8 Cream Highlighters for Seriously Glowy SkinOctober 13, 2022
Cream highlighters are our go-to for achieving that glowy, dewy makeup look that says, “I’m not wearing any makeup; I’m just naturally this radiant and gorgeous.” We love them for their blendability, easy application and the way they make our skin look lit from within. Whether you’re looking for a drugstore highlighter or want to treat yourself to radiance-boosting makeup that’s a little more luxe, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite cream highlighters for every skin tone, ahead.
Valentino V-Lighter Face Base Primer and Highlighter
For an ultra luxurious glow, opt for this primer-highlighter combo. It comes in two striking shades: an iridescent purple-pink and rose gold. Apply it under makeup for a full-face glow or stick to the high points of your face to catch the light.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Fluid Sheer Glow Enhancer Highlighter
For a glowy option that will radiate against your skin wherever you place it — opt for this creamy liquid formula that comes in 11 shades. It has a buildable finish that can be tapped onto the cheekbones for a dewy flush or stippled onto the face with a brush for a shimmery, eye-catching look.
Maybelline New York Facestudio Master Strobing Stick
This drugstore stick is small enough to carry in your bag for touch-ups throughout the day and makes for a super easy and mess-free application. Simply apply it anywhere you want to illuminate, blend it out with your fingers and go.
L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion
Looking for a cream highlight that gives a subtle glow but can be worn with or without makeup? Try this liquid luminizer which comes in four flattering shades for fair, medium and deep skin tones.
NYX Professional Makeup Contour and Highlighter Wonder Stick
This dual-ended stick is a must try if you’re looking to highlight and define your face with just one to two swipes. One side is a glossy, high-shine highlighter, while the other is a pigmented matte contour shade. It comes in eight hues that complement a variety of skin tones.
UOMA Beauty Double Take Contour Stick
Sculpt and highlight your face with this cream highlighter stick that can provide you subtle luminosity or a radiant, shimmery finish. It’s blendable, buildable, easy to use and made with lychee extract to hydrate and amp up your glow.
Danessa Myricks Dew Wet Balm
Use this cream highlighter balm to soften the look of dry skin or cakey makeup. It’s infused with jojoba oil and other hydrating ingredients to instantly illuminate your complexion, offering a glass skin finish. It’s available in five shades, ranging from translucent to a rich bronze.
Rose INC Solar Radiance Hydrating Cream Highlighter
For a creamy formula that blends seamlessly, opt for this highlighter option. It comes in five stunning hues: copper, rose gold, pink, pearl and champagne, and contains hydrating rose extract and squalane for a hydrated, fresh finish.