Know When to Say No If your skin is on the oily side, avoid liquid luminizer, as these can start to look greasy very quickly after you apply them. Celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose, who has worked with Lupita Nyong'o and Gabrielle Union, recommends the "dry shine" of a powder highlighter over a liquid or cream.
But if you've got dry skin, definitely go for those liquids. "When you are dry, you want to add as much moisture to your skin as possible," says Scantlin. Liquid- or cream-based shimmers give dry skin a glow without looking chalky.
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