Shine On: 6 Highlighters That Will Take Your Makeup From Drab To Fab In A Jiffy

Ayushi VermaAyushi Verma  |  Oct 26, 2021
Shine On: 6 Highlighters That Will Take Your Makeup From Drab To Fab In A Jiffy


If there’s one product in the whole world of beauty that really gets us going, it’s highlighter. Our never-ending pursuit of Jennifer Lopez-level glowy skin is anchored by a solid skincare routine, but there’s no denying that highlighter is the glue that holds our luminous endeavour together.

These liquid illuminators effortlessly sink into your skin instead of just sitting at the surface giving them a more seamless and natural-looking finish. From day to night, their glistening accent can breathe new life into a minimally made-up face or be the cherry on top of a full beat. Either way, it’s a must-do step in any beauty routine, so we dropped our faves for your viewing pleasure. Whether you’re looking to subtly glisten in the sun or a glow so bright everyone will spot from a mile away, we’ve got you covered with these top picks.

We See You Shining, Here Are The Best Highlighters To Nail That Model-Like Glow

To Steal The Damn Show

We’re big fans of any and every kind of roll-on product, largely for the ease of use – just swipe and go and this product is no different. The glow factor is noticeable, yet subtle. Folks who swear by an au naturel look will love this pearlescent highlighter. It imparts a healthy, iridescent finish, much like that dewy shine you get after a facial.

For A Runway Ready Glow

If you love a liquid highlighter, this is the highlighter to call on. It feels undetectable, and the glow factor is buildable, super wearable, and totally believable. Beauty mavens praise it for exactly that, noting that it’s perfect for everyday use. We especially love the doe-foot applicator, which makes it easy to dot the perfect amount onto the strategic spots you want to highlight.

To Turn Heads

The role of a highlighter is to illuminate your face and give it a boost of radiance. We recommend opting for this lightweight highlighter that’s neither too textured nor too heavy. Creamy and liquid formulas work best for a glowing, dewy complexion. Just apply it on the inner corner of your eyes, on the brow bone, above the cheekbone, lips and the bridge of your nose to nail a model-esque glow.

For An Out Of This World Glow

Full disclosure: We fell in love with this highlighter. The reason? It’s really bold and pigmented, but it’s also super-wearable. All you have to do is create a silky-smooth canvas to set the highlighter pigments up for success. The best part is that it also doubles as an eyeshadow and can be used to don the on the moment glittery eye trend.

To Stay Radiant All Day Long

We can’t get enough of this dreamy highlighter, repeatedly singing its praises and sharing how many compliments we get when wearing it. The velvety formula melts beautifully into the skin leaving it with a selfie-worthy glow. This is a makeup must-have and all you need to score flawless skin anytime, anywhere. 

For A Selfie-Ready Finish

Here’s the thing: you can find highlighters in all kinds of pretty shades, but if you like to keep things subtle and just let your natural skin shine through, opt for a clear variant like this one. It has a beautiful, glossy finish and feels super lightweight on the skin. The best part? It’s not in the least bit sticky or tacky, just hydrating and nice.

Shine bright like a diamond!

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