We all know we live for the glow, especially in the summertime. This season, we want to look dewy and hydrated while sparkling at the same time. Here is a list of 10 stunning liquid highlighters that deliver the most gorgeous summer glow.
Apply this satin pink shade—it happens to be one of the first highlighters to hit the market—to the tops of your cheekbones and Cupid’s bow for a youthful strobed look. Benefit promises a long-lasting radiant wear, day or night. Feeling a more sunkissed look? The brand also created a second shade with the same long-wearing formula called Sun Beam Liquid Face Highlighter ($26).
Offered in seven radiant shades, this formula consists of ultra-fine light-reflecting pearls for glow, adjusting mineral pigments for dimension and aloe and avocado oils for essential hydration. Try their best seller Champagne Pop for a peachy gold highlight.
Although a bit pricier than the others, this one has our heart because of its versatility: use it as a face base, mixed with foundation, as a blush, bronzer or highlight. All these methods require different shades (which you can find in their range of six hues) designed to perfect your complexion.
Ever want to glow like a Victoria Secret model? The secret is out, and this is exactly how they get their angelic glow for the runway. Inspired by the lights on the red carpet, Tilbury created this formula to bottle the beauty light effects of Hollywood, as well as the flawless filters we see on social media. To accomplish this look, she added ingredients such as pearls for glow, oleo gel for gloss and rose pigment to capture that red carpet lighting look.
For a more natural way to get your glow on, swirl a couple of drops into your foundation for an allover luminous glow. The formula delivers a dewy (yet light) finish on the skin that’s perfect for summer. The two shades offered are promised to compliment all skin tones; one is cool-toned and the other is warm-toned.
If you love shimmer, look no further. With shades ranging from holographic to pearl, gold, silver and bronze, these ultra-concentrated drops get their shimmer from very fine treated pearls that help produce the liquid metal finish. Be sure to shake the product prior to using. To blend, we love using our beautyblender or fingertips for the best results.
The original NARS Orgasm blush is a staple in most makeup kits—it’s also one of the best-selling blushes in the industry. So naturally, the brand created the iconic shade in liquid highlighter formula, too. Not only does a single drop make your cheeks look flushed and sparkly, but it also treats skin thanks to pomegranate extract in the formula for a dose of hydration and necessary antioxidants.
MAC Strobe Cream ($34)
This has been a must-have in my personal collection for years. Whether applied all over my face or onto my shoulders for some body glow, it always gets the job done perfectly. Packed with potent botanicals to boost dull skin, as well as nutritious vitamins and green tea, this brightening cream promises to smooth skin, improve clarity and hydrate, all while providing stunning radiance.
If you’re looking for luminescence rather than sparkle, here’s the product for you. Packed full of mother-of-pearl, Make Up For Ever offers up a highlight that simply glows instead of sparkles. Additionally, the product contains blurring properties to help perfect your complexion.
If you want that blinding glittery highlight, these are the perfect sparkling highlight shades. Infused with crystals and purple-iridescent tones, these drops are bound to make you feel like a gem. This product’s water based, gritty-free formula sets quickly and is cruelty free.
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