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by in Beauty & Makeup on 13th February, 2018

Beauty brands have been launching some absolutely bomb highlighters. You can find them in many forms: liquids, powder and creams.  I’ve put together a list of my all time favourite highlighters, that applied in
the right places, enhance facesʼ features. Be careful to apply well and blend out, otherwise you risk looking greasy rather than glowing.

Highlighters exist in different formulas, so it’s important to first understand which is the best one for your skin type. The liquid ones are lighter in consistency and can be used under foundation to achieve a luminous but super natural effect. Those in cream and stick form tend to be more pigmented and are intended to be spread only in specific places. Finally, powdered ones can have different finishes, depending on the product.They can be applied on the whole face or only in specific areas.

As for colouring, the most important thing is to choose a product according to your complexion. It should be be bright but not too much lighter so that it blends perfectly with the rest of the complexion, otherwise you risk looking like walking, talking, disco balls! Highlight catches the eye, so it is good to pay attention to the type of highlighter you are using and above all never to over-apply. If you apply make-up
at home, it may be that with artificial light indoors, makes the highlighter difficult to notice;  remember that when you go out in natural light everything will be much more evident! An excessive amount of highlighter, as well as giving the impression of being sweaty or greasy, highlights the dilated pores, wrinkles, various imperfections and dry skin.


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I love to apply liquid highlighters immediately after moisturising,
before applying the foundation. Once the base is completed, the light
will seem to come from within and the complexion will have a natural, but very
bright effect. This doesn’t mean that they canʼt be applied above base make-up, or mixed directly with the foundation.

Top Highlighters:

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M.A.C. cosmetics “Gold Deposit” is hands down my go-to when it comes to natural but popping glow. This gold copper highlighter, applied to the highest point of your cheek will blind all your haters. The consistency is so fine that itʼs beginner friendly and easy to blend. I highly recommend this to
dark, deep and rich skin tones and it lasts for over a year!

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This is a palette with six velvety highlighting powders, perfect for EVERYONE. From icy, to champagne, gold, coppery and bronzed, this palette will slay even more if the powders are applied with a damp makeup brush. The pans are huge and itʼs a must have palette of ultimate glow.

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This rose gold duo is easy to use and incredibly blendable and works just as
wonderfully as an eye shadow as it does when worn as a highlighter. RihRih didnʼt come to play!

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A lighter version than the previous duo, this combination will make sure you glow from day to night! This is suitable for medium tanned and lighter skin tones.

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This bright yellow toned highlighter will give you L I F E. It instantly gives tridimensionality wherever you want, and when topped on other highlighters is even more popping. It might be too yellow on lighter skin tones and too greenish on deeper complexions. When applied by its own but itʼs the perfect final touch to a
glowy bomb look! Can we appreciate how GOALS it is when you use it
as an eyeshadow? It got me shook!

Hodman Ibrahim

Hodman Ibrahim

Hodman is a MUA based in Stockholm. She is a lover of all things girly, and is a self-confessed glow addict. Her motto is 'Don’t let anyone with bad brows tell you anything about life'. You can find her slaying on Instagram @hodmanita