5 Types of Highlighters for Your Glowiest Skin YetNovember 12, 2020
Not too wet and not too dry, this type of highlighter mimics the skin's texture and gives you a natural glow. Creams can be applied using clean fingers, a beauty sponge or a brush.
With the consistency of a serum, this type of radiance-booster gives skin a dewy, luminous look. These can be mixed in with your moisturizer or foundation for an all-over glow, or applied with clean fingers, a makeup sponge or a brush on the high points of the face.
These highlighters are a solid but melt into the skin like a cream. They're super convenient and don't require application tools. Swipe one right onto the high points of the face, then tap with your fingertips to blend in the formula.
Typically pressed, powder highlighters are similar to powder blushes and are typically flecked with pearlescent pigments. Use a fan brush (we love the IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Mega Fan Brush #9) to dust the highlighter over the high points of the face and body.
With jelly or gel-like highlighters, a little goes a long way because these formulas tend to be ultra-pigmented. We like to use our fingertips to tap on the highlighter.