Ah, winter. While we're fans of shopping at outdoor holiday markets for super-cute trinkets, pretending to be Olympic athletes on the ice skating rink and sipping hot chocolate with lots and lots of whipped cream, we're not quite as in love with what the colder weather does to our skin. Yep, the frigid air of winter can lead to a seriously dry, dull complexion. While switching to a thicker, richer moisturizer is certainly helpful this time of year, using the right makeup is also key.
What's one of the best ways to up your glow with makeup this season? Swiping on a touch of highlighter, of course. Now, it's pretty easy to go overboard with highlighter and veer into disco ball territory. That's why we're obsessed with highlighter drops, which can be mixed into moisturizer or foundation for the subtlest hint of shimmer. Keep reading for our fave highlighter drops at every price point. It's glow time!
Available in trendy bronze, pink, and champagne shades, these illuminating highlighter drops can be added to any other products you put on your face or worn alone. Simply use the dropper to pump up the radiance on dull winter skin. Pro tip: Apply to your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and your brow bone.
Infused with pigmented pearls, these liquid highlighter drops (available in pearl and gold) can be used to strobe, highlight or create an all-over glow. All you need is one drop to up your skin's glow factor. Apply the drop on its own or mix it into foundation or moisturizer. Try blending it in with a makeup sponge for an airbrushed effect.
This illuminating serum, which has an opalescent finish, is meant to be blended into foundation. Just squeeze one drop into your foundation before applying all over your face for a crazy-bright complexion. If you want to turn the wattage up even more, use the serum on top of foundation on your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose or your cupid's bow.
Getting your glow on doesn't have to break the bank. These highlighter drops are a steal -- they're under $5! With a cool pearlescent finish, you can place a few drops on the high points of your face after you're done applying the rest of your face makeup for noticeable radiance, or you can add a few drops into your foundation for an office-appropriate shimmer.