When it’s time for a night out, most of us just quickly put on the foundation, concealer and then some little bit of a blusher and we are off. A highlighter rescues our face and gives it an overall radiance and glow that makes it shine through all the makeup. Highlighters are available in cream, liquid and powder forms.
The highlighter color should not be vary too much from your skin tone.Choose a shade that is just about a shade or two lighter than your skin. It is better to avoid very colored highlighters. Instead of a shimmer, highlighters on the cheeks and brow should have a dewy gleam
Applying a bit of highlighter below the eyes hides dark circles. Apply highlighter on the ridges of the cheekbones to show off the contours of your face better. Too much highlighter is not recommended especially for women with oily skin as instead of dewy, the skin can then look clammy. Add a little highlighter to the nose. In fact, do not rub highlighter all over the face like a face powder. Choose small spots and highlight well.
Take a look at some recommended highlighters.
Cle de Peau Beaute Luminizing Face Enhancer
Cle de Peau Beaute Luminizing Face Enhancer is a delicate highlighting powder that uses ight-directing technology to show off the contours of your face. Created by renowned jeweler, Shaun Leane, this adds radiance and vitality to your face. Brush is included with the case. It is priced at $139.87.
LAURA MERCIER Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact
LAURA MERCIER Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact is ultra smooth and is available in four colors. /it will give a radiant glow that will make you look like you have not worn any make-up at all. The shine can be adjusted and the matte finish gives a soft glow. It is lightweight yet is extremely long-lasting. The color remains true without oxidizing. It is enriched with vitamin E and jojoba oils. The market price is $47.75.
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector
The BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector is enriched with anti-oxidant vitamins A, B, D, and E and helps in collagen renewal. It also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic ingredients. It has ultra-fine light reflecting pearls. Available in five gorgeous colors from pearl to golden rosy pink, it adjusts to any light. It costs $40.10.
Shiseido Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color
Available in seven shades, Shiseido Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color, glides smoothly on the face. It gives a deeply contoured look and when combined with the blusher, this can create a multi dimensional look. It feel silky smooth to the touch. It is more suitable for those with cooler skin tones. The market price is $37.77
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
The theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer is a honey-colored super fine powder. You can use this shimmer highlighter either as a highlighter or as a finishing powder before an evening out. You can dust it on your eyelids for super luxurious lashes too. It is oil-free and comes in a delightful retro pack. It is available in the market for $19.21.
BENEFIT COSMETICS Watt’s Up
The BENEFIT COSMETICS Watt’s Up has a cream to powder finish that suits all complexions. You can apply on cheek and brow bones and then use its blender to sculp. It can be applied on its own or over makeup. The translucent champagne glow shoots up the voltage. It is priced at $35.
GUERLAIN Météorites Powder For The Face
These light-diffusing pearls of the GUERLAIN Météorites Powder For The Face camouflages any flaws that your skin may have. For the first time, the GUERLAIN Météorites incorporates the Stardust Technology, and has a special pigment in each pearl. Each of these rounded pearls are handcrafted by only four people. There are three combinations of pearls available. Each case costs $79.99.
BENEFIT COSMETICS High Beam
The BENEFIT COSMETICS High Beam is a luminescent complexion enhancer cum highlighter. It is being said to be the ‘superstar in a bottle’. It gives a healthy glow and keeps the skin moist. Women with oily skin have to use it in lesser quantity. It suits all skin tones. The market price is $32.48.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder Soft and Gentle
The MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder Soft and Gentle is a gentle blush with a high frost metallic finish. It can be used as a highlight to cheeks and brows or as an overall luxurious finishing polish. It is available in five shades and is priced at $39.48.
NARS Highlighting Blush
The NARS Highlighting Blush is a very fine powder that smoothes over the face and gives a soft glow. It is available in three shades. It creates instant radiance and can be used alone or with other makeup product. It is made of transparent pigments. It is not overly shimmery and goes well in the day too. The market price is $29.
It is now time for you to select which highlighter you want, choose the color and then try it out.