Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Tuesday 10: Light-Trapping Liquid Highlighters

Still on celebrating Summer, we at SPICE are looking for ways to rival the sun with our skin; products that’ll bring radiance to our skin without leaving it looking shiny. Step in, liquid highlighters…

After applying a matte foundation or moisturiser (a must with the season’s sweat-inducing temperatures), you can still bring life to your complexion with any of these helpful highlighters, which are just great for brow and cheek bones, if a fresh, chiselled-looking face is is what you’re after.

Check out our top 10 products, below;


1. MAC’s Strobe Cream, £24

There is no day that passes that a rave review of this product isn’t posted. All you need is literally one drop of this pearly liquid and just like magic,your skin will be glowing with life and health all day long. #LoveIt.

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2. Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in “Pearl,” £33

Want that gorgeous Jlo glow that we all talk about, every time we see her on the red carpet? Well, one pump of this on your bare skin and it’s yours. Just like the star, your skin’ll be the talk of the town.

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3. No 7’s Skin Illuminator, £11

If like the ladies on Team SPICE, you don’t like getting makeup on your fingers, this highlighter is the one for you. A gorgeous produce, this is just great for one-time application before you go out and also for touch-ups during the day. How? It comes with an applicator brush which makes touch-ups a breeze – whether you’re applying it at your desk or in the back or your car in the Go-Slow.

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4. Benefit’s High Beam, £20

Coming in a nail polish-like bottle, this highlighter is sure to catch beauty-lovers’ eye, but this pink pot works well on all skin shades, so long as you remember to apply it on well-moisturised skin and use the applicator for hard to reach areas.

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5. Stila’s All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminiser, £16

Makeup artists are always on the search for the product to highlight and lift dull skin – especially the skin of anxious, aisle-ready brides. This one’s just perfect as it contains the right amount of warmth, too – so it’s a highlighted and beautifully bronzed glow you’ll get with this one.

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Who says that a product can’t be a cross between a concealer and a highlighter? The infamous Touche Eclat is the prefect example and works wonders when used to brighten under eye circles or when applied to the high corners of the face to mimic natural highlighting. Popularity says this one works.
It is summer and we know that you will be posing in your bikinis, taking fun pictures and posting them all over the social-sphere. Well, the last thing you want is to look like you have a sheen of oil on your body, but you do want a dreamy glow – and this Artificial Light lotion by Smashbox is just what you need. The glow from this product is red carpet worthy and will help your body look healthy and radiant all over. We dig it.
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Need to apply your highlighter in a hurry, with no time to check the mirror before you head out? Use this. Benefit’s Girl Meets Pearl gives you that awesomely natural glow-from-within look, which is easy to apply, hard to apply wrong and just beautiful to behold – even if you can’t behold it first, yourself.
Unlike the other highlighters in our list, this one works well underneath your foundation. Apply before your foundation for a perfect, highlighted finish that is guaranteed to get you loads of compliments for its natural look.
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If you want that obvious, highlighted look that catches attention and the camera’s flash, then this is not the right product for you. Subtle is the glow that radiates from Josie Maran’s Argan Illuminiser. People will be wondering what is making your skin so beautiful and it’ll be up to your to reveal or keep the secret.
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