10 Highlighters That Will Help You Glow Up

It’s time to get illuminated

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting, US$52 (approx. S$70.30).
19 Jul 2016

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting, US$52 (approx. S$70.30).

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3CE Highlighter in Gold Pink, $39.
19 Jul 2016

3CE Highlighter in Gold Pink, $39.

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Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Face Highlighter, $46.
19 Jul 2016

Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Face Highlighter, $46.

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Laneige Brush Highligher Pink Beam, $42.
19 Jul 2016

Laneige Brush Highligher Pink Beam, $42.

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Moonshot Moonflash Cushion SPF 50+ PA +++, $36.
19 Jul 2016

Moonshot Moonflash Cushion SPF 50+ PA +++, $36.

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Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish 003 in Golden, US$72 (approx. S$97.35).
19 Jul 2016

Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish 003 in Golden, US$72 (approx. S$97.35).

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Shu Uemura The Lightbulb Glowing Face Powder, $60.
19 Jul 2016

Shu Uemura The Lightbulb Glowing Face Powder, $60.

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NARS Illuminator in Super Orgasm, $45.
19 Jul 2016

NARS Illuminator in Super Orgasm, $45.

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Wander Beauty Catch the Light Highlighter in Sun, US$27 (approx. S$36.50).
19 Jul 2016

Wander Beauty Catch the Light Highlighter in Sun, US$27 (approx. S$36.50).

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Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter, $48.
19 Jul 2016

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter, $48.

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Hate it or love it, contouring is all the rage now for achieving perfect facial structure and sun-kissed skin. However, there’s another often-overlooked beauty step that can do the exact same thing, albeit in a much more subtle way — highlighting.

When applied to the high points of the face (cheekbones, nose bridge, brow bone and centre of the forehead) with a light hand, highlighter can instantly add dimension and lend a luminous glow to the skin. 

As with foundation, it’s crucial to pick the correct shade of highlighter for your skin tone to avoid looking like you fell asleep in a pile of glitter. 

If you’re fair, opt for something pearlescent or in a light champagne hue. Tan skin tones look best with highlighters with a warm, gold or peach undertone, and folks with dark skin can try lush variations in bronze or rose-gold. 

Can’t wait to get your glow on? Click through the gallery above to check out 10 of our favourite liquid, cream and powder highlighters of the moment!

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