5 of the best highlighters on the market

These highlighters will make you look as good as glazed donuts, you heard it here first. 2018 may go down as the least interesting year of all time (I mean I’m struggling to remember a day when the entire internet was brought to inconsolable outrage over a gorilla? Weird.) but it will also go down as the shiniest, as far as make-up is concerned, and this trend is showing no signs of slowing down. 

This will likely upset my chocolate Labrador, but highlighters are actually a girl’s best friend. The market has responded, and now there is a highlighter in every shade, formula, and glow-level imaginable. I’m not trying to look a glowing, dewy gift horse in the mouth, but it’s a little overwhelming. As much as I love a good blinding highlight, what we really need is good healthy lit from within type look, just like a glazed donut. It is really the epitome of how we should all aspire to look, glossy, glowy, translucent, healthy but not necessarily healthy. So, here’s a list of the best highlighters to help you achieve this coveted look.


Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder

If you want delicious donuts, go to Little and Friday, if you want to look like a delicious donut go to your nearest Bobbi Brown counter and fork out for some Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder. Proving that powders offer glaze as good as the next, this little gem creates the perfect translucent light -catching glow we all need a little of.


M.A.C Soft and Gentle

This will make you look like you’ve just emerged from what can only be described as a sugary sauna. This is the ‘old trusty’ of the highlighter world, and like a trusty 1994 Toyota Corolla Hatch you know this is going to keep delivering year-in-year-out for a bit of opalescent shimmer.


Benefit Watts Up

Kim Kardashian uses this highlighter. That’s Watts Up.


L'oreal Paris La Vie En Glow Highlighting Powder Palette Warm Glow 

There is nothing quite like nailing your complexion. When your foundation, blush, bronzer and highlighter are all fleeking you’re telling the world not only that you probably spend to much on cosmetics, but that you also know how to use a beauty blender in 80 different ways. Nailing your complexion needn't cost a fortune, and thanks to this blendable formula it's possible with just one palette! 


Shiseido Aura Dew Face, Eyes, Lips

 You can honestly wear this anywhere, cheeks, eyes, collar bones, you name it - Shiseido have you covered. The illuminating, breathable formula will also last 12 hours and doesn't get stuck in creases.