Benefit Cosmetics High Beam liquid highlighter is an affordable formula that guarantees a fresh dewy complexion. At the end of your regular makeup routine, swipe a bit on the tops of your cheekbones and under your brow bones for an instant glow. This formula fits all skin tones, but if your skin is on the darker end of the spectrum, give High Beam’s bronzing counterpart a try: Benefit Cosmetics Sun Beam.
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For an easy-to-use powder illuminator, I turn to Dolce & Gabbana The Illuminator Glow Illuminating Powder in Eva 3. This weightless pearlescent powder will transform your face from dull to luminous in five easy brushes: one on each upper cheekbone, one down your nose and one under each brow bone. Slip this compact in your purse for on-the-go touch ups to erase grease and shine.
A cream highlighter is perfect for an easy blend and natural finish. Nars’ best selling The Multiple in South Beach is a go-to luminizer that sure goes a long way. When you’re getting ready in a jiffy, this multi-purpose stick available in 14 shades can double over to highlight not only your cheeks, but your eyes, lips and décolleté.
The mantra never ends: don’t forget the SPF. That’s why I love Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+ in Opal. The silky water-based formula is lightweight has a prismatic effect, ensuring a long-lasting shimmer that adjusts to any light. Sassy tip: for an all-over glow, mix a drop with your regular BB cream or liquid foundation and apply as normal.
This face palette is pretty hard to beat. Upon opening the sleek Urban Decay Naked Flushed in Strip, you will find three full-size pressed powders – bronzer, highlighter and blush – nestled side by side to use separately or to blend together. This trio doesn’t skimp on pigment either, but the featherlight texture blends so seamlessly that the four palettes available are versatile enough for any skin tone.
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