There are many ways to achieve glowing skin, but nothing makes it as easy and seamless as liquid highlighters. Of course, powder formulas have long been a cult favorite (Becca Champagne Pop, we're looking at you), but there's no denying that liquid makeup products offer something different. These shimmery options can be just as pigmented and blinding as their powder counterparts, while still being extremely easy to create and mix with the rest of your complexion essentials. The best part? There are plenty of options now that they're making a comeback for 2024 makeup trends, especially if you like a more natural side.
The best liquid highlighters, at a glance
I converted to Team Liquid Highlighter not too long ago, but once I did, I never looked back. I'm all for reducing the time it takes me to get ready, especially on office days when I only have less than 15 minutes to do my usual daily look. And nothing cuts down on my makeup routine like opting for liquid and creamy formulas.
Of all the products I've tried, I've found liquid highlighters to be the most versatile. They're one of those multi-tasking makeup products that you can use in every way possible to achieve your dewy, most “icy” skin yet. Personally, I like to mix a few drops into my foundation for a glowy finish, dab a little on the high points of my cheeks, and even put a little on my eyelids for a glowy look.
Some darker shades can even be used as bronzer drops, while others can double as body highlighters (hello, REFY Body glow)—great for when you want to channel your inner bronze goddess. Long story short, there are no limits to how you can apply liquid highlighter. Just experiment and discover your favorite way to shine.
The best liquid highlighters
To help you narrow down your choices, we've put together a handy guide to the best liquid highlighters for those days when you want to look a little more radiant. From affordable finds to high-end buys, including trends and all-time classics that have stood the test of time, plus a few new releases that just landed on the market. Charm beauty bureau, these are the ones worth trying. So read and shine.
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