Liquid highlighters are a godsend for people like me. When it comes to makeup, I use products that are easy to use and apply. I can just dot some on my face, blend gently, and I’m out the door, no brushes required. There are even some formulas that act as moisturizers so you get the glow you want while keeping your skin soft. Another advantage of using a liquid highlight is that it doesn’t look like a patch of glitter on your skin but leaves a dewy look. Lastly, they’re great for when you’re on-the-go because you don’t have to worry about it shattering like powder ones.
If you’re experiencing the same problem, take a look at the list below for some products you can incorporate in your makeup routine.
If you love coconut-infused makeup, add this highlighter by Marc Jacobs to your collection. You can apply this product directly on your skin or you can opt to mix it in with your foundation or primer for dewy-looking skin. It has a golden peach color that looks good on all skin tones. It is also formulated with coconut alkanes for long wear, coconut milk for hydration, coconut water which provides electrolytes, coconut polysaccharides to condition skin, and coconut fragrance for a refreshing scent.
Benefit Sun Beam
Shop: Available at Greenbelt 5.
Struggling to get that beach babe glow because of the rain? Dot this highlighter on the high points of your face like the bridge of your nose and cupid’s bow for that sunkissed finish. Its radiance boosting formula can be used on all skin tones. Be sure to blend this product into your skin quickly as the brush strokes might be seen if you leave it on for too long.
Guerlain Precious Light-Rejuvenating Illuminator
Shop: Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
I don’t like spending too much time doing my makeup so I look for time-saving beauty products that have dual purpose. The Rejuvenating Illuminator from Guerlain targets imperfections, toning down the appearance of wrinkles, and enlarged pores. The golden side of the formula reflects light, creating smoother skin.
Banila Co. So Strobing Pen
Shop: Available at Glorietta 4.
The ruby and diamond powder in this product gives the skin a highlighted glow. It moisturizes the skin with a blend of lavender oil, hibiscus extract, and adenosine. You can use it as a base for the rest of your makeup or on dark circles to brighten the eyes. Since it comes in a pen packaging you can throw this in your bag for touch-ups within the day.
Makeup brands have been releasing products with cushion applicators, from blush to concealers. Sephora joins in with their cushion luminizer. Lightly dab the formula and spread it using the applicator in an even way. This champagne colored highlighter has a light texture and shimmer particles that add a radiant glow to your skin.
For long days when you don’t have time to go home and freshen up, use a long-wear highlighter. This BB highlighter from Estée Lauder is lightweight and brightens the skin. Its Photo Optic Technology helps reduce the look of tiredness and highlights facial features.
Mac Strobe Cream
Shop: Available at SM Aura Premier.
My current go-to highlighter is the Strobe Cream from Mac. It comes in five different shades, choose from pink, peach, silver, red, and gold. It’s moisturizing so it boosts dull skin, making it look iridescent under sunlight or spotlight. It also brightens with antioxidants like green tea.