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10 of the Best Highlighters for Summer Skin

Give your skin a summer glow with these wonder products

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Looking for the best beauty highlighters to give your skin a summer glow? We’re here to help. From classics like YSL’s Touche Eclat to new luminous powders, we’ve tried and tested almost everything on the makeup market to bring you nine of the best highlighters.

The Best Highlighters for Glowing Skin


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Hourglass highlighter

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder, £38

This illuminating strobe powder is great for creating a subtle glow all over, or applied with a sculpting brush for more targeted highlights.

Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow, £39

Use this wonder glow luminous liquid underneath your foundation for a beautiful dewy glow.

Nars The Multiple

Nars The Multiple in Copacabana, £30

This multi-use stick can be used on eyes, lips, cheeks and body, but we love it best as a highlighting cheek stick, the fastest way to a healthy glow.

Becca Shimmering skin perfecto

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlight, £12

Easy to use and a narrow stick for extra accuracy, this is the best highlighter for highlighting under the brows. It’s pure makeup magic.

RMS Living Luminiser

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, £36

If it’s a subtle glow rather than a disco shimmer you’re going for, try RMS’ gorgeous cream luminizer.

Mac Mineralise Skin Finish

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Soft and Gentle, £27

Just sweep this skinfinish powder all over your face as the last step in your makeup routine for a subtle glowing finish. An all-time favourite.

YSL Touche Eclat

YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch, £27

A cult classic with good reason; use this brightening highlighter liquid pen under eyes and anywhere else that needs a touch of extra light then blend, blend, blend for a natural flawless finish.

Benefit High Beam

Benefit High Beam, £15.50

One of the best-selling highlighters on the market, this easy-to-apply liquid is perfect for adding a glowing finish to cheeks and under brows. Mix a drop into your favourite foundation for an all-over glow.

Tom Ford Illuminating Powder

Tom Ford Illuminating Powder, £62

Perfect for long summer days and sparkling beach beauty, this shimmering highlighter is every bit as glam and you’d expect (and want) from a Tom Ford compact.

Glossier Haloscope

Glossier Haloscope in Quartz, £18

A cult favourite for a reason, Glossier’s pocket-sized highlighting stick is ideal for quickly sweeping over cheek and brow bones to achieve a natural, ‘just-glazed’ look.


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