Not all highlighters are made equal. Some are perfect for that lit-from-within sheen, while there are those that can give you a cheek so beaming that even satellites could see it from space. However, we think there's one underrated kind of highlight finish that we need to talk about: the matte glow.
Basically, it's skin that looks luminous, catches the light, but never looks nor feels oily. Sounds like the dream tropical climate glow, doesn't it? Here's a proper visual:
With summer fast approaching, this is exactly the kind of glow we're looking to achieve. Powder highlighters are the best for this look, because aside from giving you an added glow, these can lightly set the makeup underneath so you won't need another layer of powder.
Two of our new go-tos for this are Revlon's new PhotoReady Highlighting Palettes—both powder quads provide a skin-smoothing, naturally radiant finish that feels like an Instagram filter IRL. No chunky glitters and greasy finishes!
The Sunlit Dream palette has the sunkissed shades you'd want to wear at the beach, while Galaxy Dream features standout holographic pastel hues. All these colors are perfect for that matte glow, but we definitely recommend mixing two or more to create your own custom shade! This way, you only need to bring one palette to your next out of town vacay!
REVLON PhotoReady Highlighting Palettes in Sunlit Dream and Galaxy Dream, P825, Department Stores
If it's an all-around cheek kit you need, the Insta-Sculpt palette has two highlighters plus matte contour powders for your sculpting needs. The peachy hue on the upper right can double as a blush, too!
REVLON PhotoReady Insta-Sculpt Contouring Palette, P825, Department Stores
What are your favorite highlighters for the summer? Let us know in the comments below!