#1 Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Topaz, $58
This has a buttery, melt-into-skin texture and luminescent pearl pigments that adjust to your skin’s undertone so it doesn’t look unnatural.
#2 Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo in Afternoon Snack Mo’ Hunny, $54
This new shade duo from Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty is one of our new go-to highlighters for glowing skin. Afternoon Snack is a soft bronzed champagne and Mo’ Hunny gives more intense shimmer. Use either alone or sweep a brush across both of them to get an in-between glow. The cream-powder formula is packed with superfine shimmer, so you might want to pick up a little product at a time so you don’t go overboard with the glow, especially with Mo’ Hunny.
#3 Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face Liquid Illuminator in Spectrum Bronze, approx US$34 (S$46.50), from Net-a-Porter
This doubles as a highlighter and bronzer, and is suitable for deeper skin tones. We recommend mixing a drop of this into your body lotion or moisturiser before applying it all over your body to get that natural-looking tan. The formula has light-catching micro-shimmer particles and a blend of seed oils to help nourish skin too.
#5 Milani Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter in #04 Flashing Light, $23.85
With light reflecting pearl pigments that give a subtle glow, this highlighter has a super smooth formula that glides on skin effortlessly. In case you haven’t heard of this new-to-Singapore brand, Milani is an LA beauty label that’s a cult favourite among beauty editors, influencers and real women alike, because it offers quality makeup products at affordable prices. Besides this highlighter, you should check out its best-selling foundations, lipsticks and blusher too.
#6 NARS Illuminator in Orgasm, $50
This liquid highlighter can be worn alone for a more intense glow or layered under makeup for a more subtle radiance. We are fans of the Orgasm shade, which flatters a wide range of skin tones, from light to olive to deep.
#7 Pixi Pixiglow Cake Highlighter & Illuminator in Pink Champagne Glow, $42
It’s hard to find a highlighter that’s more versatile than this one from Pixi. Depending on the look you’re going for, you can sweep your brush across any section of the pan to achieve it – the left one-third for just a hint of highlight, the centre third also doubles as a glowy blusher, and the right one-third for the bronzy, sunkissed look. The paraben-free formula also has ceramides to help maintain a healthy skin barrier. This boosts skin hydration and enhances the natural, radiant look.