They have become a staple in my beauty bag; these shimmery, youth-giving glow givers, and right now they are essential for helping me to hold onto that summer-inspired glow. Check out some of my favourite highlighters. By Trudi Brewer.
These ten highlighters help me cheat the look of a healthy glow in seconds. Strategically placed where the sun would naturally hit your skin, they will have everyone telling you, ‘Wow, you have great-looking skin.’
Find out how easy they are to use.
Too Faced Multi-Use Diamond Fire Highlighter, $54.
Not only is this a keepsake compact (it looks like a little jewellery box), the pink and peachy blend of shimmer powder is infused with crushed diamonds and pearls. Dust on the high points of the face or it can also be used as eye shadow.
Hourglass Ambient Edit Volume 4, $127.
Once you own an Hourglass highlighter, you will never be without one. This new compact is an edit of their best-selling highlighters in one palette, which makes this so versatile. I use it for contouring cheeks, highlighting the brow bone, and adding a pop of blush on the apples of the cheeks.
Jane Iredale Eye Highlighter Pencil, $40.
The two shades, pearly pink and clean white shades on this dual-ended pencil is a brilliant spot highlighter and concealer. For wiping out the look of dark spots, or showing off the cupids bow, and the brow bone, this is a great tool for fast, yet precise highlighting around the eyes and the lips.
Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder, in Pink Glow, $110.
A smooth, silky shimmer powder, you can buff onto bare skin, or over the top of foundation instead of blush. It blends in seconds, and the soft shimmer that sits on the skin has a metallic sheen that is so flattering. I would not reserve this after five, it looks equally as pretty worn during the day.
By Terry Compact Expert Dual Powder in Apricot Glow, $89.
There are eight shades available in this beauty, and each gives the skin a pearly bronze sheen in slightly different hues. Run a fluffy brush over both shades, and then add bronze anywhere you want a touch of colour, including the decollete. I have also been known to use the darker shade (in the circle) to contour my eyes.
Shiseido Aura Dew in 02 Solar, $55.
Stacked with crushed pearls nothing catches the light on the skin like this little pot of golden dust. I have pressed this spongy powder onto my cheekbones, eyelids, and to create a halo on the middle of the bottom lip after applying lipstick. It wears for hours, is weightless, and the colour - this universally flattering golden shade suits anyone. Available in three shades: 01 Lunar, 02 Solar, and 03 Cosmic.
Rimmel London Kate Moss Blush Palette, $18.
Our cheeky beauty buy this month is a palette of three flattering rosy shades. Ideal for adding a flush of pink to the cheeks, with a touch of pretty shimmer. If you’re looking for a great budget beauty buy - this is it.
Max Factor Miracle Glow Pro Illuminator, $31.
A great choice for anyone who wants to boost radiance in the skin. This liquid glow-giver instantly brightens and hydrates, and it works to plump out fine lines. I mix it with a BB cream or regular foundation and then use a little on a brush to add an extra sheen down the nose and the chin.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Glow Primer, Pink, $38.
Sometimes the skin needs a rosy glow to look alive, and this liquid highlighter lives up to its name. Mix it with your foundation or press it onto the top of the cheekbones, you can expect to see your skin come to life with a pretty rose-coloured shimmer - it looks gorgeous.
ST Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil, $60.
It’s one universally flattering bronzer (thanks to the right blend of gold pigment and hydrating oil). It’s my emergency bronzer-in-a-bottle when I am wearing a skirt and my legs need some instant colour. Apply with a bronzing mitt for best results.