Continue reading to get the scoop on the best highlighters for strobing.
L'Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator
If you’re on the hunt for the highlighter that can do it all, this little gem is The One. The liquid formula is available in 3 different shades—Golden, Rose and Ice—so it will work for most skin-tones from warm, to neutral, to cool. Best of all, it’s on our list of top drugstore picks, so you know you’re getting the best bang for your buck.
NYX Professional Makeup Bright Idea Illuminating Stick
Besides being fun to say, these beauties will give you that lit-from-within glow every goddess needs. They’re creamy-soft, easy to blend and have a natural shimmer to them—all in a stick that fits snugly into your date-night purse.
This one has strobing right in the name, so you know you can’t go wrong here. You’ll be working with a creamy highlighter that dries matte, so you won’t get that oily look we all dread so much. It blends easily with no harsh lines, and the best part? It’s suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Now that’s what we call a win-win.
Urban Decay Afterglow
They say you’re not to judge a book by its cover, but with beautiful packaging and a double-chrome cover, you’ll be obsessed with how cute this highlighter looks in your makeup bag. Luckily, the product inside is just as eye-catching. It’s a powder that’s specially formulated to spread evenly, so you don’t have to worry about the product getting cakey as you build. Plus, it comes in a range of shades, so if you need help figuring out how to choose the right one for your skin-tone, we have just the guide.
NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator
If you’ve always felt more comfortable using powders but you’re toying with the idea of testing a liquid highlighter, the Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator is the one to try. It’s lightweight, sheer and super easy to blend with a brush or your finger. Try this formula for a soft and subtle look that catches the light (and directs eyeballs) in all the right places.
Lancôme Éclat Miracle
Here we’re introducing a product that guarantees more good-mirror-days, because it actually has mirrors in it!. That’s right, this highlighter has tiny “liquid mirror” particles that illuminate your skin so perfectly, you’ll want to stare at your glowing reflection every chance you get. You can use the liquid on its own for touches of light on specific areas or mixed with foundation for an overall glow. And it’s so sheer and light, it won’t settle into lines. Apply using a brush or your fingers, then indulge in a little vanity.
Just look at this beauty. It is literally a gold wand, and yes, it has magical powers like easy application and super precise coverage. Just click the black button at the base until liquid hits the applicator brush, then strobe your cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and brow bones. It goes on silky and smooth, but just make sure you don’t get too click-happy, because trust: pressing that button is satisfying.
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer
Say hello to long-lasting radiance. This is the highlighter for those long days in the office when you’re too on your grind to touch up your glow throughout the day. It goes on subtle, and with 14 shades to choose from, you’re sure to get just the perfect match for your skin tone (and if you need a primer on that, look no further). We recommend using a blender brush to apply, and you can mix with foundation if you’re looking for a little more color.
Have you tried strobing with any of these highlighters? Let us know which one you like best!