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8 Of The Best Highlighters For Illuminating Your Complexion!

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As summer fast approaches, we want our complexion to look as illuminating and dewy as possible when the sun hits our skin. Wondering how you can best achieve this look? Well look no further. Whether your staycation-ing in England or sitting in a beer garden this summer, we’ve got the top highlighter beauty buys that will bring a touch of the sunshine to you!

The 8 Best Highlighters To Try This Summer 

With a range of different applications and formulas, we’ve found some of our favourite liquid, powder and cream highlighters that will help you to achieve your gorgeous natural glow this summer!

Jecca Blac. Glow Drops 

Using a lightweight liquid application Jecca Blac. Glow Drops not only help to prime the skin but also helps to elevate your glow – whatever your skin type – leaving a hydrated dewy finish. This vegan friendly and cruelty free product brightens your complexion and can be used to highlight on top of your makeup or simply as a base creating a gorgeous healthy natural glow – and all for only £16!

Iconic London Illuminator 

Get your ultimate glow on with this best-selling Iconic London Illuminator! A must-have product that even the likes of Khloe Kardashian is raving about, these vegan drops will transform your makeup routine by creating an ultra-blendable glow. This liquid shimmer is not only stunning but is also multi functional

  1. Use it as a contour to accentuate the points of your face.
  2. Add to foundation or primer to create a fabulous hydrated look.
  3. Simply use on it’s own for a super highlighted glow.

So, why not add a touch of iconic luxury to your makeup bag this summer!

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed 

A powder press to die for! This award-winning multicolour powder easily glides across your skin acting like a cream to bestow a phenomenal sun tan inspired glow. Housed in a compact silver component with a useful mirror, the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed allows you to top up your look on the go too. Whether it’s a day time glint or night time glow you want to achieve, this formula can be used to create both a subtle or intense shine!

Lottie London Rainbow Highlighter Mermaid Glow 

If you love bright vibrant colours then this Lottie London Rainbow Highlighter is the one for you! With six different colours in one compact, simply swipe your brush across each to create a magical rainbow effect that instantly bounces off your skin. Or, for a more natural shimmer, swirl your brush around the compact to attract the good vibes to you this summer.

NYX Professional Makeup High Glass Illuminating Powder 

This illuminating loose powder will not only help to give your face a beautiful and intense glow this summer, but also your body too. By using a light reflecting shimmer, NYX Professional Makeup High Glass Illuminating Powder adds intense luminosity to any complexion. Simply sweep the superfine formula over your face, shoulders and décolleté to create a radiant, bronzed and highlighted look. Available in a selection of illuminating colours, this product suits all skin tones and is less than a tenner!

Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder 

Another unmissable beauty bargain! At just under £5, this affordable and fabulous highly blendable highlighter is so densely pigmented you will never have to worry about topping it up during the day or night. This fan favourite comes in seven different shades – ranging from silver and gold to light orange – helping you to shine from the inside out. The easy to blend formula of the Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder can be applied to your cheekbones, cupid’s bow and brow bone to achieve a pearlescent finish.

Illamasqua Beyond Liquid Highlighter 

Use the Illamasqua Beyond Liquid Highlighter and you’ll be left with a dewy finish that perfectly matches the on-trend glass-skin look we all love. With three different shades ranging from dark golden to a frosty pearl pink, you’ll easily find the perfect shade for your complexion. Our fave is of course shade ‘OMG’ with its famous champagne golden shimmer – instantly warming the skin, it sits harmoniously on any skin tone.

benefit Watts Up Cream To Powder Soft Focus Highlighter 

Cream highlighters are perfect for leaving a soft, smooth finish and can be much easier to place on the areas you need than other formulas. The benefit Watts Up Cream To Powder Soft Focus Highlighter not only glides on, but also creates a powered finish. ‘Watts’ not to love?! This double ended tool also holds a blending applicator to make sure you get the smooth finish you deserve!

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Molly Lucas

Molly Lucas

Beauty Writer

Since I started delving into the beauty world at 15, I’ve always found applying makeup or using skincare therapeutic. Whether it’s before work or for an evening out, it brings me a sense of escapism. Having started young, I’ve had my fair share of beauty do’s and dont’s - but beauty has always managed to bring me confidence. Therefore, finding that affordable dupe or drugstore product that looks and feels high-end is one of my favourite feelings!


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