News Flash, ladies: Matte’s out and dewy’s in. And there’s no other makeup item that could give you that youthful, luminous glow like a good ol’ highlighter. Highlighters have become a makeup bag essential and it’s rare to see anyone who's faintly interested in makeup, leave their house without slapping some on, if not A LOT (A.K.A me).
Whether you prefer a subtle natural glow or a rich, metallic finish or you just can’t make up your mind between powder, liquid or crème formulas, there's a perfect highlighter out there for you.
Here are our top picks for highlighters that'll get you looking like the radiant goddess that you are:
1) Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick
Rihanna never disappoints and neither does this Fenty Beauty highlighter. This long wear, shimmery highlighting stick comes in an impressive range of shades like ultraviolet and tangerine which can be layered to achieve your desired level of glow. We love how stick glides on the skin like silk. It also doubles as a creamy blush so you get to look peachy and glowy at the same time!
Available at Sephora for Dhs130
2) Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder
This budget-friendly highlighter is one of the most raved about drugstore products ever! If you’re someone who judges makeup by looking at their price, you’re in for a shock as this highlighter will give you the most luminous glow at a value price. Definitely recommend if you’re a make-up beginner!
Available at Namshi for Dhs37
3) Maybelline Master Strobing Stick
We can’t get enough of these brushless highlighting sticks and this one is of our drugstore favourites! The Master Strobing Stick brightens and adds dimension without clogging up your pores. Its super-pigmented, creamy finish will give you instant, defined cheekbones that look sun-kissed. Break out the selfie-cam because, you’re going to want to capture that blinding glow!
Available at Namshi for Dhs43
4) Marc Jacobs Dew Drops in Coconut Fantasy
This coconut infused gel highlighter is essentially dewy skin in a bottle. Hydrate and nourish your skin as if you’re on a tropical spa retreat while glowing like a beach beauty! If you love coconuts and wish your makeup included a shot of skincare, this luminous highlighter is for you.
Available at Sephora for Dhs190
5) Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette in Bronze Sands
If you’re someone with brown or dark skin, this gold based highlighter palette will transform your makeup game! The Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette in 'Bronze Sands' consists of three powders and one cream (which is the perfect base to apply before the powder for an intense copper-glow). The palette is ideal for a night out on the town!
Available at Sephora for Dhs221
6) Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
We have one word for this pressed highlighter: stunning. A cult classic; you must have seen this Becca highlighter pop up all over Instagram and YouTube. Its buttery formula, that blends like a dream, is to die for! The powder is super buildable, which means you can either go for a subtle, everyday shine or an intense sparkle for the night. We recommend you try out their famed golden shade, 'C Pop'.
Available at Sephora for Dhs185
7) Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter
It’s almost impossible to not fall in love with the ornate Love Light Prismatic Highlighter with it’s cute packaging and gorgeous product. It gives the skin a soft glow with some added pearl-like shimmer that looks amazing on all skin tones.
Available at Sephora for Dhs175
8) MAC Mineralize Skinfinish
Want your highlighter to pop? MAC’s got your back, girl! With an ethereal pearlescent glow, this velvety baked powder highlighter has a slightly blinding effect, leaving your skin looking divinely illuminated. It also features M.A.C’s 77-Mineral Complex and Vitamin E so you know it’s definitely good for your skin!
Available at MAC for Dhs140