Glowing skin is always in. And, while we try to make the best of our natural radiance with elevated skincare, most of us need a little something extra to hit those high points and give our complexions that oh-so coveted lit-from-within effect. Faking it ’til we make it, highlighters have been an absolute essential in most beauty kits for some time now, served up in an array of deliciously different finishes and luminosities.
Highlighting is all about mimicking the way natural light catches and reflects off our bone structure, effectively popping those points and accentuating our features with a brightening boost. And, as with all key trends, it encompasses a spectrum of styles, from those notice-me holographic hues or chromatic strobing all the way through to the dewy, glass skin effect that’s oh-so on point right now. Your skin, but better; current times call for skincare-makeup hybrids that enhance and elevate our natural beauty, delivering glossy, hydrated skin, with that post-facial luminosity that shines out.
Refreshing and revitalizing the complexion, the Glow Up Highlighter does all this and more. Hitting that sweet spot of all-out translucency with zero-pigmentation while delivering an effortless yet quietly impactful glassy sheen, it’s universally flattering for all skin tones and types. Hydrating as it highlights, it’s loaded with skin-loving ingredients from hyaluronic acid to protective antioxidants and conditioning shea butter, melting into the skin and nourishing from within.
Versatile and tactile, this enriched silky balm means you can play with different applications to curate your perfect look. “For a more high-shine effect, swatch directly onto the skin, then blend with fingers,” advises Janeena Billera Global Education Ambassador + Artistry Lead at Glo Skin Beauty. “If you’re looking for more of a subtle sheen, apply with your favorite brush or fingers and gently pat or dab onto skin. Add on top of cheek color, eye color, and lip color for a natural light-catching sheen.”
Designed to be worn any way you like; “It works best when swatched onto fingers first to warm it up and for more precise application, then patted gently on top of those areas,” she adds. So whether cheekbones, brow bones, across eyelids, over eyeshadow, directly on lips, or over lipstick, this multi-tasking balm stick offers all the options to help you create your perfect effect.
Shimmer Brick is another strong contender when it comes to more statement, high-shine highlighting. Microfine particles create a soft-focus effect on skin for a luminescence and light that’s photo-perfect. This illuminating, buildable powder comes in a cocktail of enticing rich-pigment hues, allowing you to layer-up and mix different shades for different effects for your perfect pop. “Use individual shades on their own or mix all four to create soft, shimmering effects,” suggests Janeena. “Using a brush, sweep this fine powder onto high points for subtle illumination, or add as a topper to blush.”
Whatever your mood, whether for day or night, work or play, mix and match these highlighters to find your perfect look.