"No-makeup" makeup looks take a lot more effort than it seems. And if you've been wanting to achieve that "my skin but better" effect, then look no further: Adding highlighter to your routine is the way to go!
While it can be daunting to use them since they have a reputation to be blinding and glittery, there are ones that can help you look lit from within instead. It's an easy, instant way to brighten up your complexion—noticeable even through low-quality webcam calls!
Check out the products below for options:
1. Wet n' Wild Megaglo Highlighter
If you're a fan of powder highlighters, this buildable formula will be your new no-makeup makeup BFF. It won't cling to any dry patches; it'll just add a beautiful sheen on your skin. True to its name, this highlight will give you that mega glow you’re looking for—sans the chunks of glitter!
Megaglo Highlighter in Precious Petals, P399, WET N WILD, Beautymnl
2. BLK Cosmetics Shimmery Jelly Multi-Pot
Don’t be fooled by its size, because this highlight packs a punch so a little goes a long way. Its unique jelly texture has the softness of a cream and lightweight texture of a gel so you won’t feel it sitting on your face. With its finely milled shimmers, it makes it easy to achieve a "glass skin" effect!
Shimmery Jelly Multi-Pot in Pink Pearl, P349, BLK, Lazada
3. Issy & Co. Highlighter Slimstick
This creamy highlight glides on smoothly, giving your skin a luminous glow. Its slim rounded tip helps in applying more precise swipes in hard to reach areas like the nose bridge. Plus, it comes in three different shades to cater to a variety of skin tones!
Highlighter Slimstick, P329, ISSY & CO., Lazada
4. NARS Illuminator in Copacabana
The NARS illuminator reflects light off from your skin, giving a healthy glow like no other. It can be applied on the high points of your face for subtle radiance or mixed in with your base for all-over luminosity.
Illuminator in Copacabana, P1800, NARS, Rustan's
5. Fenty Beauty Match Stix Glow Skinstick in Purrrl
Unlike its Shimmer Skinstick counterpart, the Glow Skinstick provides a barely-there, glossy look on the skin. Thanks to the jojoba oil and shea butter, applying this looks as if you just finished your night time skincare routine.
Match Stix Glow Skinstick in Prrrl, P1550, FENTY BEAUTY, Sephora.ph
6. Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
This coconut-infused highlighter is skincare meets makeup, instantly making your skin look well-hydrated and radiant. It also doesn't hurt that the golden-peach hue of this highlight mimics the glow you get during golden hour by the beach!
Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in Dew You?, P2691, MARC JACOBS BEAUTY, Sephora.ph
7. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light
Hourglass' finishing powder sets your makeup and reflects light to soften the look of your skin. The shade Luminous Light gives a dreamy candlelit glow that melts into your complexion, giving off a natural incandescence.
Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light, P3170, HOURGLASS, Sephora.ph