Whereas lipstick and statement eyeliner used to fight for the spotlight on your face, nowadays there’s no competition; it all comes down to highlighter. There’s just something about a perfectly placed glow that really ties a look together. But with so many highlighters on the market, and so many different skin types, how’s a girl to know which will work glowing magic for her complexion? To help you find your perfect highlighter match, below we walk you through seven of our best illuminator makeup products to create a well-lit visage for every skin type.
Our Highlighters for Oily Skin
You might not think that you can wear highlighter if you have oily skin, as your face may already look shiny. But you totally can! The key to using a highlighter when you have oily skin is steering clear of liquids and using powders instead. Just try one of our picks below to see for yourself.
L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator: If you have oily skin, you know what a lifesaver face powder can be for your shiny-looking complexion. The same can be true when it comes to highlighter. Just because you have oily skin doesn’t mean you should have to skip out on the glow that everyone’s raving about. To see just how beneficial an extra swipe of powder can be, only this time filled with radiance, swipe on one of the four shades in any of these three compacts to create a lit-from-within glow that won’t make your skin look any oilier.
L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette: This is another great highlighter for oily skin, seeing as it’s a powder. Simply choose which color you want to swipe on or dust a few on at a time for a one-of-a-kind look.
Our Highlighters for Dry Skin
Dry skin can sometimes look dull—but a liquid highlighter can help create the appearance of glowing skin. Choose from our two highlighters below, and remember to exfoliate weekly to help rid the surface of your skin of dulling buildup.
L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator: When you have dry skin, you might be nervous to coat your cheekbones in the popular powder highlighters swarming the Internet. But hey, that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the glowing face makeup look. Instead, just reach for this radiance-in-a-bottle that will help up your glow factor.
L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops: Some days you just want a next level glow, right? To get that kilowatt radiance on dry skin, blend some of these glow-boosting drops onto your cheekbones using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Contour Blender.
Our Highlighters for All Skin Types
Some highlighters can work for oily skin and dry skin—and that’s exactly the case with the two highlighters below, the first one of which is great for daytime and the second one of which is ideal for nighttime.
L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer: Thinking you want more of an allover glow? Whether you have normal skin, dry skin, or oily skin, this highlighter-meets-lotion will blend effortlessly into skin for a just-out-of-yoga glow. To get the look, squeeze some of the creamy product onto a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, and stipple it onto your skin.
L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder: Ideal for all skin types, this ultra-shimmery highlighter powder is perfect for accentuating collarbones and legs on those long summer days. Since the colors are a bit more fashion-inspired, you may only want to dust them on your face for festivals.
Looking for more highlighter tips? We thought you would be! If you’re looking for ways to apply highlighter that you may not have thought of before, here are 8 Highlighter Hacks to Help Make Your Skin Look Glow-y. Now get your glow on!