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GET LIT WITH THE BEST HIGHLIGHTER

GET LIT WITH THE BEST HIGHLIGHTER

When in doubt, glow. We’ve tried and tested every single formula to find the best highlighter for you, whatever you skin type, colour and goal.

Best Highlighter 2019

  1. SLEEK MAKEUP HIGHLIGHTING PALETTE - SOLSTICE
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    SLEEK MAKEUP HIGHLIGHTING PALETTE - SOLSTICE

    Best Highlighter Palette

    First up on our list of the best highlighters is the cult – and award-winning – highlighter palette by Sleek Makeup. Featuring three powders and one cream, this palette will soon become your go-to drugstore highlighter as it’s easy to create a bespoke glow, perfect for your preferences.

    Designed to suit all skin tones, it’s hard to go wrong with this cruelty-free glow.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best Sleek products

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  2. THEBALM MARY LOU MANIZER HIGHLIGHTER
    £20.00 Buy now with HQhair

    THEBALM MARY LOU MANIZER HIGHLIGHTER

    Best Golden Highlight

    The beauty of products from theBalm is that most of them are multi-use products. In Mary Lou’s case, this highlighter doubles up as an eyeshadow and a general shimmer, perfect for both face and body.

    We love to sweep this super powder across the tops of our cheekbones, brow bones and middle of the forehead, as well as using on the inner corners of the eyes.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best thebalm products

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  3. Illamasqua Beyond Powder - Epic
    £34.00 Buy now with HQhair

    Illamasqua Beyond Powder - Epic

    Best High End Highlighter

    Available in six shades, Illamasqua‘s Beyond Powders are an absolute treat for your makeup bag. We love Epic thanks to its deep bronze tone.

    Get a natural, radiant glow with the lightweight texture, plus have creative control by either applying dry or wet for even stronger results. These are perfect for accentuating and highlighting certain areas, or go full-shimmer and use as an eyeshadow.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best Illamasqua products

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  4. BARRY M COSMETICS LIQUID CHROME HIGHLIGHTER
    £6.99 Buy now with HQhair

    BARRY M COSMETICS LIQUID CHROME HIGHLIGHTER

    Best Liquid Highlighter

    Another drugstore contender for best highlighter is this liquid option by Barry M. Available in five shades, this liquid formulation may be blended onto the highs of the face for an ethereal shimmer, or mix in with foundation for a healthy all-over glow.

    Plus, as both a Cruelty-free and Vegan makeup brand, you can be sure that this has been formulated without any animal byproducts.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best Barry M products

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  5. BENEFIT WATT'S UP!
    £22.10 Buy now with HQhair

    BENEFIT WATT'S UP!

    Best Highlighter Stick

    If you prefer the control of a highlighter stick, then Watt’s Up by Benefit ought to be your go-to. Developed to have a cream to powder finish, apply direct from the applicator then blend out with either your finger or a makeup brush for a soft focus finish.

    Not usually a fan of cream blushers but this has converted me!

    Shan, on-site review.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best Benefit products

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  6. INC.REDIBLE YOU GLOW GIRL HIGHLIGHTER
    £10.00 Buy now with HQhair

    INC.REDIBLE YOU GLOW GIRL HIGHLIGHTER

    Best Jelly Highlighter

    If you like a poppin’ glow, then this is the best highlighter for you. Definitely not subtle, INC.redible Cosmetics have created a jelly highlighter that’s made to make a statement in four bright shades.

    Plus, this can also be used as an eyeshadow or lip gloss.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best eyeshadow palette

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  7. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP BORN TO GLOW! LIQUID ILLUMINATOR
    £6.80 Buy now with HQhair

    NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP BORN TO GLOW! LIQUID ILLUMINATOR

    Best Illuminating Highlighter

    Developed to be worn either underneath foundation or alone, NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow! Illuminator is a subtle shimmer that lends a healthy glow to all skin types, thanks to the multiple colours available.

    Plus, apply with a makeup sponge to cheekbones for a subtle glow.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best NYX Professional Makeup products

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  8. STILA HEAVEN'S HUE HIGHLIGHTER
    £28.00 Buy now with HQhair

    STILA HEAVEN'S HUE HIGHLIGHTER

    Best Highlighter Powder

    Add some boujie to your makeup collection with the Heaven’s Hue highlighter from Stila. Light diffusing particles help to create a blurred effect on the skin’s surface, resulting in the impression of an airbrushed finish.

    Finely milled, this powder highlighter is perfect for building up pigment, with both a dry and wet brush.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best colourful makeup

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  9. Maybelline x Gigi Hadid West Coast Collection Strobing Liquid - Gold
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    Maybelline x Gigi Hadid West Coast Collection Strobing Liquid - Gold

    Best Strobing Liquid

    One of our favourite parts of the Maybelline x Gigi Hadid collaboration, the Strobing Liquid is a glowy formulation that works to lend skin a lit from within glow when worn alone or mixed in with foundation or primer.

    Not one for those who like a matte finish, as this highlighter sets to a dewy finish.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best Maybelline products

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  10. BONDI SANDS GLO GLOSS FINISHING GLOW
    £9.99 Buy now with HQhair

    BONDI SANDS GLO GLOSS FINISHING GLOW

    Best Body Highlighter

    Last on our list of the best highlighter is the Bondi Sands Glo Gloss, which you apply to collarbones and shoulders to help create a glowy finish to your entire body, so perfect when wearing bardot or strappy tops. The perfect mid-point between bronzer and fake tan, this face and body suitable formulation will add a water-resistant bronze finish.

    Continue Reading: our guide to the best fake tan

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Rebecca

Rebecca

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When in doubt: add glitter. I'm obsessed with shimmer eyeshadows and always layer up my highlighter.


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