Highlighters are the vitamin C that keeps me sunkissed and glowy AF all summer long. Here’s a roundup of nine favorite summer highlighters that will take you from looking cute to a hot glazed donut…one that you can spot from across the room!
1. Glossier Haloscope ($22)
I’ll say it first — I’m guilty of joining the Glossier cult with no shame. I have to say these highlighter sticks rightfully claimed their spot in my makeup bag since the day I bought them and they’re here to stay. They’re easy to use and slide seamlessly onto your skin without any fuss. They leave a natural dewy finish and get this: they’re infused with genuine crystal extracts!
2. Jennifer Lopez For Inglot Livin’ the Highlight Illuminator in Luminous ($23)
I’ve all been wanting J.Lo’s signature glow ever since I can remember. So when I heard she announced her beauty line collab with Inglot earlier this year I could hardly believe it. Now you too can recreate that special glow with this J.Lo approved highlighter!
3. Farsali Jelly Beam Illuminator/Highlighter ($40)
You’ve probably seen these all over Instagram and probably have been wondering WTH is that?? It’s a jelly highlighter, it’s fun and bouncy all in one. At first, I questioned its ability to perform but the color payoff and pigment really made me fall in love with this usual product. They’re a buildable glow where a little goes a long way.
4. Milk Makeup Face Gloss ($20)
If you’re looking for that ‘I just finished my workout’ natural shine without ever stepping foot in a gym get yourself a face gloss. It’s an all-over colorless vegan formula that can be used from your face to body for that effortless vibrant glow. Now, also sold in a holographic gloss for a pretty prismatic effect!
5. Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drop Coconut Gel Highlighter ($44)
Wow, so excited that FETISH just came out today and is already topping the charts! So proud of you @selenagomez. ❤️❤️ So many people have been asking about Selena's makeup, and the official video isn't even out yet! 😛 So here you go! Basically it's almost no makeup, just a couple drops of Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter mixed with moisturizer. Her faux freckles are "(Earth)quake" Matte Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner, and she's wearing a soft peach Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer called "French Tickler", all from @marcbeauty. ⭐️⚡️💄❤️
If Selena Gomez’s makeup artist Hung Vango can swear by this coconut-based gel highlighter — you can count me in on buying two.
6. Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Parasol ($8)
Recently Colourpop brought back this limited edition highlighter for the summer that has become a staple. The Super Shock highlighters are best known for their buttery soft formula. For only $8 you can’t beat its price!
7. Maybelline Facestudio Master Chrome Metallic + Holographic Highlighter ($9.99)
If you’re looking for a little somethin’ extra head to your local drugstore to pick up Maybelline’s Master Chrome and Holographic highlighters. These highlighters have reflective pigments that give off a metal-like sheen for an eye-catching glow.
8. CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops ($42)
We ❤️ this low maintenance glowy ✨ summer look MUA @jessi_makeup created on model @taiitaiigordon. She used Custom Enhancer Drops in shade Sunlight as a bronzer for a golden glow. #CoverFX #DropInGlamOut . . . . . . . . #makeup #bblogger #beautybloggers #makeupbase #makeup #beauty #beautyjunkie #makeupjunkie #essentials #motd #lifestyleblogger #beautycare #foundation #highlight #slave2beauty #dipbrow #makeuptutorial
If you’re looking for a more customized glow try these Custom Enhancer Drops from CoverFX. From pearlescent pinks to multi-dimensional colors there are nine universal shades to select from including seven illuminators and two bronzers.
9. Armani Beauty Neo-Nude A-Lines
If you’ve seen my stories, you know I’ve been living with the #nomakeupmakeup look thanks to @armanibeauty’s new Neo Nude collection. Been a huge fan of this new line since I did my unboxing video! #sponsored by #armanibeauty available at @nordstrom. Products used: Ecstasy Balm – shade 02, A-Line Blush – shade 53, A-Line Highlighter – shade 10, Compact Powder Foundation – shade 5.5.
Lastly, this one’s for the artists! If you enjoy playing with color you’ll love this new collection from Armani. The A-Line collection includes blushes, highlighters, and bronzers all that you can blend and build upon one another similar to watercolor paint but for your skin.
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