It’s no secret that makeup mavens are all over the highlighter craze.
No, this isn’t about the colorful marker you use on a sheet of paper, it’s the makeup product.
A highlighter is an item you can use to highlight certain parts of your face, neck and even other parts of your body.
Highlighter comes in various different formulas, like a loose powder, pressed powder, stick, liquid or cream.
It’s also not always called a highlighter. It can be called a luminizer, shimmer, illuminator or glow.
Common areas to apply the product include: the highest point of the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, the tip of the nose, the cupid’s bow, under the eyebrow arch , the inner corners of the eyes and the center of the chin.
But really, you can put highlighter all over your face if you want. In fact, many makeup artists have filmed full-face highlighter challenge videos, where they use only highlighters to do their makeup.
So what color is a highlighter? Well, they come in a variety of shades. You’ve got the typical shimmery, glittery shades that are light, and then there are darker shades, and then there are colorful ones. Not too long ago, a rainbow highlighter became popular, where multiple colors of the rainbow would sit happily on your cheekbone.
Some highlighters are subtle, while others are highly pigmented. No matter your preference, give some of these highlighters a try and see what the obsession is all about.
- NARS Hot Sand Illuminator ($30, Sephora)
- BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector – Pressed in Pearl ($38, Sephora)
- Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder – Sunset Glow ($46, Sephora)
- Milk Makeup Highlighter ($24, Sephora)
- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Ethereal Light ($45, Sephora)
- Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops – Sunset ($42, Sephora)
- Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette ($42, Sephora)