6 Golden Highlighters for a Striking Glow This Summer

August 15, 2022
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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Adding luminosity to your complexion is easy with the right highlighting makeup product. Whether it be a cream, liquid or powder formula, highlighters can easily brighten and add dimension to your makeup routine. Our secret weapon for getting glowy skin is golden highlighter,which adds just the right amount of warmth, radiance and sparkle to just about any skin tone. Here, we’re sharing our favorite golden highlighters that can help you master the look.

NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Icy Highlighter in Rock Candy

Glow up your makeup routine with the high-shine golden pigment in this highlighter duo by NYX Professional Makeup. Apply it to your temples, down your nose and on your cupid's bow for a truly ethereal, eye-catching sparkle that will warm up your entire look.

Lancôme Dual Finish Highlighter in Luminous Gold

Add a layer of luminosity to your bare skin or over foundation with this gold highlighting powder. Our favorite part about this formula is that it’s buildable, so you can add a few layers on the temples and upper cheekbones for a striking highlight, or add a small touch of it to your eyelids for a subtle gold shimmer.

Maybelline New York Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in Molten Topaz

This buttery highlighting formula is an absolute must-try if you’re looking for a golden highlighter that’s easy to apply. It seamlessly melts into the skin upon contact, requires little blending and no tools required — all it takes is a swipe of the product with your fingertip to get a radiant, pigmented finish.

Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer in Flaunt

Long-wearing and lightweight, this liquid gold highlighting formula feels like second-skin after application. It has a shimmery, soft-focus finish and can be applied as a highlight on the temples, nose, or even lids.

R.E.M Beauty Interstellar Highlighter Topper in Thee Sun

You can’t get much sunnier than this yellow-gold highlighter. The super pigmented formula leaves behind a vivid gold finish that looks stunning on all skin tones and perfectly replicates blinding light from the real sun!

Makeup by Mario Master Crystal Reflector in Citrine

For a multi-purpose highlighter that can be used anywhere on the face, opt for this citrine-gold formula. It leaves behind a flush of sparkle that’s extremely buildable — one layer is perfect if you’re looking for a subtle shimmer, and multiple can get you a super saturated, radiant look.

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