14 Best Highlighters
If you're not using a highlighter, you might as well put your skin in a nursing home. The easiest way to create a youthful, dewy complexion, these must-have highlighters will help turn back the clock
With that said, is it a lost cause to yearn for that perfectly chiseled face and youthful glow from our teenage years? Nope. Here at Total Beauty, our motto is if you don't have it, you can fake it -- with some help from the best highlighter, of course.
Skip ahead to see the 14 best highlighters.
A great highlighter can perk up your complexion, accentuate the features you love, and even camouflage aging skin. Celebrity makeup artist Joanna Schlip calls highlighters -- with their light-reflective pigments -- "the secret weapon for a youthful, healthy glow -- especially for women aged 40 and over." It can minimize dark circles, decrease the look of wrinkles, and mimic a face-lift, all with an appropriately placed swipe. The key is knowing how to use it.
"Apply the highlighter under the eyes, above the brows, and on the browbone to add life and brightness, which ultimately helps you to look healthier and younger," says celebrity makeup artist Geoffrey Rodriguez. So if you're feeling fatigued or trying to minimize dark circles, Rodriguez says, highlighters are the ideal solution.
Schlip also recommends applying highlighter on the apple of your cheeks over your blush where the color is most vibrant. And makeup artist Karen Scott recommends using a highlighter to "give the illusion of a fuller pout by applying a small dab just above the cupid's bow on your lip."
Now that you know all about this anti-aging essential, it's time to find your best highlighter. But don't worry: we've narrowed down your search by compiling our readers' top picks. From creams to powders, high-end makeup counters to the drugstore, we've got the 14 best highlighters that are guaranteed to brighten up your face.
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