From Oily To Dry Skin, Here Are The Highlighters For Every Skin Type
For sensitive skin, try: Tom Ford Illuminating Highlight Pen, $84
Sidestep flare-ups and reactions with lightweight formulas that are free of parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, alcohol and petrolatum – ingredients that set off sensitive skin.
For blemished skin, try: Dior Backstage Face & Body Glow, $63
Avoid megawatt highlighting bombs – they’ll only play up bumpy skin. Choose a highlighter that’s lightly pearlescent and non-comedogenic. A liquid formula that can be mixed with foundation for all-over radiance helps too. Lightweight and non-greasy, this diffuses light to blur minor imperfections.
For fine lines, try: IT Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Luminizing Creme Stick, $42
For oily skin, try: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter, $48
Say yes to a powder highlighter with fine shimmer, not glittery or metallic. Makeup artist Larry Yeo’s advice is to steer clear of the T-zone and apply only on the sides of the face. A sheer powder flecked with fine, pearly particles, it promises to last 12 hours without fading or caking.
For dry, flaky skin, try: Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight, $62
Opt for a cream or liquid highlighter, as powders play up peeling skin and fine lines. Apply where there’s less dryness – the cheekbones, down the centre of the nose, at the inner corner of eyes. Yeo strongly recommends moisturising well first and using skincare or a primer with a pearly sheen to create an even glow. It’s universally flattering without obvious glitter, giving a naturally lit effect.