5 Of The Best Luxury Highlighters


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Could it be true? Could finding the right highlighter for your skin tone be what your complexion has been missing out on? My answer is, yes. A daily dose of ‘ instant healthy glow’ is what my skin needs every morning – pronto.

Whether you see highlighters as a staple or a spontaneous item in your makeup bag, these angelic accents are complete game changers, especially when it comes to highlighting our favourite facial features. The luxury of naturally radiant skin can be rare for some of us (raises hand). Therefore, I thought it was only fair that I shared the secret to an awe-inspiring highlight by unveiling my top 5 luxury highlighters. After all, we only get one face, right?

So if you’re looking for a subtle, sculpted or statement highlighter, I promise that there’s something for you below.


Dior Nude Air Luminizer - Highlighters

The Sophisticated Highlight

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder 001

Texture: Powder
Undertone: Warm
Finish: Glisten

Can we all just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this incredible highlighting powder? As the proud owner of the Diorskin Nude Air Luminzer Powder 001 myself , I should probably start by saying: you need it. Subtle enough for the day, yet strong enough to pick up the moody lighting at a cocktail bar, it’s simply magnificent. Enriched with a warming champagne undertone, it accentuates and embellishes every one of your features with glimmering perfection.


Givenchy Moonlight Saison - Highlighters

The Celestial Highlight

GIVENCHY Les Saisons Healthy Glow Powder Moonlight Saison

Texture: Powder
Undertone: Warm
Finish: Satin

Starry-eyed yet? The jaw-dropping Les Saisons Healthy Glow Powder in Moonlight Saison is the perfect satin highlighter for those that are after an ethereal glow, and not a glittery type of radiance. Due to its pearlescent gleam, I’d say that this one is definitely suited to fairer skin tones. However, its healthy and natural finish shapes and emphasizes your attributes with easy buildability on medium complexions too – yes!


NIOD Photography Fluid - Highlighters

The Mood Lighting Highlighter

Texture: Cream
Undertone: Yellow
Finish: Radiance

Not your average highlighter, I know! But this subtle, golden hue is just perfect for radiating a natural luminescence. Complete multipurpose magic, its diffused soft focus effect works beautifully for photography or as an everyday primer. Seriously, it’s a must have for all sallow complexions, as its yellow undertone brightens even the fairest skin types. When I apply, I like to pop a few dots on top of my foundation for an added glow boost. If you love a cream highlighter, the NIOD Photography Fluid should be your next purchase!


Laura Geller Gelato Swirl Gilded Honey - Highlighters

The Striking Highlighter

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey 

Texture: Powder
Undertone: Warm
Finish: Luminous Sheen

Now this one is Escentual Ceryn’s favourite! We’re talking Instagram elite here. Constantly trending and always flying off the Escentual shelves, this super sparkling powder is the perfect highlighter for those who want a bold and bright highlight. One for the glamour girls! Its shimmer whipped formulation combines the startling power of yellow gold to transform the high points of your face, embellishing your cheekbones, cupids bow, brow bone and inner corner of your eye with pure, glistening heaven. Its deep, golden sheen also accentuates a darker skin beautifully.


Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base - Highlighters

The Dewy Highlighter

Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base

Texture: Cream
Undertone: Cool/Warm
Finish: Dewy Glow

All you have to do is visit the reviews section of this product and you’ll see the floods of amazing testimonials roll in. Completely versatile, you can wear the Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base alone for a born again radiance, or wear underneath your base for a dewy, oh-so-subtle highlight. Again, it’s not a glitter or glimmer, it’s more of a dew – which is perfect for a speedy morning makeup routine. I’m wearing Rose above, as its natural iridescence works for all skin types, especially those with cool undertones. Looking for something different? Choose Champagne to correct redness and opt for Peach is your skin tone is slightly warmer. You can see the full swatches of all of the shades here.


Over to you!

Are you a cream, powder or liquid kind of person? Let me know your favourites over on Twitter – I’m over at @EscentualChels!

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