A new makeup essential in your vanity kit is a highlighter. A highlighter basically makes your skin glow just like it does under candle light without the obvious noticeable impact of shiny sparkly shimmer. It is an amazing product to emphasise your best facial features and draw attention away from the ones you aren’t very happy about. Here are three face highlighters in India that you can choose from.
Before you buy a highlighter make sure you choose the right highlighter type according to the amount of glow you want on your skin. Please refrain from over-applying the highlighter as that just burns the light on your face and makes it look very shiny. Here’s a tutorial by Reiva Cruze to help you learn how to apply a highlighter properly.
A liquid highlighter works best for full coverage. You can also mix it with a moisturiser and apply it all over your face. Liquid highlighters add dimension to your face and prevent dullness and are a great product for dry skin.
If you’re looking to highlight your cheekbones, brow lines, chin and the bridge of your nose for that daily, dewy look, Benefit Cosmetics’ High Beam should be your go-to product. This liquid highlighter is perfect to use after you’ve put your foundation on. It blends with the skin and does not get absorbed into pores. Moreover, it does not clump up and lasts for a good 6-8 hours. The only two problems with this product are its packaging and price. It’s packaged just like a nail polish which can sometimes result in a messy over-application and it’s priced high at INR 2,990. You can buy this product online here www.elitify.com
A more affordable option is Colorbar’s Radiant Glow Illuminator pen. Its tip is in the form of a brush that is not the most suitable option for applying a highlighter so we suggest you get some product on your finger tips to avoid slathering too much of it on to your face. This product is very good for special occasions and parties because of its champagne colour like sheen finish. Just pat the product on to the skin, do not rub it in as it just vanishes. You may buy the product at any ColorBar store for INR 525 or order it online here at www.nykaa.com
Powder Highlighters are our personal favourites. They are easily available, inexpensive and amazing to use at home. Powder highlighters are best for everyday use as they give just the right amount of glow that’s ideal for daytime. You can just use a brush and dab it all over your face or use it on specific areas to highlight them. These are very good for under-eye application as they make your eyes stand out too.
Bobbi Brown’s Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick is a very good powder highlighter for both day and night time. It offers five different shades in the form of a compact brick which you can either use individually or together. The different shades can be used alternatively as eye shadow and blush too. This highlighter is perfect for oily and combination skin as it does not cake up and lasts for very long. Please do not drop the compact on the floor because once it breaks, all the shades get mixed up and it becomes very difficult to use. This product is easily available at all Bobbi Brown stores.
If you would like us to try out any other products for you please let us know, we would be happy to try it out and review it.