The beauty industry is overflowing with new products and techniques to help us say goodbye to dull skin and hello to that effortless Victoria’s Secret runway glow. Any beauty buff knows that a few sweeps and dabs of an eye-catching, and more specifically, light-catching, highlighter is the shortcut to radiant, healthy-looking skin. Here’s a roundup of the best universally flattering highlighters guaranteed to give you the perfect springtime glow.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter
An ultra-fine creamy pressed powder with a buttery, lightweight formula that glides onto the skin without settling into pores. It reflects the light naturally to create the most mesmerizing finish. The highlighter also comes in a wide shade range and the shade Moonstone, in particular, caters to both fair and deep complexions.
RMS Beauty Living Luminizer
Forget intense glitters and shimmers, this little pot proves that a little goes a long way. It’s a nourishing, coconut oil-based cream highlighter that should be a staple product in every makeup bag. The dewy, champagne luster melts into the skin when applied to create a beautifully subtle no-highlight highlight.
Maybelline FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter
This illuminator is a highly pigmented pearlescent powder that produces a blinding chrome sheen that’s perfect for every complexion. It’s affordable and buildable, though only a couple of sweeps would suffice to reveal a stunning reflective finish.
Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Highlighter + Balm Duo
The dual-ended jumbo stick includes one cream highlighter end that seamlessly illuminates while the clear, glossy balm end is formulated with hyaluronic acid, aloe, and argan oils to deliver a soft, natural dewiness. This runway must-have takes your glow to the next level and looks divine when dabbed onto bare skin.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand
A glossy liquid highlighter that gives you that airbrushed Hollywood highlight. The lightweight, hydrating formula comes in a squeeze tube with a cushion applicator to dispense the product easily and precisely. With the option to choose from 6 shades and two finishes – radiant or shimmer, this glow-boosting highlighter is sure to give your skin that much-needed radiance this spring.