You know that glowy makeup look that pretty much everyone is obsessed with these days? Yeah, that dewy, radiant, and healthy look? Well, if you've been wondering how to achieve it, I'm here to tell you that there's one product that will make your life so much easier. Enter highlighter.
It's a no-brainer that a highlighter would help you get that glow. It's designed to enhance your complexion, reflect light, and illuminate your skin. For best results, apply the product to spots where the light would normally touch, like the forehead, cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, inner eyes, Cupid's bow, and chin.
There are different kinds of highlighters—powders, liquids, and creams. But my absolute favorite is a highlighter stick because it's just so easy to use. In fact, it can take me less than five minutes to apply for the perfect glowy look. After applying, I just blend it with a brush or my fingers, and I'm all set. It's seriously the best and great if you don't have much time to spend on perfecting your look or if you're lazy like me and prefer a no-fuss way to put on makeup.
Seriously, give it a try, and the compliments will come rolling in. Take a look at some of the best highlighter sticks below.
Merit's Day Glow is what turned me on to highlighter sticks since I was previously a powder gal. This one just looks so natural and gives me a dewy glow that always gets compliments. The awesome thing about the product is it's enriched with nourishing ingredients like squalane, olive oil, and a phytosterol-and-amino-acid blend.
You don't have to worry about any touch-ups with this product—it lasts up to 24 hours. The buildable formula also contains SPF 17 protection, so consider that an added bonus.
The coolest thing about Glossier's Haloscope highlighter is that it is actually infused with real crystals—rose quartz or golden topaz, depending on the shade. The formula is enriched with coconut, castor seed, and sweet almond oils to hydrate the skin and give it a dewy finish.
Another highlighter-contour duo, Nyx's highly rated Wonder Stick is extra creamy and blendable. It's available in six different color pairings. One reviewer wrote, "In my research, this product continued to come up as a great product for beginners. I was happy to find that applying was really easy. I felt I could control the amount of product I was putting on my face really well."
If you're looking for a natural formula, try this stick from Burt's Bees, as it's made with 100% natural ingredients like nourishing coconut oil, jojoba oil, cupuaçu butter, and daikon radish extract. And as for the highlighting part, it enhances your natural glow and lasts for a long time.
Both a bronzer and a highlighter, this product can be used all over the face for a glowy, healthy look. The formula is water-resistant, non-feathering, and lightweight. There's also a built-in blending brush on one end so you don't have to worry about adding an extra brush to your makeup bag.
This buildable formula leaves a radiant pearl finish without any streaks. You can use it on your eyes, cheeks, and body. One reviewer wrote, "This highlighter is amazing! I can actually see that my cheeks give the illusion of lift and that is exactly what I was looking for."