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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