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GLAZED BEAUTY: The Best Highlighters For That Holographic Glow

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Best Highlighter Makeup Products

‘All hail the makeup Gods for highlighters!’ we chant in harmony as we near the end of a fine beauty packed 2017. Whether you prefer to get your glow through powder, stick, cream or fluid formulations, the real secret is pulling of highlighted skin with the right product (unless you want to end up looking like the Tin Man).

Designed with lush light reflecting minerals and pearl pigmented formulas, Nykaa has tried and tested everything under the sun for this ultimate guide to the very best on the market. It’s your time to Gleam, Gloss and Glisten.  

Here are the best highlighter makeup products:

Best Highlighter Makeup Products- Polished Glint


Mega-watt glow in a tube, this glaze machine is sweeping the shelves as we speak. Creating the sort of dewy sheen you'd normally only see on the catwalk, the NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator has a solid oil core to hydrate as it highlights. The buildable, long-lasting formula feels about as luxurious as a room full of healing crystals.


Ah, the L.A. Girl Velvet Contour Highlighter Stick - Cashmere! This super dreamy stick sells like hotcakes for a good reason. Swipe this creamy crayon over your cheekbones and blend seamlessly with your finger for a perfect not-too-shimmery glow. This champagne veil of color is an ideal middle-of-the-road hue that looks natural on just about everyone. You can so pull off the ‘I woke up like this’ card with this miracle creation. Your secret’s safe with us.

Best Highlighter Makeup Products- Contour Highlighter Stick
Best Highlighter Makeup Products- Makeup Revolution Rainbow Highlighter


Warning. Lush Unicorn magique in a box, this palette is almost too pretty to use. Choose from five pastel shimmery shades, all of which are equipped with the finest shimmer to make you glow like an ethereal angel. Yes, we’re talking about the one and only Makeup Revolution Rainbow Highlighter. Swipe on this gorgeously pigmented, baked palette on the high planes of your face to accentuate your bone structure. Can you almost feel that soft-focus glow?


The Makeup Obsession Strobe Balm - S104 Radiance is your ultimate highlighter for the girl who’s always short on time. It’s essentially a little pot of light for the face, with a blendable formula for buildable radiance. So, it basically passes off just perfect for quick touch-ups. All you gotta do is simply dot along your cheekbones and blend for an iridescent pinkish glow. I mean there’s nothing better than a beauty miracle for dull skin in need of a boost. Yup, it’s that good. And who can argue with that price tag?

Best Highlighter Makeup Products-Makeup Obsession Strobe Balm
Best Highlighter Makeup Products- Highlighting Powder


New kid on the block, and she’s catching up. Enter Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder - Crown Of My Canopy. This beauty just dropped and rose right to the top of our list for good reasons. This sheer buildable pressed powder is densely pigmented so you won't have to worry about a cream meltdown should you choose to strobe to galactic levels. Best part? This formula evens your skin tone while imparting sheer luminosity. We’re seriously impressed with this one.


Assuming this industry favorite isn’t already on your vanity, we suggest you stock up ASAP. This is one of the best highlighter face makeup product. Despite its powder formula, this luminizer glides on like silk. TheBalm’s breakout highlighter, theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer Highlighter, Shadow & Shimmer - Pink packs a wallop of honey-hued shine in this little compact. This universally flattering shade is ideal for a subtle shimmer and doubles up as a gorgeous eye shadow as well. Care for little bursts of sunshine on your cheeks this chilly fall? Thought as much. Wink.

Best Highlighter Makeup Products- Highlighting Shimmer Shadow
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