Get Glowing with our Best Highlighters

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Wow-factor, glittery highlighters were a major Y2K trend, alongside the iconic blue eye shadows seen on all ‘it’ girls of the time. Nowadays, the best highlighters are much more subtle and buildable, as they are crafted to elevate natural beauty and bring shine to the high points of the face.

With so many products and formulas on the market, it can be a struggle to know how to get that glimmer. So, whether you’re looking for a healthy glow or cheeks so bright, you’ll need sunglasses – we have a highlighter for any preference. From powder highlighters to creams, we’ve got the perfect formula for you to get your glow on!

Best Powder Highlighter

Our MAKEUP REVOLUTION RELOADED HIGHLIGHTERS offer the ultimate shine. These silky powders blend seamlessly into the skin, instantly creating dimension and radiance.

For a subtle sheen, opt for a color close to your skin tone. Depending on your skin type, either Just My Type or Time To Shine are the best highlighter powders for that discreet glow, as they have warm undertones that give an idyllic glimmer.

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How to Apply Powder Highlighter

After setting your liquid makeup products with a face powder, apply your chosen highlighter powder onto the high points of your face as the last step of your routine.

The best highlighter brush to use is our MAKEUP REVOLUTION CREATE SOFT FOCUS BRUSH R6. The soft, light bristles are smooth to touch and pick up the perfect amount of product. With a tapered end, this brush will glide effortlessly over the high points of your cheeks, giving you the glow you’re after.

Sweep your highlighter of choice across the tops of your cheekbones, browbone, cupid’s bow and the tip of your nose. Make sure you’re not too heavy-handed, as a little can go a long way.

If you decide you want up the glow, layer the product bit by bit to get the ideal luminosity.

Expert Tip: The great thing about powder highlighter is that it can also double-up as an eyeshadow. Swipe over your lid with an eyeshadow brush or dab in the inner corner to make your eyes pop.

Best Liquid Highlighter

The PRO CC PERFECTING GLOW ENHANCER is our best liquid highlighter. The lightweight formula will provide you with an enviable, dewy finish.

How to Apply Liquid Highlighter

Where you put liquid highlighter will differ based on your desired look. You can use this versatile product under or on top of foundation – or even on its own!

A great perk of liquid highlighters is that they can also be mixed in with your foundation to create an effortless, radiant finish.

We recommend applying liquid highlighter with a damp makeup sponge to let the formula melt into your cheeks and give you the subtle glow. Concentrate on the high points of your face for the desired definition and a ‘lit from within’ effect.

Expert Tip: To make your glow visible from space, apply a powder highlighter after the liquid formula to keep it in place and add extra radiance.

Best Cream Highlighter

In our opinion, the best drugstore cream highlighter has to be REVOLUTION PRO GODDESS GLOW CREAM HIGHLIGHTER. The gleaming formula meets all your glowing needs – it’s easy to apply, available in beautiful color variations and is perfect for on the go touch ups!

This stunning highlighter stick is available in three dreamy shades – light champagne, light bronze and warm gold. Say hello to vacation glowing skin, all year round.

How to Apply Cream Highlighter

Cream highlighter is simple to apply. Swipe directly over the desired areas of your face, then blend it out with your fingertips or with a STIPPLING BRUSH.

Expert Tip: As cream highlighter is so easy to blend and gives a natural finish, we recommended using a cream highlighter stick when pursuing the natural makeup aesthetic. Check out our blog on how to achieve this look:

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Now you know everything there is about the best highlighters at Revolution Beauty. Whether you like a bright and buildable powder highlighter or opt for a melting cream that mimics your skin tone – there is a formula for everyone.

We hope to see highlighters become a key component in your everyday makeup line-up. Keep us informed by tagging our Instagram @Revolutionbeauty

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