When you feel that your natural glow needs a little boost, we all reach for a highlighter. It also helps you out on bad days as highlighting the high points of your face will distract the attention from your dark areas.
Since there are so many highlighters now in the market, you might get a bit overwhelmed. We’ve whipped up a handy list from which you can choose just the right shade and formulation. And hey, you just might need it when you want to do your entire face with them.
#1 BECCA Backlight Priming Filter
Though primarily a primer, this helps you achieve the glow-from-within look. It’s also been tried and tested by YouTube beauty sensation Jaclyn Hill.
BECCA. Available at Adora. For more information, visit their website.
#2 Sephora Collection Wonderful Cushion Luminizer
If you don’t want to tinker with brushes, bounce the sponge tip of this tube on your cheekbones and blend it out with your fingers. You can even do it at back of your Uber.
A staple for those who love highlighting and strobing, you can use this as a primer for that moisturized look. You can also put it on top your foundation to create a more concentrated and long-lasting glow.
MAC. Available at SM City North EDSA. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
#6 Guerlain Météorites Pearls Powder Medium
No doubt an investment piece, the Guerlain Météorites are great for days when you want a subtle sheen. The different colors come together for that natural effect and won’t look weird if your need to build up your highlight for photo shoots.
Guerlain. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Glorietta 4. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
#7 Happy Skin Glisten Up! Highlighter Cheek Stick
Another highlighter for those who don’t have time to blend. This stick highlighter is best for beginners and those who can get away with the no-makeup makeup look.
Happy Skin. Available at Glorietta 4 and Plains & Prints branches. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
#8 Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand
With its built-in brush, this product can also help you bring brightness not just on your cheekbones but also on the center of your nose, underneath the eyes, and chin.
Smashbox. Available at select Beauty Bar branches. For more information, visit their website.
#9 NARS Illuminator in Copacabana
If you’ve got fair to medium skin tone, the pearly-pink particles found in this NARS Illuminator helps bring a little more color to your face without making you look like you’ve got a sunburn.
NARS. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Shangri-La Mall. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.