Highlighters or Illuminators are the best way to freshen up a tired looking face. Applying a highlighter is slightly tricky. It has to be applied above the cheekbones parallel to the blush. It is then applied to the inner corner of the eyes, brow bones, bridge of the nose and collar bones so that these areas may catch the maximum light and make the face appear radiant. They are available in various forms like dry, liquid or pen format out of which the pen is easy to work with. The others require a good brush. While oily beauties may find it slightly tricky until perfecting the art of using highlighters, dry skinned ones can use it freely to get that dewy finish to their make-up.
1. Lakme Absolute Moon Lit
Lakme has come up with some of the most revolutionary products in this range and their highlighter is no different. It has the most generous color payoff with great pigmentation which makes it ideal for day use too. It works great on warm skin tones giving it an ethereal glow. It does have a bit of shimmer on the top which slowly fads off and the matte product is revealed. The product is priced at 600 rs for 9 gm.
2. Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator
This is a great product which can be used by beginners. It is liquid in form and hence can be used according to need. It blends finely and does not leave streaks even though in liquid form. It is decently pigmented so more product is to be used to get the desired effect. The product is available in 3 different shades at the price of 850 rs for 30 ml.
3. Colorbar Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Pen
This product is suggested for every make-up addict who wants perfection in their work. It gives a lot of precision while using on eye contours, brow contours and even collar bones. The texture is runny but it does not leave streaks and lasts for a good 4 hours. It is priced at 475 rs for 1.6 ml.
4. The Body Shop Radiant Highlighter
Body shop makes products that are suitable to even the most allergy-prone skin. This product is very subtle in influence and is able to give the skin a subtle glow. It works good singularly too lasting for almost 3 hours but it works even better when used with a moisturiser or a foundation to give a celebrity-like air-brushed look. It is available for 2600 rs (approximate) for 24.8 ml
5. Coloressence Shimmer Highlighter
Finally, this is the most budget friendly shimmer highlighter which can be safely used on the skin without any worries of break-outs. The staying power is not very good with it ranging from 2-3 hours only. It does double up as a body highlighter and can be used on the back and neck to make them look more attractive. It is available at the price of 375 rs for 3 gm.