Face luminizers review photos swatches.
Best highligters seem to be the new makeup holygrail that everybody is looking for (good, all the hype has widened the offer). Narrowing my choice, I reach for three products over and over again since they offer best results. Even considering my different skintone color variations depending on days or winter/summer difference, I easily achieve s chiseled look, sculpting and contouring
Nars highlighting blush Albatros.
This is a universally flattering, finely shimmer infused powder cream formula. It’s so soft that I apply it with my fingers (even though you can use a brush if you feel more comfortable).
It’s one of my favorites because it’s shimmery and makes you look like you’re glowing, but it isn’t too shimmery and does not emphasize pores. I can use it both on my dullest skin winter days and on my summery sunkissed tan. Texture is perfectly manageable even for very small areas like center of the eyelid or bridge of the nose, so it’s perfect to achieve a very chiseled look. It’s a must for any sculpting or contouring addict.
Be very VERY light handed if you use it for the inner corner of your eyes, I generally avoid using it for that purpose unless I’m just applying the excess left on finger/ brush after I applied it somewhere else. If you apply too much and (happens easily if you usually highlight your cheekbones) on a too extended eye area it is at risk of emphasizing dark circles.
Guerlain Precious Light illuminator and concealer.
I use this Guerlain highlighter pen almost daily, even when I wear almost no makeup, picking 02 (medium neutral to slightly warm undertones) on good skin days, and in 00 (fair pink undertones) on my palest dead looking dull skin days. (O1 is for fair yellow undertones.)
This Is a highlighting pen that may be more expensive than similar cosmetics from other brands, but it DOES also offer more coverage and therefore is midways between an illuminator and a concealer (I use it for both purposes depending on the occasion).
The formula is creamy and manageable, the brush is good enough to be used, making touch ups easy, but mainly it is layerable and workable so I sometimes use it on more extended areas (blending by tapping with fingers). It’s a great solution when you want a polished look without using foundation. Place it on the cheekbones, on the nose bridge and other usual areas. You can also easily use it to brighten the area around your noserills, or in the nose to mouth fold, and on the cupids bow without making it obvious that you used something.
Dior Pink air glowing illuminating powder.
In color Pink, it’s a standout. Probably one of the best highlighters that Dior has made for a long time (at least to me). It has an amazing unique shade of glow (not sparkle) and it isn’t too pink. I really wish they would make it permanent (limited edition new for spring summer 2016 glowing gardens collection).
It’s a shimmer infused powder with somehow creamy formula, it comes with a fairly good mini kabuki brush even if for a lighter application I often apply it with my favorite Laura Mercier fan brush.
This Dior Glow pleasure is a bit more shimmery but still not too much in your face, I love how it looks without settling too much in my pores, especially if I am light handed.