mature or textured skin.

Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette This is a palette consisting of four highlighting shades: one cream and three powders. The shade range makes it very versatile. Layer the powder on top of the cream highlight for a stronger glow.

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops The ultra-concentrated formula gives a liquid metal sheen. Not for the faint-hearted. It can even be used on top of powder without disturbing your makeup.

Additionally, you can mix these drops with your foundation or moisturiser to sheer it out and create a softer, more wearable look.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter This highlight is a hybrid of makeup and skincare. As the name suggests, it contains five different forms of coconut to hydrate and nourish the skin. You can use this under or over your foundation, depending on how strong a glow you desire.

Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter Colourpop is notorious for having affordable and amazing products. These highlighters have a longwearing creamy formula that is buildable and easy to blend. The shade Lunch Money is a flattering soft gold hue. If you really want your highlight to be seen, layer any powder highlight over this one.

Bonus: Iím always asked what my favourite highlighting brushes are. I enjoy the Real Techniques Setting Brush because itís small and fluffy with just enough density to apply a generous amount of product, while blending it for a seamless finish.

The ELF Small stipple brush is great for liquid or cream highlight because itís soft and will apply the sheerest layer of product for a natural look.

The Morphe Y14 is hands down my favourite highlighting brush. It is a small and slender brush, with a lightly tapered tip. Itís just fluffy enough to give you a precise highlight while also blending seamlessly with the rest of your makeup.

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