We all want that gorgeous glow on our faces, don’t we? Gone are the times when we wanted to hide shine on the skin with matte powders. Highlighting is surely the new contouring of the beauty world. Working to give you a glow and make you look more awake, highlighter is a wonderful way to infuse a little bit of life into your look. To get the most of this beauty must-have, we’re walking you through exactly where to use it.
Types Of Highlighter Makeup
Since highlighter makeup seems to be just about as popular as blush, the choices you face at a department or drugstore can feel absolutely staggering.
1. Liquid Highlighters
Liquid highlighters are the most versatile no matter your skill level. One dab can illuminate a matte foundation, define cheekbones, or add all over shimmer! Also, these are more pigmented than powder-based formulas so you can use them to accentuate or brighten specific areas of your face. With their light lotion-like base, these can also add life to your foundation.
2. Powder Highlighters
This is a highlighter which gives you a perfect matte finish with sheen and shiny effect. You can use them over your foundation and blush for an overall dewy finish. It’s essential to blend these in properly to avoid a stripe of obvious shimmer. This type of matte finish highlighters actually helps you to hide your pores and clogs and thus highlights your features very radiantly.
3. Cream Highlighters
The creamy texture of the highlighter helps to evenly spread on your skin tone covering all the clogs and pores to give a perfect looking flawless skin. By hitting tiny areas of the face like under the brow bone, the cupid’s bow, and the inner eye corner, you can trick the light without even dirtying a brush, minimal blending required. Creamy highlighters stay for longer time period.
So here is our top pick for best highlighters available in India:
Makeup Revolution is a well known brand in beauty products. Every one is falling for this brand. The Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter gives you the perfect glow. When you apply it on your face, the golden shimmer is mainly noticeable and gives a luminous glow to your face. These highlighters are really pigmented. As it comes in a powder form, it never feels oily on face. The texture is smooth and shimmer is not overpowering. This is a very good product to use with your party makeup and it makes strobing easy too.
The illuminate look is all about shimmer, translucent and lustrous makeup, with a reflective shimmer finish. The Lakme absolute illuminating shimmer brick is the latest addition to Lakme’s new range of illuminating makeup, to create red carpet lustre every day. The Lakme absolute illuminating shimmer brick is a blush palette with a hint of shimmer, specially crafted by backstage experts at Lakme fashion week. Sweep through all four shades of the Lakme absolute illuminating shimmer brick and blend into your cheeks for a soft, rosy glow.
Fast gaining prominence in the Indian market, the highlighter of Revlon formulated in loose powder is definitely a good choice to bank on. It illuminates your facial features and hides off all flaws in a radiant manner. From bare light shades to golden and bronze hues, you will find five different shades to suit your skin texture. With Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator its easy to get a healthy glow in any light.
The stunning V-Face Duo stick by Maybelline makes it simple to define, shape and highlight your features like a pro. This is available in two shades from light to medium and medium to dark skin tones. The consistency of the product is creamy and it gives off a smooth, silky finish to your skin. It’s very easy to use and the highlighter only contains subtle shimmer in it which makes it a great option for daily-wear. The glow provided by its highlighter looks very natural and dewy.
Faces has some great quality makeup products which the Indian market really needs. This is a powder highlighter in a pressed form. It comes in a compact packaging but only a single shade is available. The color is a champagne-gold with intense shimmer. Its warm undertones make it one of the best highlighter for Indian and olive skin tones. The shimmer is neither chunky nor gritty but lends a wonderful illuminating aura on the skin.
Gaining prominence in the makeup kit of women, the Coloressence Shimmer Highlighter is available in three magnificent shades: bronze, silver and gold. It conceals your skin flaws perfectly with its shiny glow and makes you the attraction of all eyes in parties and weddings.
Its a travel friendly highlighter that gives a nice champagne pigment almost like the Mac highlighter but in liquid form. They give a control over product and easy to carry. This highlighter has runny consistency but doesn’t give any harsh lines and blends in a luminous glow.
This limited edition palette by Lakme comes with a hint of shimmer and a luminous silky formula to make your cheeks glow. It helps you create a red carpet luster every day. The Lakme Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick is a blush palette with a hint of shimmer, specially crafted by backstage experts at Lakme Fashion Week. Sweep through all four shades of the Lakme Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick and blend into your cheeks for a soft, rosy glow.
The Makeup Revolution Vivid Shimmer Brick Highlighter gives you the perfect sun-kissed glow. You can use an individual shade or swirl your brush across all the shades for a stunning lit-from-within radiance. It comes in two different palette variations. All the shades in this palette are smooth and glide onto your skin easily. Its fine texture blends in effortlessly and will suit all skin types. It stays on for 7-8 hours and looks very natural even during the day. This is a great imitation of the Bobbi Brown Highlighting powder at a very affordable price.
Sivanna is a Thai based brand. It is affordably priced and has a lot of dupes for higher end brands. This particular shimmer brick resembles that of the Bobby Brown shimmer brick. There are 5 shades available in this range. The texture and pigmentation of this highlighter is crazy!! It’s beyond smooth and just one swipe is enough to get the colour pay-off. You can swirl your brush through all the colours or 2-3 of them to make your own customized colour.