Whatever your formula preference – be it powder, cream or liquid – blending an illuminator into skin is the fastest way to add life and light to an otherwise flat complexion. For maximum impact apply with a light hand to the areas the light naturally hits (the tops of your cheekbones, brow bones and temples) then sit back and bask in the gorgeous glow.

best highlighters


Becca Skin Love Glow Glaze Stick

More than your average highlighter, this sheeny stick is loaded with Becca’s skin-loving Glow Nectar Complex, so as well as adding a beautiful, flattering dewy sheen to skin, it plumps and hydrates too.


Ilia Illuminator in Sway

Add a sun-kissed frosting to skin with this beautiful bronze shade that‘s packed with the brand’s usual roster of good-for-your-skin, organic ingredients. We love dabbing it on to eyelids and lips too.

best highlighters
best highlighters


Kevyn Aucoin Prismatic Highlighting Trio

If it’s an intense hit of shimmer you’re after, stock up on this lustrous powder palette that’s formulated with Prism Pearls for a bold, bright flash. Dust on to the high planes of your face and prepare for the compliments to come your way.


Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick in Rose Gold Flash

We love this creamy, blendable stick formula in this suits-all pinky shade for it’s ability to impart a glowy warmth to skin. Top tip: blend with fingertips onto the bridge of your nose for an instant brightening boost.

best highlighters
best highlighters


Cover FX Glitter Drops in Lunar

Pale skins looking for a high impact glow should apply this liquid illuminator to cheekbones, brow bones and the cupid’s bow. The multidimensional glitter formula provides a light reflective finish which helps skin look flawless.